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Help and advice for Crediton: Articles from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1861-1880

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Articles for the Town of CREDITON taken from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1861 - 1880

Prepared by Lindsey Withers

Wednesday 2 January 1861, Issue 4942 - Gale Document No. Y3200700376
Marriage - December 27, at Crediton, MR SAMUEL PULSFORD BACK, of Islington, London, to MISS ANN CLEAVE, of Crediton.

Wednesday 9 January 1861, Issue 4943 - Gale Document No. Y3200700412
Marriage - December 31, at Nenehatel, Switzerland, MR JOSIAH WILLIAMS, of Bristol, to FRANCES, second daughter of the late MR RICHARD BROWNE, of Dunscombe, Crediton.

Death - December 20, at Crediton, CLARISSA, the beloved wife of MR W. C. LEACH, jun., aged 28.

Wednesday 23 January 1861, Issue 4945 - Gale Document No. Y3200700474
Married - January 15, at Crediton, MR JOHN LAKE, yeoman, of Dawlish, to FANNY, second daughter of MR GLANVILL, draper, Crediton.

Wednesday 23 January 1861, Issue 4945 - Gale Document No. Y3200700490
Crediton Petty Sessions
Assault - WALTER and BENJAMIN ANSTEY, lads, of Crediton, whose father is a "packer" on the Exeter and Crediton Railway, were summoned for assaulting WILLIAM CHAPMAN, a carpenter of Exeter. On Christmas-day the complainant went to Crediton: and in the evening he reached the Crediton railway station just as the last train had left for Exeter. It seems that a number of the "Kerton boys" - those care-for-nobody individuals, whose impudence and irregularity have scarcely any limits - had congregated in the vicinity of the railway station; and they began to chaff the complainant and his companion. The retorts were cutting; and WALTER ANSTEY struck the complainant. A scuffle ensued, the belligerents got fixed in the wicket gate, and finding himself less victorious than he anticipated, WALTER cried peccavi. BENJAMIN came to WALTER'S rescue: others assisted, and the complainant and his friend were compelled to take shelter in the railway station. The case was proved by John Diamond and Samuel Tancock, of the Exeter and Crediton Railway. The magistrates said they were determined to put a stop to the disgraceful conduct pursued by several young men on Sunday evenings at the railway station. The defendants were fined 10s. each, with 23s. 6d. expenses; or two months' imprisonment. The money was paid.

Crediton County Court
ROBERT WINTER v. THOMAS BROWNING - These persons reside at Crediton: defendant is a coal and fishdealer. Some months since MR WINTER made an assignment for the benefit of his creditors, and the present proceedings were instituted by the trustees, who were represented by Mr George Thomas. At the time of the assignment Browning appears to have owed Mr Winter £10 1s.; and for the recovery of that sum he was now sued. The defendant's wife produced a number of receipts in proof of sundry payments, and she said her husband didn't owe so much. The receipts were handed to Mr Thomas for examination; and judgment for the amount claimed was given - provided that it should turn out from the examination of the receipts that the claim was due.

Wednesday 30 January 1861, Issue 4946 - Gale Document No. Y3200700511
Died - January 22, at Crediton, MRS GOVER, aged 70.

Died - January 17, in London, of bronchitis, while on a visit to her son, MRS MADDOX, of Crediton, aged 50, much respected.

Died - January 16, at Hookway, near Crediton, MRS MARY STEPHENS, deeply regretted, aged 78.

Wednesday 20 February 1861, Issue 4949 - Gale Document No. Y3200700631
Died - February 13, MR WM. VOWLER, High-street, Crediton, aged 54.

Wednesday 27 February 1861, Issue 4950 - Gale Document No. Y3200700668
Died - February 19, at Crediton, MR EDWARD ADMAS, in his 71st year, an old and esteemed tradesman of the town.

Wednesday 27 February 1861, Issue 4950 - Gale Document No. Y3200700678
Crediton Petty Sessions
Assaulting the Police - GEORGE SHORT and SARAH PAYNE were summoned for assaulting Policeman Lord. The complainant said that between the hours of one and two on the night of the 17th instant he heard the defendants loudly talking near the new chapel, at Crediton. They were speaking of some one in Exeter, but in most indecorous terms. Lord requested them to move on; to which SHORT replied, "All right, old fellar!" The colloquy did not cease, and the policeman then told SHORT "it was time for him to be into his lodge." SHORT considered this an interference with the liberties of the subject, and he told Lord so. The complainant then walked up to the defendants, and requested them again to move on. This annoyed SHORT, who pulled off his coat, and having handed it to PAYNE began to polish off "the gentleman in blue" after the most approved bull-dog fashion. In the scuffle lord fell ,and when down SARAH assisted GEORGE in his attempt to send him to his Satanic Majesty's. The policeman eventually triumphed, and bore off SHORT'S coat and PAYNE'S shawl. SHORT said that as he was near his own door he considered he had a right to remain there so long as he was making no noise, and he denied having used any improper language: he declared that the policeman struck him first, and he struck Lord in self-defence. Two or three persons passed a warm panegyric upon SHORT, vowing that they considered him incapable of misconducting himself in the way described by the complainant; and MR JAMES WARREN, a shoemaker, for whom the male defendant has for many years worked, remarried that "SHORT was one of the best conducted young men in Crediton; in intelligence he was superior to men in his walk of life - in fact he was the prima donna of Crediton." Mr Warren's elaborate but not very accurate description of the excellencies of SHORT caused considerable merriment. The magistrates asked the policeman if it were his duty to request people to "move one" when he simply found them conversing in the street? The complainant said he was instructed to act as he had done in this case. The defendants were using improper language, and it was nearly two a.m. Sergeant Lamacraft said he had instructed the police in such cases to go with a smile on their face and politely request them to move on: the police had some difficulty in keeping order in Crediton, for very many of the young men had set their faces against the constabulary: the only thing he knew against SHORT was that he had once been guilty of fighting in the street; but the other defendant was well-known to the police, and she had been cautioned on the night of this disturbance. The magistrates considered that under all the circumstances the defendant should only be called upon to pay the expenses. The "prima donna" left the court amidst the extravagant congratulations of a bevy of the followers of St. Crispin.

Domestic Infelicity Reconciled - ELIZABETH YEOMAN summoned her husband (WILLIAM YEOMAN, a shoemaker, of Crediton) for an assault. These persons were made happy some eighteen months since; but if they were married on a Friday the proverbial luck has attended the nuptials - each has since sighed for single blessedness. The case was adjourned from a previous session; and Mr W. Sparkes, on behalf of the husband, now expressed contrition for his misconduct. There were some extenuating circumstances in the defendant's case, but he was now prepared to take back his wife and to make his hearth and home what a hearth and home should be to a woman. The defendant was prepared to enter into sureties to keep the peace towards his wife for six months; and two persons were ready likewise to become sureties. The complainant having assented to this arrangement the legal formalities were gone through, and the "happy couple" retired to enjoy the sweets of a fond reconciliation.

Assault - WILLIAM ARUNDELL, a butcher, of Crediton, and JOSEPH THOMPSON, professing to be a veterinary surgeon, were respectively summoned for assaulting ALBERT ELSTON, son of a shoemaker, of Crediton. The assault seems to have sprung from the complainant's enticing away a dog; and the defendants admitted the offence. They were each fined 20s. and 10s. each expenses; and they were required to enter into sureties to keep the peace towards the complainant for six months.

Wednesday 20 March 1861, Issue 4953 - Gale Document No. Y3200700752
Birth - March 8, at Crediton, MRS G. M. WOOD, a daughter.

Wednesday 3 April 1861, Issue 4954 - Gale Document No. Y3200700827
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIZABETH RISDON, MARY ANN NICKELS, MARIA HOSGOOD, MARY WARREN, and ELIZA HARVEY, all of Crediton, were summoned for stealing turnip-greens from a field belonging to MR JAMES LEE. The defendants (one of whom said she had twelve, and another seven children,) appear to have made a gregarious attack upon the turnip-tops; but as they were summoned more with a view to prevent a repetition of the offence, they were discharged on promising to pay 4s. 3d. each - the expenses.

WILLIAM NEWCOMBE, in the employ of MR CARTHEW, miller, of Crediton, was summoned for furiously driving three horses and a wagon through the village of Newton St. Cyres, on the 26th of March. The case was proved by Policeman Chamberlain; and the defendant, who had been previously cautioned for unsteady driving by Mr Sillifant, was fined £1 with 8s. expenses. NEWCOMBE was also summoned for assaulting Policeman Chamberlain; but on his declaring that he could get two young women to disprove the statement of the complainant, the case was adjourned.

WILLIAM MOORE, in the employ of MR CARTHEW, of Crediton, had to pay 5s. 6d. for riding without reins, on the 26th of March. The defendant admitted the offence, which was preferred by Policeman Chamberlain.

Wednesday 17 April 1861, Issue 4956 - Gale Document No. Y3200700882
Birth - April 9, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, Esq., a daughter.

Marriage - April 9, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, JOHN YARDE, Esq., 4 Brunswick-square, London, to ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of the late JOHN YARDE, Esq., of Trobridge House, near Crediton.

Wednesday 24 April 1861, Issue 4957 - Gale Document No. Y3200700922
Birth - April 15, at Crediton, MRS F. BADCOCK, a daughter.

Wednesday 22 May 1861, Issue 4961 - Gale Document No. Y3200701048
Marriage - May 15, at Crediton, by the Rev. William Sprague (cousin of the bridegroom) assisted by the Rev. James Deans, SYDNEY SPRAGUE MORRISH, Esq., artist, to MARY ANN, youngest daughter of the late ROBERT MEDLAND, Esq., Solicitor, Crediton.

Died - May 10, at Crediton, MRS HARRIET BROWN, late of the Oat Sheaf Inn, aged 69.

Wednesday 19 June 1861, Issue 4965 - Gale Document No. Y3200701153
Apothecaries' Hall - On Thursday, the 13th inst., MR HENRY HOLMAN, son of MR H. B. HOLMAN, surgeon, Crediton, passed his examination in the science and practice of medicine, and received the diploma to practice.

Marriage - June 13, at Widcombe Old Church, Bath, by the Rev. Thos. C. Tanner, GEORGE TANNER, Esq., of Crediton, and Goodrington House, near Torquay, to ELLEN MARIA, eldest daughter of A. J. DREWE, Esq. of Widcombe-hill, Bath.

Wednesday 26 June 1861, Issue4966 - Gale Document No. Y3200701203
Crediton County Court
SUSAN HICKS v. WILLIAM CLARKE - The plaintiff, a money-lender, of Crediton, summoned the defendant for not paying an instalment of 5s. towards a debt of £2 18s., money lent to the defendant's wife. CLARKE said he had not complied with the order of the Court because he knew nothing about the debt; but a letter (sent to the Court when the case was first heard, acknowledging the debt on his behalf) was handed to CLARKE; who said he was no scholar and couldn't read it. His Honour: Take it home to your wife and ask her if she knows anything about it; but you should have attended the Court when you were first summoned. The defendant was ordered to be committed for a month for not paying the instalment - committal not to go out for a month.

THOMAS LEE v. ROBERT HARVEY - The plaintiff is a farmer, of Crediton, and the defendant, a butcher, of Exeter. Mr W. Langdon for the plaintiff. The claim was £5, balance of an account for sheep sold some six years since. The defendant did not appear, and judgment was given against him.

Wednesday 24 July 1861, Issue 4970 - Gale Document No. Y3200701330
Marriage - July 22, at St Andrew's, Plymouth, MR GLAGDON, of Crediton, to MISS THOMAS, late of Park, Poughill, near Crediton.

Died - July 14, at Crediton, of consumption, SAMUEL, youngest son of the late MR WILLIAM THOMAS, confectioner, aged 28.

Wednesday 24 July 1861, Issue 4970 - Gale Document No. Y3200701342
Castle of Exeter
GEORGE BURNETT, a waggoner, in the employ of MRTS PEARSE, of Crediton was fined 9s., to include costs, for riding in his wagon at a rate of seven miles an hour, on the Upton Pyne road, on the evening of the 15th inst.

Wednesday 31 July 1861, Issue 4971 - Gale Document No. Y3200701357
Whereas a Petition of JOHN BAILEY, of East-street, in the town and parish of Crediton, in the county of Devon, Millwright, as Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holded at Crediton in the said county, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said JOHN BAILEY, under the provisions of the statutes in that case made and provided, the said JOHN BAILEY, is hereby required to appear at the said Court, to be holden at Crediton, aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the 26th day of August 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 JOHN BAILEY, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr George Tanner, the Registrar of the said Court, at his Office, at Union-terrace, Crediton, in the said County.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff, of the said Court.
Dated County Court Office, Crediton, July 22nd, 1861.

Wednesday 7 August 1861, Issue 4972 - Gale Document No. Y3200701396
Marriage - July 20, at Thorverton, MR ANDREW SNELL, of Landsend, Colebrook, to ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of the late LIEUT. HAYDON, of Crediton.

Wednesday 14 August 1861, Issue 4973 - Gale Document No. Y3200701439
Marriage - August 12, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, MR JOHN RICHARD WATTS, of Cardiff, Wales to MISS EMMA BUSSELL, of the former place.

Wednesday 14 August 1861, Issue 4973 - Gale Document No. Y3200701440
Died - July 31, at Crediton, MR JOHN LATTANEY, aged 27.

Wednesday 28 August 1861, Issue 4975 - Gale Document No. Y3200701512
Marriage - August 22, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, vicar, MR CHARLES FISHER, to HANNAH, third daughter of MR JAMES GLANFIELD, of Knowle, Crediton.

Marriage - August 20, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, vicar, MR JOHN GUEST, supervisor of inland revenue, Wells, to JANE, eldest daughter of MR W. SNOW, Maltster, Crediton.

Died - August 22, at Crediton, after a lingering illness, EMMA, the beloved wife of MR JOHN HALL, painter and plumber, aged 62, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 11 September 1861, Issue 4977 - Gale Document No. Y3200701568
Birth - September 2, MRS W. PITTS, east-st., Crediton, a daughter.

Wednesday 18 September 1861, Issue 4978 - Gale Document No. Y3200701597
Marriage - September 12, at the Holy Trinity, in this city, by the Rev. Henry Townsend, RICHARD BROWNE, Esq., of Dunscombe, Crediton, to MARY ANN LONDON, of Maidstone, Kent.

Wednesday 25 September 1861, Issue 4979 - Gale Document No. Y3200701625
Marriage - September 18, at Morchard Bishop, BARTHOLOMEW FRANCIS, son of MRT LEE, Great Leigh, Crediton, to MARY, daughter of the late MR TUCKER, of Westacott, Crediton.

Death - September 22, at Chatham, SARAH, wife of J. M. ROSE, Esq., and daughter of the REV. J. RUDALL, formerly vicar of Crediton.

Wednesday 2 October 1861, Issue4980 - Gale Document No. Y3200701668
Crediton Petty Sessions
ROBERT SCANES, an apprentice to MR JOHN HEARD, blacksmith, of Hookway, Crediton, was summoned for disobeying his master's instructions. The evidence clearly established the charge; but as the master desired to rid himself of such an unruly apprentice, and the unruly apprentice wanted to be freed from his master, the magistrates suggested that they should endeavour to come to some reciprocal agreement. The suggestion was acted upon; and with the understanding that the father of the defendant paid MR HEARD 30s. for annulling the indenture, and 9s. the expenses incurred, the case was withdrawn.

JOHN and WILLIAM HEMMETT, sons of a currier, of Crediton, were summoned by Policeman Lord for throwing stones against the doors of the new public school. The mother of the defendants supplicated for her sons, who promised never again to similarly offend, and they were discharged with a fitting admonition.

JOHN SEARLE, landlord of the Lamb Inn, Crediton, was summoned for selling beer during the prohibited hours of Sunday, the 8th of Sept. The defendant admitted the charge; but he said he let the girl have the beer in the morning, because she wanted to go away in the middle of the day - the beer was for her master's dinner. Mr Searle stated thus much upon most credible information, but upon the application of Superintendent King the young woman who fetched the beer was examined, and she stated that the beer was for her master's lodger's breakfast. This threw the defendant's "credible" informant aside, and a fine of 5s., with 11s. expenses, was inflicted.

WILLIAM BEER, in the employ of MR COOMBE, of Court Barton, Crediton, was fined 1s., with 6s. 6d. expenses, for riding and driving without reins. The information was laid by Policeman Brock.

Wednesday 16 October 1861, Issue 4982 - Gale Document No. Y3200701752
Crediton Petty Sessions
ALFRED MERCHANT, a lad, was summoned for stealing apples from the orchard of MR GEORGE MORTIMER, of Crediton. The defendant's mother admitted that her son "unfortunately dropped into Mr Mortimer's orchard, but he didn't go there on purpose to steal applies - he went to Mr Mortimer's with a pair of boots." The apples had beguiled ALFRED from the "even tenor of his way," and he could not withstand the temptation. The complainant said he had lost a large quantity of apples from his orchard, but did not think the defendant had before taken any. Fined 5s.

WILLIAM STEVENS, an apprentice to MR WILLIAM BERRY, shoemaker, of Crediton, was sent to prison for one month - hard labour - for unruly conduct towards his master. STEVENS has been previously before the Magistrates for similar misconduct.

JOHN HOOKWAY, labourer, was summoned for trespassing upon lands in the occupation of MR FRANCIS LEE, of Crediton. A wire, with a rabbit in it, was discovered in the complainant's orchard on the morning of the 29th of Sept., and soon afterwards the defendant came to the spot and took the rabbit away. Hookway said he went out to look at somebody's turnips, on passing saw the rabbit in the trap, and thought it no harm to take it. Fined 20s., including costs.

THOMAS STEER, landlord of the Seven Stars Inn, Crediton, was summoned for refusing to admit Policeman Molland into his house on the night of the 8th instant. The complainant stated that at twenty minutes to one he heard a great disturbance in the Seven Stars: he knocked at the door, and in a few minutes was asked, "Who's there?" "Police" was the reply, and the noise thereupon soon abated. In a minute or two Molland knocked again; then the landlord came to the door and vowed that the police should not come into his house - "You ban't wanted here; when you be wanted I'll send for 'ee." The defendant denied that there was any disturbance in his house, and he thought the police had no right there; but the magistrates told him that the law gave the police liberty to enter a public-house at any hour. The Bench asked if there had been any previous complaint against the house? Sergt. Lamacraft said it was shamefully conducted, though there had not been any summons taken out against the defendant in that respect. Mr Steer permitted young men and young women to remain in his house all night long, and the police experienced much difficulty in keeping the streets quiet when these persons came out of the Seven Stars. There had been no disturbance at the Seven Stars to justify the interference of the police, but the landlord had been frequently cautioned. Mr Charles Bicknell jumped into a perpendicular position, and remarked that it was a falsehood to say the defendant's house was kept open all night long. The magistrates fined the defendant £5, including costs.

Wednesday 23 October 1861, Issue 4983 - Gale Document No. Y3200701779
Birth - October 15, at Penton, near Crediton, the wife of N. CONSOP, Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 30 October 1861, Issue 4984 - Gale Document No. Y3200701833
Crediton Petty Sessions
LUCY and EDWARD FORD, eight and six years of age, were charged with stealing apples from an orchard in the possession of MR POWELL, of Long Barn, Crediton. The mother seems to have instructed her children to commit the offence, and the magistrates severely reprimanded her for it. The prosecutor appears to have lost a quantity of apples, but conceiving them to have been stolen by "children of a larger growth" than the defendants the magistrates refrained from inflicting a fine in this instance. Mr Sillifant told the mother that if her daughter were brought before the magistrates again they would probably send her to a Reformatory for five years.

JOHN HORRELL, of Crediton, a dealer in fish, was summoned for causing an obstruction in the street. Policeman Brock stated that he saw the defendant's cart in the street and four maunds upon the footpath; they were there from half-past eleven to twenty minutes to one. The defendant had been previously cautioned. HORRELL declared Brock's chronological reckoning fictitious - "the cart wasn't there half so long, and the maunds not five minutes: there wasn't a person from the top of the street to the bottom that would zay a word 'gainst 'en: the pleece only did it out of spite - they shett their eyes when they ought to have 'em open." The defendant instanced a case of what he considered a neglect on the part of the police; and Mr Sillifant expressed an opinion that the police could be a little more vigilant in the exercise of their duties, for he had seen carts in Narrow-street and outside the Horse and Jockey Inn left in a very dangerous way. The defendant was fined 10s., including expenses.

Wednesday 11 December 1861, Issue 4990 - Gale Document No. Y3200702021
Birth - November 30, at Stockey Down, Crediton, the wife of MR FRANCIS LEE, a daughter.

Wednesday 18 December 1861, Issue 4991 - Gale Document No. Y3200702043
Run Away from his Master, MR CARTHEW, miller, Crediton, ROBERT LABDON. He is about five feet seven inches high, rather stout grown; of light complexion, with dark-brown whiskers round his chin. Whoever harbours or employs the said ROBER LABDON after this public notice will be prosecuted.

Wednesday 1 January 1862, Issue 4993 - Gale Document No. Y3200702119
Notice is hereby given, That the Partnership heretofore subsisting and carried on between us, the undersigned WILLIAM GLANFIELD, and GEORGE STEAR, as Linen Drapers, at Crediton, in the county of Devon, was on the 31st of December last Dissolved by mutual consent. All Debts due and owing by the said partnership concern will be received and paid by the said WILLIAM GLANDFIELD, who will in future carry on the said business on his own account.
Dated the 1st Day of January, 1862.

Wednesday 1 January 1862, Issue 4993 - Gale Document No. Y3200702121
Death - December 20, at Crediton, MR JOHN MANN, aged 76.

Wednesday 8 January 1862, Issue 4994 - Gale Document No. Y3200702150
Fatal Accident - On the 12th ultimo THOMAS CALLING, a labourer, of Crediton, fifty-five years of age, sustained severe injuries by the falling of a large stone on his left foot, while at work at Poxberry Quarry. He was taken to the Devon and Exeter hospital, where he died on the 2nd instant - the injuries to the foot inducing tetanus. At an inquest held on the body on Friday, before the city coroner, a verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned.

Wednesday 22 January 1862, Issue 4996 - Gale Document No. Y3200702218
Marriage - Lately, at St Leonard's, Shoreditch, MR H. SIMMONS, to CAROLINE, third daughter of MR T. CLEAVE, Crediton.

Wednesday 12 February 1862, Issue 4999 - Gale Document No. Y3200702320
Marriage - January 23, at St Luke's, Cheltenham, MR HEALE, master of the Crediton Post-office, to LOUISA ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of Lieut. Colonel Cooke, of Eton House, Cheltenham.

Wednesday 19 February 1862, Issue 5000 - Gale Document No. Y3200702368
Crediton Petty Sessions
FRANCIS DART, a labourer, of Fordton, in the parish and close to the town of Crediton, was summoned at the instance of the Board of Inland Revenue, for selling a pint of cider without a License, on the 8th of last December. Accused pleaded not guilty, and was defended by Mr Shapland, of Southmolton.
Mr W. Sparkes said he appeared in this and other cases to prosecute on the part of the Board of Inland Revenue, who felt in incumbent on them in justice to the honest tradesmen who took out his license, to endeavour to suppress the great sale of cider, which was taking place in the town by parties who had no license, and by which they were enabled to undersell the publicans, who paid for the license and conducted their business in a honest way. The landlords of public-houses were bound under very close restrictions not to sell during certain hours on the Sunday, while in the majority of the cases which he should bring before the Bench men were congregated at private houses during the very hours of divine-service drinking. With reference to the means by which the prosecution were going to prove these cases, he said he could but be aware that the word "informer" in England was an ugly word; but was due to the Inland Revenue and the witness himself, ELI PALMER, to state that he had been employed by the Board; that he bore a good character, and had received testimonials from the County Police, and from the Directors of the Great Northern Railway, where he had filled situations. And without informers the statute would be a dead letter; and parties without paying any taxes might combine to carry on their illicit trading.
ELI WM. PALMER, was then examined - He said on Sunday, the 8th December, he visited the defendant's house and called for a pint of cider for which he paid 1d. He drank it and left and during the time he was there he saw three quarts paid for by other parties.
Cross-examined by Mr Shapland - He was a painter by trade, and had worked in London. He never said he was a sculptor. The man who accompanied him to the defendant's was named ALSOPP; but he did not know his object in going. He lodged with Alsopp. Q. - Are you in the habit of going drinking Sundays? Witness (with great coolness, which he maintained throughout) - Yes, sir. Q.- And that is your usual Sunday's employment, I suppose. A.- It is. Q.- Have you any particular lodgings at present? A.- No, sir. Q.- Quite a man about town? A.-Yes. Q. - What was your employment? A. - Walking about getting pints of cider where I could. - (Laughter) - Q. - In order that you might act as a common informer against them? A. - I don't say as a common informer, I was employed by the Board of Inland Revenue. Q. - A "professional" informer, then I suppose? A. - Yes. (Roars of laughter.) - Q. - A professional man are you? Paid for your work, I suppose? - A. - Yes. Q. - And sometimes do unpleasant things when you expect to get paid for it? A. (with a mock air of wounded feelings) - That doesn't belong to me sir! - (Laughter) - Q. - Oh, you are too respectable? A. - Yes, sir! - (Laughter) - Q. - Oh, you are too respectable? A. - Yes, sir! (Much Laughter) - Q. - I believe you were before the magistrates of Exeter some short time ago in similar cases? A. - Yes, sir. Q. - And it's a pretty good trade I suppose? A. - I believe so. Q. -0 You get half the penalties? A. - I don't know. Q. - What, not been paid for those cases? A. - No. Q. - Then Her Majesty is a bad paymaster, isn't she? A. - Yes, sir. - (Laughter) - Q. - And you dropped into Dart's on this Dunay morning by accident? A. - Yes, sir. Q. - Quite by accident? A. - Oh! quite by accident (Laughter) - In further cross-examination witness said he had been employed by the Board of Inland Revenue through Mr Oliver, an excise officer at Exeter whom he knew.
Mr Campbell, supervisor of Excise for the District, proved that defendant had no license.
Mr Shapland in his address to the Bench admitted that if the Bench believed the evidence of this "professional" informer, they would have to convict his client, for he could not put him in the box to contradict that statement. But if the magistrates did convict, he trusted they would mitigate the penalty to the lowest sum, namely £5 - one-fourth of that incurred.
Defendant was convicted, and the question of fine was by agreement left over until the other cases were tried.
GEORGE STEER, was charged on two indictments with similar offences, committed at Crediton, on the 12th and 15th of December. the same legal gentlemen were engaged.
ELI PALMER proved the case. He had visited the defendant's house on two occasions; had had cider and paid for it. The last occasion was on a Sunday afternoon. When he went first it was by Steer's invitation.
Cross-examination - Then you went there by Steer's invitation? A. - Yes, sir, he very kindly took me in. Q. - And you very kindly "took him in" afterwards? A. - Yes, sir.
Q. - And that you thought was returning good for good? A. - Yes, sir (continued laughter). - Palmer further stated that Allsopp accompanied him on one occasion; but he denied that in addition to the occupations already enumerated, he had ever kept a dancing saloon, but might have acted as "the master of the ceremonies." Defendant was convicted on both counts.
JOHN SQUIRE, of Fordton; JOHN CLARKE, of Dean's Court; and JOHN GOODALL, all labourers, were, on the evidence of Palmer, convicted of like offences committed on the 15th December, and GOODALL was also found guilty of a second charge on another day. JOHN HAMMETT, JOHN ELSTON, and JAMES and ELIZABETH STONE pleaded guilty to like charges.
Mr Sparkes addressed the Bench on the question of the fines, and urged that heavy penalties should be inflicted in all the cases except that of STONE'S.
Mr Shapland having been heard in reply.
The Magistrates retired for consultation, and on their return the Chairman read the following list of fines: - JAMES STONE, £5; JOHN ELSTON, £10; FRANCIS DART, £10; JOHN HAMMETT, £10; JOHN SQUIRE, £20, being the full penalty as he had been previously convicted; JOHN CLARKE, £10; GEORGE STEER, convicted on two charges, £10 for each; and JOHN GOODALL, similarly convicted, £10 each.

JOHN GOSS, a tailor, living in High-street, Crediton, was charged with drunkenness and riotous behaviour and also with assaulting P.C. Lord, early on the morning of the 19th of January. Mr Sparkes appeared for the defendant. From the evidence of Lord it appeared that GOSS had pushed a young man, named BROWNING, against him in the street, and that on his remonstrating with him and saying it wasn't very respectable for a tradesman to be guilty of such conduct on a Sunday morning at one o'clock, GOSS threatened to knock his head off. This he does not appear to have attempted, but he struck him in the side, with Lord took no notice of, but GOSS continued to follow the officer about for an hour, and subsequently again assaulted him. Lord then took him into custody and took him to the station-house, where sergeant Lamacraft locked him up from that time until the Monday, when defendant was taken before Sir H. Davie, who summoned him to attend at these sessions. Mr Sparkes made a long address to the Bench, in the course of which he animadverted in strong terms on the conduct of Sergeant Lamacraft in keeping his client incarcerated during the Saturday night, the Sunday, and until Monday morning, and observed that that officer would probably have to answer for his conduct in another court. Mr Sparkes then called a number of witnesses who lived in the street where the riotous conduct was said to have taken place, and they said they had heard nothing of it; and on the part of the defendant denied that he assaulted Lord. The Magistrates dismissed the charge of drunkenness and riotous conduct, and with regard to the assault the chairman said, - After a consultation we have given the case every consideration, and though we are not quite unanimous, the majority consider that an assault - though not an aggravated one - has been committed; and the fine will be 20s. to include costs.

Wednesday 5 March 1862, Issue 5002 - Gale Document No. Y3200702425
Death - February 21, at Crediton, after a short illness, at the house of her uncle, MR JOHN FRANCIS, solicitor, MATILDA LOUISA, youngest daughter of MR WILLIAM FRANCIS, Palliton, Newton St. Cyres.

Death - February 13,at Pimlico, London, MISS ALICE HAYES, late housekeeper at Downes, Crediton, aged 74.

Wednesday 5 March 1862, Issue 5002 - Gale Document No. Y3200702439
Exeter Guildhall
An order was made, on the application of Mr H. W. Hooper, for the removal of SOPHIA MILTON, and her three children from the parish of the Holy Trinity, in this city, to that of Crediton.

Wednesday 12 March 1862, Issue 5003 - Gale Document No. Y3200702448
Marriage - March 3, at St Just, Cornwall, MR W. THORNE, accountant, Liskeard, (formerly of Crediton), to SALLY, youngest daughter of MR WILLIAM TAYLOR, of the former place.

Wednesday 19 March 1862, Issue 5004 - Gale Document No. Y3200702490
Death - March 7, at Dourich House, near Crediton, CAPTAIN EDWARD IRELAND CLAYFIELD, aged 68.

Wednesday 9 April 1862, Issue 5007 - Gale Document No. Y3200702595
Marriage - March 31, at Crediton, MR JAMES NORRISH, of London, to SOPHIA, youngest daughter of MR LEACH, of that town.

Wednesday 23 April 1862, Issue 5009 - Gale Document No. Y3200702657
Marriage - April 22, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, by the Rev. W. Snell, MR G. ARSCOTT, to MISS T. LEE, both of that town.

Death - April 20, at Stockey Down, Crediton, ALICE MARY, the beloved child of MR FRANCIS LEE, aged 5 months.

Death - April 20, ELIZABETH ANNA, only daughter of MR JOHN SEARLE, of the Lamb Inn, North-street, Crediton, aged 8 years.

Wednesday 14 May 1862, Issue 5012 - Gale Document No. Y3200702757
Birth - May 9, at Crediton, at the house of her mother (MRS MEDLAND), MRS SYDNEY S. MORRISH, of Orford-road, Manchester, a son.

Death - May 6, in London, MR SAMUEL FLOOD, of Crediton, aged 70.

Wednesday 14 May 1862, Issue 5012 - Gale Document No. Y3200702770
Crediton Petty Sessions
ANN ARUNDLE, the landlady of the Horse and Jockey Inn, Crediton, and who also carries on a small butchering business, was summoned by Samuel Blackwell, inspector of weights and measures for the Crediton district, for having used an unjust weight in March last. Mr Weston Sparkes appeared for the defendant. The evidence of the inspector went to prove that on the 27th of March he called at MRS ARUNDLE'S slaughter house and there found a weight purporting to be a quarter of a cwt., but which was 18 ozs. more than weight; but he failed to prove that the weight was the defendant's, or that she had used it: although William Searle stated that he had sold the defendant's son a pig in the market, which weighted 2 lbs. less by Mrs Arundle's scales. The Magistrates dismissed the case, Mr Sillifant remarking that while nobody could be more correct than the inspector was generally the present case was very loose. The same defendant was then charged with having a pair of unequal scales in her possession. When Mr Searle found the weight, he also found in the same slaughter-house a pair of scales of unequal balance, and the inspector was obliged to add 11 ozs. to one side to effect the equilibrium. Mr Sparkes, for defendant, submitted that the case did not come within the statute. The 23rd and 24th Victoria, Chap. 56, under which the offence was charged, enacted that a certain penalty should be inflicted for any defective beam or scales found in any shop, stall, or warehouse, wherein goods were kept or exposed for sale or weighed for carriage. Powers were given to an inspector to seize such defective scales, but he contended the officer had no right to enter a slaughter-house to seize this weighing-machine, inasmuch as it did not come within the section of the Act which he had quoted, or any extension of it, and that consequently no conviction could take place. The magistrates, after consideration, overruled the learned advocate's contention; but consented to grant him a case. Addressing himself to the facts of the case, Mr Sparkes then argued that although the scales were unequal, the balance was restored whenever they were used, by putting in a "blood" or a "bledding" stick in the scale deficient; and that the defendant only bought carcasses, which she always weighed in the heavier scale, thereby cheating herself, if ever there was anybody cheated. Mr James, jun., of Westacott, who had had many dealings with defendant's son, bore out this version of the case; but the Magistrates said the fact that the scales were unjust was not disputed, and they convicted the defendant in the penalty of £2 and costs - £2 12s. 6d.

MARY HARRIS, a single woman, applied for an order of affiliation against JOHN FORD, a farm-labourer, but after the applicant had been subjected to a cross-examination by Mr F. M. Fryer, of Exeter, who appeared for the defendant, the Magistrates said they were unanimously of opinion that the case was not proved, and they dismissed it.

Wednesday 21 May 1862, Issue 5013 - Gale Document No. Y3200702804
Death - May 12, at Crediton, MR JOHN FURSMAN, hatter, aged 65, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 28 May 1862, Issue 5014 - Gale Document No. Y3200702848
Death - May 20, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM TRAER, aged 74.

Wednesday 28 May 1862, Issue 5014 - Gale Document No. Y3200702859
Crediton County Court
JOHN BADCOCK v. ANN and WILLIAM ARUNDELL - The plaintiff (represented by Mr W. Sparkes) is a spirit merchant, of Crediton; and the defendants (mother and son) are butchers, &c., of the same town. Mr Badcock rents a field of three acres in the vicinity of Crediton; and in November last he agreed to underlet it to the defendants from that period till then ensuing Ladyday for £7, for the recovery of which they were now sued. Payment was opposed upon the ground that the field was let to the defendants up to Midsummer, but this was entirely repudiated by the plaintiff, who proved that one William Gill offered £6 for the grass in the field up to Ladyday. The mother denied being in partners with her son, and protested entire ignorance of the transaction which now formed the subject of contention. His Honour considered that there had been some misapprehension on the part of the male defendant; but it was clear that the plaintiff would not have let the field till Midsummer, for £7, when he could have got £6 for it at Ladyday.
The value of a thing Is just as much as it will bring; and as the defendants had had possession up to Ladyday he should give judgment for £6. Advocate's fee allowed; and payment was ordered in a week, it being intimated that the male defendant intended soon to honour Australia with his presence.

FANNY MELHUISH v. CHARLES VICARY - Claim £2 11s. 10d., for bread. The litigants live at Crediton. Defendant, a shoemaker, admitted owing 18s. 0 ½d. of the demand. After examining the plaintiff's books his Honour said he was of opinion that the whole of the claim was justly due; but as the plaintiff had not taken out letters of administration she could not recover more than the 18s., for which he would give immediate judgment. The defendant (said the Judge) seems very much inclined to cheat the plaintiff; but if she takes out administration she can then sue him for the remainder. Addressing the defendant his Honour said, "I'm sorry your necessities compel you to deny your just debts," - a remark made after Vicary had stated that he had to pay money into the court upon another claim, and that his sickly wife and young children contributed to his embarrassment.

Wednesday 25 June 1862, Issue 5018 - Gale Document No. Y3200703012
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN and SARAH ELSON, man and wife, living at Crediton, were summoned at the instance of the Board of Inland Revenue, for selling cider without a license on the 15th of April last. Mr Coles, acting collector for the Exeter collection, appeared on behalf of the Board to conduct the case; and Mr Flood for the defendants. The case was proved by one William Gribble, a youth apparently scares out of his teens, who lives at "Salmon Hutch". Brought up as a shoemaker, young Gribble seems to have believed he had a higher mission than that which usually falls to a knight of the lapstone, and this belief caused a forgetfulness or at least a total disregard for the old adage which enjoins "every cobbler to stick to his last." Instead, therefore, of further providing for the protection of the bodily soles of his fellow townsmen, he is seized with a considerable zeal for their spiritual souls, and having had a vision in which drunkenness was portrayed as the root of all evil he forthwith becomes an advocate of the temperance league and a local preacher. It is affirmed that on the night of the 14th April he had a dream in which he was told to visit the defendants' house - the authenticity rests on his own statement - to take steps to suppress the highly objectionable system of selling cider without a license. At all events he did go there on the following day, without being sent, and "soley from a sense of duty," and bought a pint of cider, for which he paid a penny, and had it put in a firkin that he carried with him. The cider was supplied by the defendant's wife, her husband being present at the time. Of course a staunch teetotaller would not imbibe anything in the way of intoxicating drinks - unless taken medicinally - and as it was necessary that he should be able to swear it was cider he had obtained in answer to the application for that beverage he adopted the novel plan of smelling it. The smell satisfied him, for he declared on his oath that it was cider he purchased. The liquor was kept about a week and then Gribble's father - equally as abstemious as his son we suppose - threw it away. Mr Floud for the defendant denied that the "uncommon informer" had ever purchased cider of the defendants: and he trusted the magistrates would hesitate before they convicted on such testimony as had been given by GRIBBLE, who swore to a liquor from its smell after it had been put into a firkin which had previously contained cider. At all events there could not, Mr Floud, submitted, be any charge against the wife, as she was supposed by law to be acting under the coercion of her husband. The magistrates dismissed the charge against the wife; and it was then sought to be proved by the evidence of URIAH ELSON, a boy nine years old, and a son of the defendant, that GRIBBLE had never, as he had affirmed, been at his father's house. Contrary to the advice of his solicitor the defendant persisted in having the child called, and in answer to Mr Floud, after a caution to tell the truth, said he had seen GRIBBLE at his father's. The Bench immediately convicted the defendant, and he having previously been fined for a similar offence they imposed the full penalty - £10.

JAMES QUICK and his wife SARAH were summoned for a similar offence committed on the same day. Gribble was again the informer, and during his evidence was denounced by the defendants in no measured terms as a "liar" and a "down-looking dog." Gribble proved having bought a pint of cider for 1d., he did not drink it, but smelt it; what became of it afterwards - whether it went the same way as the other pint - did not transpire. In cross-examination witness admitted that his father had once kept a "still", and sold still liquors, but then it was a good many years ago, and he did not think this had anything to do with the present case. He gave information in order to suppress the evils which these beer-shops caused. He knew the smell of cider from having been brought up where there was a good deal; he would swear by his nose. (Laughter) - He denied that he offered to make it up with the defendants, or that he had said the Lord had told him to go there. Mr Floud addressed the Bench for his clients, but the magistrates considered the case proved, and while they dismissed the charge against the wife on the same grounds as in the former case, they convicted the husband in a £10 penalty. MRS QUICK (pointing to her husband, who is an old crippled man): "There take him. I'll pay no money. Before I'd give that vagabond (and here the good lady indicated by a most contemptuous, and what she intended as a withering, glance Mr Informer Gribble) a penny I'd rip him up."

THOMAS TREND, a respectably-dressed elderly individual, was summoned for being drunk and guilty of riotous behaviour on the 20th of May, at Crediton. The complainant was MRS HICKS, who carries on a grocery business, near the Star Inn, and also enjoys a pretty wide-spread celebrity in the neighbourhood as a money-lender. This good lady had secured the services of Mr W. Sparkes on her behalf. According to her statement the defendant came out of MR FURSE'S house in a drunken state, rambled towards her, made use of some language exceedingly offensive to the ears of MRS HICKS, and "jumped against her." MRS MORTIMER, who was in MRS HICKS'S company, also spoke to the "jumping;" but as the magistrates found nothing in the Act of Parliament which imposed any penalties for jumping, and failing to see that it amounted to riotous behaviour, they dismissed the case - the particular section of the Act under which the offence was laid prevented them from inflicting a fine for drunkenness only. That the defendant was intoxicated no doubt existed in the minds of the Bench; the Chairman had known the TREND family all his life, and he never knew one that was not given to drinking pretty freely. Defendant: Thank your Honour. The cheers with which the announcement of the dismissal of the complaint was received in Court evidenced one of two things: the defendant's popularity or the complainant's unpopularity.

GEORGE and ANN ALSOPP, man and wife, were summoned for assaulting ELIZABETH LAYMAN. Complainant's children had been ill-treated by MRS ALLSOPP'S; MRS LAYMAN waited on her neighbour in Blagdon-place for the purpose of insuring for the naughty children a good beating at the hands of their mother. MRS ALLSOP was indignant that complainant should ask such a thing, and as she refused to leave as soon as defendant thought she ought she threw soap suds in her face by way of expediting this event. This had a contrary effect; from wrangling they fell to blows: defendant called her husband; GEORGE came in, applied his toe to the complainant's seat of honour, and "bundled her out" of the house. The Bench thought the women were one as bad as the other, and that they ought to be bound over to keep the peace. The male defendant admitted having assaulted complainant as described, and the Magistrates fined him 2s. 6d. and the expenses.

STEPHEN WELLACOTT and ANNE ARUNDLE, who did not appear, were charged with assaulting THOMAS WALKER. Complainant is a mariner, at present living at Thorverton; his wife, whom he married at about the age of fourteen, had left him, and on the 3rd of June, having reason to believe she was staying at the Horse and Jockey Inn, Crediton, he came to this town. After watching near the house he saw her leave in company with WELLACOTT: he followed and claimed his wife. WELLACOTT endeavoured to prevent him from taking his wife with him. ANN ARUNDLE, the daughter of the landlady, appeared on the scene, struck complainant with a stick over the head several times, and carried off his wife while WEELLACOTT held him back. The complainant was stated by his mother-in-law to have grossly ill-treated his wife; but the Magistrates said they would not enter into that question. The man had an undoubted right to claim his wife, and the defendants had committed a very serious offence, which was further aggravated by their non-attendance in answer to the summons, which amounted to contempt of court. They were each fined 30s. and costs, or two months' imprisonment.

JOSEPH ARUNDLE, brother of the defendant in the previous case, was summoned to shew cause why he should not be bound over to keep the peace towards THOMAS WALKER, to whom he had used threatening language. He did not appear, and a warrant for his apprehension was issued. Mr Sparkes appeared for the complainant in this and the previous case.

Wednesday 2 July 1862, Issue 5019 - Gale Document No. Y3200703048
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
Notice of Sitting for Last Examination
JONATHAN PERKINS, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, blacksmith, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the 31st day of May, 1862, a Public Sitting for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held before John Tyrrell, Esq., the Judge of the said Court, on the Twenty-Eighth day of July, 1862, at the said Court, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton aforesaid, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender. Mr George Tanner of Crediton aforesaid, is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Cleave and Sparkes, of the same place, are the Solicitors in the bankruptcy.
The first meeting of creditors has been duly held in the said bankruptcy, and at the public sitting abovementioned proofs of debts of creditors who have not proved will be received; and the said bankrupt will be required to surrender himself to the said Court, and to submit himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examination.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

The Bankruptcy Act, 1861,
Notice of Adjudication and First Meeting of Creditors.
WILLIAM ROWDEN, of Crediton, in the County of Devon, tailor and draper, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the 28th day of June, 1862, is hereby required to surrender himself to Mr George Tanner, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Sixteenth day of July, 1862, at the hour of Eleven in the Forenoon precisely, at the said Court. Mr George Tanner, of Crediton, is the Official Assignee, and Messrs. Cleave and Sparkes, of Crediton, are the Solicitors in the bankruptcy.
A public sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting due notice will be given in the London Gazette. At the said first meeting of creditors the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose any assignee or Assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting proofs of debts of creditors will also be received, and the said bankrupt will be required to make himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examination.
Notice is also hereby given to all persons indebted to the said bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the Official Assignee, whom the Court has appointed in that behalf, and give Notice to the Solicitors acting in the bankruptcy.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 2 July 1862, Issue 5019 - Gale Document No. Y3200703038
Marriage - June 24, at the Registrar's Office, Plymouth, Ludwig Fredk. Kalberer, missionary in Patna, to MARY JANE, eldest daughter of the late MR BENJAMIN LUXMOORE, of Crediton.

Wednesday 23 July 1862, Issue 5022 - Gale Document No. Y3200703142
WILLIAM MARDON, Deceased.
All Persons having Claims against the Estate of WILLIAM MARDON, late of Crediton, Devon, mason, who died intestate in March, 1861, (and to whose estate and effects Letters of Administration have been granted to his widow, SUSAN MARDON, of Crediton aforesaid) are required forthwith to send in the particulars of their respective claims.
On Thursday, the 31st instant, the net assets in hand of the Intestate will be divided at the office, in Crediton, of the understand among such persons who before that day shall have given notice of their respective claims to Cleave and Sparkes, Crediton.
Solicitors to the Administratrix.
Dated the 21st day of July, 1862.

Wednesday 23 July 1862, Issue 5022 - Gale Document No. Y3200703154
JOHN HUTCHINGS was summoned for assault a little girl, the daughter of JOHN HORRELL, on the 21st June. Defendant is employed to look after Crediton market: the children in the neighbourhood as usual give him a good deal of trouble, and when he can get hold of any of them he seems to be in the habit of applying a stick which he carries over their shoulders. MISS SUSAN was one of these unfortunate delinquents on the 21st ult., for being caught by the defendant she received a cut from his stick. Defendant admitted having knocked the child; told the Bench what a nuisance the children were; accused them among other things of theft; and affirmed that when he had complained to MRS HORRELL of her daughter's conduct, she had authorised him to give her a "good beating." The good lady denied having given such an authority, but the Bench termed it a nonsensical complaint, and dismissed it - much to the chagrin of MR HORRELL, who declared he would carry the case to a higher court.

Wednesday 6 August 1862, Issue 5024 - Gale Document No. Y3200703203
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
Notice of Adjudication and First Meeting of Creditors.
JOHN MAUNDER, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, watch and clockmaker and jeweller, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton on the Thirtieth day of July, 1862, is hereby required to surrender himself to Mr George Tanner, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar, on the Twenty-fifth day of August, 1862, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the said Court, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton aforesaid.
Mr George Tanner, of Crediton, is the Official Assignee, and Mr Thomas Floud, of Exeter, is the solicitor in the bankruptcy.
A public sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting due notice will be given in the London Gazette. At the said first meeting of creditors the registrar will receive the proof of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may chose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting proofs of debts of creditors will also be received, and the said bankrupt will be required to submit himself to be examined, and make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects and to finish his examination.
Notice is also hereby given to all Persons indebted to the said bankrupt or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to the official assignee, whom the Court has appointed in that behalf; and give notice to the solicitor acting in that bankruptcy.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 6 August 1862, Issue 5024 - Gale Document No. Y3200703206
Death - July 28, at 46 Milk-street, Bristol, after a long and painful illness LEWIS WALTER, second son of MR W. STRONG, (formerly of Crediton) wholesale shoe manufacturer, aged 14.

Wednesday 6 August 1862, Issue 5024 - Gale Document No. Y3200703220
Crediton - A mason living on Bowden-hill, in this town, called JOHN STEVENS, committed suicide on Sunday evening, by hanging, or rather strangling himself with his scarf, which he tied to the latch of the door. On Saturday evening his son, who is an apprentice to a shoemaker, and who has repeatedly figured before the magistrates for neglecting his work, was again taken into custody for the same offence, and it is probably that the conduct of his son might have preyed upon the deceased's mind and thus caused him to put an end to his life. The son was discharged from custody on Monday morning, and appeared quite prostrated on hearing of his father's melancholy end.

Wednesday 13 August 1862, Issue 5025 - Gale Document No. Y3200703241
Death - August 10, at Weymouth, from congestion of the lungs, MR TAYLOR, Esq., Paymaster R.N. late of Crediton, aged 81.

Wednesday 13 August 1862, Issue 5025 - Gale Document No. Y3200703256
Crediton - We stated last week that a mason, named JOHN STEVENS, had committed suicide on the preceding Sunday evening. Mr Crosse held an inquest upon the body on Wednesday, when the jury returned a verdict that the deceased hanged himself whilst in an unsound state of mind.

Wednesday 3 September 1862, Issue 5028 - Gale Document No. Y3200703340
Death - August 25, at Crediton, MR JOHN SEARLE, aged 74.

Wednesday 10 September 1862, Issue 5029 - Gale Document No. Y3200703375
Marriage - September 9, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, MR JOSEPH MANLEY, of Stonelands, Dawlish, to SALLY EASTON, eldest daughter of the late MR JOSEPH NORTHCOTE, of the Burton. Bridford, Devon.

Wednesday 17 September 1862, Issue 5030 - Gale Document No. Y3200703406
Death - September 10, at Crediton, MR JOHN WELLINGTON, tanner, aged 76.

Wednesday 17 September 1862, Issue 5030 - Gale Document No. Y3200703420
An old man, called JOHN DYMOND, dropped down dead on Thursday last whilst housing corn.

Wednesday 24 September 1862, Issue 5031 - Gale Document No. Y3200703455
Crediton - A fire broke out at the Horse and Jockey Inn, in Crediton, on Saturday evening. The roof of the public-house and the adjoining premises were all thatched, and the flames spread with the utmost rapidity over the five cottages on the higher side of the inn. On the lower side, and separated only by a narrow path, are the office and spirit store of MR JOHN BADCOCK. For some time it was though impossible to save these; but owing to the exertions of a number of the inhabitants, favoured by a north-east wind, the property was uninjured. The origin of the fire is not exactly known, but it is supposed to have been caused by a leak in one of the flues belonging to the Horse and Jockey. MRS ARUNDELL'S (the present occupier) tenancy having expired she was in the act of removing her furniture; and MR LABDON, the incoming tenant, had been brewing on Friday. The whole of his beer was lost. The premises destroyed were insured, but not to their full value. The cottages were occupied by poor people, who have lost the principal part of their furniture.

Wednesday 1 October 1862, Issue 5032 - Gale Document No. Y3200703474
Birth - September 26, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 1 October 1862, Issue 5032 - Gale Document No. Y3200703488
Crediton - Petty Sessions
DANIEL SMITH, a labourer, was summoned by his master, MR JAMES STONE, a farmer, for absenting himself from his service without leave. The 30th of August was the last day of Crediton fair, and the defendant desired to participate in the festivities. MR STONE was busily engaged in harvest operations at the time and refused SMITH permission to go. But the defendant apparently thought he had a right to a holiday, and that his master's work might be postponed to a more convenient day, for he took "French leave" and didn't return for two days. When he did come back he didn't get his "breksus" as quickly as he conceived he ought and so he left again. SMITH had earned 26s. and the Bench in punishment stated the whole of the wages; MR STONE having to pay the costs, 7s.

MARY ANN MOXEY, a respectably dressed young woman, applied for an order of affiliation against WILLIAM DENSHAM. The applicant was supported by Mr Sparkes, and Mr Russell Riccard, of Southmolton, appeared for the defendant. The parties are first cousins. In the year 1858 the applicant went to live with her uncle, who resides at Newhouse, near Southmolton. The defendant was Mr Densham's youngest son, and he was alleged to have seduced the applicant in June 1861. No corroborative evidence of the girl's statement could, however, he adduced, the defendant wholly contradicting it; and Mr Sparkes said as this was wanting he should withdraw the case.

An order of affiliation was made on THOMAS CROCKER, a labourer, and he was adjudged to pay 1s. 6d. a week towards the support of the illegitimate child of ELIZABETH WELLINGTON, a widow, living at Crediton. Mr M. Fryer appeared for the defendant.

Wednesday 8 October 1862, Issue 5033 - Gale Document No. Y3200703517
Crediton
A large hay rick, the property of MR HENRY MATTHEWS, of Fordton, Crediton, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday last. The fire is supposed to have been the work of an incendiary.

Wednesday 15 October 1862, Issue 5034 - Gale Document No. Y3200703530
Crediton - A Child Found
A poor woman, called HOLSGROVE, found a little boy laying on the ground near Well Parks on the Exeter-road, on Tuesday evening, the 7th inst. She brought him with her to Crediton, but its parents have not yet been discovered. The little fellow appears to be about fifteen months of age, was exceedingly clean and neatly dressed in a greyish linsey frock with a black straw turban hat. He has light curly hair, and a scar on his nose. As he is unable to walk, it is pretty clear that he was left in the road intentionally. On Wednesday he was taken to the Crediton union.

Wednesday 22 October 1862, Issue 5035 - Gale Document No. Y3200703572
Death - October 19, at Crediton, MARY ANN, widow of MR THOMAS ROBERTS, comb-manufacturer, Exeter.

Wednesday 22 October 1862, Issue 5035 - Gale Document No. Y3200703586
Crediton - Some days since a child, apparently eighteen months' old, was left on the Exeter-road, near Crediton. The child was taken to the Union. Days elapsed without any tidings being gathered of its parent, but at last a lodging-house-keeper of Exeter identified the child as belonging to a woman living at his house with a man named JOHN FORD. The woman (ANN LOOSEMORE) was not married to the man, and the child is illegitimate - not Ford's. LOOSEMORE and FORD were on Thursday taken before J. W. Buller, Esq. The woman admitted leaving the child on the road, but stated that she gave a boy threepence to take the child to the Union. She was sent to prison for three months as a rogue and vagabond. The man was discharged.

Wednesday 29 October 1862, Issue 5036 - Gale Document No. Y3200703622
Death - October 28, at Crediton, CAROLINE, the wife of MR WILLIAM BAILEY, grocer.

Wednesday 12 November 1862, Issue 5038 - Gale Document No. Y3200703690
Marriage - November 3, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, the vicar, MR PHILIP WOOD, solicitor, of 27a, Bucklersbury, London, to ELLEN, youngest daughter of the late MR A. NORRISH, Crediton.

Wednesday 19 November 1862, Issue 5039 - Gale Document No. Y3200703733
Crediton Petty Sessions
GEORGE ELSTON, shoemaker, of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting Policeman Molland. Mr W. Friend for the defendant. Complainant said he was standing near the Ship Inn just before eleven on the night of the 5th instant. There was a large assemblage of persons in the street. There was a bonfire, and many of the young men were letting off rockets. He saw the defendant amongst the crowd. ELSTON had a stick in his hand, and, amidst the commotion, he saw the defendant throw the stick at him. The stick was some two feet in length, and looked like a faggot stick. It struck him on the forehead, and the blow made him stagger. The skin was not broken, but his forehead was much swollen. Policeman Brock said he saw the defendant at the place described by the complainant; on passing, Brock heard ELSTON exclaim, "I should like to give you a flip." This was only a few minutes before the stick was thrown at Molland. In defence, RICHARD DAVEY, a mason, gave evidence to the effect that he accompanied ELSTON throughout the evening; ELSTON never had a stick in his hand for the night, and he couldn't possibly have thrown a stick out of his hand without DAVEY'S seeing it. Mr Friend assured the Magistrates that his client bore a very high character in the town; and to substantiate it, called three witnesses. The first (JOHN SHOPLAND, a pensioner and pig-jobber,) had known ELSTON for three years, and had "never seen a quieter young man in the town." MR RICHARD MILTON, a shopkeeper, had known the defendant from his childhood - he was always very steady; not a malicious character at all, but a very quiet young man. MR CHARLES BICKNELL, tailor, - the "general character giver" of the town, a distinction he has earned from having gratuitously favoured the Magistrates in many cases with his 'notions' of the respectability of persons summoned at this court -stated that he has lived in Crediton for forty-one years; had known the defendant from his childhood, before he was two years of age; never heard any harm against him; ELSTON always conducted himself with the greatest propriety; went to the same place of worship with witness; in fact, considered him far too quiet for a young man. Notwithstanding all which complimentary testimony, the Magistrates considered the defendant had committed the assault, and fined him 15s. with 13s. expenses. The "model young man" asked for time to pay the money. Allowed a month, his father promising it should be paid within that period.

JOHN GREGORY, a mason, of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting policeman Molland. Mr W. Friend appeared for the defendant. Policeman Lord stated that he and Molland were on duty near the Ship Inn, between the hours of ten and eleven on the night of the 5th instant. He saw GREGORY with a stick in his hand; it was a part of a brush-handle, and was about two feet in length. He saw the defendant throw it at Molland, and Lord at once charged the defendant with doing it. Complainant stated that he was knocked severely, but his hat saved his head from injury. the defendant was said to have been guilty of a similar offence on a former occasion, and the Magistrates fined him £1, with the expenses.
JOHN GREGORY was likewise summoned for assaulting Policeman Lord. Mr W. Friend for the defendant. Complainant was near the Ship Inn on the night of the 5th inst., and on passing through the crowd, defendant caught up a ball of fire and threw it in the officer's face, whereby Lord's whiskers and hirante adornment were singed. The defence was that somebody - that ubiquitous individual who shows his face everywhere, but whom nobody knows - threw the ball of fire at Gregory, and Gregory passed the compliment on to the complainant. It was argued that it was not a malicious act - only a little merriment; and for this fun, the defendant had to pay 1s., with the expenses.

ALFRED ELSTON, FRANK GRANT, JAMES FLOOD, WILLIAM FLOOD, PHILIP TREMLETT and STEPHEN SANDERS were summoned for assisting in making a bonfire in the street of Crediton on the evening of the 5th of November; but upon the suggestion of the Magistrates the police withdrew the complaint. Mr Buller said there always had been a bonfire at Crediton on the 5th of November, - it had been an immemorial practice. Sir Henry Davie said it was one of those customs much better observed in the breach than in the performance, and he hoped it would be discontinued. Mr Hamlyn remarked upon the great objection to the making of a bonfire in the street as they did at Crediton. They used to do the same thing at Teignmouth; but he told them to go on the Den - there light the bonfire, and if they wanted to an effigy, they could burn him and he would assist in the fun. There ought to have been a notice given that it was illegal to light a bonfire in the public street. Superintendent King: I must tell the bench that I last year gave notice in every parish in the district I command. Mr Friend, who was engaged for the defendants, quite agreed in the withdrawal of the summonses; but there were others in the court of a very different opinion. The bonfire gathering enabled the vicious to exercise their bad nature - as in the case of Molland - and screened them from the responsibility of their cowardice. The recent enactment was specially passed to prevent such questionable scenes as were enacted at Crediton; but the withdrawal of the summonses was not the way to suppress the evil.

Wednesday 3 December 1862, Issue 5041 - Gale Document No. Y3200703781
Marriage - November 25, at St Mary's, Islington, MR WM. CORNISH, of 50, Torriano-terrace, London, to JANE, daughter of MR JOHN EWINGS, of Rudge Farm, near Crediton.

Death - December 1, at Gunstone, Crediton, after a short but severe illness of rheumatic fever, THOMAS, only son of the late THOMAS LEE, Esq., aged 30, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 3 December 1862, Issue 5041 - Gale Document No. Y3200703789
Exeter Guildhall - Mr H. W. Hooper applied for an order for the removal of FANNY KNIGHT, a girl about eighteen years of age, from the Exeter Workhouse, to which (owing to destitution), she had become chargeable, to the parish of Crediton. Order granted.

Wednesday 17 December 1862, Issue 5043 - Gale Document No. Y3200703847
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM PARR pleaded guilty to being drunk at Crediton on the 8th instant. Defendant and his brother have both appeared to answer a similar charge at a previous Court, and the Chairman said he supposed it was useless to ask him not to do so again. Defendant said he would try. Fined 5s., the Chairman jocosely remarking that he first paid for the liquor and then for justice.

Charge of Assault Against a Police Officer.
P.C. John Lord was summoned for an assault on the 5th instant. Mr Fryer appeared for the defendant.
SAMUEL ELSTON, a tailor, residing at Crediton, said that on the night in question he was walking down the street near the church with his brother and another young man, about nine o'clock, when they saw the policeman coming towards them. They were walking abreast and as they approached him he (ELSTON) stepped slightly in the rear to give the officer sufficient room to pass without going off the path, when Lord (who is very unpopular in the district) thinking there was not sufficient space for him to pass, and also that due respect was not shown by complainant to such an important dignitary of the law, struck him a violet blow in the chest with his arm. Complainant staggered and was unable to speak for a few minutes, after which he followed defendant and told him if he had been anybody but a policeman he would give him cause to remember it, and told him he should be summoned.
In cross-examination by Mr Fryer, complainant denied that he owed defendant a grudge; he was not aware that Lord ever appeared against him as a witness. He had been summoned and fined £5 before that Bench for assaulting his sister, but did not appear, and had never been told that Lord gave evidence against him.
LEWIS ELSTON and RICHRD CARTHEW (who said he was a piece of a wheelwright) corroborated the complainant's statement.
Mr Fryer said he had no witness to call; the officer had assured him that he did not wilfully strike the complainant, and there was no evidence to show that ill-feeling existed between the parties.
The Bench convicted the defendant and fined him 10s., to cover costs.

Wednesday 24 December 1862, Issue 5044 - Gale Document No. Y3200703859
Notice to Creditors
All Persons having any claims on MR JAMES WILLIAMS, Railway Inn, Crediton, are requested to send the particulars thereof to Mr C. H. Matthews, 27 Dix's-field, Exeter, forthwith, as a first and final dividend will be paid on the 31st instant.
Exeter, 22nd December 1862.

Wednesday 24 December 1862, Issue 5044 - Gale Document No. Y3200703871
Birth - December 22, at Stockey Down, Crediton, the wife of FRANK LEE, Esq., a son and heir.

Death - December 8, at Crediton, MR JAMES THORNE, aged 70.

Wednesday 14 January 1863, Issue 5047 - Gale Document No. Y3200703966
Death - January 7, at Crediton, MARY, widow of MR J. HOLCOMBE, aged 74, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 28 January 1863, Issue 5049 - Gale Document No. Y3200704017
Crediton - For Sale Freehold Inn and Dwelling-Houses (Land Tax Redeemed).
Mr J. G. Thomas has been instructed to Sell, by Auction, on Monday, the 9th day of February next, at Four p.m., on the first-mentioned Premises:-
1. All that substantial brick-built Dwelling-House and Inn, known as "The White Swan," with the convenient Malthouse, Kiln, Yard, Stables, Sheds, &c., thereto adjoining and belonging, situate in the High-street of Crediton and now in the occupation of MR BUSSELL as yearly tenant.
The Dwelling-house contains underground cellar, kitchens, bar, two parlours, capital tradesman's room, six large bedrooms, and water-closet.
2. All those Six Dwelling-Houses, situate in North-street, Crediton, with the Yard, Gardens, &c., thereto belonging, now in the occupation of MESSRS. GULLIVER, MOUNSDON, and others.
The above named Inn is a well-accustomed house, a good business having been carried on therein for many years; and the malting business is capable of considerable extension.
The sale of the six Dwelling-houses offers an opportunity either for the investment of a sum of money at a good rate of interest or for the making of several votes for the Northern Division of the County.
For further particulars, apply to the Auctioneer, or to Mr Langdon, Solicitor, Crediton. Dated 26 January, 1863.

The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
Notice of Adjudication and First Meeting of Creditors.
SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN, of Dean-street, Crediton, in the County of Devon, marine store and potatoe dealer and lodging-house keeper, having been adjudged Bankrupt, under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the 27th day of January, 1863, is hereby required to surrender himself to Mr George Tanner, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on the Twenty-Third day of February next, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton aforesaid. Mr George Tanner, of Crediton, solicitor, is the official assignee; and Mr Merlin Fryer, of St Thomas, Exeter, is the solicitor acting in the bankruptcy. A public sitting will be appointed by the Court for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting due notice will be given in the London Gazette. At the said first meeting of creditors the registrar will receive the proofs of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects; at the public sitting proofs of debts of creditors will also be received, and the said bankrupt will be required to submit himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all the estate and effects, and to finish his examination. Notice is also hereby given to all persons indebted to the said bankrupt or that have any of his effects not to deliver the same but to the official assignee whom the Court has appointed in that behalf, and give notice to the solicitor acting in the bankruptcy.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 18 February 1863, Issue 5052 - Gale Document No. Y3200704125
Marriage - February 10, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, vicar, WILLIAM BUNCOMBE, Esq., of Stowford, Swimbridge, to HARRIET ARDEN, daughter of the late WILLIAM FRANCIS, Esq., of Winstode, Crediton.

Wednesday 18 March 1863, Issue 5056 - Gale Document No. Y3200704233
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy.
Re: GEORGE GRIBBLE, baker and confectioner, of Parliament-street, Crediton. First meeting of Creditors. Mr Floud appeared for the bankrupt, who stated that he mortgaged his house about nine years ago. Since that time he had put in shelves, a grate, a copper furnace, and other fixtures. The official assignee read the following report: "The bankrupt is indebted to his creditors in the total sum of £676 0s. 3d: Two of his creditors hold securities on a mortgage on a house worth £150 and a policy, worth £8. A second creditor holds a policy worth £8. The assets are - debts, £59 3s. 6d., probably worth £40. The bankrupt's stock - baking implements and furniture - were sold in February last, under a distress served, to pay interest. The bankrupt sold a mule, a pony and a cart just before the bankruptcy for about £10. " Mr Floud said this sum would be given up. No creditors' assignee was chosen.

Wednesday 25 March 1863, Issue 5057 - Gale Document No. Y3200704263
Marriage - March 11, at Trinity Church Regent's Park, London, JOHN BROWN, Esq., of Bellevue House, Chittlehampton, to CAROLINE LOUISA, only daughter of HENRY DAVIE, Esq., of Crediton.

Wednesday 8 April 1863, Issue 5059 - Gale Document No. Y3200704320
Death - April 2, at Crediton, of consumption, JOSEPH, eldest son of the late MR WM. THOMAS, baker and confectioner, aged 33.

Wednesday 22 April 1863, Issue 5061 - Gale Document No. Y3200704383
Crediton Petty Sessions
SARAH LUCAS was summoned for assaulting ELIZA CONNYBEAR, at Crediton, on the 8th April. She admitted the assault but pleaded provocation. Fined 10s. including costs. Defendant wished the Bench to bind complainant over not to insult her again. The Chairman said they could bind a woman's hands but not her tongue. (Laughter).

Wednesday 6 May 1863, Issue 5063 - Gale Document No. Y3200704424
Death - April 27, MR BODDY, aged 68, for many years clerk of the Presbyterian Chapel, Bowden Hill, Crediton.

Wednesday 13 May 1863, Issue 5064 - Gale Document No. Y3200704453
Marriage - May 6, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, MR JOHN MOYLE TURNER, to EMMA JANE, eldest daughter of MR GEORGE GLANVILL, of East Town, Crediton.

Wednesday 20 May 1863, Issue 5065 - Gale Document No. Y3200704483
Birth - May 12, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of N. CONNOP, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 3 June 1863, Issue 5067 - Gale Document No. Y3200704535
Birth - May 27, in North-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. ELSTON, hairdresser, a daughter.

Death - May 23, at the residence of her son-in-law, the Union Inn, Crediton, MRS UNDERHILL, after a long and protracted illness, aged 77, greatly respected.

Wednesday 17 June 1863, Issue 5069 - Gale Document No. Y3200704589
Death - June 7, at Crediton, MRS GRIBBLE, after a long illness.

Wednesday 24 June 1863, Issue 5070 - Gale Document No. Y3200704615
Marriage - June 18, at Crediton, by the Rev. Williams, MR T. A. BURRINGTON, of Ford Farm, Halberton, to CHARLOTTE ELLEN, daughter of the late MR R. LEE, Exminster.

Wednesday 1 July 1863, Issue 5071 - Gale Document No. Y3200704638
Birth - June 11, at Railway Hotel, Crediton, MRS WOOD, a son.

Wednesday 8 July 1863, Issue 5072 - Gale Document No. Y3200704663
Death - July 2, at Crediton, of consumption, highly esteemed and deeply lamented, MR ROBERT HARRIS DYMOND, aged 22, eldest son of MR J. H. DYMOND, Managing Clerk to G. Tanner, Esq., of that place. His end was peace.

Death - June 29, at Crediton, MR JOHN HALL, aged 67, a respectable tradesman of that town for many years.

Wednesday 8 July 1863, Issue 5072 - Gale Document No. Y3200704658
Crediton - Burglary
Some persons entered the premises of MR HURSON, butcher, High-street, on Friday night and broke open two cupboards where, it would seem they expected to find a supply of cash. Luckily the only money in the cupboards was a few coppers and with these they decamped, leaving some silver articles and a quantity of meat untouched, but regaling themselves with gin and biscuits. The police are on the alert but at present they have no clue to the depredators.

Wednesday 15 July 1863, Issue 5073 - Gale Document No. Y3200704688
Birth - July 1, at Crediton, MRS FLOUD, a daughter.

Wednesday 22 July 1863, Issue 5074 - Gale Document No. Y3200704717
Union Street, Crediton
Notice is hereby given, That the Partnership hitherto existing between JOHN HALL and WILLIAM HALL THOMAS, at Crediton, Painters, Plumbers, Glaziers, &c., has terminated by the death of the said JOHN HALL, and that the business will in future be carried on in all its branches by the said WILLIAM HALL THOMAS, who is authorised to settle all accounts connected with the said partnership.
Dated 21st July 1863.

Wednesday 22 July 1863, Issue 5074 - Gale Document No. Y3200704720
Birth - July 11, at Crediton, MRS THOMAS FLOOD, a son.

Wednesday 29 July 1863, Issue 5075 - Gale Document No. Y3200704746
WILLIAM LANGDON, Esq., Deceased.
All Persons having claims or demands against the estate of WILLIAM LANGDON, late of Crediton, in the county of Devon, solicitor, deceased, are requested to send particulars of the same forthwith to John Francis, Esq., solicitor, Crediton.

Wednesday 29 July 1863, Issue 5075 - Gale Document No. Y3200704749
Death - July 22, at his residence, Crediton, WILLIAM LANGDON, Esq., solicitor, much respected.

Wednesday 29 July 1863, Issue 5075 - Gale Document No. Y3200704744
Crediton
Death of MR LANGDON - On Wednesday morning last, after a very short illness, MR LANGDON, solicitor, of this place, expired. Deceased, who has left a wife and family, was distinguished as well for his amiable and upright qualities as for his abilities as a practitioner; and the people of this neighbourhood may well consider, therefore, as they do, that in Mr Langdon's death they have been deprived of one of their worthiest and most useful townsmen. The funeral took place on Monday last. The mournful procession was headed by the Foresters of the Crediton division, the deceased being their legal adviser. Then came the hearse containing the remains of the deceased, followed by the relatives in a mourning coach. In the rear were nearly the whole of the professional men and tradesmen of the town. The shops along the line of the procession were closed. The funeral service was read in an impressive manner by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, the vicar of Crediton, assisted by the Rev. Williams, the chaplain. The last solemn obsequies were witnessed by a large concourse of people, who seemed anxious to pay a last mark of respect to one who, by his courteous and gentlemanly manners, had won the esteem of both rich and poor.

Wednesday 19 August 1863, Issue 5078 - Gale Document No. Y3200704847
Crediton - Shocking Suicide
On Saturday morning, about eleven o'clock, a man named JOHN DAY, who resided in St. Saviour's, was discovered to have committed suicide by cutting his throat and subsequently hanging himself. The house in which the act was done is situated in the centre of the town, and was occupied by the deceased and his wife. About ten o'clock on Saturday morning, DAY looked out of his upstair window and spoke to WILLIAM GLANDFIELD, a mason, working in a house opposite, who, in replying to deceased, said, "It is time that you were out with your newspapers," the deceased being a news-agent. He replied "I shall never go out more with papers, look here is blood," pointing to his throat. No notice was taken of the remark by GLANDFIELD, who supposed that deceased had been fighting with his wife. Half-an-hour afterwards a man named SEARLE who lived close by went into deceased's house and found him suspended to the post of a fourpost bedstead. An alarm was immediately given, and two men named STRONG and JAMES took the deceased down, after he had been dead about three-quarters of an hour. The deceased is said to have been drinking freely during the past week, and has been heard to say that he would hang himself.

Wednesday 26 August 1863, Issue 5079 - Gale Document No. Y3200704860
Crediton County Court
An Infant-Schoolmaster and his Infant Daughter-In-Law
ANNE LAURA ELLIS v. ROBERT NORRIS - Plaintiff, a young lady of some nineteen or twenty summers, but who, being still in the eyes of the law an infant, entered her plaint by her next friend against the defendant, who stated that he had been the master of the infant school, in Crediton, for thirty years, for £1, damage sustained by the loss of the use of a gold watch. It appeared that on the 21st June, 1862, defendant joined himself in matrimony to plaintiff's mother, then MRS ANNE ELLIS, but the union was not a happy one, and in three or four months they parted. Shortly after the marriage defendant cast a longing eye at plaintiff's gold watch, and asked his wife to lend it to him. This after some time she got the daughter to do, on the condition that it was to be returned in a couple of days. Days, and weeks, and months flew past; defendant and his wife were separated, and so were plaintiff and her watch. At length it leaked out that the watch was pledged with a tradesman of this town as a security for a debt. Plaintiff stated the watch was given her by her father on his death-bed, and this statement was confirmed by her mother, who stated that she merely kept the watch for her daughter until she was of sufficient age to carry it herself. For the defence it was urged that the watch was the mother's and on her marriage became the property of the defendant. He admitted, however, that his wife very rarely carried it, but kept it in her wardrobe. His Honour said he was of opinion that the plaintiff's statement was the truth, and this was confirmed by the conduct of her mother, who instead of wearing the watch, kept it in her wardrobe. Judgement for the plaintiff; and if the watch was returned by the next court the damages would be merely nominal.

Wednesday 16 September 1863, Issue 5082 - Gale Document No. Y3200704944
Birth - September 8, at Wellparks, Crediton, MRS ROUCH, a daughter and son.

Wednesday 16 September 1863, Issue 5082 - Gale Document No. Y3200704954
Crediton
A few weeks since we had the sad task of recording the death of a highly esteemed townsman, MR WM. LANGDON. It is now our painful duty to record the death of his sincere friend, HERMAN B. HOLMAN, Esq., who expired at his residence after a short illness on the 7th inst., aged sixty-three. The deceased has been in practice as a surgeon in this town for a great number of years, and by his untiring attention and kindness of disposition, both as a medical man and as a private friend, he has won for himself the love and esteem of all who knew him. He leaves a widow and two sons, the eldest of whom has been in partnership with his father for some time, and is, we hear, in every respect worthy of succeeding him in his profession. The deceased's funeral took place on Friday morning. It was attended by a large number of foresters and other inhabitants, and the shops throughout the town were closed.

Wednesday 23 September 1863, Issue 5083 - Gale Document No. Y3200704962
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
Whereas, a petition for adjudication of Bankruptcy was on the 15th day of September, 1863, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, against EDWIN MASLIN, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, innkeeper, under which he has been adjudged bankrupt, notice is hereby given, That he is hereby required to surrender himself to the registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors to be held before the said registrar, on the Second day of October next, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely, at the Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, in Queen-street, Exeter, and also to the court at the public sitting to be appointed by the court for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting due notice will be given in the London Gazette. At the first meeting of creditors the registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting proofs of debts will also be received, and the bankrupt will be required to submit himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examination.
Notice is hereby also given to all persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to Mr Henry Lake Hirtzel, Queen-street, Exeter, Official Assignee, whom the court has appointed; and give notice to Mr Merlin Fryer, Solicitor, St Thomas, Exeter.

Wednesday 23 September 1863, Issue 5083 - Gale Document No. Y3200704971
Marriage - September 22, at Upton Hellions, by the Rev. W. Wellington, MR WILLIAM WARD, veterinary surgeon, of Crediton, to Hester Swinton, only daughter of Mr John Brown, saddler, late of North-street, Exeter.

Death - September 17, at Crediton, MR JOHN THOMAS, aged 40.

Death - September 15, at Crediton, MISS GRIBBLE, aged 30.

Wednesday 23 September 1863, Issue 5083 - Gale Document No. Y3200704966
Crediton - The late MR H. B. HOLMAN was buried in the family vault in the churchyard on Friday morning. The deceased was surgeon to the Ancient Order of Foresters of the Court "Vale of Creedy" and the members attended with the general public to pay their last tribute to the memory of a worthy and beloved gentleman.

Wednesday 30 September 1863, Issue 5084 - Gale Document No. Y3200704994
Birth - Sept. 29, at Crediton, MRS SYDNEY MORRISH, a daughter.

Wednesday 7 October 1863, Issue 5085 - Gale Document No. Y3200705017
Marriage - September 30, at Neufehatel, Switzerland, MR CHARLES ADAMS, 53 High-street, Exeter, to ELIZABETH ANN, daughter of the late MR ABRAHAM NORRISH, of Crediton.

Wednesday 7 October 1863, Issue 5085 - Gale Document No. Y3200705027
Crediton - MR WM. MADGE, of this place, was returning home from Preston on Saturday evening in a gig in company with a second gentleman when the horse shied and MR MADGE was thrown out. In the fall his arm was broken and he sustained other less serious injuries.

On Tuesday week some of the neighbours of MRS ELSTON, seventy-two years of age, residing on Bowden-hill, became uneasy at not finding her up, and on getting into her house by the back door they found the old lady quite dead upon the floor of the kitchen.

Wednesday 14 October 1863, Issue 5086 - Gale Document No. Y3200705046
Marriage - October 7, at Teignmouth, by the Rev. Mr Bowhay, MR SAMUEL JAMES WARE, of Haizell Barton, Rewe, to CHARLOTTE MORTIMER, second daughter of the late T. LEE, Esq., Gunstone, Crediton.

Wednesday 14 October 1863,m Issue 5086 - Gale Document No. Y3200705055
Crediton - GEORGE STONE, of Crediton, was fined 10s. for riding on his wagon at a brisk pace without reins. This is a growing evil, and we expect some day to hear of a serious accident as the consequence of such culpable neglect. Magistrates evidently felt disposed to be lenient to the poor labourer, but we fear their leniency may be productive of serious results.

JOHN ROBERTS, who said he was a phrenologist, and was picked up at midnight by P.C. Mann drunk and voluble, to the great annoyance of the slumbering lieges of Crediton, was committed under the Vagrant Act for seven days.

Wednesday 28 October 1863, Issue 5088 - Gale Document No. Y3200705087
JOHN HALL, Deceased
Pursuant to the 22nd and 233rd Victoria, Chap. 25, intituled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees." Notice is hereby given, That all creditors and other persons having claims upon or effecting the Estate of JOHNH HALL, late of Crediton, in the county of Devon, painter and glazier, deceased, (who died on or about the 28th day of June, 1863, and whose will was proved by ELLEN TREMLETT, the wife of FRANCIS TREMLETT, of Upton Hellions, in the said County, miller; and MARY JANE WINTER, the wife of SAMUEL HENRY WINTER, of Woolwich, in the county of Kent, schoolmaster, two of the executrixes named in the said will) are hereby required to send in to the said executrixes at the office of their Solicitor, Mr F. E. Smith, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, the particulars thereof on or before the 21st day of November next, at the expiration of which time the said executrixes will proceed to distribute the assets of the deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which they shall then have had notice.
Dated this 22nd day of October, 1863.
Francis Edwd. Smith, Solicitor to the said executrixes.

Wednesday 28 October 1863, Issue 5088 - Gale Document No. Y3200705107
Crediton - At the Police Station on Saturday, JOHN BRAUND and WILLIAM WOODGATES, who were remanded from Thursday last, were again brought up, charged by P.C. Mann with stealing a quantity of apples from an orchard belonging to MR LEE, of Westwood, Crediton. The prisoners pleaded guilty, and WOODGATES was sentenced to a fortnight's and BRAUND to a month's imprisonment.

Wednesday 4 November 1863, Issue 5089 - Gale Document No. Y3200705124
Death - November 3, aged 13, of diphtheria, JAMES, the eldest and beloved son of MR JAMES STRONG, Knowle Barton, Crediton.

Wednesday 11 November 1863, Issue 5090 - Gale Document No. Y3200705140
Notice is hereby given, That the partnership existing between the undersigned, JOHN FRANCIS and JOHN MOGRIDGE FRANCIS, at Crediton, in the county of Devon, in the trade or business of a tanner, under the name or firm of FRANCIS AND SON, was this day dissolved by mutual consent, and that in future the business will be carried on by the said JOHN MOGRIDGE FRANCIS, on his own separate account, and who will also receive and pay all debts due and owing from and to the said copartnership in the regular way of business. As witness our hands this 4th day of November, 1863.
JOHN FRANCIS
JOHN MOGRIDGE FRANCIS

Crediton - a man, named HAYDON, last week came in contact with some of the machinery in the mills, at Crediton, and cut and bruised his face considerably.

Wednesday 18 November 1863, Issue 5091 - Gale Document No. Y3200705173
Marriage - November 15, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, MR WILLIAM ARSCOTT, to SARAH, only daughter of MR JOHN VOWLER, of Crediton.

Death - November 16, at Crediton, MR GILES EDWARDS, aged 82. The deceased kept a school in Crediton for more than half a century, and was highly respected, being a man of strict integrity and kindness of heart, and ever ready to lend his humble aid in the promotion of any public improvement.

Wednesday 25 November 1863, Issue 5092 - Gale Document No. Y3200705200
Birth - November 18, at Crediton, MRS R. ADAMS, a daughter.

Birth - November 15, at Crediton, the wife of RICHARD FREDERICK CHURCH, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 2 December 1863, Issue 5093 - Gale Document No. Y3200705215
Notice to Creditors and Others.
All Persons indebted to, or having claims upon, the late Firm of Messrs. JAMES and JOHN GUSCOTT THOMAS, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, Carpenters and Builders, whose partnership has determined by the death of the said J. G. THOMAS, are requested to send the particulars of such claims, and to pay the amount of such debts respectively, to Mr F. E. Smith of Crediton, solicitor to MR JAMES THOMAS, the surviving partner.
Dated 25th November 1863.

Wednesday 23 December 1863, Issue 5096 - Gale Document No. Y3200705310
Crediton - EDMUND ELSTON, an old man, living in an almshouse near Bowden Hill, cut his throat on Thursday morning. Mr Edwards, surgeon, was quickly in attendance and sewed up the wound, and we hear there are some hopes of his recovery.

Wednesday 30 December 1863, Issue 5097 - Gale Document No. Y3200705342
Marriage - December 25, at Crediton, WILLIAM FORD, Esq., of Woodland Head, Crediton, to ELIZABETH, second daughter of the late REV. JAMES DART, of the same place.

Death - December 21, at Crediton, MR BUCHER, Ship Inn.

Wednesday 13 January 1864, Issue 5099 - Gale Document No. Y3200705392
Death - January 3, at Bowden Hill, Crediton, MRS GLANVILLE.

Wednesday 27 January 1864, Issue 5101 - Gale Document No. Y3200705441
Death - January 15, at Crediton, after a short illness, MR HENRY BUCKINGHAM, much respected.

Wednesday 3 February 1864, Issue 5102 - Gale Document No. Y3200705467
Death - January 31, at her residence, East-street, Crediton, MISS F. RUDALL, (formerly of Oporto, Portugal,) much respected.

Wednesday 3 February 1864, Issue 5102 - Gale Document No. Y3200705479
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIZA CONNYBEAR pleaded guilty to assaulting MARY BREWER on the 5th January. The parties are young women residing in Crediton, and the assault consisted of a slap in the face, which CONNYBEAR declared she should not have given if BREWER had not insulted her. The Bench considered it was a trumpery affair, and ordered defendant to pay the costs, which amounted to 6s. or 7s.

GEORGE LEE, a boy of twelve years, an apprentice to MR BROWNING, shoemaker, Crediton, pleaded guilty to absenting himself from his master's service, and his master being willing to forgive him he was ordered to go back to his work, his father to pay the costs, 3s. 6d.

Wednesday 24 February 1864, Issue 5105 - Gale Document No. Y3200705547
Inquests Before the City Coroner
On Monday, at the Topsham Inn, upon the body of MARY DARCH. The deceased accidentally caught her dress on fire at Crediton, on the 8th inst., whilst assisting an invalid into bed. She was removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital; but lockjaw supervened and she died on Monday morning.

Wednesday 9 March 1864, Issue 5107 - Gale Document No. Y3200705604
Death - March 2, at Ilfracombe, MRS CHANNON, relict of MR JOHN CHANNON, builder, Crediton, aged 81.

Wednesday 16 March 1864, Issue 5108 - Gale Document No. Y3200705629
Birth - March 13, at Crediton, the wife of C. H. NELSON, Esq., late of Graham's Town, Cape of Good Hope, a son.

Marriage - March 5, at St Peter's, Southampton, by the Rev. Matthew Powley, MR W. B. BERRY, of Crediton to MARY ELEANOR, eldest daughter of MR J. BURGE, of the inland revenue, Southampton.

Wednesday 20 April 1864, Issue 5112 - Gale Document No. Y3200705745
Death - April 9, at Fordton Cottage, Crediton, MRS WRIGHT, widow of the REV. WILLIAM WRIGHT, of Honiton, aged 68.

Wednesday 20 April 1864, Issue 5112 - Gale Document No. Y3200705754
Crediton Petty Sessions
A lad, named GEORGE LEE, in the employ of MR JOHN BROWNING, boot and shoe maker, the Green, Crediton, was again brought up charged with absenting himself from his master's employ. Case adjourned on defendant's promising to return to his work.

JAMES TUCKETT was again summoned by SARAH JONES to show cause why he should not contribute to the maintenance of her illegitimate child. Some additional evidence was given and the Bench made an order on the defendant for payment for the 1s. 6d. a week, with costs.

Wednesday 27 April 1864, Issue 5113 - Gale Document No. Y3200705770
Death - April 25, at Blagdon-terrace, Crediton, aged 47, after a few days' illness, MARY, relict of MR T. LAKE, of Pidsley, Sandford, much respected.

Wednesday 4 May 1864, Issue 5114 - Gale Document No. Y3200705791
Birth - April 25, at Crediton, the wife of W. H. BASTARD, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 18 May 1864, Issue 5116 - Gale Document No. Y3200705838
Birth - May 15, at Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM PITTS, a daughter.

Death - May 7, at Northtawton, aged 47, THOMAS, eldest son of the late MR WILLIAM ROBERTS, Maltster, Crediton.

Wednesday 25 May 1864, Issue 5117 - Gale Document No. Y3200705865
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM CANN, labourer, and his wife were summoned for assaulting MARY SMITH, of Crediton. On the 25th of April the complainant threw a "line prop" into the defendants' garden. The act was noticed by MRS CANN, who armed herself with a poker and hastened out in angry mood. The women fought, but MARY SMITH took away the poker and sent her adversary sprawling on a bed of flowers. CANN then came to the rescue, and he threw MRS SMITH against a wall. Case dismissed.

JAMES BILLING and JOHN WARREN, for being drunk and disorderly at Crediton, on the 6th of May, were fined 5s. each and the expenses.

Wednesday 1 June 1864, Issue 5117 - Gale Document Y3200705878
Birth - At Penton, Crediton, the wife of N. CONNOP, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 8 June 1864, Issue 5118 - Gale Document No. Y3200705903
Birth - June 6, at Crediton, MRS HEALES, post office, a son.

Death - May 30, at Crediton, MRS GRACE BERRY, aged 87.

Wednesday 22 June 1864, Issue 5120 - Gale Document No. Y3200705960
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
In the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, GEORGE CHUDLEY, of Beare Mills, in the parish of Crediton, in the county of Devon, miller, having been adjudged bankrupt on the 16th day of May, 1864, a public sitting for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination and make application for his discharge will be held at the said Court, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton aforesaid, on the 25th day of July, 1864, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender. The Registrar of the Court is the Official Assignee, and Mr Thomas Floud, of Castle-street, Exeter, is the Solicitor acting in the bankruptcy.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 13 July 1864, Issue 5123 - Gale Document No. Y3200706011
Sales by Auction, by Messrs. Helmore and Son
Crediton, Devon
Desirable Freehold Houses and Land.
Messrs. Helmore and Son will Sell, by Auction, at the Angel Hotel, Crediton, on Wednesday, the 3rd day of August, 1864, at Three p.m., subject to certain conditions of sale, the following very desirable Freehold Property, consisting of thirty-nine Houses and three closes of Orchard Land, situate in and close adjoining the town of Crediton, namely:-
Lot 1. - All those Three Houses and Premises, situate in High-street, in the town of Crediton, in the respective occupations of MESSRS. ARSCOTT, BRADLEY, and MARWOOD.
Lot 2. - All those Four newly and substantially built Cottages, with gardens and outhouses, called "Victoria Place," situate near the Horse and Jockey, close to the town of Crediton, in the occupation of WILLIAM DYER and others.
Lot 3. - All those Four Houses with Bakehouses and Gardens, situate in Church-lane, in the town of Crediton, in the respective occupations of MESSRS. JOHN KERSWELL, CONEBEER, MELHUISH and WHIPPLE.
Lot 4. - All those Six Cottages and Gardens, called "Livett's Court," situate in the rear of Lot 3, in the occupation of THOMAS SMALE and others.
Lot 5. - All those Three Cottages, situate in East-street, in the town of Crediton, in the respective occupations of - BEAK, MARTHA TUCKER, and J. WOOD.
Lot 6. - All those Two substantially and modern built Houses, with yards, coach house, stabling and walled gardens, situate in East Street aforesaid, in the respective occupations of MESSRS,S GRIMLETT and SKINNER.
Lot 7. - All that neat and substantially built House, with yard and walled garden, situate in East-street aforesaid, in the occupation of MR SHARP.
Lot 8. - All those Two Cottages, with gardens and out-houses, situate in Mill-street, in the town of Crediton, in the respective occupations of MESSRS. GOODHOLL and ELSTON.
Lot 9. - All those Four Cottages, situate in Mill-street aforesaid and adjoining Lot 8, in the occupation of WILLIAM PASMORE, and others.
And also all those Two Cottages, at the back of and attached to the above, situate in Star-court, in Mill-street aforesaid, in the respective occupations of MESSRS. YOLLAND and DART.
The cottages comprised in this lot have been newly covered with tile, and will be sold with gardens and out-houses as appropriated and occupied therewith.
Lot 10. - All those Eight Cottages, with gardens and out-houses as appropriated and occupied therewith, situate in Star-court, Mill-street aforesaid, in the occupation of ANN JACKMAN and others.
Lot 11. - All that very productive close of Orchard Land, called or known by the name of "Livett's," with the linhay thereon, situate in Church-lane aforesaid, containing 1a. 0r. 14p., and numbered 1,006 in the tithe map for the parish of Crediton, and now in the occupation of MR JAMES KING, or his undertenant.
Lot 12. - All that very productive close of Orchard Lane, situate on the south side of Common Marsh Lane, otherwise Bond-lane, close adjoining the town of Crediton, containing 0a. 3r. 19p., and number 1,451 and 1,452 on the tithe map for the said parish of Crediton, and now in the occupation of MR PERKINS.
Lot 13. - All that very productive close of Orchard Land, situate on the north side of Common Marsh Lane, otherwise Bond-lane aforesaid, close adjoining the town of Crediton, containing 1a. 2r. 6p., and number 1,448 in the tithe map for the said parish of Crediton and now in the occupation of MRS MARTHA TUCKER.
For further particulars apply to Robert Stone, High-street, Crediton, to the Auctioneers, Cowley-hill, Exeter; or to Messrs. Parnell and Brown, Solicitors, Bristol.
July 6th, 1864.

Wednesday 3 August 1864, Issue 5126 - Gale Document No. Y3200706100
Marriage - July 30, at St John's, Clapham, MR H. GLANVILL, of Friday-street, London, to ANNIE, eldest daughter of MR GEO. KELLAND, Crediton, Devon. No cards.

Wednesday 31 August 1864, Issue 5125 - Gale Document No. Y3200706202
Death - August 22, at Crediton, MR JOHN LANE, in his 66th year.

Wednesday 5 October 1864, Issue 5130 - Gale Document No. Y3200706351
Crediton Petty Sessions
JAMES DALBY and WILLIAM DISCOMBE, lads, of Crediton, were proved to have illtreated a dog, which had to be killed in consequence of the injuries inflicted upon it by the defendants, and they were sent to gaol for ten days with hard labour.

Wednesday 5 October 1864, Issue 5130 - Gale Document No. Y3200706355
Exeter County Court
Re: GEORGE ELSTON, boot and shoe maker and fish dealer, East-street, Crediton. The bankrupt came up in forma pauperis, to apply for his discharge. This was the third time he had been bankrupt. Mr Floud was the solicitor in the bankruptcy. The bankrupt owes to creditors, all unsecured, £204 1s. 1d. There were no assets. No opposition was offered to the bankrupt, and he accordingly passed, and received his discharge.

Wednesday 30 November 1864, Issue 5138 - Gale Document No. Y3200706567
Crediton - Crediton was in a very excited state on Wednesday evening in consequence of the discovery that MR GREENSLADE'S steam flour mills were on fire. Timely help saved a large quantity of corn; but from the scarcity of water and one or two other circumstances the fire was not extinguished till damage had been done to the extent, it is said, of £1,000. The buildings destroyed are said to be insured in the West of England Insurance Company.

Wednesday 14 December 1864, Issue 5140 - Gale Document No. Y3200706620
Crediton Petty Sessions
GEO. LEE, an apprentice to MR JOHN BROWNING, shoemaker, was convicted of stealing apples (valued at 3d.) from the orchard of MR JOHN WARE, and sent to prison for al fortnight - to be whipped. The boy's father requested that the magistrates would send his son to a Reformatory, and an order to that effect was made.

LEWIS ELSTON, a shoemaker, of Crediton, had to pay 8s. for an intemperate freak on the 23rd of November.

Wednesday 21 December 1864, Issue 5141 - Gale Document No. Y3200706649
Crediton - JOHN WARREN'S improper providence for Christmas dinner without the gaol has been the cause of ensuring it within. He stole a fowl from MR JAMES, of Westacott Barton, was detected, and the Magistrates sent him to gaol for two months.

Wednesday 4 January 1865, Issue 5143 - Gale Document No. Y3200706685
Marriage - December 31, at Teignmouth, by the Rev. J. H. Bowhay, MR JOHN G. WARE, of London, to JESSIE, fifth daughter of the late THOS. LEE, Esq., of Gunstone House, Crediton.

Death - December 27, at Barnstaple, MARY TUCKER BASS, widow of WILLIAM PRICKMAN, Esq., of Crediton, aged 47.

Wednesday 4 January 1865, Issue 5143 - Gale Document No. Y3200706696
Crediton Petty Session
JOHN WESTAWAY, shoemaker, was fined 10s. and expenses, for an uproarious demonstration at the Dock Inn.

Wednesday 18 January 1865, Issue 5148 - Gale Document No. Y3200706737
On Monday an inquest was held on the body of GEORGE BEER formerly attorney's clerk at Crediton. The deceased had associated himself with a woman of disreputable character in Lower North-street, and a dispute ended in a scuffle. On Saturday night BEER was drunk and fell down stairs. He complained of pains in the head and died early on Monday morning. The evidence being conflicting the further hearing was adjourned until Thursday to give time for a post mortem examination.

Wednesday 1 February 1865, Issue 5150 - Gale Document No. Y3200706796
Birth - January 26, at Crediton, the wife of MR WM. ELSTON, hairdresser and general news agent, a daughter.

Birth - January 21, at Crediton, MRS EDWARD BADCOCK, a son.

Death - January 25, at Crediton, MR SIMON LEE, baker.

Wednesday 1 February 1865, Issue 5150 - Gale Document No. Y3200706809
Crediton Petty Sessions
JAMES STEPHENS, mason, was summoned for setting a gin. WILLIAM BOWERS, gamekeeper to John Quicke, Esq., of Newton House, stated that he saw the defendant set the gin in a hare's run. He demanded the gin but STEPHENS would not give it up. Defendant protested that he filled the gin with apple simply to catch a blackbird, and denied that there was a hare's run near where he fixed the gin. The magistrates believed the statement of the keeper, and fined STEPHENS £2, with the expenses.

WILLIAM COCKREM, deformed, was sent to prison for twenty-one days for assaulting one of the inmates of the Crediton Union.

An old pensioner, named JOICE, was passing down High-street, on Tuesday he fell and broke his collar bone. He is progressing favourably.

A little boy about five years old, named MURCH, fell down while running across the kitchen on Thursday and broke his thigh in three places. Mr Holman, surgeon, was quickly in attendance and set the fractured limb. The little fellow is doing well.

Daring Robbery from a Till - JAMES PUNCHARD, labourer, JONATHAN PERKINS, smith, and LEWIS ELSTON, shoemaker, young men, underwent an examination on Monday, before J. Sillifant, Esq., and Sir H. F. Davie, upon the charge of stealing money. According to the statement of MRS POPE, landlady of the Crediton Inn, she had £7 or £8 in her till on Saturday morning. Soon after she saw the money, ELSTON came in for a pint of cider. She had to go into the cellar for it, and on her return she noticed that the bar door had been opened and the till was slightly open; but the money was there. Some ten minutes after PUNCHARD came in for a pint of cider, and the landlady went into the cellar for it. On her return to the bar PUNCHARD gave her threepenny-piece, but went hastily away without taking his change. This surprised MRS POPE, who at once looked into her till, and saw that the money had been removed. She acquainted the police of her loss, and in the afternoon the three prisoners were apprehended at the Railway Inn. PERKINS tried to run away, but in the scuffle something fell on the floor, and on opening it £5 2s. 9d. was found wrapped in a rag. Some of the money was identified by MRS POPE. The evidence against ELSTON was not conclusive and he was discharged; but the other prisoners were committed for trial.

Wednesday 8 February 1865, Issue 5151 - Gale Document No. Y3200706827
Death - January 31, at High-street, Crediton, MR GEORGE WEBBER, jeweller, aged 71, much respected.

Wednesday 15 February 1865, Issue 5152 - Gale Document No. Y3200706855
Marriage - February 11, at Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, MR WM. M. TUCKER, to MISS M. BLACKMORE, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 22 February 1865, Issue 5153 - Gale Document No. Y3200706883
Death - February 14, at Crediton, ANN, widow of MR GILES EDWARDS, schoolmaster, aged 91, much beloved.

Wednesday 29 March 1865, Issue 5158 - Gale Document No. Y3200706998
Birth - March 17, at Crediton, wife of R. F. CHURCH, Esq., a son.

Death - March 23, at Crediton, aged 70, CAROLINE, eldest daughter of the late JOHN WINDEATT, Esq., of Bridgetown, Totnes.

Wednesday 12 April 1865, Issue 5160 - Gale Document No. Y3200707041
Death - April 7, at 7, Friars-walk, Exeter, MARY, widow of MR THOMAS LUXMOORE, serge manufacturer, of Crediton, aged 84, much respected.

Death - March 27, at Crediton, MRS ANN WHITE, aged 61.

Wednesday 3 May 1865, Issue 5163 - Gale Document No. Y3200707111
Death - April 25, at the Green, Crediton, MRS ELIAS BROWNING, highly respected.

Wednesday 31 May 1865, Issue 5167 - Gale Document No. Y3200707206
Notice - All Persons having any Claims upon or against the Estate of MR JAMES THOMAS, late of Crediton, in the county of Devon, builder, deceased, or who may be indebted to the said Estate are requested to send the particulars of their claims and to pay the amount of their respective debts to Messrs. Smith and Son, Solicitors, Crediton.

Wednesday 14 June 1865, Issue 5168 - Gale Document No. Y3200707249
Notice - All Persons having any claims upon the estate of MRS MARY COOMBE, widow, late of Knowle, Crediton, deceased, are requested to send the particulars thereof, on or before the 1st day of July next, to MR JOHN COOMBE, the executor of the aforesaid, or to Mr James Kerswell, of Colebrooke, that the same may be examined and discharged; all those indebted to the said estate are also requested to pay the amount to either of the aforesaid before the said period.
Dated Colebrooke, 12th June, 1865.

Wednesday 2 August 1865, Issue 5175 - Gale Document No. Y3200707403
Death - July 29, at Crediton, MR GEORGE VICARY, aged 24.

Death - July 28, at Crediton, of decline, EDWARD CUMBERLAND BLENKINSOP, late lieutenant in the Madras Army, aged 32.

Death - July 20, at his residence, near Belle Parade, Crediton, MR JOHN FRANCIS, tanner, aged 78, much respected.

Wednesday 16 August 1865, Issue 5177 - Gale Document No. Y3200707451
Death - August 7, at Crediton, MR SAMUEL SKINNER, aged 60, much respected.

Death - August 6, at Crediton, MR WILIAM BULLEY, aged 42.

Death - August 4, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MR JAS. PERKINS, aged 54, highly respected.

Wednesday 23 August 1865, Issue 5178 - Gale Document No. Y3200707466
JAMES THOMAS, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament 22nd and 23rd Vic., cap. 35, entitled an Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees, notice is hereby given, That all persons having any Claims upon or against the Estate of JAMES THOMAS, late of Crediton, Devon, Builder, who died on the 22nd day of May, 1865, and whose will was proved in the Exeter District Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 5th day of July following, are hereby required to send the particulars f their respective claims to us, at our Offices, in Crediton, in the county of Devon, on or before the Second day of September next, at the expiration of which time the Executor will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Testator amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he shall then have had notice.
Smith and Son, Solicitors to the Executor.

Wednesday 13 September 1865, Issue 5181 - Gale Document No. Y3200707550
Marriage - August 31, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, M.A., vicar, MR ALFRED BUDGE, of Crediton, to ELIZABETH LUXMOORE, youngest daughter of the late MR R. H. MADDON, of Welbeck-street, London.

Wednesday 4 October 1865, Issue 5184 - Gale Document No. Y3200707629
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN BEER, whose father keeps the Cowley Bridge Inn, near Exeter, was summoned at the instance of MARIA ANDREWS, of Crediton. The applicant stated that she became a mother in August last; and the affectionate letters addressed to her by "yours till death, John Beer," went a very great way in affording that "corroborative evidence" which the law requires to establish the fact that JOHN BEER was the father of the child of MARIA ANDREWS. In this case, however, the point was not disputed. The defendant admitted his liability, but sought to screw that down to the smallest fraction. He was ordered to pay £2 and 1s. 6d. per week.

JOHN MERRIFIELD, of Crediton, was fined 2s. 6d., with the expenses, for exhibiting himself in a state in which no teetotaller could possibly appear.

Wednesday 11 October 1865, Issue 5185 - Gale Document No. Y3200707642
Birth - October 9, at Wellparks, Crediton, MRS ROACH, a daughter.

Death - September 30, at Crediton, ELIZABETH, widow of H. B. HOLMAN, Esq., surgeon, and daughter of the Rev. George Burgess, late rector of Athrington, aged 65.

Wednesday 18 October 1865, Issue 5186 - Gale Document No. Y3200707661
Birth - October 5, MRS W. H. BASTARD, Crediton, a daughter.

Death - October 13, at Crediton, after a lingering illness, MR THOMAS JONES, aged 83, formerly organist of the parish church and master of Dunn's school.

Death - October 10, at Crediton, after a painful illness, ELIZABETH MARY, youngest daughter of MR S. MADGE, aged 11 years.

Wednesday 25 October 1865, Issue 5187 - Gale Document No. Y3200707684
Death - October 19, at Camberwell, ELIZABETH JANE HOLLIS, the beloved sister-in-law of the Rev. J. L. Capper, late of Crediton and Exeter.

Death - October 14, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM BAILEY, aged 69.

Wednesday, 1 November 1865, Issue 5188 - Gale Document No. Y3200707695
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861.
In the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, WILLIAM GOSS, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, labourer, having been adjudged bankrupt on the Tenth day of October, 1865, a public sitting for the bankrupt to pass his last examination, and make application for his discharge, will be held at the said Court, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton, on the Fifteenth day of November, 1865, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, the day last aforesaid being the day limited for the said bankrupt to surrender.
The Registrar of the Court is the Official Assignee, and Mr Thomas Floud, of Exeter, is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 1 November 1865, Issue 5188 - Gale Document No. Y3200707704
Marriage - October 21, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM MITCHELL, to MARY, only daughter of MR JOSEPH CANN, of Coldridge.

Wednesday 29 November 1865, Issue 5192 - Gale Document No. Y3200707803
Death - November 23, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MRS MARY E. BURRINGTON, aged 57.

Wednesday 20 December 1865, Issue 5195 - Gale Document No. Y3200707873
Birth - December 4, at Ipswich, the wife of MR W. M. TUCKER, late of Crediton, a daughter.

Death - December 18, at Crediton, JANE, widow of MR JOHN DART, aged 77.

Wednesday 27 December 1865, Issue 5196 - Gale Document No. Y3200707897
Death - December 9, at Crediton, of cancer, MISS JANE MARWOOD, aged 56, much beloved and respected.

Wednesday 3 January 1866, Issue 5197 - Gale Document No. Y3200707923
Marriage - December 23, at Crediton, MR JOHN PETHYBRIDGE, of St David's, Exeter, to MARY, eldest daughter of MR J. HUTCHINGS, of Crediton.

Death - December 19, at Crediton, ELIZABETH, wife of MR WM. BODDY, aged 76.

Wednesday 24 January 1866, Issue 5200 - Gale Document No. Y3200707994
Death - January 13, at Prospect Cottage, Crediton, GIBBON RAMMEL, Esq., aged 52.

Wednesday 24 January 1866, Issue 5200 - Gale Document No. Y3200708003
Crediton - MR HENRY H. J. BRAUND, of Crediton, has passed the major examination as a member of the Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain.

Wednesday 7 February 1866, Issue 5202 - Gale Document No. Y3200708040
Death - January 25, at 37 High-street, Marylebone, London, WILLIAM, eldest son of MR THOMAS STRONG, tanner, of Crediton, aged 29, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 7 March 1866, Issue 5206 - Gale Document No. Y3200708126
Death - February 25, at Crediton, MR DODDRIDGE, sen., aged 83.

Wednesday 14 March 1866, Issue 5207 - Gale Document No. Y3200708157
Re: JOHN ELWORTHY
Biggs Andrews, Esquire, Her Majesty's Commissioner of the Exeter District Court of Bankruptcy, being the commissioner authorized to act under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy filed on the 16th day of September, 1858, against JOHN ELWORTHY, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, dealer in coal, will sit on the 19th day of March instant, at Twelve o'Clock at Noon precisely, at the Exeter District Court of Bankruptcy, in Queen-street, Exeter, in order to Audit the Assignees Accounts, and on the 27th day of March instant, at Twelve o'Clock precisely, at the same place, to make a dividend of the estate and effects of the said bankrupt, when and where 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.
Messrs. Tanner, Cleave, and Sparkes, of Crediton, and Mr E. H. Clarke, of Gandy-street, Exeter, the Solicitors in the Bankruptcy.

Wednesday 14 March 1866, Issue 5307 - Gale Document No. Y3200708146
Birth - March 5, at Crediton, the wife of JOHN M. FRANCIS, Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 11 April 1866, Issue 5211 - Gale Document No. Y3200708250
Birth - March 31, at Crediton, the wife of WESTON JOSEPH SPARKES, solicitor, a son.

Marriage - April 2, at St James's, Exeter, MR GEORGE BICKNELL, to LUCY, only daughter of MR JENNINGS, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 18 April 1866, Issue 5212 - Gale Document No. Y3200708286
Exeter Guildhall
WILLIAM HENRY KELLAND, of Crediton, was summoned by Mr Superintendent Steel for causing an obstruction in Market-street on the previous Friday, by placing a number of sacks on the footpath. Fined 5s. and costs.

Wednesday 25 April 1866, Issue 5213 - Gale Document No. Y3200708301
Death - April 11, at Crediton, MR JOHN SNELL, aged 75.

Wednesday 25 April 1866, Issue 5213 - Gale Document No. Y3200708294
Crediton - SAMUEL HARRIS underwent a further examination on Saturday before John Sillifant, Esq., charged with stealing fowls. The accused was sent to gaol for one month - hard labour.

The police will do good service by apprehending the miscreant who on Thursday night cut out the tongue of a horse belonging to MR SIMON BULLER, of Crediton. The poor animal was grazing in a field adjoining Bramble-lane. The owner of the horse is said to be a most inoffensive person.

Wednesday 9 May 1866, Issue 5215 - Gale Document No. Y3200708344
Marriage - May 1, at Oakfield-road Church, Clifton, by the Rev. William James, JOHN COMYNS LEACH, B.Sc., surgeon, of Sturminster Newton, Dorsetshire, and son of W. COMYNS LEACH, Esq., of Crediton, to AGNES FREAME, only daughter of the late NATHANIEL HOWITT, Esq., Ashover, Derbyshire.

Death - May 6, at Stoke Canon, ELIZABETH, relict of MR THOS. BROOK, late of Priscombe, Crediton, aged 76.

Wednesday 16 May 1866, Issue 5216 - Gale Document No. Y3200708364
Death - May 2, at the residence of her son, Beare Farm, Crediton, MRS JANE BENNETT, at an advanced age.

Wednesday 30 May 1866, Issue 5218 - Gale Document No. Y3200708411
Marriage - May 21, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, the vicar, ME T. HALLETT, of Greenham Barton, Ashbrittle, Wellington, Somerset, to ELIZA JANE, youngest daughter of the late MR J. HUXHAM, of Slapton, South Devon.

Wednesday 30 May 1866, Issue 5218 - Gale Document No. Y3200708407
Castle of Exeter
SAMUEL HARRIS, a labourer, between sixty and seventy years of age, was charged with having stolen three fowls from MR HAYDEN, miller, of Crediton. MR HAYDEN stated that he kept some fowls, and on Friday last had ten in his possession. He saw them on Friday night late, and they were then all right. On Saturday morning three of them were missing. They were kept in a little house close to his own dwelling. It was not on a public road, but what was called an occupation road. The lock of the fowl house was broken. He valued the fowls at 10s. P.C. Symes, of the Exeter force, apprehended the prisoner in Paul-street, in this city, on Saturday. He saw him go into a shop with a guano bag on his shoulder. He had suspicion, and went in and asked what he had in the bag, and the prisoner replied fowls. He then asked to see the fowls, and found five picked and two unpicked. He said they were his; he had found them on a road, but could not tell the name of the road. He was afterwards charged with stealing the three fowls identified. No owner has been found for the other four fowls. The prisoner was committed for trial at the sessions. He had been previously convicted, and was only just come out of prison.

Wednesday 30 May 1866, Issue 5218 - Gale Document No. Y3200708419
Crediton
The story afloat yesterday week at Crediton, to the effect that one boy had deliberately shot another w3as exaggerated - exaggerated in the assertion that the act was wilfully done. The two boys - JAMES JERVIS, aged thirteen, and WILLIAM OLDING, aged seventeen - were in the service of MR J. A. FRANCIS, of Ford Farm. On Monday week the boys went together to turn the horses into the field, and they took a gun and a pistol with them to shoot birds. On their return and when close to the back door of the farm house, OLDING pointed his pistol at JERVIS and exclaimed, "I'll shoot you." JERVIS replied, "Oh, will you," and turning quickly round the gun which he had on his left arm exploded. The contents entered the right cheek of OLDING and lodged in the base of his skull. The poor fellow's death was instantaneous. Mr Coroner Crosse held an inquest upon the body on Wednesday and the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death." The boys had lived on good terms with each other, and were bedfellows. OLDING'S saying, "I'll shoot you" was considered to have been uttered in fun.

Wednesday 27 June 1866, Issue 5222 - Gale Document No. Y3200708507
Marriage - June 20, at St Thomas, Exeter, MR STRONG, Crediton, to MISS ANNIE MOORE, of Exwick.

Wednesday 11 July 1866, Issue 5225 - Gale Document No. Y3200708549
Devon Midsummer Sessions
SAMUEL HARRIS, 70, labourer, was sentenced to three months' imprisonment - hard labour, for stealing, at Crediton on the 28th May, three fowls belonging to MR W. HAYDON. Mr Mallock prosecuted.

Wednesday 25 July 1866, Issue 5227 - Gale Document No. Y3200708604
Marriage - July 17, at St George, Bloomsbury, London, ADOLPHUS CHAS. TROUGHTON, Esq., to JULIA HAMILTON, youngest and twin daughter of the late REV. SAMUEL ROWE, M.A., vicar of Crediton.

Wednesday 8 August 1866, Issue 5229 - Gale Document No. Y3200708648
Death - August 2, after a short illness, CHARITY ANN WOOD, eldest daughter of BENJAMIN CLEAVE, Esq., of Newcombes, Crediton.

Wednesday 22 August 1866, Issue 5231 - Gale Document No. Y3200708706
Marriage - August 15, at Crediton, by the Rev. J. Williams, RICHD. S. E. FARRIES, eldest son of THOMAS FARRIES, Esq., Temple, London, to FANNY, eldest daughter of the late MR VOWLER, of Crediton.

Wednesday 29 August 1866, Issue 5232 - Gale Document No. Y3200708730
Death - August 18, at Crediton, SYDNEY FRANCIS, the deeply beloved child of MR SYDNEY MORRISH, aged 4 years.

Wednesday 29 August 1866, Issue 5232 - Gale Document No. Y3200708741
Crediton - MR R. STEER, of the Plymouth Inn, died early on Monday morning from choleraic symptoms. His wife had been for days suffering from diarrhoea, and the husband became frightened thereat. On Saturday he had the diarrhoea which he not only neglected, but stood about in the fair, and in the evening he is said to have drank very freely. On Sunday he was seized with alarming illness; and though having the medical advice of Mr Holman and Mr Delagarde, of Exeter, he died early on Monday morning. His remains were interred the same night in the churchyard.

Wednesday 12 September 1866, Issue 5234 - Gale Document No. Y3200708797
Crediton
ROBERT LANE, labourer, of Dunsford, was summoned by ELIZA WARE, of Uton, Crediton, to show cause against his contributing towards the support of her child; but the applicant failed to produce that confirmatory evidence which the law requires, and the decision of the magistrates was adverse to the young woman.

Wednesday 19 September 1866, Issue 5235 - Gale Document No. Y3200708810
Birth - September 10, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of NEWELL CONNOP, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 10 October 1866, Issue 5237 - Gale Document No. Y3200708874
Birth - October 7, at Crediton, MRS C. H. NELSON, a daughter.

Death - September 28, at Crediton, MR THOMAS DAVIE.

Wednesday 17 October 1866, Issue 5238 - Gale Document No. Y3200708896
Birth - October 5, at Crediton, the wife of C. S. RUNDLE, Esq., of Calcutta, a son.

Wednesday 17 October 1866, Issue 5238 - Gale Document No. Y3200708892
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN BREWER, in the employ of MR P. FRANCIS, of Crediton, was fined 7s., including the expenses, for removing a cow and calf from Thelbridge.

WILLIAM GREENSLADE and his son were summoned for assaulting MRS MARY ANN HOOKWAY, of Crediton. These persons differed as to their respective right to a pump in Belle-court, and the evidence left the magistrates to infer that MRS HOOKWAY was a good six to the GREENSLADES' half dozen, consequently the case was dismissed.

Wednesday 24 October 1866, Issue 5239 - Gale Document No. Y3200708918
Death - October 14, at Crediton, EMILY, widow of WALTER KING, Esq., C.E., and youngest daughter of the late Lieut.-Colonel C. HAMILTON SMITH, of Park-street, Plymouth.

Wednesday 24 October 1866, Issue 5239 - Gale Document No. Y3200708928
Crediton - MRS TUCKER, who resides near the gas works at Crediton, was a few days since on the top of a ladder gathering apples in her orchard, when she unfortunately lost her footing and fell to the ground, and by the fall broke her leg. She resides alone, and it was some time before she could obtain assistance.

Wednesday 31 October 1866, Issue 5240 - Gale Document No. Y3200708943
Marriage - October 22, at Newton St. Cyres, MR G. ELSTON, of Crediton, to MISSW JANE BURGOYNE, of Newton.

Death - October 29, at Copplestone Cross, Crediton, HENRY, the only and beloved child of MR H. W. TAYLOR, aged 14 months.

Wednesday 14 November 1866, Issue 5242 - Gale Document No. Y3200708990
Marriage - November 7, at St Marylebone, London, by the Rev. John Garrick, M.A., MR WILLIAM HENRY KELLAND, of Crediton, Devon, to MRS LOUISA CARTER, of Exeter.

Wednesday 21 November 1866, Issue 5243 - Gale Document No. Y3200709017
Marriage - November 19, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, MR GEORGE HAMBLY, St Thomas, Exeter, to EMILY, second daughter of MR JOHN NICKELS, Crediton, farmer.

Wednesday 21 November 1866, Issue 5243 - Gale Document No. Y3200709027
Crediton - Not many days since three poachers were discovered coursing hares in sight of Creedy House, the residence of Sir Henry F. Davie, Bart., M.P. The head gamekeeper and others were soon in pursuit of the poachers, two of whom got clear away. The third man was STEPHEN CROSS, a shoemaker of Crediton, who was ultimately ran down in the farmyard of MR MELHUISH, of Merrifield. The shoemaker had three hares in his pockets. Subsequently STEPHEN was taken before the Magistrates, and a previous conviction having been proved against him he was fined 40s., with 8s. expenses. When Stephen heard the decision of the Magistrates he quietly turned towards the gamekeeper and said, "I am a poor man, with a wife and four children, and can't afford to pay the fine, and therefore if you will not press for the penalty I will promise not to poach any more, and give you up my dog, which often goes with other poachers, and I suffer the blame." The Magistrates, however, told defendant that they had nothing to do with such a condition. CROSS paid the money.

Wednesday 12 December 1866, Issue 5246 - Gale Document No. Y3200709093
Death - December 11, at Crediton, in his 74th year, CAPTAIN CHARLES HOLMAN, deputy lieutenant of the county of Devon, and late of the 52nd Light Infantry, with which regt. he served through the Peninsular war and at Waterloo.

Wednesday 16 January 1867, Issue 5251 - Gale Document No. Y3200709214
Death - January 9, at Knowle, Fareham, Hants, SUSANNA, relict of the REV. JOHN MANLEY, A.M., of Crediton, aged 81.

Wednesday 23 January 1867, Issue 5252 - Gale Document No. Y3200709227
JOHN BACKWELL, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Vic., chap. 35, intituled, "An Act to further amend the law of property and relieve trustees," Notice is hereby given, That all creditors and other persons having any debt, claim, or demand against the estate of JOHN BACKWELL, late of George-street, Kingston, in the county of Surrey, and formerly of Crediton, in the county of Devon, painter, who died on the 18th day of November, 1856, and to whose estate letters of administration have been granted by the principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 27th day of September, 1866, to ELIZABETH MARY BACKWELL, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, widow of the said JOHN BACKWELL, deceased, are hereby required to send in the particulars of their debts, claims, and demands to Philip Wood, of No. 24, Bucklersbury, in the city of London, the solicitor to the said administratrix, on or before the 8th day of February, 1867, after the expiration of which time the said administratrix will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims and demands of which the said administratrix shall then have had notice, and that the said administratrix will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose debt, claim, or demand she shall not have had notice.
Dated this 8th day of January 1867.
Philip Wood, Solicitor to the said Administratrix, 24 Bucklersbury, London, E.C.

Wednesday 23 January 1867, Issue 5252 - Gale Document No. Y3200709236
Death - January 15, at the Parks, Crediton, EMANUEL BERNOULLI, Esq., of Basle, Switzerland, many years resident in London, aged 84.

Death - January 8, at his residence, High-street, Crediton, MR GEORGE NEWMAN, aged 76.

Wednesday 23 January 1867, Issue 5252 - Gale Document No. Y3200709243
Crediton Petty Sessions
SAMUEL CROSS, shoemaker, of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting GEORGE THOMAS, a carpenter. Complainant thought proper to repair a wall which divides the premises he occupies from that occupied by the defendant, who knocked down the bricks as fast as they were put up, and he likewise knocked the complainant, who described it as a "topper". The carpenter's statement was corroborated by JOHN SOUTHWOOD, the mason who was engaged in repairing the wall; but the defendant's denial of the personal infliction was fortified by the evidence of other persons, and from the contrariety of testimony the Magistrates dismissed the case.

HENRY PITTS was charged with appropriating to his own use seven pair of leathers, which were given to him to make into boots by MR JOHN ELSTON, of Crediton, in August last. Instead of making the boots PITTS sold the leather for 24s., and then secretly left Crediton, leaving his wife and children to the "wide, wide world." #Recently a discovery was made that PITTS was living at Wellington, and thither an officer went to serve him with a summons to appear before the magistrates at Crediton on Thursday, but PITTS didn't heed the legal mandate. The case, however, was heard against him and he was ordered to be imprisoned for six weeks.

Wednesday 30 January 1867, Issue 5253 - Gale Document No. Y3200709260
Birth - January 20, at Ipswich, the wife of MR W. M. TUCKER, formerly of Crediton, a daughter.

Wednesday 6 February 1867, Issue 5254 - Gale Document No. Y3200709285
Death - February 1, at his residence, Blagdon House, Crediton, PETER BLAGDON, Esq., aged 74.

Wednesday 6 February 1867, Issue 5254 - Gale Document No. Y3200709295
Crediton - MR JOHN HARRIS, builder, was standing in the street a few days since, when his dog ran between his legs and capsized him, whereby one of his legs was broken.

Wednesday 13 February 1867, Issue 5255 - Gale Document No. Y3200709308
Marriage - February 5, at Crediton, MR F. C. MOSS MILLAR, of Torquay, to ANNIE SMITH, only daughter of the late HENRY MILLER, Esq., M.R.C.S. (England), Soham, Cambs.

Death - February 4, at Crediton, in her 81st year, MARY, the only daughter of HENRY HOLMAN, formerly of the same place, surgeon.

Wednesday 20 February 1867, Issue 5256 - Gale Document No. Y3200709333
Death - February 16, at Northfield, Crediton, HENRY NORTHCOTE, Esq., aged 55.

Death - February 13, at Charlotte-street, Crediton, MR WILLIAM OLIVER CARTHEW, aged 32.

Death - February 13, at Winstout, Crediton, much lamented, HARRIET, relict of WILLIAM FRANCIS, Esq., aged 77.

Wednesday 13 March 1867, Issue 5259 - Gale Document No. Y3200709409
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861.
CATHERINE BAKER RAYMONT, of Chapple Downs Farm, Crediton, in the county of Devon, widow, late a prisoner for debt in the Devon County Prison, at Exeter, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Exeter, on the 5th day of March 1867, and the proceedings under such adjudication having been transferred to the County Court of Devonshire, at Crediton, is hereby required to surrender herself to Mr Weston Joseph Sparkes, the Registrar of the said last mentioned Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on Saturday the 23rd day of March, 1867, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Public Rooms in Crediton; Mr Thomas Floud of Exeter is the solicitor acting in the bankruptcy. At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt must deliver them to the Registrar of the said County Court, and all debts due must be paid to the Registrar.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff. Dated March 9th, 1867.

Wednesday 13 March 1867, Issue 5259 - Gale Document No. Y3200709408
Crediton Petty Sessions
GEORGE TUCKETT, labourer, of Crediton, was fined £2 for trespassing on a Sunday with dogs on the lands of J. H. Hippisley, Esq., of Shobrooke.

Wednesday 20 March 1867, Issue 5260 - Gale Document No. Y3200709435
Marriage - March 7, at Crediton, JAMES EWINGS, Esq., of Rudge Farm, to AGNES, only daughter of J. DADD, Esq., of Viney, Tedburn.

Death - March 10, at Crediton, MR RICHARD SQUIRE, aged 46.

Wednesday 17 April 1867, Issue 5264 - Gale Document No. Y3200709527
Birth - April 7, at Crediton, MRS R. WILSON, a daughter.

Birth - April 6, at Crediton, MRS GEORGE TROTT, a daughter.

Wednesday 1 May 1867, Issue 5266 - Gale Document No. Y3200709582
Marriage - April 25, at Crediton, by the Rev. T. J. Williams, MR FREDERICK PITTS, of Blackheath Farm, Powderham, to ELIZABETH ANN, second daughter of MR G. MORTIMER, of Uton Barton, Crediton.

Wednesday 15 May 1867, Issue 5268 - Gale Document No. Y3200709635
Death - May 13, at Torquay, MISS EMILY S. CORNISH CLEAVE, youngest daughter of BENJAMIN CLEAVE, Esq., of Newcombes, Crediton.

Wednesday 22 May 1867, Issue 5269 - Gale Document No. Y3200709663
Marriage - May 12, at St Paul's, Exeter, MR THOMAS BAXTER, of Newton St Cyres, to MISS LOCK, of Crediton.

Wednesday 29 May 1867, Issue 5270 - Gale Document No. Y3200709696
Crediton Petty Sessions
GEORGE ELSTON, shoemaker, of East-street, was on Saturday committed for trial to account for his having leather in his possession which was stolen from MR W. H. COULDRIDGE, on the 16th of May.

Wednesday 19 June 1867, Issue 5273 - Gale Document No. Y3200709759
Death - June 7, at 5 Salmon-street, Limehouse, London, JOHN G., only son of MR GILES HOOKWAY, Crediton, aged 26.

Wednesday 3 July 1867, Issue 5275 - Gale Document No. Y3200709814
Marriage - June 27 at St Olave's, by the Rev. J. Ingle, WILLIAM HENRY, younger son of the late GEORGE NEWMAN, Esq., Crediton, to ELIZA, eldest daughter of the late WILLIAM SHORTRIDGE VENTON, of this city.

Wednesday 31 July 1867, Issue 5279 - Gale Document No. Y3200709915
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
WILLIAM BURROWS, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, horsekeeper, having been adjudged bankrupt under a petition for adjudication of bankruptcy, filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the 24th day of July, 1867, is hereby required to surrender himself to Mr Weston Joseph Sparkes, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on Monday, the 12th day of August, 1867, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton.
Mr Thomas Floud, of Exeter, is the solicitor acting in the bankruptcy.
At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects.
All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt must deliver them to the Registrar of the said County Court, and all debts due must be paid to the Registrar.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff, Dated July 24th, 1867.

Wednesday 31 July 1867, Issue 5279 - Gale Document No. Y3200709917
Death - July 21, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MR WILLIAM NORRIS, aged 53.

Wednesday 14 August 1867, Issue 5281 - Gale Document No. Y3200709957
MISS SUSAN WREFORD begs to tender her warmest thanks to those who have so kindly and so long given her their support. She has now disposed of her business to MR AND MRS JAMES BLAKE, who she feels assured will do their best to merit a continuance of that confidence which she trusts will be extended to them.
Stationery and Berlin Wool Depot, High-street, Crediton.

Wednesday 14 August 1867, Issue 5281 - Gale Document No. Y3200709966
Crediton Petty Sessions
RICHARD WREFORD, in the employ of MR THOMAS FLOUD, of Sherwood, was fined 5s., with the expenses, for driving on the highway a cow without the legal license.

THOMAS P. SNOW, of the Angel Inn, Crediton, was fined 6d., with the expenses, for allowing a calf to be removed without a license.

MARY ANN NICKELS and MARY WARREN, previously convicted; were sent to gaol for six weeks for stealing one pennyworth of apples from MR JOHN CARTHEW, of Trowbridge.

The magistrates had a very painful case before them in the application of MARY ANN ELIZA WESTLAKE, who sought to affiliate her child on WILLIAM CROSS. The applicant was not sixteen years old when she became a mother in May last, and the alleged "father" looks a boy of twelve, but was said to be fourteen years old. The evidence was not sufficiently corroborative to justify the magistrates in making an order.

Wednesday 28 August 1867, Issue 5283 - Gale Document No. Y3200710010
Death - August 26, at the Crediton Grammar School, after a very brief illness, aged 11 years, WALTER WILLIS, eldest son of MR J. W. WEST, of the Queen's Hotel, Exeter.

Wednesday 4 September 1867, Issue 5284 - Gale Document No. Y3200710034
Birth - August 26, at Belle Parade Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR THOMAS OLIVER, inland revenue, a son.

Wednesday 18 September 1867, Issue 5286 - Gale Document No. Y3200710085
Birth - September 13, at Crediton, the wife of MR A. CALVERT, M.A., a son.

Wednesday 9 October 1867, Issue 5288 - Gale Document No. Y3200710158
Marriage - October 3, at Castle-street Chapel, Exeter, the REV. W. SNELL, Crediton, to AGNES JANE, second daughter of the late ROBERT KELLAND, Esq., of Henstile, Sandford.

Death - October 1, at Crediton, MRS BREWER, aged 95.

Wednesday 9 October 1867, Issue 5288 - Gale Document No. Y3200710153
Crediton - The Royal Humane Society have awarded their medal to SAMUEL ARCHER MORTIMER, nephew of G. MORTIMER, Esq., Uton Barton, for his "courage and humanity in rescuing from drowning, CHARLES EDWARD, son of MR G. NELSON, of Landscore, Crediton, on the 15th of June last." -

The will of BENJAMIN CLEAVE, Esq., of Newcombe, has been proved - personalty under £60,000.

Wednesday 16 October 1867, Issue 5289 - Gale Document No. Y3200710189
Birth - October 10, at Crediton, the wife of MR W. DART, builder, a daughter.

Marriage - October 15, at the Registry Office, St Thomas, Exeter, THOMAS LEE, Esq., to SUSAN, youngest daughter of ROGER WREFORD, Esq., Crediton.

Wednesday 16 October 1867, Issue 5289 - Gale Document No. Y3200710183
Castle of Exeter
JOHN NEWBERRY was charged with stealing three iron bars from MR SAMUEL CROSS, of Crediton. Mr Friend prosecuted. The prisoner occupies a farm called Trow Barton, Broadclist, which was occupied by his brother, Joseph Newberry, now deceased, on a lease from MR CROSS, who bought the property. The iron bars in question were a portion of machinery used on the farm. The prosecutor's son went to get the rent, of which one quarter was due, from Michaelmas last, and on looking about discovered the things missing. The evidence against the accused showed that he sold the bars to a blacksmith in the village at whose house they were found. The prisoner was committed to take his trial at the sessions, bail being refused. Prisoner reserved his defence.

Wednesday 30 October 1867, Issue 5291 - Gale Document No. Y3200710240
Death - October 16, at Flora Cottage, Sandford, MR JOHN TREMLETT, late of Crediton, aged 72.

Wednesday 27 November 1867, Issue 5295 - Gale Document No. Y3200710348
Marriage - November 18, at Alphington, by the Rev. W. Butterfield, MR JOHN SEAGE, of Crediton, to MRS ELIZABETH NEWTON, of Bromham Farm, Haven Banks, Alphington.

Wednesday 27 November 1867, Issue 5295 - Gale Document No. Y3200710343
Devon Intermediate Sessions
HENRY JAMES, 18, SHOEMAKER, and BARNET ELSTON (on bail) were indicted for having, on the 5th of November, at Crediton, with divers other persons, riotously and tumultuously assembled together to the disturbance of the public peace. Mr Carter prosecuted, and Mr Clarke defended the prisoners. MR JOHN CLEEVE, baker, East-street, said on the night of the 5th November, about ten o'clock, a large crowd came to his house, knocked out three of the shutters, and then demolished the window frame. The upstair glass was also broken. As he was inside he could not see who committed the damage. FREDERICK ELSTON, a young man, said that about ten o'clock on the night of the 5th he was walking from West Town to Eat Town. He saw a number of persons in Union-road, going in the same direction. BARNET ELSTON, who was a cousin of his, was one of them. He heard him shout several times "Down with the bakers," "Starving alive," and the mob then took up the cry. He saw the other prisoner amongst the crowd, and saw him throw stones at MR CLEEVE'S window. ELSTON also threw stones. He afterwards saw the prisoners with the mob at MR PINCE'S shop. GEORGE STONE, shoemaker, said he saw the prisoners amongst the crowd in West Town. He heard ELSTON bawling out "starving alive." EDWIN LEE, saddler, said he saw BARNET ELSTON with the crowd in High-street, about eleven o'clock. He did not see him do anything. Mr Clarke, in defence, reviewed the evidence of the witness ELSTON, and said the case depended upon his uncorroborated testimony. The probability w3as that both he and STONE had come forward to give evidence against the prisoners so as to screen themselves. EMMA CHAMBERLAIN, wife of a shoemaker, said that about ten o'clock on the night of the 5th she saw the mob break in MR CLEEVE'S window, and at the time BARNET ELSTON stood at his father's door, doing nothing. She saw stones thrown after she came out, but ELSTON was not amongst the crowd then. The depositions were put in and it was there found that she had stated that she would not swear that ELSTON was not amongst the crowd at the time stones were thrown. ANN WOLLACOTT, wife of a shoemaker, and sister of the prisoner ELSTON said she saw the prisoner have nothing to do with the crowd. He said he should not. She did not see him throw any stones. CHARLOTTE PAYNE said she heard the prisoner remark that he should have nothing to do with the riot. He did not throw any stones at MR CLEEVE'S. The jury after a few minutes' deliberation found both prisoners guilty of rioting. Each of the prisoners was sentenced to two months' hard labour.

Wednesday 4 December 1867, Issue 5296 - Gale Document No. Y3200710386
Crediton
ALLEN ELSTON, a shoemaker, was committed for trial on Thursday charged with breaking glass and with being concerned in the recent riots at Crediton. Since the offence was committed the shoemaker had made himself invisible at Crediton; but a policeman dropped upon him at Plymouth.

Wednesday 11 December 1867, Issue 5297 - Gale Document No. Y3200710400
Death - December 8, at Neopardy, Crediton, MR JAMES LEE, yeoman, aged 81, deservedly respected.

Death - December 8, at Wellpark, Crediton, SAMUEL, the eldest son of MR S. ROACH, aged 15, deeply regretted.

Wednesday 11 December 1867, Issue 5297 - Gale Document No. Y3200710410
Crediton - The Magistrates met on Thursday for the purpose of hearing the claimants for compensation on account of the injury done to their respective houses by the food rioters the other day. The claimants were MR CLEAVE, £5 13s.; MR BADCOCK, £14; and MR HARRIS, £5. The Magistrates were Mr Sillifant, Sir H. F. Davie, and Mr Buller. Mr Sillifant remarked that unless applicants could show a felonious attack had been made on their houses, in other words that there was something more than a riot, and that their houses had been demolished, or that any attempt had been made to demolish them, the magistrates (guided by the decisions of the judges as to the circumstances that would constitute a felonious demolition or attempt at demolition) did not feel justified in making an order for damages done in those cases.

Wednesday 24 December 1867, Issue 5299 - Gale Document No. Y3200710460
Crediton - Mr Coroner Crosse held an inquest at the Crediton Union Workhouse on Friday upon the body of the infant of JANE BROWN, an inmate. The child was found dead in bed by the side of its mother, and the evidence left no doubt that it had been "overlaid." Verdict accordingly.

Wednesday 9 January 1868, Issue 5301 - Gale Document No. Y3200710501
Birth - January 5, the wife of MR WILLIAM WARD, veterinary surgeon, Crediton, a daughter.

Marriage - December 29, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, MR WILLIAM BEDFORD, to ANN, youngest daughter of MR WM. M. W. MADGE, New York, late of St Lawrence's-green, Crediton.

Wednesday 8 January 1868, Issue 5301 - Gale Document No. Y3200710511
Devon Epiphany Sessions
The Riot at Crediton - ALLEN ELSTON, a young man, a shoemaker, living at Crediton, was indicted for rioting at Crediton, and damaging the house of MR CLEEVE, and MR JOHN MILFORD, bakers, of East Town. Mr Carter prosecuted, and the prisoner was undefended. By the evidence of JOHN CLEEVE, FREDERICK ELSTON, JAMES COULDRIDGE, and GEORGE STONE, it was clearly proved that the prisoner took part in the riot, and that he struck the shutters with a large stick. The prisoner, in defence, denied having taken part in the disturbance, and in support of his statement called his brother, who said that he was not amongst those who attacked the shops. Mr Carter said the answer of the prisoner was like the answer of the Irishman who when charged with having been seen with his hand in a lady's pocket for the purpose of robbing it, said he could call a hundred witnesses who did not see him do it. The prosecution had called witnesses who distinctly saw the prisoner, and the answer he had made was of no account whatever. The jury found the prisoner guilty; he appealed for mercy as it was the first time he had been brought up for anything. Mr Carter said the prisoner was suffering from heart disease, and as he had been in prison some time perhaps the Court would not pass a heavy sentence. It was very important in cases like this, though, that there should be a certainty of punishment. The Chairman said the Court passed upon the prisoner the lenient sentence of three weeks' imprisonment, with hard labour. The surgeon, however, would attend the prisoner, if circumstances called for it, and he would be well taken care of.

Wednesday 15 January 1868, Issue 5302 - Gale Document No. Y3200710523
Birth - January 3, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of NEWELL CONNOP, Esq., a son.

Wednesday 22 January 1868, Issue 5303 - Gale Document No. Y3200710546
Death - January 15, at the Vicarage, Crediton, aged 75, MRS CHARLES SMITH, mother of the Rev. Prebendary SMITH, vicar of Crediton.

Death - January 10, at St Lawrence's-green, Crediton, MR BENJAMIN ROOKES, aged 81.

Death - January 10, at Albert-place, Crediton, after a short illness, MRS MARY ANN EDWARDS, aged 70, highly respected.

Wednesday 5 February 1868, Issue 5305 - Gale Document No. Y3200710600
Death - January 26, MARY, the beloved wife of MR JAMES MARCHANT, Parliament-street, Crediton, aged 62.

Death - January 25, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MRS SUSAN CHAMBERLAIN, aged 72.

Death - January 23, at Crediton, MISS CATHERINE HOWE, late of Little Torrington, after a long illness, aged 71, much respected.

Wednesday 5 February 1868, Issue 5305 - Gale Document No. Y3200710611
Crediton - WILLIAM JOSLIN, in the employ of MR S. ROACH, of Wellparks, has been sent to gaol for six weeks for stealing coal from his employer. JOSLIN was employed in carting coal from the railway station to Wellparks, and he contrived to secrete some of the coal. This was seen, and a policeman was informed of it. WILLIAM came for the coal in the night, and was soon in the arms of Policeman Rich.

Wednesday 12 February 1868, Issue 5306 - Gale Document No. Y3200710626
Birth - January 30, at the Railway Hotel, Crediton, the wife of MR GEORGE MATTHEW WOOD, a daughter.

Death - February 8, at Crediton, MARY, the wife of MR EDWARD MARCHANT, aged 73.

Wednesday 26 February 1868, Issue 5308 - Gale Document No. Y3200710674
Birth - February 20, at Park-street, Crediton, the wife of MR GEORGE ARSCOTT, a son.

Wednesday 4 March 1868, Issue 5309 - Gale Document No. Y3200710699
Birth - February 28, at Crediton, the wife of MR S. H. DRAKE, a daughter.

Wednesday 18 March 1868, Issue 5311 - Gale Document No. Y3200710747
Birth - March 13, at Crediton, MRS SYDNEY MORRISH, a son.

Death - March 9, at East-street, Crediton, ELIZABETH, relict of MR SAMUEL BACK, aged 78.

Wednesday 1 April 1868, Issue 5313 - Gale Document No. Y3200710807
Death - March 18, at Kingsbridge, MARIA, last surviving daughter of the late WM. VICARY, Esq., formerly of Crediton, aged 85.

Wednesday 29 April 1868, Issue 5317 - Gale Document No. Y3200710913
Death - April 17 at King Edward's Schools, St George's-road, London, MR HENRY HOARD, late of Crediton, aged 41.

Wednesday 6 May 1868, Issue 5318 - Gale Document No. Y32007109445
Devon Intermediate Sessions
WILLIAM MANNING, marine store dealer, was indicted for having on the 5th April last, at Crediton, stolen ninety-eight pounds of lead, fixed to a certain building of JAMES HOWARD BULLER, Esq., there situate. Mr Rogers, prosecuted, and Mr Clarke appeared for the prisoner. On the day in question a large quantity of lead was found missing from the roof of a linhay adjoining Park Farm which is in the occupation of MR J. GREGORY; but owned by the gentleman named in the indictment. On the 4th of April the lead had been seen on the roof all safe, and on the day of the robbery the prisoner was met on the platform at the Crediton station by P.C. Bond. The latter had received information of the robbery, and questioned the prisoner as to wither he had purchased any lead. The prisoner replied that he had not; but he had a bag with him, and a box of tools, which contained lead. The constable apprehended the prisoner and took possession of the lead, which was afterwards compared with that left on the roof, and found to correspond. The prisoner was also seen near the linhay on the day in question. Mr Clarke, in defence, admitted that the case had not been made out against the prisoner, there being no evidence of the theft. The jury found the prisoner guilty, and the Chairman said he had discovered that the prisoner's had been a career of crime. This was the fifth time he had been brought before courts of justice. The fourth conviction was in 1863, when he was sentenced to three years' penal servitude for a similar offence as the present one. The case had been clearly proved against him, and the only course he could adopt would be to sentence him to seven years' penal servitude.

Wednesday 13 May 1868, Issue 5319 - Gale Document No. Y3200710972
Death - May 11, after a very short illness, MR JAMES NORRISH, of Moor Barton, Crediton, aged 64.

Wednesday 10 June 1868, Issue 5323 - Gale Document No. Y3200711083
Crediton - FRANCIS FORD, in the employ of MR W. H. THOMAS, was lately engaged in painting Barton House, Morchard Bishop, the residence of Henry Churchill, Esq. During the time the painters were in the house a pair of trousers and a waistcoat belonging to Mr Churchill were missed; and the idea entered the head of the butler and valet that FORD had possessed himself of the clothes. On Sunday week the butler made an errand to the house of FORD at Crediton, and then discovered his master's clothes adorning the person of the painter. FORD has been committed for trial.

Wednesday 24 June 1868, Issue 5325 - Gale Document No. Y320071129
Death - June 22, at the Manor House, Crediton, F. E. SMITH, Esq., solicitor, aged 56.

Wednesday 24 June 1868, Issue 5325 - Gale Document No. Y3200711138
Crediton Petty Session
FRANCIS ANSTEY was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment for stealing a leg of pork from J. HEARD, blacksmith, of Hookway. Defendant pleaded guilty to taking the meat, but said he had no intention of stealing it. GEORGE LOCK, ostler of the White Hart Inn, saw prisoner take the leg of pork from the cart of MR HEARD. The pork was found in a doorway in East-street.

The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have awarded to MR WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, who is articled to Messrs. Smith and Son, of Crediton, a prize for the highly satisfactory manner in which he passed the final examination of candidates for admission on the rolls of attornies and solicitors in Trinity term last.

Wednesday 15 July 1868, Issue 5328 - Gale Document No. Y3200711216
Crediton - MR ARUNDEL, butcher, of Crediton, was thrown from his horse at Coleford races on Monday, and sustained very serious injuries, one of his thighs and arms having been broken. MR ARUNDEL is a good rider, but his horse seems to have come in collision with another.

Wednesday 29 July 1868, Issue 5330 - Gale Document No. Y3200711269
Devon and Exeter Assizes - Crown Court
Poisoning Water at Crediton
SAMUEL RISDON, alias MORTIMORE, 19, labourer, and JAMES STRONG, 21, shoemaker, were indicted for having maliciously put chloride of lime in certain water, the property of J. H. HIPPESLEY, Esq., of Crediton, thereby destroying the fish. Mr Holdsworth prosecuted; the prisoners were undefended. MR W. T. FRANCIS, farmer, of Crediton, said he went to the stream in question on the 15th of July, and saw RISDON in the stream throwing the lime in the water. STRONG was sitting down on the side of the stream. They were the opposite side to witness. On STRONG seeing MR FRANCIS he ran away; but witness ran and caught him. He asked to be forgiven. MR FRANCIS had the right of fishing in the stream through Mr Hippesley's steward; his ground being one side of the stream and Mr Hippesley's on the other. Mr J. A. FRANCIS, last witnesses' brother, said he picked up four dead trout in the stream shortly after the men were seen there. He also corroborated his brother's evidence regarding RISDON throwing the lime. On being charged with the offence by P.C. Chamberlain, RISDON, said, "I should not have done it had it not been for STRONG." STRONG, when in custody, recommended ROSDON to plead guilty, and RISDON replied "I'm afraid we shall be transported." STRONG also said that he had been out of work for a long time, and rather then starve he would catch all the fish in the river. The policeman asked how he could do it, and he said "By putting in lime they become like anything drunk; and they could be caught easily - people not knowing whether they were caught by a hook or line or not." The prisoners now denied that they were throwing lime in the river, they were going to look for work. They also denied what the policeman had stated. They were found guilty, and sentenced to nine months' imprisonment - hard labour.

Wednesday 5 August 1868, Issue 5331 - Gale Document No. BC3200711287
Birth - July 27, at Queen's-place, Crediton, the wife of THOMAS STRONG, Esq., a daughter.

Death - August 4, at Crediton, JOHN AMBROSE MEDLAND, the infant son of MR SYDNEY S. MORRISH, aged 5 months.

Wednesday 12 August 1868, Issue 5332 - Gale Document No. BC3200711307
Crediton
LEWIS ELSTON, WILLIAM MARCHANT, SAMUEL HARRISON, and WILLIAM FLOOD, shoe makers, of Crediton, were before the Magistrates on Thursday charged with stealing a pair of spectacles, valued at 7s. 6d. On the 16th of July the accused were at Morchard Bishop, and they took the liberty of calling at the house of Mr R. Grant and asked for some cider. Thereupon Mrs Grant kindly directed her servant to draw some cider for the men, who stood drinking it by the side of a window. Soon after they were gone from the house the spectacles were missed from the window, and suspicion pointed at these men. They were followed, and all - save ELSTON, consented to be searched. They were riding in a wagon when they were overtaken. Getting to Crediton, ELSTON was searched, but the spectacles were not in his possession - they were then found concealed in the wagon. The Magistrates considered it a case of very strong suspicion against the accused, but as there was no direct evidence against them they were discharged.

Wednesday 26 August 1868, Issue 5334 - Gale Document No. Y3200711357
Death - August 14, at Pinson's Court, High-street, Crediton, ELIZABETH, daughter of the late MR WILLIAM SMORY, aged 65, much respected.

Wednesday 9 September 1868, Issue 5336 - Gale Document No. Y3200711404
Crediton Petty Sessions
MR FRANCIS LEE, of Great Lee, was summoned for assaulting his housekeeper, LOUISA BELWORTHY. The complainant went to the Exeter Market on the 14th August with her master's keys in her pocket. In her absence MR LEE wanted something that was in one of the cupboards, and the serenity of his disposition was greatly disturbed because he could not get his wants supplied. On the housekeeper's return cook philosophy had not been restored, and MR LEE soon let his housekeeper know who really was the master of the house. MRS BELWORTHY declared her master struck her; but MR LEE averred that he only pushed her and tore her dress by stepping upon it. The Magistrates, however, in weighing the probabilities of the case, found the balance in favour of the complainant, and inflicted a fine on the defendant of 20s., with the expenses.

RICHARD KELLAND, a brick maker, of Crediton, and THOMAS LEE were spectators at the recent Crediton races, and on their way homeward contrary opinions prevailed amongst themselves, and the upshot was a pugilistic demonstration on the part of the brick maker, and for its gratification, the Magistrates directed him to pay 20s., with the expenses, though he pretended that LEE was the aggressor.

An elderly man named FIELDING and his wife occupy a lone cottage in a wood on Court Barton Estate, near Crediton. On Friday night the inmates heard footsteps on the stairs. Thereupon the old man got out of bed and lighted a candle; but before he had time to put on his clothes two men entered the bed room and demanded money, giving utterance to threats of personal violence. The poor woman gave them 6s. 6d., all the money they had; but the intruders did not believe her statement, and proceeded to ransack the house. They did not find any money and then left - apparently to consult their companions, who might have been on the watch. In a short time they returned, and then threatened to burn down the house if FIELDING did not give them more money. They remained there imprecating for some time; but finding their threats did not bring them more money they left. FIELDING has resided in the cottage for fifty years, but dreading the threat of having his house burnt he has quitted it. MR WM. COOMBE (FIELDING'S employer) has been twice burnt out of his house this year; and this circumstance probably inspired the FIELDINGS with terror.

Wednesday 16 September 1868, Issue 5337 - Gale Document No. Y3200711439
Death - September 8, MRS SIDNEY ROWE, widow of the REV. SAMUEL ROWE, M.A., vicar of Crediton.

Death - September 3, at Crediton, MRS MIDDLEWEEK, aged 38.

Wednesday 7 October 1868, Issue 5340 - Gale Document No. Y3200711519
Death - September 29, at Crediton, LOUISA JANE, daughter of MR WM. WARREN, late of Exeter, aged 28.

Wednesday 7 October 1868, Issue 5340 - Gale Document No. Y3200711531
Crediton - HENRY MITCHELL, of Crediton, formerly belonging to the 16th Rifles, has come to an untimely fate. His body was discovered on Saturday in the lonely Blackdown Hills, seven miles from Taunton. His remains were in a ditch, a mile from the Holman Clavell Inn, Pitminster; his throat was cut and near were a razor and a knife, each having dry blood upon them.

Wednesday 21 October 1868, Issue 5342 - Gale Document No. Y3200711572
Death - October 14, at Crediton, FRANCES, relict of MR THOMAS LEE, late of Camelford, Crediton, aged 78.

Wednesday 18 November 1868, Issue 5346 - Gale Document No. Y3200711688
Crediton Petty Sessions
LEWIS ELSTON, shoemaker, of Crediton, had the misfortune to disagree with a lad named WILLIAM CHANTER, who is in the employ of MR CHING, grocer. In course of their disagreement the shoemaker waxed valiant and he "leathered" the boy to such an extent that the magistrates considered the sum of forty shillings with the expenses was an equivalent. ELSTON was likewise charged with stealing two apples from J. H. BULLER, Esq., of Downs; and for this offence he was committed for trial.

MISS COOMBES, of Veny Tedburn, was riding with her brother on Sunday afternoon, when her horse took fright and dashed through the town of Crediton at a fearful pace. At the bottom of East-street, the animal stumbled and fell, throwing the lady against the wall, lacerating her head severely. The horse sustained a severe cut in the shoulder. MR COOMBES followed in pursuit, and the two horses galloping through the town at such a terrific rate caused no little consternation to the inhabitants.

Wednesday 18 November 1868, Issue 5346 - Gale Document No. Y3200711679
Devon Intermediate Sessions
The Grand Jury ignored the bill against LEWIS ELSTON for having on the 29th October 1868, at Crediton, stolen two apples, the property of James Howard Buller, Esq.

Wednesday 9 December 1868, Issue 5349 - Gale Document No. Y3200711737
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate of MR PHILIP FRANCIS, of Taw Vale-terrace, Crediton, Devon, are requested forthwith to send particulars thereof to Mr Merlin Fryer, Solicitor, 1 Gandy-street, Exeter.

Wednesday 9 December 1868, Issue 5349 - Gale Document No. Y3200711756
Crediton
MR W. H. SYMES, of Crediton, who obtained a prize at his final examination in June last, was last week admitted to practice as an attorney of Her Majesty's Courts of Common Law at Westminster and a solicitor of the High Court of Chancery. This gentleman was articled to MR F. E. SMITH, of Crediton.

GEORGE TUCKET, labourer of Crediton, was charged with killing a pheasant on the land of J. h. Hippesley, Esq., near Shobrooke Park. The accused did not show his face to the Magistrates; but the charge against him was clearly proved, and a fine of £2, or one month's imprisonment, was recorded against him.

Wednesday 16 December 1868, Issue 5349 - Gale Document No. Y3200711772
Death - December 11, at High-street, Crediton, JANE, the wife of MR FRANCIS LEE, high bailiff of the county court.

Wednesday 23 December 1868, Issue 5350 - Gale Document No. Y3200711797
Death - December 17, at Edgell Villa, Crediton, MWM. BROOKE ADAMS, late of West Yeo, Witheridge, aged 63.

Wednesday 30 December 1868, Issue 5351 - Gale Document No. Y3200711825
Death - December 18, at the Green, Crediton, MARY, widow of MR JOHN DICKER, aged 83.

Wednesday 30 December 1868, Issue 5351 - Gale Document No. Y3200711816
Crediton - MR THOMAS HITCHCOCK, formerly a miller of Thorverton, has been committed for trial charged with embezzling the monies of his employer, MR CARTHEW, miller, of Crediton. It was stated that the total defalcations amounted to £660. HITCHCOCK was MR CARTHEW'S agent at Plymouth. He absconded, but was apprehended at Gloucester. He had been adjudicated a bankrupt for the second time.

Wednesday 13 January 1869, Issue 5353 - Gale Document No. Y3200711864
Death - January 3, at Mount Pleasant, Crediton, MARY, the beloved wife of MR JAMES MURCH, aged 76.

Wednesday 20 January 1869, Issue 5354 - Gale Document No. Y3200711898
Crediton Petty Session
JOHN and GEORGE EWINGS were fined 20s. each, with the expenses for trespassing on Christmas-day in pursuit of game on lands belonging to Sir H. F. Davie.

HENRY ASH, for a similar indulgence on the lands of J. H. Hippesley, Esq., was fined 41s., including costs.

Wednesday 27 January 1869, Issue 5355 - Gale Document No. Y3200711923
Exeter Guildhall
THOMAS LEE, a farmer, of Crediton, was summoned for selling the carcase of a pig other than in the market. Thos. Hawker, a butcher, said that on Thursday last defendant came to him and asked him if he wanted to buy a pig. He replied that he did, and went with the defendant to the Black Dog Inn, North-street, and there bought the pig. The defendant, in defence, said that he was not aware that he had to pay toll as it was not market day. The Chairman said that the Bench were obliged to impose al penalty, but they would inflict the smallest sum in their power. They, therefore, fined him 40s. with the expenses.

Wednesday 17 February 1869, Issue 5358 - Gale Document No. Y3200711996
Death - February 8, at Crediton, after a long illness, MR GEORGE HAMBLY, aged 27.

Wednesday 24 February 1869, Issue 5359 - Gale Document No. Y3200712021
Birth - February 14, at Crediton, MRS J. KENSHOLE, a daughter.

Wednesday 3 March 1869, Issue 5360 - Gale Document No. Y3200712051
Death - February 28, at Crediton, MRS JANE RICE, aged 74.

Wednesday 10 March 1869, Issue 5361 - Gale Document No. Y3200712090
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861.
EDWARD MOUNSDON, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, horse collar maker, having been adjudged bankrupt in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the Third day of March, 1869, is hereby required to surrender himself to Weston Joseph Sparkes, the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors to be held on the 20th day of March, 1869, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Public Rooms in Crediton, Devon.
R. T. Campion, Esq., of Exeter, is the Solicitor acting in the bankruptcy.
At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debs of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects.
All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt must deliver them to the Registrar, and all debts due to the Bankrupt must be paid to the Registrar.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

The Bankruptcy Act, 1861.
Whereas, a Petition for Adjudication of Bankruptcy was on the 6th day of March, 1869, filed in Her Majesty's Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District against ROBERT TAVERNER, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, previously of Cheriton Fitzpaine, in the said county, and before that residing at Tedburn Saint Mary, in the said county, farmer, under which he has been adjudged bankrupt, notice is hereby given, That he is hereby required to surrender himself to John Daniel King, Esq., Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held before the said Registrar on the 24th day of March, 1869, at One o'Clock in the Afternoon precisely at the Court of Bankruptcy for the Exeter District, in Queen-street, Exeter, and also to the Court at the public sitting to be appointed by the Court for the said bankrupt to pass his last examination, of which sitting due notice will be given in the London Gazette. At the first meeting of creditors the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects. At the public sitting proofs of debts will also be received and the bankrupt will be required to submit himself to be examined, and to make a full disclosure and discovery of all his estate and effects, and to finish his examination.
Notice is hereby also given to all persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or that have any of his effects, not to deliver the same but to Mr Theophilus Carrick, Queen-street, Exeter, Official Assignee, whom the Court has appointed, and give notice to Thomas Floud, 14, Castle-street, Exeter, Solicitor to the Estate.

Wednesday 17 March 1869, Issue 5362 - Gale Document No. Y3200712099
Crediton
MR J. B. HELE, postmaster of Crediton, appeared before Mr Hamlyn on Thursday to answer the complaint of his wife. Mr Sparkes for MRS HELE, and Mr Incledon Bencraft for the defendant. They have been married seven years, and have three children; but their happiness has now and then been interrupted by a want of compatibility of temper - on the one side or the other. It was now alleged against MR HELE that on the night of the 28th of January he compelled his wife to leave her bed, forced her downstairs, pushed her on a sofa, and beat her back severely with a hunting whip. Immediately thereupon he compelled his wife to write to her mother at Cheltenham asking her to pay a bill. Subsequently the wife left her husband's house, taking shelter at the Ship Hotel; but by her husband's intercession she returned to his house, and, for a few days, marriage bells couldn't be more joyous than were MR AND MRS HELE. Unhappily, however, the volcano again emitted sparks of discontent, and on the night of the 16th of Feb., MR HELE compelled his wife to sign a paper, binding her to leave Crediton for ever. He made her take off her wedding ring, and afterwards they both kissed the Bible. The wife declared that she went through this Biblical performance under threat. Notwithstanding this "settler" they once more "made friends," but it didn't last long; for the loading of a gun by the husband created an apprehension in the mind of MRS HELE that she felt constrained to seek magisterial assistance. The wife admitted that her husband was temperate and industrious; and Mr Bencraft declared that the case was one of those domestic ruptures wherein the faults were as much on one side as the other. No one, said, the advocate, regretted the whipping more than did his client, who was exasperated from his wife's putting his children into mourning when he had expressed his wishes against such a course. The defendant was bound over to keep the peace towards his wife - himself in £30, and two sureties of £10 each.

Wednesday 31 March 1869, Issue 5364 - Gale Document No. Y3200712157
Crediton
Some thieves broke into the offices and stores of MR JOHN BADCOCK, wine and spirit merchant, Crediton, on Thursday night; and, being foiled in their attempts to open the iron safe, took away with them several bottles of wine and spirit, leaving a note to the effect that as they could not open the safe they should have carried it off had it not been too heavy.

Wednesday 7 April 1869, Issue 5364 - Gale Document No. Y3200712175
Death - March 30, at Crediton, ANN, the beloved wife of MR WM. WARREN, late of Exeter, aged 71.

Wednesday 14 April 1869, Issue 5365 - Gale Document No. Y3200712185
The Bankruptcy Amendment Act, 1868
In the matter of a Deed of Assignment and arrangement between THOMAS PARTRIDGE SNOW, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, Innkeeper, Dealer in Corn, Dealer and Chapman and his Creditors.
Notice is hereby given, That the above named THOMAS PARTRIDGE SNOW hath left with the Chief Registrar of the Court of Bankruptcy, as his office in Quality Court, Chancery-lane, London, a list of his (the said THOMAS PARTRIDGE SNOW'S) debts and liabilities and other particulars connected therewith, and a statement of his property and credits, and the estimated value thereof, as require by "The Bankruptcy Amendment Act, 1868".
John Guscotte, 19, Essex-street, Strand, London, Agent for Cleave and Sparkes, of Crediton. Solicitors for the person Registering the said Deed.
Dated this tenth day of April, 1869.

Wednesday 21 April 1869, Issue 5366 - Gale Document No. Y3200712239
Crediton Petty Session
JAMES WHITE, smith, was summoned for assaulting JOHN JAMES, builder, of Crediton. The defendant seems to have built a wall near to or upon the property of the complainant, and this led to an altercation between them, when the smith took the builder by the collar with a determination as if he meant "to shake him into shillings." Fined 10s., with the expenses.

Wednesday 28 April 1869, Issue 5367 - Gale Document No. Y3200712267
Crediton
JOHN HUBBER, blacksmith, formerly in the Royal Artillery, was sent to gaol on Saturday for three weeks - hard labour - for being in the farm yard of MR S. ROACH, of Well Park, at two o'clock on Friday morning, supposed to be in search of fowls. Policeman Chamberlain of Newton St Cyres, happened at the time to be on the watch near the Crediton Railway Station, and he went and collared HUBBER in the farm yard. They had a severe struggle, and the blacksmith contrived to run away; but Chamberlain was more fleet and he succeeded in hampering HUBBER, who was fined 20s., or a fortnight's imprisonment, for assaulting the officer in the execution of his duty.

Wednesday 5 May 1869, Issue 5368 - Gale Document No. Y3200712283
Crediton - The case of ROBERT TAVERNER, farmer, of Crediton, was heard in the Exeter Bankruptcy Court on Monday, before Mr Commissioner Andrews. Mr Floud for the bankrupt, Mr Sparkes for the creditors. the bankrupt owes £479 3s. 10d.; and assets, £10. The debts have been contracted during the year 1866-7-8 and are for goods purchased, work done, and cash borrowed. The principal debts is one of £142 16s. 7d., owing for cash, threshing machine &c. As to the debt of £36 entered by bankrupt as good, it appears that he had to commence an action for its recovery; it is of a doubtful character. The bankrupt states that the sheriff levied an execution on his effects in August last, at the suit of Mr Stanbury, a creditor for £300; the effects realised £170, in addition to which bankrupt paid the creditor £100 in cash. The remainder of bankrupt's effects were sold at Michaelmas last, by the landlord realising £18 11s. 0d.; bankrupt's expenditure for the support of himself and family for two years preceding his bankruptcy, was £78 per annum. The case was adjourned till the 31st of May, for the bankrupt to file a cash account for the last six months.

Wednesday 19 May 1869, Issue 5370 - Gale Document No. Y3200712345
Marriage - May 11, at Dulverton, by the Rev. H. Taylor, MR MIDDLEWICK, Crediton, to MISS M. DOBBS, Dulverton.

Marriage - May 9, at Holy Trinity, Exeter, by the Rev. G. H. Shield, MR JOS. WILLIAMS, Birmingham, to MISS WHITE, Crediton.

Wednesday 2 June 1869, Issue 5372 - Gale Document No. Y3200712398
Death - May 19, at Crediton, SARAH, eldest daughter of the late SAMUEL BROWN, Esq.

Wednesday 2 June 1869, Issue 5372 - Gale Document No. Y3200712408
Crediton Petty Session
LEWIS HICKS, landlord of the Star Inn, Crediton, was summoned for assaulting JOHN RAINES, butcher. The complainant lodges at the house of MRS HICKS, mother of the defendant; and on the 19th of May MR HICKS went to his mother's house and accused the butcher of beating MASTER HICKS. Denial was useless - the blood of mine host was up to fever heat, and he seized the luckless butcher by the coat, splitting it into "ribbons." According to the testimony of the defendant's mother, the complainant was "served very bad;" and as a requital the Magistrates inflicted a fine of £4, including costs.

Wednesday 30 June 1869, Issue 5376 - Gale Document No. Y3200712491
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
In the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, in the matter of GEORGE CHUDLEY, formerly of Beare Mills, Crediton, Devon, miller, adjudicated a bankrupt on the 16th day of May, 1864 (since deceased). A final dividend meeting will be held on the Twelfth day of July, 1869, at the Public Rooms in Crediton, Devon, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely. At such meeting application will also be made to the Court on the part of the administratrix of the bankrupt for a return under sec. 197 of the Bankruptcy Law Consolidation Act, 1849, of the surplus estate in this bankruptcy, after all debts and claims proved on or before such meeting and the requisitions of the said section shall have been satisfied. All debts and claims not then proved will be disallowed.
Weston Joseph Sparkes, Registrar.

Wednesday 30 June, Issue 5376 - Gale Document No. Y3200712501
Death - June 25, at Crediton, MR WM. HARVEY, sen., aged 58.

Wednesday 7 July 1869, Issue 5377 - Gale Document No. Y3200712530
Death - June 21, at Gunstone, Crediton, JAMES RICHARD, the youngest son of F. LEE, Esq., aged 1 year and 10 months.

Wednesday 28 July 1869, Issue 5380 - Gale Document No. Y3200712609
Marriage - July 22, at Crediton, MR SERAPHIN HOOKER, to LYDIA, widow of MR GEORGE NEWMAN.

Death - July 19, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, ANN, relict of MR J. QUICK, aged 75.

Death - July 18, at Paddington, London, HARRIETT, daughter of MR JOHN MAUNDER, Crediton, aged 17.

Wednesday 4 August 1869, Issue 5381 - Gale Document No. Y3200712642
Death - July 23, at Crediton, after a long illness, borne with Christian fortitude, MR JOHN VOWLER, aged 64, much respected.

Wednesday 11 August 1869, Issue 5382 - Gale Document No. Y3200712672
Crediton - A man named TUCKER, in the employ of MR S. ROACH, of Well Park, was seriously injured by a reaping machine on Saturday. The poor man was standing by the machine, when the horses suddenly moved and TUCKER was cut on the foot with the reaping knife. He is now an inmate at the Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Wednesday 1 September 1869, Issue 5385 - Gale Document No. Y3200712733
Marriage - August 26, at the New Independent Chapel, Crediton, by the Rev. W. Mountjoy, the REV. DANIEL STURGESS, late of Bridgwater, to FANNY, second daughter of MR J. H. DYMOND, of Crediton.

Wednesday 15 September 1869, Issue 5387 - Gale Document No. Y3200712776
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
THOMAS VENNER, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, baker and grocer, having been adjudged bankrupt in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton, on the 13th day of September, 1869, is hereby required to surrender himself to Weston Joseph Sparkes, Esq., the Registrar of the said Court, at the first meeting of creditors, to be held on the 30th day of September, 1869, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon, precisely, at the Public Rooms, in Crediton.
Thomas Floud, Esq., of Exeter is the Solicitor acting in the bankruptcy. At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects.
All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt must deliver them to the registrar of the said Court, and all debts due to the bankrupt must be paid to the Registrar.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 15 September 1869, Issue 5387 - Gale Document No. Y3200712780
Birth - September 11, at Crediton, the wife of C. H. NELSON, Esq., a daughter.

Marriage - September 9, at Crediton, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, MR W. C. YEO, of Darlington, Durham, to ELIZABETH ANN, only daughter of MR GLANFIELD, High-street, Crediton.

Wednesday 29 September 1869, Issue 5389 - Gale Document No. Y3200712831
Birth - September 25, at Crediton, the wife of MR S. H. DRAKE, a daughter.

Marriage - September 23, at the parish church, Exmouth, DR HOLMAN, late of Crediton, to MARIA BARBARA, youngest daughter of the late M. T. READ, Esq., of Livingshayes, Silverton.

Marriage - September 22, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, MR JOHN VOWLER, to LUCY, youngest daughter of MR JOHN SQUIRE, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 29 September 1869, Issue 5389 - Gale Document No. Y3200712841
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN CROSS was charged by GEORGE WALKER with cutting and destroying heath on the land of J. QUICK, Esq. The defendant admitted his guilt, and he was fined 2s. 6d., with 16s. 9d. expenses. He asked to be excused payment for a week, but was committed to gaol for seven days in default of payment.

WALTER CROSS was summoned to show cause why he refused to help support his mother, who is chargeable to the parish of Crediton. The defendant had offered 6d. per week, but the Guardians were not satisfied. The Bench made an order of 1s. per week, with 9s. costs.

JOHN HORRELL, who did not appear, was also summoned to contribute towards his mother's maintenance. An order was 1s. per week, with 10s. costs, was made.

W. VICARY, was also summoned to contribute to his mother's maintenance. Ordered to pay 1s. per week, with 9s. costs.

JAS. HUTCHINGS and JAMES CHING, boys, were charged with stealing apples. HUTCHINGS was sentenced to be flogged; the other boy and made off, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension.

THOMAS HODGE, baker, Crediton; William Drew, Newton St. Cyres; and George Poseland, Bow, applied for licenses under the new Beer House Act. Granted, with a caution to Poseland, he having been once convicted.

Wednesday 13 October 1869, Issue 5391 - Gale Document No. Y3200712886
Death - October 4, at the Teignmouth Infirmary, EMMA, wife of MR WM. STONE, of Crediton, aged 28.

Wednesday 20 October 1869, Issue 5392 - Gale Document No. Y3200712917
Crediton Petty Session
EMANUEL DAVEY and JOHN SWEETLAND were fined 40s. each for poaching on the farm of MR WILLIAM TREMLETT. The accused did not show themselves to the Magistrates.

HENRY BUCKINGHAM was summoned by MR JOHN ELSTON, shoemaker, for non-completion of certain work. The defendant had been twice convicted of a similar offence, and he was now fined £5, with the costs.

EDWARD LEE, confectioner, made himself noisily conspicuous at the Angel Inn, Crediton, and Policeman Adams was called to remove LEE, when he struck the officer, having now to pay 40s. with the costs, for his "little game."

Wednesday 17 November 1869, Issue 5396 - Gale Document No. Y3200713013
Birth - November 14, at Crediton, the wife of ARTHUR CALVERT, M.A., twin daughters.

Marriage - November 11, at Crediton, by the Rev. Edgar Smith, B.A., brother of the bride, assistant curate of St. Edmund's, Salisbury, and chaplain to the Earl of Verulatu, FREDK. WM. COATES, Esq., M.D., of Burford House, Malvern, eldest son of WM. MARTIN COATES, Esq., of Salisbury, to MARY AGATHA, eldest daughter of the REV. CHARLES FELTON SMITH, M.A., vicar of Crediton, Prebendary of Exeter Cathedral, and rural dean of Kenn.

Death - November 13, at Stapleton-place, Bristol, after a long illness, MARY, the beloved wife of MR W. M. TUCKER, formerly of Crediton.

Wednesday 24 November 1869, Issue 5397 - Gale Document No. Y3200713035
Marriage - November 17, at the Independent Chapel, Crediton, MR J. COUSINS, jun., of Sandford, to MISS C. MARTIN, of Tregolis, Stithian, Cornwall.

Wednesday 1 December 1869, Issue 5398 - Gale Document No. Y3200713062
Marriage - November 29, at Allhallows, Goldsmith-street, Exeter, by the Rev. W. H. Parkhouse, Mr Thomas Johns (silk mercer, of Holloway-road, London), only son of Mr F. Johns, of Holsworthy, to FANNY NICKS COULDRIDGE, niece of MR W. H. COULDRIDGE, of Crediton.

Wednesday 8 December 1869, Issue 5399 - Gale Document No. Y3200713097
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN MOGRIDGE was charged with stealing turnips, valued 2d. MOGRIDGE was likewise charged with assaulting Policeman Coles, whilst in the execution of his duty. The accused pleaded guilty to each offence. He was fined 10s., including costs, for the first; and 20s. with 9s. expenses for the second.

Wednesday 15 December 1869, Issue 5400 - Gale Document No. Y3200713131
Death - December 12, at the residence of her son, Palace Villa, Crediton, MRS BADCOCK, aged 75, regretted and respected.

Death - December 6, at High-street, Crediton, MR WILLIAM SNOW, sen., aged 84.

Wednesday 5 January 1870, Issue 5403 - Gale Document No. Y3200713196
The Bankruptcy Act, 1861
WALTER FISHER, of Crediton, in the county of Devon, coal dealer, previously of Torquay, Devon, lodging house keeper and beer retailer, having been adjudged bankrupt in the County Court of Devonshire holden at Crediton, on the 31st day of December 1869, is hereby required to surrender himself to the Registrar of the said Court at the first meeting of creditors to be held on the 19th day of January, 1870, at Eleven o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, at the Public Rooms in Crediton, Devon.
Thomas Floud, Esq., of Exeter, is the Solicitor acting in the Bankruptcy. At the meeting the Registrar will receive the proofs of the debts of the creditors, and the creditors may choose an assignee or assignees of the bankrupt's estate and effects.
All persons having in their possession any of the effects of the said bankrupt, must deliver them to the Registrar, and all debts due to the bankrupt must be paid to the Registrar.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.

Wednesday 5 January 1870, Issue 5403 - Gale Document No. Y3200713208
Death - December 27, at his residence, Thrushers, Crediton, MR RICHARD HAMMETT, aged 85.

Wednesday 5 January 1870, Issue 5403 - Gale Document No. Y3200713203
Crediton - The will of Rear-Admiral Frederick Warden, C.B., has been sworn under £14,000. He for some time had the command of the Channel Squadron. He bequeaths to his wife his estate and residences at Oatlands Park, with the furniture and plate, absolutely. He leaves the rest of his property to his wife for her life; and after her decease to be divided between his brother, JOHN WARDEN, E.I.C.S., Bombay, and his sisters, Mrs Simson, of Anglesea, and MRS RUSE, of Crediton.

Wednesday 19 January 1870, Issue 5405 - Gale Document No. Y3200713257
Death - January 15, at Surbiton, JANE, relict of MR WILLIAM CHAPPLE, of Fordton, Crediton, aged 81.

Wednesday 26 January 1870, Issue 5406 - Gale Document No. Y3200713285
Death - January 18,a t St Lawrence's Green, Crediton, after a long illness, SUSAN, wife of MR RICHARD BROWNING, aged 21.

Death - January 6, at Upway, near Weymouth, the REV. ANDREW PERKINS, formerly of Crediton.

Wednesday 2 February 1870, Issue 5407 - Gale Document No. Y3200713310
Marriage - February 1, at Nymet Rowland, by the Rev. R. Parkinson, assisted by the Rev. J. H. Morton, ROBERT MADGE, Esq., of the Green, Crediton, to MRS BROWN, 14 Cliften-place, St Sidwell's, Exeter.

Marriage - January 31, at Crediton, by the Rev. J. R. Nankivill, MR HENRY GARLAND, H.M. Inland Revenue, to BESSIE, youngest daughter of MR G. GLANVILL, draper, Crediton.

Death - February 1, at Crediton, MISS Elizabeth PINSON, aged 76.

Wednesday 9 February 1870, Issue 5408 - Gale Document No. Y3200713353
Crediton
The houses of MISS TREBLE, shopkeeper, and a poor woman called ANN GILLETT, in Mill-street, were broken into by some thieves on Thursday night last. From the former they took away some tobacco and other small articles, from GILLETT'S they went away empty-handed, for the reason, we presume, that there was nothing worth their taking.

Mr Coroner Crosse held an inquest at the Crediton Union on Monday upon the body of the illegitimate offspring of JANE GIBBINGS. The child was only two days old, and the jury returned a verdict of "Found dead in bed, but how, or by what means it came by its death, there is no evidence to prove."

Wednesday 16 February 1870, Issue 5409 - Gale Document No. Y3200713385
Devon Intermediate Sessions
MARY ANN SETTER was found guilty of stealing three pairs of stockings, a silk necktie, a pocket handkerchief, and various other articles from SUSAN TAYLOR, of Crediton, and a previous conviction having been proved, she was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.

Wednesday 9 March 1870, Issue 5412 - Gale Document No. Y3200713469
Crediton Petty Sessions
MARY HORRELL, for assaulting ELLEN BUCKINGHAM, of Crediton, was fined 17s. 6d.

Wednesday 16 March 1870, Issue 5413 - Gale Document No. Y3200713489
Death - March 10, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM BODDY, aged 80.

Wednesday 30 March 1870, Issue 5415 - Gale Document No. Y3200713539
Birth - March 25, at Crediton, MRS S. S. GIMBLETT, a daughter.

Wednesday 4 May 1870, Issue 5420 - Gale Document No. Y3200713677
MARIA UNDERHILL, Deceased
All Persons having a Claim upon the Estate of MARIA UNDERHILL, late of Crediton, Devon, widow, are requested to send particulars thereof on or before 1st June next to Mr Searle, Solicitor, Crediton.
Dated 27th April, 1870.

Wednesday 4 May 1870, Issue 5420 - Gale Document No. Y3200713680
Death - April 26, at Crediton, MR EDWARD MARCHANT, aged 86.

Wednesday 11 May 1870, Issue 5421 - Gale Document No. Y3200713709
Marriage - May 5, at Crediton, MR JAMES TROAK, Pedley Barton, East Worlington, to EMMA, second daughter of MR JOHN GREGORY, of Park, Crediton.

Marriage - May 4, at Crediton, THOMAS, youngest son of MR LEE, of Great Lee Farm, to ELIZA, fifth daughter of the late MR GEORGE HODGE, of Hewish Farm, Tedburn.

Wednesday 25 May 1870, Issue 5423 - Gale Document No. Y3200713773
Crediton
ANN PITTS was charged before J. H. Buller, Esq., on Friday, with stealing wearing apparel, from the Guardians of the Union Workhouse. She was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment.

MR BIRCH, who was lately appointed organist of Crediton Church, as succeeded in obtaining a more lucrative appointment of a similar kind, at St. Saviour's, Eastbourne, in Sussex.

As MRS SMITH, the wife of the REV. C FELTON SMITH (Vicar of Crediton), and her daughter were driving out in their carriage last week, the horse started off at an alarming speed, being frightened at some passing object; but MRS SMITH eventually checked the career of the animal. The ladies were not seriously hurt.

Wednesday 1 June 1870, Issue 5424 - Gale Document No. Y3200713792
Marriage - May 22, at Crediton, MR JOHN CRUMP, of Newton St Cyres, to JANE, second daughter of MR G. LOCK, of Little Dunscombe Farm.

Death - May 24, at Crediton, MRS MARIA WELSFORD, aged 86.

Wednesday 8 June 1870, Issue 5425 - Gale Document No. Y3200713824
As MR STOYLE, draper, of Crediton, was driving to Cheriton Fitzpaine last week, accompanied by his wife and two of his children, some portion of the trap broke, frightening the pony, which started down the hill at a furious rate throwing the occupants of the trap out on a heap of stones. MR and MRS STOYLE and their little girl were severely cut and bruised; but under the treatment of Mr Edwards, surgeon, they are progressing favourably. The little boy was uninjured.

Wednesday 15 June 1870, Issue 5426 - Gale Document No. Y3200713847
Crediton - The case of ELLIS v. ELLIS and WINN was heard in the Divorce Court on Friday. The petitioner was a plasterer, of Crediton. He married the respondent in December, 1862, she has since left her home and lived with the co-respondent. Decree nisi.

Wednesday 10 August 1870, Issue 5434 - Gale Document No. Y3200714049
Angel Hotel, Crediton
ROBERT BAKER, of "Coxmore Farm," Bow, Begs to inform his friends and the public generally that he has taken the above commodious and well-situated Hotel, and hopes, by supplying Wines and Spirits of the choicest quality and t the lowest possible price, to receive a continuance of their favours.
Every accommodation for Commercials. A Saddle Horse and Phaeton on Hire. Also Lock-up Coach Houses.
N.B. An Ordinary every Saturday at One o'Clock.

Wednesday 24 August 1870, Issue 5436 - Gale Document No. Y3200714111
Death - August 17, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM CADE, of Newton St. Cyres, aged 87.

Wednesday 7 September 1870, Issue 5438 - Gale Document No. Y3200714161
Crediton Petty Session
JAMES TUCKETT, of Crediton, went the other day to Sandford fair; but in the opinion of Policemen Perry and Coles the defendant didn't keep himself within the bounds of decorum; though one William Flood assured the magistrates that TUCKETT was "perfectly quiet" all the time he was at Sandford. The balance of probabilities, however, was against TUCKETT, and he was ordered to pay 15s.

Wednesday 14 September 1870, Issue 5439 - Gale Document No. Y3200714192
Death - September 3, at his residence, near the White Hart, Crediton, MR G. GLANVILL, aged 66.

Death - September 3, at South Shields, after a few days' illness, of inflammation of the lungs, JOHN HARRIS MARWOOD, formerly of Crediton, aged 17.

Wednesday 21 September 1870, Issue 5440 - Gale Document No. Y3200714226
Crediton - MR HENRY MATTHEWS, of Fursdon Barton, Crediton, is stated to have five cows and a calf suffering from the foot and mouth disease. MR MATTHEWS is unable to account for the contagion reaching his farm, as his stock has in no way come in contact with any other cattle, and they were all bred on the farm.

Wednesday 28 September 1870, Issue 54412 - Gale Document No. Y3200714248
Death - September 23, at High-street, Crediton, MR WILLIAM BRADFORD, aged 39.

Wednesday 28 September 1870, Issue 5441 - Gale Document No. Y3200714256
Crediton
MISS BULLER and MISS ALICE BULLER (daughters of the late JAMES WENTWORTH BULLER, Esq.) accompanied by MISS CLEAVE, housekeeper at Downes, were returning in a phaeton from church on Sunday morning. Near the roadway leading to the Crediton Railway Station the horse shied and became very restive. One of the wheels of the vehicle came off, and the occupants were thrown out with great violence. MISS BULLER received serious injuries, and blood ran copiously from her ears. Her sister received a cut on the forehead, but not dangerous. MISS CLEEVE escaped with a shaking. The animal ran violently towards Wellparks. The injured ladies were conveyed to Downes in the vehicle of MR YARDE, of Trobridge, which was near at the time. Surgeons, Edwards, Boddy and Whidborne were soon in attendance, and Mr A. Kempe, of Exeter, was telegraphed for and soon arrived. MISS BULLER is suffering from concussion of the brain, and the unfortunate lady lies in a critical condition.

Wednesday 19 October 1870, Issue 5444 - Gale Document No. Y3200714327
Marriage - October 10, at St Olave's, Exeter, MR J. GOVER, to MISS ELIZABETH BACK, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 9 November 1870, Issue 5447 - Gale Document No. Y3200714405
Death - November 2, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM RAYMOND, of the Duke of York Inn.

Wednesday 23 November 1870, Issue 5449 - Gale Document No. Y3200714467
Death - November 21, at Hay, Lime Regis, MRS CHARITY ANN CLEAVE, relict of BENJAMIN CLEAVE, Esq., late of Newcombe's, Crediton, aged 81. Her charities were most munificent and extensive, without regard to sect or party, and in her the poor and necessitous have lost a generous friend.

Wednesday 23 November 1870, Issue 5449 - Gale Document No. Y3200714477
Crediton Petty Session
JOHN LEWIS, a boy in the employ of MR JOHN COOMBES, of Knowle Farm, Crediton, was summoned for refusing to pay toll at the Copplestone turnpike gate. Mr Sparkes, for the defendant, contended that he was not liable to payment, as the vehicle he was driving had not been driven one hundred yards on the turnpike-road. The Magistrates ruled otherwise, and inflicted a penalty of £1, which was paid by defendant's master.

Wednesday 30 November 1870, Issue 5450 - Gale Document No. Y3200714493
Death - November 21, at Crediton, MR HAMMOND, after one day's illness, aged 49.

Wednesday 21 December 1870, Issue 5453 - Gale Document No. Y3200714592
Death - December 14, at the Palace, Crediton, MRS CHARLOTTE CAWTHRON, late of Bideford.

Wednesday 28 December 1870, Issue 5454 - Gale Document No. Y3200714605
Death - December 25, at Tawvale-terrace, Crediton, MR JAMES ENGLAND, aged 50, who for a period of more than twenty-five years faithfully represented Messrs. Ward and Co., of Exeter, and was much respected.

Wednesday 4 January 1871, Issue 5455 - Gale Document No. Y3200714644
Crediton - A boy, named SAMUEL INCH, was sliding near the Railway Station on Saturday, when he fell and broke his leg. Mr Edwards, surgeon, set the fractured limb.

Wednesday 11 January 1871, Issue 5456 - Gale Document No. Y3200714673
Marriage - January 5, at Marylebone Church, London, MR CHARLES JAMES, of the Caledonian Arms (late of Crediton) to MARY ANN, second daughter of MR MARK RICHARDS, Pine Apple Hotel, Portland-market, London.

Death - January 4, at Eastacott Farm, Crediton, JULIA, daughter of MR DADD, aged 12 years.

Death - January 4, at the residence of her daughter (MRS S. SECCOMBE, Grovepark-terrace, Liskeard), MRS SUSANNAH PITTS, formerly of Crediton, aged 102 years and 10 months.

Wednesday 18 January 1871, Issue 5457 - Gale Document No. Y3200714691
Death - January 9, MR THOMAS MILFORD, gardener, Mill-street, Crediton, aged 35, fourteen years in the employ of JAMES BULLER, Esq., Downes, much respected.

Wednesday 18 January 1871, Issue 5457 - Gale Document No. Y3200714700
Crediton Petty Sessions
Paternity case - MARY ANN MOORE against JOHN JENNINGS, of Crediton - dismissed.

Wednesday 1 February 1871, Issue 5459 - Gale Document No. Y3200714735
THOMASL HEATHMAN, Deceased
All Persons having any Claims or Demands on the Estate of the late MR THOMAS HEATHMAN, of High-street, Crediton, Devon, Ironmonger, Deceased, are requested to send particulars to MR THOMAS HEATHMAN, the Younger, of High-street aforesaid, by whom the Business will in future be carried on; and all Persons Indebted to the Estate of the said Deceased are requested to pay the same.
Crediton, January 25th, 1871.

Wednesday 1 February 1871, Issue 5459 - Gale Document No. Y3200714749
Marriage - January 23, at Crediton, MR WM. BUTSON, jun., of 1 Park-street, Crediton, to MISS LOUISA SWEETLAND.

Death - January 24, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, the wife of MR J. HARVEY.

Wednesday 1 February 1871, Issue 5459 - Gale Document No. Y3200714758
A fire broke out yesterday week at Mrs Strettle's, Taw Vale-terrace. Some of the inmates were aroused by the smell of smoke, and on going downstairs discovered that the dining room was on fire. Assistance was obtained, and after some exertion the fire was got under, but not until it had done considerable damage to the furniture and the room. It is supposed to have originated from the fire in the grate.

Wednesday 8 February 1871, Issue 5460 - Gale Document No. Y3200714771
JAMES THOMAS Begs most respectfully to inform the inhabitants of Crediton and its vicinity that he intends devoting his time to the designing and superintending the erection of New Buildings, alterations, and repairs. J. T. having had upwards of thirty years' practical knowledge of the Building Trade hopes to be enabled to give such satisfaction as will command a large share of public support.
No 7, Union-road, Crediton. February 1st, 1871.

Wednesday 15 February 1871, Issue 5461 - Gale Document No. Y3200714819
Death - February 8, at Crediton, MISS M. MARWOOD, aged 58.

Wednesday 1 March 1871, Issue 5463 - Gale Document No. Y3200714867
Birth - February 18, at Great Leigh, Crediton, the wife of MR T. LEE, a son.

Wednesday 8 March 1871, Issue 5464 - Gale Document No. Y3200714904
Death - March 2, at Knowle Barton, Crediton, MARY, the beloved wife of MR JAMES STRONG, aged 50.

Wednesday 22 March 1871, Issue 5466 - Gale Document No. Y3200714964
Crediton - A young man, named HENRY HASRDING, whilst at work on Monday afternoon at MR CARTHEW'S bone mills, Crediton, slipped and his feet were caught in the machinery. The poor fellow was removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where one of his feet was amputated.

Wednesday 26 April 1871, Issue 5471 - Gale Document No. BC3200715103
Death - April 22, at Crediton, ROBERT STONE, aged 68. The deceased is said to have been one of the six men from three adjoining parishes who carried off the chief prizes at an all England wrestling match at Leeds in 1828.

Wednesday 3 May 1871, Issue 5472 - Gale Document No. Y3200715140
Marriage - April 27, at Crediton, GEORGE DADDS, Esq., of Westerham, Kent, to JANE, second daughter of the late G. B. RUMMELL, Esq., formerly of Nash Court, Isle of Thanet.

Wednesday 31 May 1871, Issue 5476 - Gale Document No. Y3200715253
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELLEN SNELL, in the service of MR NEXTER, of Moor Farm, was fined 20s., including costs, for assaulting SARAH LUCAS.

MR GEORGE BRAGG, of Swannaton Farm, was summoned for assaulting the Rev. C. M. Empsom, Rector of Kennerleigh. Complainant stated that when attending a recent vestry meeting in his parish the defendant shook him violently. He brought the case before the Magistrates simply to protect himself against a further insult whilst discharging his sacred duties. On the part of the defendant it was stated that the complainant first stepped upon the toe of the defendant, who thereupon pushed the reverend gentleman aside. Fined 20s., including costs.

The Magistrates issued a warrant for the apprehension of JOHN LOCK, an apprentice to MR S. S. GIMBLETT, shoemaker. The absentee was charged with absenting himself from his master's employ.

JOHNSON HOPE FLYNN, a man of weak intellect, was summoned for being drunk and riotous at the house of his sister, MRS TAYLOR, of Crediton. Promising never to get intoxicated again he was severely cautioned and dismissed.

Wednesday 21 June 1871, Issue 5479 - Gale Document No. Y3200715328
ROBERT STONE, Deceased
All Persons having any Claim or Demand on the Estate of MR ROBERT STONE, late of Crediton, tax collector, deceased, are requested by ANN STONE, of the same place, his Widow and Administratrix forthwith to send particulars of the same to the undersigned; and all persons owing any money to the estate are desired promptly to pay the amount to the said ANN STONE.
Cleave and Sparkes, Solicitors, Crediton. Dated 14th June 1871.

Wednesday 21 June 1871, Issue 5479 - Gale Document No. Y3200715338
Crediton Petty Session
MADAME CHEVALIER was summoned by MADAME CATEL to show cause why she should not be bound over to keep the peace. The defendant is the complainant's mother-in-law; and MONSIEUR CATEL is the teacher of languages at the Crediton Grammar School. The complainant averred that ever since her marriage in December last she had been subjected to annoyance from the defendant, who resided with her son. On the preceding Monday the complainant stated that she left her husband's house and went to her father's - MR JORDAN, excise officer. On that day the defendant would not let her get the breakfast, and she then went to her bed room and locked the door. While there she heard defendant say to her husband that she would kill her, but would do it gradually. Subsequently she went downstairs and the defendant repeated her threat. On the previous Monday the defendant struck her on the shoulder. She was afraid to stay in the house with the defendant. MRS HOFFERT, wife of the German teache3r at the School, corroborated some portions of the complainant's testimony. The defendant said she had not the slightest idea of killing the complainant. She admitted having struck MRS CATEL, but that was because she interfered with her dogs. The Bench ordered the defendant to enter into recognizances, herself in £10 and two sureties in £5 each, to keep the peace for twelve months. Defendant said she had no friends in England, she was about to return to Paris. The matter was allowed to stand over for three weeks.

Wednesday 28 June 1871, Issue 5480 - Gale Document No. Y3200715373
Death - June 20, at Greenwich, ELIZABETH, relict of Captain THOMAS HOLLOWAY HOLMAN, R.N., and daughter of the late REV. JOHN RUDALL, vicar of Crediton.

Wednesday 12 July 1871, Issue 5482 - Gale Document No. Y3200715429
Marriage - July 5, at Cadeley, WM. CROSS, of Crediton, to MISS COSWAY, of Cadeley.

Marriage - July 4, at St George's, Bloomsbury, London, MR WM. MIDDLEWEEK, late of Crediton and Dawlish, to MARY ANN, only daughter of the late MR W. NEWTON, Bognor, Sussex.

Wednesday 12 July 1871, Issue 5482 - Gale Document No. Y3200715427
Crediton
MR EDWARD RAMMELL, of Crediton (apprentice to MR JACKSON), stood head of twenty-eight candidates recently examined by the Pharmaceutical Society. He had previously obtained a silver medal from the society for the best collection of herbs.

Crediton Petty Sessions
FANNY BERRY was summoned for assaulting MAQRY SMITH, of Paradise-place, Crediton. The complainant stated that she was standing by her door, and FANNY BERRY (without the slightest provocation) threw some soapy water over her face. The defendant had to pay 10s. for her unneighbourly conduct.

The complaint of MADAME CATEL against her mother-in-law, (Madame Chevalier) was deferred to October next.

Wednesday 12 July 1871, Issue 5482 - Gale Document No. Y3200715417
Exeter Guildhall
GEORGE DISCOMBE, shoemaker, Crediton, was charged with drunkenness at the Queen-street station on the previous evening. Defendant said, in answer to the charge, "I can't mind nothing about it." Fined 5s. to include expenses.

Wednesday 19 July 1871, Issue 5483 - Gale Document No. Y3200715446
Death - July 10, MARTHA, wife of MR JOHN MARWOOD, High-street, Crediton, aged 74.

Wednesday 26 July 1871, Issue 5484 - Gale Document No. Y3200715468
Mr Coroner Cross held an inquest on Friday at the Railway Hotel upon the body of THOMAS GREENSLADE, aged two years and five months. The parents of the child live at Fordton Mills. It was thought that on the preceding Wednesday the deceased saw some apples floating down the mill-leat, and in his endeavour to reach them fell into the water and was drowned. Verdict - "Found drowned."

Wednesday 9 August 1871, Issue 5486 - Gale Document No. Y3200715530
Marriage - August 2, at West Teignmouth, WILLIAM JAMES, only son of the Rev. J. K. JENNINGS, vicar of Hagbourne, Berks, to AMY JANE, eldest daughter of GEO. B. GILPIN, Esq., of Crediton.

Wednesday 9 August 1871, Issue 5486 - Gale Document No. Y3200715540
Crediton Petty Session
JOHN CLARKE, grocer, of Crediton, was fined £10, with the expenses, for selling a quart of cider on the 9th of May without a license. A former conviction was proved against the defendant.

Wednesday 23 August 1871, Issue 5488 - Gale Document No. Y3200715558
Death - August 15, at Crediton, MR AMBROSE WARREN.

Death - August 15, at North Tawton, MR JOHN POPE, late of High-street, Crediton, aged 84.

Wednesday 30 August 1871, Issue 5489 - Gale Document No. Y3200715588
Death - August 20, at 33 Dean-street, Crediton, MR WILLIAM CLEAVE, aged 63.

Wednesday 4 September 1871, Issue 5494 - Gale Document No. Y3200715624
Birth - October 1, at Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN VOWLER, a daughter.

Wednesday 6 September 1871, Issue 5490 - Gale Document No. Y3200715645
Marriage - August 26, at Okehampton, MR THOMAS SPARKES, of High Bickington, to EMMA, eldest daughter of MR JAMES ELSTON, Park-street terrace, Crediton.

Death - September 3, at Crediton, MR JOHN THOMAS, aged 81.

Wednesday 20 September 1871, Issue 5492 - Gale Document No. Y3200715704
Marriage - September 14, at Crediton, MR ELLIS, of Venn, Newton St Cyres, to MISS LOUISA SNOW, of Crediton.

Death - September 11, in London, MR GEORGE RUDALL, fifth son of the late SAMUEL RUDALL, Esq., Crediton, aged 89.

Wednesday 27 September 1871, Issue 5493 - Gale Document No. Y3200715739
Birth - September 19, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of NEWELL CONNOP, Esq., a daughter.

Marriage - September 19, at Crediton, MR CHARLES BOULAND, to FANNY JOHNSON, second daughter of MR JOHN NORRIS.

Wednesday 25 October 1871, Issue 5497 - Gale Document No. Y3200715817
Crediton Petty Session
W. T. PINSON, baker, of Crediton, was fined 10s., with costs, for allowing a pony to be worked when the animal was unfit.

JOHN TREMLETT, of Crediton, was summoned for trespassing upon land belonging to J. H. Hippesley, Esq. John Goss, in the employ of Mr James Lee, of Holwell Farm, stated that his master requested him to watch and see that no one trespassed upon his land or on the land of Mr Hippesley; that on the 2nd instant he heard a report of a gun, and on getting over the hedge saw the defendant with a gun and a boy. The boy went and picked up a rabbit upon Mr Hippesley's land. MR FRANCIS LEE, of Gunstone, stated that he gave TREMLETT leave to shoot over his estate, and that he sent his boy with him to prevent TREMLETT from trespassing. The boy stated that the rabbit was fired at from the road, and that the defendant did not trespass upon Mr Hippesley's land. Case dismissed.

GEORGE PARR, labourer, was fined 10s., with the expenses, for an intemperate frolic at Crediton, on the 28th of September.

Wednesday 8 November 1871, Issue 5499 - Gale Document No. Y3200715864
Marriage - November 1, at St Martin's-in-the-Fields, London, CHARLES KARVER, son of WM. DOWNDING, Esq., Dieppe, to JULIA CATHERINE, only daughter of the late Captain HUNT, and grandniece of the late SIR HUMPHREY DAVIE, of Creedy-park, Crediton.

Wednesday 22 November 1871, Issue 5501 - Gale Document No. Y3200715918
Death - November 20, ALBERT, fifth son of the late MR HAINWORTH, surgeon, Crediton.

Wednesday 29 November 1871, Issue 5502 - Gale Document No. Y3200715946
Death - November 21, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MR WM. GATER BURRINGTON, aged 35.

Death - November 17, at Crediton, MR JOHN MARWOOD, aged 71, much respected.

Wednesday 6 December 1871, Issue 5503 - Gale Document No. Y3200715971
Death - November 26, at the Union, Crediton, KATE, second daughter of MR T. BURRINGTON, aged 2 years and 9 months.

Wednesday 13 December 1871, Issue 5504 - Gale Document No. Y3200716006
Crediton Petty Session
WILLIAM COCKRAM, a pauper, for assaulting JOHN NEWTON, porter at the Union, was fined 18s., but he preferred a residence of fourteen days within the gaol instead of paying the money.

JEREMIAH MEARS, over eighty years of age, in the employ of MR ROACH, of Well-parks, was charge by the South Western Railway Company with unlawfully passing the level crossing near the Crediton station to the danger of his own life and that of the company's servants. Thomas Rose, engine driver, said that on the 24th ult., he started at twenty minutes past twelve o'clock; on proceeding from the station, saw the horse and cart which the defendant was in charge of, attempting to cross the line. He was about 300 or 400 yards from the crossing at the time; he shut off steam, and applied the break and blew the whistle, but defendant continued crossing with the cart. Witness was positive defendant was the man. The crossing is an accommodation for Well-parks Farm. Inspector Edworthy, of the permanent way, gave corroborative testimony. Superintendent Potter said he had power, if the Bench considered the defendant was not a fit and proper person to take charge of a horse and cart on so dangerous a crossing to summons the employer. The Bench considered defendant ought not to be allowed to cross such a place. The Superintendent then asked to have the case adjourned in order to summon MR ROACH.

G. COGGINS, letter carrier, was charged by P.C. Adams with being drunk and riotous on the 25th of November at Crediton. There being a previous conviction the Bench inflicted a fine of 10s. to include costs. Defendant did not appear.

Wednesday 13 December 1871, Issue 5504 - Gale Document No. Y3200716007
Mr Coroner Hooper held an inquest on Monday at the Valiant Soldier Inn upon the body of JANE MACVITTY, aged 41, who died in the Hospital on Friday evening. MR ROBERT CUMBERLAND, surgeon, residing at Crediton, deposed that the deceased was his sister. He had not seen her for two years previous to Wednesday last, when, hearing that she had expressed a wish to see him, he went to the Hospital. James Phillips, residing in Summerland-crescent, stated that deceased had occupied apartments in his house for nine months. She had one child, a boy of two years, who resided with her. On Friday night, the 1st instant, he saw her come into the house the worse for liquor, and carrying a bottle of gin. He saw nothing more of her till the following evening, when she was taken to the Hospital. She was in the habit of drinking very much indeed. Sarah Smith said she lived in the same house as deceased. About four o'clock on the afternoon of Saturday week, hearing the child cry, she went upstairs to deceased's room. The room was full of smoke, and deceased was sitting on the bed with her clothes burning. She ran down stairs and called Mrs Ash, another lodger. Elizabeth Ash stated that she found deceased sitting on the side of the bed, partly dressed, with her clothes on fire. She extinguished the fire and found deceased badly burnt about the chest and arms. A medical man was sent for, and under his advice deceased was removed to the Hospital. Mr Tosewell, house surgeon, proved receiving deceased, but said it was on Saturday, the 25th November, and not on Saturday, the 2nd December, as stated by the other witness. He gave it as his opinion that deceased died from exhaustion resulting from the burns, which were very severe. Elizabeth Wilkins deposed that deceased had stated while in the Hospital that her little boy had set fire to the bed with matches. Elizabeth Ash also stated that there were matches scattered over the room when she extinguished the fire on deceased's clothes. They jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death."

Wednesday 27 December 1871, Issue 5506 - Gale Document No. Y3200716064
Crediton - The County Constabulary at Crediton have some work before them. There have been several robberies committed in the town and neighbourhood, and the depredators are unknown. The house of MR E. MOGRIDGE, in Searle-street, was forcibly entered on Sunday morning, whilst the inmates were at church, and property to the value of £60 was stolen. The house of MR JENNINGS, baker, of Dean-street, was entered on Sunday night and a quantity of bacon, some eggs, &c., were removed. Fowls have been stolen from different persons, and attempts have been made to break into two or three houses.

Wednesday 17 January 1872, issue 5509 - Gale Document No. Y3200716141
Crediton - MR FRANCIS BADCOCK'S remains were interred on Saturday morning in the Crediton Churchyard. The funeral consisted of a hearse and two mourning coaches, followed by private friends and many of the deceased's Masonic brethren. The service was performed by the Rev. Prebendary Smith; and the body was interred in the family vault.

Wednesday 24 January 1872, Issue 5591 - Gale Document No. Y3200716147
Crediton - Wine, Spirit, and Hop Trade.
To be Disposed of, with immediate possession, the extensive Business in the above lines, for many years successfully carried on by the late MR FRANCIS BADCOCK, of Crediton, with the Stock, Plant, &c. thereof.
For particulars apply to the Executors and Trustees under his will, namely EDWARD BADCOCK and HENRY LEAR (Both of Crediton;) or to Cleave and Sparkes, Solicitors, Crediton.
N.B. - Applications must be made not later than the 29th day of January instant.

Wednesday 24 January 1872, Issue 5591 - Gale Document No. Y3200716171
Death - January 18, at the White Hart Inn, Crediton, MR CHAS. LANGWORTHY.

Wednesday 24 January 1872 Issue 5591 - Gale Document No. Y3200716169
Crediton - SAMUEL RISDON and FREDERICK DAVEY have been committed for trial charged with stealing masons' hammers and trowels from an outhouse near Crediton Church.

Wednesday 31 January 1872, Issue 5592 - Gale Document No. Y3200716182
Exeter Guildhall
MR FRANCIS LEE, farmer, in the neighbourhood of Crediton, was charged with drunkenness and using foul language in the refreshment room at the Queen-street Station. Mr Deputy-Chief Constable Maxwell and John Elliott, station policeman, proved the case. Mr Floud, who represented the defendant, did not deny the charge, but said his client had rather "got over the traces" on Saturday night. He was now very sorry for what had occurred. The Magistrates inflicted a penalty of 10s. and the expenses.

Wednesday 7 February 1872, Issue 5593 - Gale Document No. Y3200716212
Death - February 2, at Crediton, MR JOHN ARSCOTT.

Wednesday 14 February 1872, Issue 5594 - Gale Document No. Y3200716243
Death - January 6, at St Croix, West Indies, CHARLES FRANK, eldest son of the late MR HAINWORTH, surgeon, Crediton.

Wednesday 14 February 1872, Issue 5594 - Gale Document No. Y3200716256
Devon Intermediate Sessions
FREDERICK DAVEY 16, and SAMUEL RISDON, 21, labourer, were indicted for stealing a hammer and a trowel, the property of EDWARD CHANGER, at Crediton, on the 10th of January. Mr J P. Latimer prosecuted and Mr St. Aubyn defended RISDON. The prosecutor and the prisoner RISDON were engaged with others in enlarging the Crediton churchyard and on the evening in question the prosecutor placed his tools in an outhouse. They were missed and John Cornelius, general dealer, Fore-street-hill, Exeter, purchased them of DAVEY for 4s. 5d., the following morning. The prisoners were seen in company on the 11th January between Crediton and Exeter. When apprehended at Okehampton and told that a portion of the tools had been recovered, RISDON observed that he wished he had never touched the tools and DAVEY joined in "So do I." Mr St Aubyn's defence on the part of RISDON was that although the case against him was suspicious there was no proof of his having been in possession or dealt with the tools. DAVEY had nothing to say in defence. The jury found RISDON not guilty; DAVEY they found guilty. A second charge against the prisoners of staling tools belonging to William Dalby, being exactly the same evidence was not gone into. Davey was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.

Wednesday 14 February 1872, Issue 5594 - Gale Document No. Y3200716254
Crediton Petty Session
WILLIAM SPRAGUE, carrier, of Crediton, was fined 10s., with costs, for leaving his horse and cart upon the turnpike road at Newton St. Cyres.

GEORGE HONEYARD, of Crediton, and HUGH FEY, of Sandford, were each fined 5s. for an indulgence in liquor more intoxicating than milk.

Mr F. Bellew and Mr J. Wreford were the Magistrates present on Saturday at the Police-court to hear the cases preferred against SAMUEL HAYDON, of Fordton; GEORGE STEER, of Thrashers; and JOHN CLARKE, of Dean-street, Crediton. The police had reason to suspect that the three defendants were illegal sellers of cider, and under the power of the Wine and Beerhouse Amendment Act the police visited the houses of the accused. In Haydon's they found one full hogshead of cider, two hogsheads partly full in draught with taps in the hogsheads, and several quarts, pints and half-pint cups. There was a man in the kitchen with a pint of cider before him at the time the police visited HAYDON's house. Somewhat similar evidence was given in the other two cases; and the Magistrates (after an absence of about ten minutes) returned and said they were of opinion that SAMUEL HAYDON, GEORGE STEER, and JOHN CLARKE kept cider for an unlawful purpose, that the seizure of the cider was legal, and that the Bench directed that the cider be sold or disposed of as the law directs. Mr Floud, of Exeter, appeared for the defendants.

Wednesday 13 March 1872, Issue 5598 - Gale Document No. Y3200716369
SAMUEL UNDERHILL was charged with absenting himself from the employ of MR S. GIMBLETT, shoe maker, of Crediton. The defendant is an apprentice, but he ran away and enlisted in the Navy. He was discovered on board the "Ganges" at Falmouth; and to procure his release his master had to pay £14 17s. 2d. Since then UNDERHILL had not done a stroke of work; and his master sought to recover the amount he had paid for the liberation of UNDERHILL. The defendant produced a certificate of illness as his excuse for not working, and said he would go to his work as soon as he recovered. The Magistrates ordered him to pay the money due to his master, and cautioned him as to the consequences if he did not return to his work.

JOHN TAPPER, of the Star Inn, Crediton, was fined 20s., with costs, for keeping his house open on a preceding Sunday.

JOHN CLARK, SAMUEL HAYDON, and GEORGE STEER were summoned for selling cider without a license. The police recently obtained warrants to search the houses of the defendants, and therein they found a quantity of cider, which was seized and afterwards sold by order of the Magistrates. The present charge was fully proved against the accused. CLARK was fined £5 with the expenses; and the other defendants 40s. each, with costs.

JOHN WARE, labourer, of Crediton, was fined 10s., including costs, for a free indulgence of liquor avoided by teetotallers.

Wednesday 20 March 1872, Issue 5599 - Gale Document No. Y3200716373
JOHN ARSCOTT, Deceased
All Persons having any Claim against the Estate of the above-named JOHN ARSCOTT, late of Crediton, Devon, Cabinet Maker and Builder, are requested to send particulars thereof to Messrs. Arscott, 54 Park-street, Crediton; and all Persons indebted to the Estate are respectfully requested to pay the amount of their debts to them.

Wednesday 27 March 1872, Issue 5600 - Gale Document No. Y3200716426
Death - March 22, at Copperwalls, near Crediton, ELIZABETH, daughter o the late JOSEPH LAMACRAFT, of Crediton.

Wednesday 3 April 1872, Issue 5601 - Gale Document No. Y3200716440
Marriage - March 31, at St Lawrence, Exeter, MR W. ANSTEY, of Crediton, to CHARLOTTE, fifth daughter of the late MR W. LOCK, of Kenford.

Wednesday 10 April 1872, Issue 5602 - Gale Document No. Y3200716481
Marriage - April 5, at St Sidwell's, Exeter, by the Rev. J. L. Galton, JOHN JOHNSON NORRIS, of Crediton, to HANNAH, only daughter of MR JOHN HANCOCK, of Clifton-hill, Exeter.

Wednesday 17 April 1872, Issue 5603 - Gale Document No. Y3200716507
Crediton Petty Session
RICHARD DAVIE, of the Plymouth Inn, was summoned for refusing to admit Policeman Priest to examine his house on Sunday, 24th of March. The complainant stated that he knocked at the defendant's door about midday, and that MRS DAVIE inquired, "Who's there?" and he answered "Police." Soon afterwards he heard a noise as if parties were escaping at the rear. As he waited four or five minutes without the door having been opened he left, on which MRS DAVIE came out and followed him, but he refused to return, saying, "Now they are gone, and its every Sunday morning's work." Mr Floud, for the defence, said it was yet undecided how far a landlord was answerable for the conduct of his wife under such circumstances. He would not however, resort to technicalities, but meet the charge with a direct denial. There was now such a cry against innkeepers, and their interests were so affected by it, that the owners of public houses generally put clauses in the leases making the occupancy void on the tenant being convicted of any infringement of the law. Under such circumstances, then, was it likely that his client, knowing the consequences, would refuse to admit the police? He called several witnesses, who swore that MRS DAVIE opened the door immediately on hearing the knock, but that the policeman had left and would not return. Another witness named DYMOND, swore that Priest did not remain at the door longer than about a minute. Case dismissed.

Wednesday 1 May 1872, Issue 5605 - Gale Document No. Y3200716564
Death - May 1, at Torquay, FRANCIS SHUTE, Esq., late of Crediton, aged 84.

Death - April 24, at Springfield, Crediton, WILLIAM HARRIS, Esq., aged 67.

Wednesday 1 May 1872, Issue 5605 - Gale Document No. Y3200716565
The Death of MR WILLIAM TRAIES, The Claud of Devon
One of Devon's worthiest and most gifted sons is dead. The late MR TRAIES, the eminent painter, died at his residence, Parker's Well Cottage, Topsham-road, on Sunday, in the eighty-third year of his age. It is not for us to lift eh curtain of the dying chamber of this glorious old painter. It is enough to know that the last hours of the artist were tendered and his pillow smoothed by the widow of his eldest son. MR TRAIES was born at Crediton in 1789.
Long article on his work.

Wednesday 8 May 1872, Issue 5606 - Gale Document No. Y3200716591
Crediton Petty Session
RICHARD DAVY, of the Plymouth Inn, was charged with allowing his house to be open on the preceding Sunday. Mr Floud defended. P.C. Priest visited the house about 9.45 a.m. and went into the kitchen, where he saw GEORGE BOLT, JOHN WARREN, and FRANK MARCHANT with beer in a half-pint and cider in a pint. MRS DAVY met him at the kitchen door and tried to keep him from entering the kitchen. FRANK MARCHANT, who had been summoned to give evidence, did not appear. GEORGE BOLT (for the defence) said he was passing the house about nine o'clock, in company with WARREN, when MRS DAVY called to them and asked them to clean out the brewing utensils and to pump in the water for brewing, which they did; and for this MRS DAVY gave them a drop of beer, and WARREN had a drop of cider. There was no money passed; they were paid by MRS DAVY for the work with the drop of cider and beer. WARREN gave corroborative evidence. STEPHEN LOCK said he had been in the habit of going to clean out the things for brewing, having done it for years; never made any charge for the work, but was sometimes rewarded with a drop of beer. Case dismissed.

GEORGE STEER, SAMUEL HAYDON, and JOHN CLARK were charged with selling cider without a license. The Magistrates had previously ordered the seizure and sale of the cider found on the premises occupied by the defendants; and the present proceedings were taken by the authorities of the Inland Revenue. STEER and CLARK were fined £10 each, and HAYDON 50s.

Wednesday 29 May 1872, Issue 5609 - Gale Document No Y3200716665
Crediton - MR HOOPER, a young dairyman, was driving a horse and trap through this town on Monday at a pace much too fast for public streets when, on turning the corner of Church-street, the trap capsized throwing HOOPER OUT. Luckily he escaped without any injury, but we hope it will be a lesson to him to drive round corners in future in a more sensible manner.

Wednesday 12 June 1872, Issue 5611 - Gale Document No. Y3200716712
Marriage - June 4, at Crediton, MR THATCHER, of Cardiff, to CLARA COUSINS, High-street, Crediton.

Wednesday 12 June 1872, Issue 5611 - Gale Document No. Y3200716723
Crediton
Mr Coroner Crosse held an inquest on Wednesday upon the body of WILLIAM PAINTER, who was about forty years of age. The deceased was an inmate of the Crediton Union, and on the previous Monday his body was found hanging to a beam in the stable belonging to the Workhouse. The evidence left no doubt that the poor man committed suicide while in a state of temporary insanity, and such was the verdict.

Wednesday 3 July 1872, Issue 5614 - Gale Document No. Y3200716792
Death - June 30, at 13 Manor-street, Clapham, in the 41st year of his age, SAMUEL NICHOLAS BROOKING ROWE, son of the late REV. SAMUEL ROWE, vicar of Crediton. Friends will please to accept this intimation.

Wednesday 17 July 1872, Issue 5616 - Gale Document No. Y3200716844
Death - July 11, at Crediton, HENRY DAVY, Esq., aged 63.

Wednesday 7 August 1872, Issue 5619 - Gale Document No. Y3200716926
Crediton - As the carriage of W. J. SPARKES, Esq., was returning from the Railway Station on Friday one of the shafts broke, frightening the horse, which began to kick and plunge furiously. The carriage was capsized, and the manservant, who was driving, and MASTER E. SPARKES were thrown out; the man, however, was quickly on his legs and succeeded in capturing the animal. Master Sparkes was very much cut and bruised about the face. The manservant escaped with a few bruises in the legs. The horse was very little injured, but the carriage was a complete wreck.

Wednesday 7 August 1872, Issue 5619 - Gale Document No. Y3200716914
The Devonshire Association of Science.
Sir John Bowring read a paper on "Sir Thos. Bodley," the founder of the Bodleian Library at Oxford and Lectureships. He was born in Exeter, and his family formerly resided at Duniscombe, near Crediton; the farm house still remained on the Crediton road, about a mile beyond Newton St. Cyres, the property belonging to Mr Buller, of Downes.

Wednesday 14 August 1872, Issue 5620 - Gale Document No. Y3200716943
Birth - August 7, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR J. PHILLIPS, a son.

Wednesday 14 August 1872, Issue 5620 - Gale Document No. Y3200716953
Crediton
MR JOHN ELSTON, MR ADAMS, and MR GIMBLET are the principal employers of shoemakers at Crediton. The workmen recently resolved to obtain higher wages. This was resisted, and the men then agreed that the hands employed by MR GIMBLET should "strike", and that they should be supported by the men in the employ of MR ELSTON and MR ADAMS. The men had arranged that when MR GIMBLET had complied with the wants of his men, then the hands of MR ADAMS or MR ELSTON were to strike. The men thought by this means to achieve their purpose; but on Monday MR ELSTON and MR ADAMS refused to employ any man who would not pledge himself not to help in supporting the men on strike. The result is that a large number of shoemakers are now unemployed.

Wednesday 11 September 1872, Issue 5624 - Gale Document No. Y3200717056
Crediton Petty Session
The victuallers' licenses in the district were renewed. MR HENRY BISSELL, of the White Swan Inn, and MR JOHN TAPPER, of the Star, were cautioned as to the future. Each had been convicted of an offence against the tenor of the license, and they were told that another irregularity would be endorsed upon their licenses, and possibly the Magistrates might then withhold their licenses. MR JOHN BADCOCK, MR HENRY SKINNER, MR GEORGE KELLAND, and MR G. F. C. ENGLAND, spirit merchants, of Crediton, each obtained a license to sell spirits by retail not to be consumed upon their respective premises.

Wednesday 18 September 1872, Issue 5625 - Gale Document No. Y3200717074
Death - September 15, a Crediton, after a few days illness, LOUISA MARY CONSTANCE, eldest daughter of MAJOR R. F. WADESON. H.M., 75th Regiment.

Wednesday 18 September 1872, Issue 5625 - Gale Document No. Y3200717088
Crediton - The son of MR ADAMS, currier, a few days since fell in the playground attached to MR MARTIN'S school and unfortunately broke his arm. He is, however, going on favourably under the care of Mr Edwards, surgeon

Wednesday 23 October 1872, Issue 5630 - Gale Document No Y3200717219
Devon Quarter Sessions
JOHN SETTER, 27, shoemaker, was indicted for breaking and entering the workshop of ROBERT BLIGHT, and stealing two files belonging to him, on the 25th September, at Crediton. and JOHN BRADFORD, 31, also a shoemaker, was indicted for stealing two other files, belonging to MR BLIGHT, at the same time and place. Mr St. Aubyn prosecuted, and Mr Lewis defended SETTER,. The other prisoner was not defended. Two of the files were found on SETTER, and two others discovered concealed on the premises where BRADFORD worked, and all four were identified by the prosecutor, who is a blacksmith. The prisoners were seen coming from the direction of BLIGHT'S workshop the night the files were missed. They were both found guilty, and sentenced to four months' imprisonment with hard labour. BRADFORD had been previously convicted for stealing leather.

WM DAVIS NORMAN, 53, watchmaker, was indicted for stealing a silver spoon, belonging to MRS MARGARET C. THORPE, on the 21st August last, at Crediton. Mr Mortimer prosecuted. The prisoner during the week called at the house to look at MRS THORPE'S watch, and the plate was kept close to the hall in which he was standing. The spoon was subsequently missed and found to have been pawned in Exeter at Mr Brooking's for 15s. Prisoner's defence was that he purchased the spoon of a stranger for 12s. 9d. Guilty - three months' imprisonment, hard labour.

Wednesday 23 October 1872, Issue 5630 - Gale Document No. Y3200717222
Crediton Petty Session
Two young men (named ELSTON) of Crediton, were convicted of stealing apples from Mr Roach, and were sent to prison for ten days.

Wednesday 13 November 1872, Issue 5633 - Gale Document No. Y3200717291
I, JAMES ROWDON, of Crediton, Devon, Seedsman, hereby give notice, That I have given up my business to my Son, JAMES ROWDON, Junr., and I beg my numerous friends and customers to continue to him the favours they have so long bestowed upon me.
Dated the 30th day of October, 1872, JAMES ROWDON.

Wednesday 20 November 1872, Issue 5634 - Gale Document No. Y3200717322
Death - November 11, at Bideford, ANNE, youngest daughter of the late MR BENJAMIN LUXMORE, of Crediton, aged 53.

Wednesday 20 November 1872, Issue 5634 - Gale Document No. Y3200717331
Crediton Petty Session
FRANK MARCHANT, of Crediton, was fined 6s., with costs, for a practical illustration that he wasn't a teetotaller.

PETER CANN, blacksmith, of Crediton, was sent to gaol for seven days - hard labour - for assaulting Policeman Wakeham.

MARY ANN LINTERN, of Uton, was charged with stealing a turkey; but the proof of the allegation was wanting and the case was consequently dismissed.

Wednesday 4 December 1872, Issue 5636 - Gale Document No. Y3200717375
Birth - November 26, at Crediton, the wife of MR W. DART, a daughter.

Wednesday 11 December 1872, Issue 5637 - Gale Document No. Y3200717409
Crediton - A tremendous gale passed over Crediton on Sunday evening. A stiff breeze sprung up about four o'clock in the afternoon which about half past six had increased to a terrific hurricane, and from that time to a little after eight it appeared as if nothing could withstand it. The streets were quite dangerous from the falling of chimney tops, tiles and slates, and many of the roads were blocked up by fallen trees. In East-street a stack of chimneys fell through the roofs of two cottages occupied by MR FURZE and MR ELSTON, the roof of the latter cottage was entirely demolished; the debris fell on a bed which it smashed to pieces. Luckily the occupants were in the lower part of the house. At the Kings Arms, Park-street, two chimnies were blown down, carrying with them the roofs of some outhouses. One of the vanes was blown off the Church tower. At present we are happy to say we have not heard of any personal injuries. Many of the houses and streets on the following morning looked as if the town had been bombarded.

Wednesday 18 December 1872, Issue 5638 - Gale Document No. Y3200717441
Death - December 11, at Crediton, BESSIE SELL, the only and dearly loved child of PHILIP FRANCIS, Esq., aged 26.

Death - December 7, at Affington, near Ottery St. Mary, J. W. ROBERTS, Esq., formerly of Crediton, aged 72.

Wednesday 1 January 1873, Issue 5640 - Gale Document No. Y3200717489
Crediton
MR EDWIN HENRY WALKER, who served his clerkship with his uncle (MR JAMES SEARLE, solicitor, of Crediton), has passed at the examination of candidates for admission on the Roll of Attorneys and Solicitors of the superior Court as being entitled to honorary distinction. The Council of the incorporated Law Society have accordingly awarded a prize to MR WALKER.

BENJAMIN ANSTEY, a shoemaker, was committed for trial on Saturday on the charge of stealing a purse containing 1s. and a knife from a farm labourer named TANCOCK, who was drinking at the Plymouth Inn, in Crediton, on Thursday evening, when the accused asked him to pay for beer. On prosecutor declining to do so ANSTEY pretended to recognise him as a cousin, and declared that the two were heirs to property worth £50,000. In this manner ANSTEY continued to wheedle his victim till he had abstracted his purse. He then pretended to take his "cousin" to introduce him to his mother. On the way TANCOCK demanded his purse, when ANSTEY exclaimed, "Hush, the bobbies will hear, and come and take it from us." He then made a pretence of leaving TANCOCK for a "minute," but the latter, observing him running back to the inn again, followed him into the house, demanding his purse, on which ANSTEY, affecting much apparent indignation, declared he had never seen him before, and ultimately gave him a very severe blow in the head.

Wednesday 15 January 1873, Issue 5642 - Gale Document No. Y3200717532
The late MR FRANCIS, of Crediton, left £5 to be divided amongst twenty old people of Newton St. Cyres. This was done on Christmas Eve, and the united ages of the recipients amounted to 1, 547 years.

Wednesday 15 January 1873, Issue 5642 - Gale Document No. Y3200717535
Crediton Petty Sessions
GEORGE ROLL was found in the Plymouth Inn, at Crediton, on Christmas Day, at a time when the Law inhibits the pretence of "thirsty souls" in a pub, and he now had to pay 7s. for disregarding the injunction.

Wednesday 29 January 1873, Issue 5644 - Gale Document No. Y3200717580
Shobrooke - The residents of Shobrooke village, near Crediton, will be on the qui vive this (Wednesday) morning in consequence of the marriage of three sisters - the MISSES MORRISH, daughter of Mr Morrish, butcher. Mr S. F. Waycott, of Exeter, is to be married to Miss Selina; Mr John Floyde, of Shobrooke to Miss Emma; and MR W. H. HUNTLEY, of Crediton, to Miss Thirza.

Wednesday 12 February 1873, Issue 5646 - Gale Document No. Y3200717641
Crediton Petty Session
BENJAMIN WESTLAKE, apprentice to MR W. ADAMS, bootmaker, of Crediton, was fined 2s. 6d., with costs, for absenting himself from his master's service.

GEORGE DISCOMBE (in the employ of MR ADAMS) was fined 2s. 6d., with the expenses, for assaulting the aforesaid BENJAMIN WESTLAKE.

Wednesday 26 February 1873, Issue 5648 - Gale Document No. Y3200717685
JAMES WILLIAM ROBERTS, Deceased.
Pursuant to the Statute 22nd and 23rd Vic., cap. 35, entituled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to relieve Trustees," all creditors and other persons having any claims or demands against the Estate of JAMES WILLIAM ROBERTS, formerly of Crediton, but late of Ottery St. Mary, both in the County of Devon, gentleman, deceased ( who died on the 7th day of December, 1872, and whose will was proved in the District Registry at Exeter of Her Majesty's Court of Probate on the 8th day of February, 1873, by Mr Thomas Potter, of Yellowford, in the parish of Thorverton, Devon, and Mr ELIAS TREMLETT WASRD, of Langridge, in Crediton aforesaid, the Executors therein named) are hereby required to send particulars of their debts and claims to the said Executors, either at the office of Mr James Searle, Solicitor, High-street, Crediton, Devon, or at my office in Exeter, on or before the 29th day of March next, after which day the Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to those debts and claims of which they shall then have received notice, and they will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person of whose debt or claim they shall not then have had notice.
Dated this 24th day of February, 1873.
W. Buckingham, 12, Southernhay, Exeter, Solicitor to the Executors.

Wednesday 2 April 1873, Issue 5653 - Gale Document No. Y3200717832
The body of MR DREW (clerk to MR BADCOCK, wine merchant, of Crediton) was found on Friday in the river near where his hat had been previously discovered. It was conjectured that the unfortunate man had committed suicide; and this belief unhappily finds confirmation. His remains had been nine days in the river. An inquest was held upon his body on Saturday, when a verdict of "found drowned," was returned.

JOHN SUTTON, of Crediton, agricultural labourer, nearly eighty years of age, was engaged in lowering a sack of grass seed from the loft of Miss Backwell, seed dealer, on Friday, when he fell to the ground, and received such injuries that Mr Body, surgeon, advised his immediate removal to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Wednesday 23 April 1873, Issue 5656 - Gale Document No. Y3200717905
Marriage - April 15, at Crediton, MR GEO. BULLEN, of Crediton, to MISS BEATRICE EMMA SHORT, only daughter of MR JOHN TOSSWILL, late of Denbowe, Farringdon, near Exeter.

Wednesday 30 April 1873, Issue 5657 - Gale Document No. Y3200717938
Death - April 27, at St Lawrence Green, Crediton, VICTOR DE MAZEUX, Professor of French, aged 38.

Wednesday 16 July 1873, Issue 5668 - Gale Document No. Y3200718257
Exeter County Court
WILLIAM LANGDON HALLS v. WILLIAM HALLETT
Claim of £13 18s. 6d., for board and lodgings for the defendant's son. Mr Fryer appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Toby defended. Plaintiff is a grocer in High-street, and defendant a farmer, living at Crediton. In 1872, according to the case for the plaintiff, the defendant sought to apprentice his son with MR HALLS and an agreement was entered into, by which the boy was placed with the plaintiff, the defendant agreeing to pay £50 as premium, £25 down on the execution of the indenture of apprenticeship, and £25 at half of the expiration of apprenticeship. The defendant's son was sent on June 3rd, 1872, but some time after he met with an accident, and was sent home for six weeks. He returned again and he was allowed to remain in the plaintiff's house until the 3rd May, 1873, when the defendant declined to execute the indenture of apprenticeship, and plaintiff's claim was 5s. per week for 47 weeks for the maintenance of the boy, and the rest was made up for expenses of the indenture and solicitor's fees in drawing p the agreement. Mr Toby, for the defence, contended that there could be no claim for the time the boy was home ill. He submitted, also, that a letter sent by the plaintiff to the defendant in November, in which he stated that he declined to take the boy as an apprentice, was sufficient to annul the indenture. His Honour gave judgment for £12 0s. 6d., deducting the remainder for the time the boy was home.

SAMUEL SQUIRE GIMBLETT v. JOHN WILLIAM MAY.
The plaintiff, proprietor of a large boot and shoe manufactory at Crediton, claimed of defendant, boot and shoe maker of St Sidwell's in this city, £14 9s. for goods supplied. Mr Sparkes, of Crediton, appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Floud, of Exeter, for the defendant. MR GIMBLETT has several retail shops which he supplies with goods from his manufactory. These shops were kept by his agents, and one of them was at No. 6 St Sidwell's, Exeter, kept by defendant. There was an agreement between the parties, a clause in which forbid the defendant from giving credit. Some time after May told MR GIMBLETT that he colds do more trade if he were allowed to give credit, and plaintiff agreed that he might give a month's credit; but he subsequently agreed to extend the time to three months. Defendant was, however, to pay for the goods supplied t the end of the three months whether he was paid by his customers or not. MR GIMBLETT was the tenant of the house in St. Sidwell's, and on the 19th of March, 1873, the landlord gave him notice to quit, and the agency was brought to an end, and MR GIMBLETT made a demand for all monies due to him. Since the agency had been determined May had inserted an advertisement in one of the Exeter newspapers assuming jurisdiction over all the debts due to the agency when he was obliged to account to plaintiff for the amounts of them. More than the three months specified had expired for payment, and the present action was brought. On behalf of defendant it was contended that as he had authority to give credit he was not liable for the money till he had collected it, which he had not yet been able to do. Judgment for plaintiff for the amount claimed, with costs.

Wednesday 20 August 1873, Issue 5673 - Gale Document No. Y3200718380
Birth - August 13, at Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, MRS E. J. THOMAS, late of Crediton, a daughter.

Wednesday 3 September 1873, Issue 5675 - Gale Document No. Y3200718449
Crediton - SAMUEL RISDON and WILLIAM DREW were on Monday committed for trial charged with stealing seven ducks from MR HOOPER, of Crediton.

Wednesday 1 October 1873, Issue 5679 - Gale Document No. Y3200718546
Marriage - September 20, at the parish church, Crediton, by the Rev. C. F. Smith, Vicar, JOHN VOSPER CURRY, of Checkheaton, Yorkshire, to CAROLINE, youngest daughter of MR JAMES HECTOR, of Crediton.

Wednesday 15 October 1873, Issue 5681 - Gale Document No. Y3200718590
County Licensing Committee
The Committee proceeded to hear the following applicants, whose licenses were confirmed:- JOHN BADCOCK, wine and spirit merchant, Crediton, license to sell intoxicating liquors, to be consumed off the premises: GEORGE F. ENGLAND, wine and spirit merchant, Crediton, intoxicating liquors, to be consumed off the premises; GEORGE KELLAND, grocer, Crediton, ale-house license; MARY CORNISH NORRIS, grocer, Crediton, license to sell wine, to be consumed off the premises; and MR SKINNER, Crediton, to sell intoxicating liquors, to be consumed off the premises.

Wednesday 15 October 1873, Issue 5681 - Gale Document No. Y3200718613
Birth - October 9, at 3, East-street, Crediton, the wife of MR HENRY GARLAND, H.M. Inland Revenue, a daughter.

Birth - October 8, at Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN VOWLER, as daughter.

Wednesday 22 October 1873, Issue 5682 - Gale Document No. Y3200718624
Marriage - October 13, at Crediton (by license), MR JOHN HURFORD, of Exeter, to MISS MARY ANN BROWNING, of Crediton.

Wednesday 22 October 1873, Issue 5682 - Gale Document No. Y3200718634
Devon Quarter Sessions
SAMUEL RISDON and SAMUEL DREW (on bail), the former a mason and the latter a labourer, were indicted for stealing seven live ducks, the property of EBENEZER ROWLAND HOOPER, of Crediton, on the 27th August. Mr Underhay prosecuted; Mr Lewis defended RISDON, and Mr Clark appeared for DREW. Prosecutor, a dairyman, of Crediton, missed seven ducks, one of which he was enabled to identify by a peculiarity in the wing. Such with others had been purchased by John Stark, a dealer in poultry, of Risdon, who stated they were his own property. They had not been killed in the usual manner. Whilst in the cell RISDON was heard to say, "I suppose I shall get five years for this." RISDON was found guilty, and DREW not guilty. RISON has been several times ,previously convicted and he was now sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.

Wednesday 12 November 1873, Issue 5685 - Gale Document No. Y3200718721
Marriage - November 5, at Upton Hellions, MR FRANK COLEMAN, of Thorverton, to MISS MARY ANN BEEDELL, of Haske Barton, Crediton.

Death - November 5, at the Manor House Crediton, MRS ANN SYMES, in her 81st year.

Wednesday 26 November 1873, Issue 5687 - Gale Document No. Y3200718761
Crediton
MR MAUNDERS, watch and clockmaker, of Crediton, has had an unpleasant visitor. His premises were forcibly entered on Thursday night and several valuable articles of jewellery, gold and silver watches, and about £10 in money stolen. Entrance was effected through a back-window, a pane of which was taken out to get into the shop. It was necessary for the thief or thieves to force three doors, which were opened without exciting alarm. The most singular fact is that there was a large and usually noisy dog on the premises at the time. The cash-box, which had contained the money, was found empty next morning in an adjoining garden.

ROBER GREENSLADE, once wealthy tradesman, has been sent to gaol for fourteen days - hard labour - for stealing hay from Mr Buller, GREENSLADE, who is a man of very eccentric behaviour, was widely known in Mid-Devon for his connection with an excise case some twenty years since, when the Board of Excise specially sent down the late Mr Welsby to Crediton to prosecute. This gentleman was opposed by the present Lord Chief Justice Coleridge, then just rising into fame, and there was as great display of forensic eloquence between these distinguished advocates.

Wednesday 3 December 1873, Issue 5688 - Gale Document No. Y3200718791
Death - November 26, at High-street, Crediton, GRACE, relict of WILLIAM PIDSLEY SANDFORD, after a short illness, aged 76.

Wednesday 10 December 1873, Issue 5689 - Gale Document No. Y3200718823
Crediton
MRS FORWARD, of the Railway Inn, Crediton, was accidentally killed on the North Devon Railway on Wednesday evening. In crossing the line, about a mile from the station, the unfortunate woman was knocked down by a locomotive and crushed to death. The husband went to meet his wife, and he discovered her body upon the line. They had only been married two months.

Wednesday 14 January 1874, Issue 5693 - Gale Document No. Y3200718963
Crediton Petty Session
WILLIAM WEBB, an apprentice to MR JAMES STONE, of Crediton, was charged with absenting himself from his master's employ on the 15th of November last. The father of the boy stated that the master had failed in business; in consequence, he could not employ his boy. In answer to the father's statement, the complainant said he had put two of his apprentices with his brother to be instructed, for which he paid him 1s. 6d. a week. Fined 1s. with costs; the defendant to return to his work.

FRANK MARCHANT, a shoemaker of Crediton, was fined 10s., including costs; in default, seven days, for begging.

Wednesday 21 January 1874, Issue 5694 - Gale Document No. Y3200718979
Death - January 13, at Neopardy Mills, Crediton, WM. MARKS, aged 60.

Wednesday 21 January 1874, Issue 5694 - Gale Document No. Y3200718974
Exeter Guildhall
ANN WRIGHT, aged 17, who follows a destitute life, was charged with being a rogue and a vagabond and sleeping in a linhay. Since Christmas she had being about the Lower Barracks and was a source of great annoyance to the authorities, which Sergeant Ames spoke to. The Magistrates decided to send her home to her friends, who live at Knowle, near Crediton.

Wednesday 11 February 1874, Issue 5697 - Gale Document No. Y3200719060
Crediton Petty Session
RICHARD SOUTCOTT, of the Angel Hotel, Crediton, was summoned for keeping his house open beyond the prescribed time on the night of the 19th of December; and THOMAS MOON and WALTER and RICHARD BOXER were summoned for being on the premises at the time. Mr Floud, who defended the accused, stated that MR MOON lived five miles away from the Angel Hotel, and was, consequently, a traveller according to the meaning of the Act of Parliament, and declared that the two BOXERS were at the hotel with a fly to take MR MOON to his home. Case dismissed.

ELIZABETH, LUCY and GEORGE RISDON, of Crediton, were summoned for resisting two policemen who were in the execution of their duty; and JAMES EMERY was likewise summoned for inciting the accused to resist the officers. The women were fined 2s. 6d. each, with costs; but the two men (who were conspicuous by their absence) were sentenced to a seven days' residence within the precincts of the County gaol.

JAMES CUFF, of Crediton, left his horse and cart unattended in the highway near Sandford for twenty minutes; and for this inattention he was fined 6d., with the expenses.

Wednesday 18 February 1874, Issue 5697 - Gale Document No. Y3200719098
Birth - February 14, at Crediton, the wife of MR E. LANE, a daughter.

Death - February 12, at Landscore, Crediton, MR JAMES DAW, auctioneer, aged 63. The deceased was endowed with a genial nature; was a thorough man of business; and his ways of life secured him many friends. No man in his sphere could be more generally respected.

Wednesday 25 February 1874, Issue 5698 - Gale Document No. Y3200719129
Marriage - February 17, at the parish church, Crediton, MR G. KERSLAKE, to EMMA JANE HORN, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 4 March 1874, Issue 5699 - Gale Document No. Y3200719157
Death - February 26, at 111, High-street, Crediton, ANN, relict of MR SAMUEL BACKWELL, aged 71.

Wednesday 11 March 1874, Issue 5700 - Gale Document No. Y3200719195
Crediton Petty Session
BENJAMIN WESTLAKE, an apprentice of MR ADAMS, boot and shoe manufacturer, to a month's imprisonment for quitting his master's service and for entering in the militia. WESTLAKE had been previously charged with absenting himself from his employ.

Wednesday 25 March 1874, Issue 5702 - Gale Document No. Y3200719237
Birth - March 19, at Crediton, the wife of MR W. STOYLE, a son.

Wednesday 1 April 1874, Issue 5703 - Gale Document No. Y3200719272
Crediton - As MR JOHN KENSHOLE, of the Old Swan Inn, was taking something from a cupboard on Saturday morning, his foot slipped, and he fell breaking his leg. Messrs. Edwards and Heygal, surgeons, set the limb, which was badly fractured.

Wednesday 22 April 1874, Issue 5706 - Gale Document No. Y3200719353
Crediton - Fatal Accident
A sad accident happened at the Crediton Railway Station on Saturday afternoon to ERNST VICARY, son of the station master. It appears the little fellow, who is about nine years old, was in the act of jumping up on a moving truck when his legs got entangled between the spokes of one of the wheels and he was drawn round between the wheel and the body of the truck crushing his legs fearfully. It required the assistance of a number of men and the removal of a portion of the wheel before he could be extracted from this painful position. Mr Edwards, surgeon, was quickly on the spot, and, by his direction, the little fellow was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where it was found necessary to amputate one leg close to the body. The injuries, however, terminated fatally on Monday morning.

About one hour after the above accident a little boy called POPE fell in the mill leat close by the station, and, but for the timely assistance of the railway gate keeper, DOCKETT, who jumped in after him, would have been drowned.

Wednesday 6 May 1874, Issue 5708 - Gale Document No. Y3200719407
Marriage - In March, MR W. H. LADMORE, junr., to MISS YAUL POPE, daughter of MR POPE, Crediton.

Death - May 2, at Lairs-terrace Plymouth, T. A. H. DENNIS, Esq., late of Shanghai and the Parks, Crediton, aged 59.

Death - April 28, at Crediton, LAWRENCE, second son of MR W. WILLS, of Yeovil, aged 23.

Wednesday 6 May 1874, Issue 5708 - Gale Document No. Y3200719405
Crediton - A cottage at Hookway, the property of Mr J. H. Buller, and occupied by a labouring man called FIELDING, was destroyed by fire on Wednesday evening. The town engine, under the command of Mr J. Shopland, was on the spot, and did good service in saving the neighbouring property.

Wednesday 27 May 1874, Issue 5711 - Gale Document No. Y3200719486
Crediton
JAMES SANDERS, coachman to MR j. h. Buller, of Downes, was found dead on Thursday night in the pathway between the hind's house and the mansion. The deceased had been apparently in his usual health during the day, and after partaking of supper he mentioned to his fellow servants that he was going to Exeter on Friday, if the hind could lend him a trap. With the view of making arrangements for this, he walked to the hind's house. The servants, finding SANDERS did not return, made a search, and found him in the roadway quite dead. The deceased was about 78 years of age, and has been in the service of Mr Buller and of his father and grandfather for about 68 years.

F. DRAKE, Esq., of Fordton House, had both arms broken and was otherwise severely bruised by a fall from his horse on Thursday last.

JOHN HAMMETT was, on Saturday, sent to gaol for fourteen days for receiving leather from his employer (MR ELSTON, of Crediton, shoemaker) and not accounting for the same. The value of the leather was £2 19s. but instead of making the leather into boots HAMMETT left Crediton for Stonehouse, where he got employed. MR ELSTON told the committing magistrates that he had frequently lost leather in the same way and so had other master shoemakers.

Wednesday 3 June 1874, Issue 5712 - Gale Document No. Y3200719510
Crediton
RICHARD WILSON, coachman to N. CONNOP, Esq. of Penton House, left Crediton on Thursday for Somerset in charge of a pair of horses. On the road the animals became unmanageable and WILSON was thrown and unfortunately killed. Deceased, who was greatly respected, leaves a widow and two children.

A bull was recklessly driven into the town on Saturday (market day) without being head roped or in any way secured The animal got frightened and ran into numerous passages and openings. At last it bolted into MR NICKELS' slaughter house, where it was secured; luckily no one was injured.

Wednesday 17 June 1874, Issue 5714 - Gale Document No. Y3200719562
Death - June 14, at Crediton, MISS KATHERINE THOMSON MAY CHAPPELL, aged 80.

Wednesday 15 July 1874, Issue 5718 - Gale Document No. Y3200719669
Crediton
On Thursday evening as a bull was being driven through the town he made a rush into the shop of MR A. SMITH, chemist &c. High-street, breaking a pane of plate-glass and a large bottle containing some coloured liquid; luckily, no person was in the outer part of the shop at the time. MR SMITH, who was at the desk behind the counter, was obliged to extricate the animal's horns from the door in which he had got them entangled in attempting to make his exit. Parties driving these animals through the town without being headroped are, under the "Crediton Improvement Act," liable to be summoned before the magistrates, and the sooner the provisions of the Act are enforced the better as this is the second time within the past month that we have had a scene with a bull driven through the streets in this reckless manner.

Wednesday 22 July 1874, Issue 5719 - Gale Document No. Y3200719693
On Thursday, a lad called TOTTLE, broke his leg in two places, by falling from the top of a garden wall, in Park-street, and in the afternoon his brother, who was with him when the above accident happened, had two of his fingers cut off and a third very much lacerated by a machine, at MR ADAMS', bootmaker. Both lads were removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Wednesday 5 August 1874, Issue 5721 - Gale Document No. Y3200719730
Marriage - August 1, at Crediton, MR W. ELCOMB, of Lewisham, Kent, to SARAH, youngest daughter of the late MR JOHN MOXEY, of Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Wednesday 5 August 1874, Issue 5721 - Gale Document No. Y3200719738
Crediton Petty Session
THOMAS CROCKER, for leaving his horse and cart in the street at Crediton, was fined 20s., including costs.

JAMES KENEHOLE, for an intemperate vagary at Crediton, was fined 5s., with costs.

ELIZABETH ANDREWS, a young woman, was on Saturday sent to gaol for a month- hard labour - for drunkenness and riotous conduct in the street at Crediton. She had similarly offended.

Wednesday 16 September 1874, Issue 5727 - Gale Document No. Y3200719883
Marriage - September 9, at Cheriton Fitzpaine, by the Rev. W. H. Arundell, WILLIAM HENRY, eldest son of MR W. COOMBE, Court Barton, Crediton, to ELIZABETH, third daughter of MR W. TUCKETT, of Coombe, Cheriton Fitzpaine.

Wednesday 16 September 1874, Issue 5727 - Gale Document No. Y3200719891
Crediton
Sir Henry Davie and Colonel Thompson, magistrates, have committed LEONARD POCOCK, a young man in the employ of MR BADCOCK, of Crediton, baker, for trial, on a charge of embezzlement. POCOCK left bread several times every week at the residence of a daughter of the late Bishop Phillpotts, for which he was regularly paid, but he did not account for the money. His alleged defalcations amount to many pounds.

Wednesday 23 September 1874, Issue 5728 - Gale Document No. Y3200719906
Birth - September 18, at Blagdon-terrace, Crediton, the wife of MR FRANCIS LEE, a daughter.

Death - September 19, at Plymouth, ELIZA, daughter of the late BENJAMIN YEATHARD, Esq., of Crediton, aged 84.

Wednesday 23 September 1874, Issue 5728 - Gale Document No. Y3200719917
Crediton - Ann Warren, wife of a travelling musician was sent to gaol on Monday for a month, for stealing 6s. from a drawer in a bed room at the Duke of York on Sunday, whilst MRS RAYMOND, the landlady was at church. The accused was seen coming from the drawer and she at once admitted that she had taken 6s. and "was very wicked in so doing." The prisoner and her husband were lodging at the Duke of York.

Wednesday 7 October 1874, Issue 5730 - Gale Document No. Y3200719960
Birth - September 29, at the Old Swan, Crediton, the wife of MR J. KENSHOLE, a daughter.

Wednesday 14 October 1874, Issue 5731 - Gale Document No. Y3200719986
Death - October 13, at Downes, Crediton, JAMES HOWARD BULLER, Esq., aged 39 years.

Wednesday 14 October 1874, Issue 5731 - Gale Document No. Y3200719993
Crediton - On Saturday night a girl named SUSAN KERSWILL was found on the railway, about a quarter of a mile from the station in an insensible condition. It appears that she left MR FORWARD'S Railway Hotel, where she was a servant, to go to a neighbour's ,and it is supposed that she was caught by the buffers of a train due to pass the spot about eight o'clock. Dr Edwards was at once sent for, and found that one of her thighs was broken, and under his direction she was removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital. How she met with the accident is a mystery and up to the present her attendants have been unable to get her to state the circumstances.

Wednesday 21 October 1874, Issue 5732 - Gale Document No. Y3200720009
Marriage - October 15, at St David's Church, Exeter, by the Rev. W. Lear, GEORGE NEWCOMBE, eldest son of GEORGE MORTIMER, Uton, Crediton, to JANE, only daughter of JAMES PEARSE, St David's, Exeter.

Wednesday 21 October 1874, Issue 5732 - Gale Document No. Y3200720002
Crediton
A cabman, named WASLTER BOXER, was charged at the Petty Sessions, on Thursday, before Mr Quicke, Sir H. Davie, and Colonel Thompson, with being drunk while in charge of a fly. Defendant was engaged on the 9th instant to take the girl KERSWELL, who was injured on the railway, to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, and on the return journey he was so drunk that P.C. Percy had to take the reins, and place the cabman inside. It appears that Dr Edwards ordered brandy to be taken to keep the girl from sinking, some of which was given to the defendant by the policeman. Sir H. Davie said that when he granted the summons he understood that BOXER had obtained the brandy surreptitiously, and he hoped that this would be a caution to the constable not to give brandy to a cab-driver again. Mr Quicke said that as there were extenuating circumstances connected with the offence, BOXER would be fined only 10s. and the costs.

The death of MR JAMES HOWARD BULLER, of Downes, on Tuesday week, cast a deep gloom over Crediton and its neighbourhood. The deceased gentleman was the eldest son of the late MR J. W. BULLER, M.P., for North Devon, and acted as chairman of the Crediton Magistrates and of the Board of Guardians. He is succeeded in the family estates by his brother, MR MARK BULLER, whose return from the Ashantee war was lately made the occasion of a demonstration by his friends and neighbours. The remains of the deceased were interred in the family vault at St Thomas Church on Monday, when a large number of gentlemen attended the funeral. JAMES HOWARD BULLER, born June 12, a1835, died October 13, 1874, Aged 39 years.

Wednesday 28 October 1874, Issue 5733 - Gale Document No. Y3200720029
Devon Michaelmas Sessions
LEONARD DANIEL POCOCK, 28, Hawker, was indicted for embezzling the sums of £1 5s. 2d., 5s. 10 ½d. and 11s. 0 ¾d. received at various times on account of his master, JOHN BADCOCK, at Crediton, and also with embezzling the sum of 5s. on or about the 1st July last. Mr Templeton prosecuted; the prisoner was undefended. Prisoner's duty was to deliver bread and collect the money. Two of the customers had paid prisoner the sums above stated, but he had failed to account for the same. Guilty - six months' imprisonment, with hard labour.

JANE TRIGGS, 19, was indicted with attempting to obtain, by false pretences, on the 28th August, at Crediton, from J. POPE, various goods, with intent to cheat and defraud. The Hon. C. Vivian prosecuted. Prosecutor, a draper, of Crediton, said prisoner came to his shop on the 28th August, and stated that she was a servant to the Rev. Mr Knox, Rector of Shobrooke, and that she was owed some wages. Knowing that gentleman he was about to let her have the goods she enquired for, but first asked for the name of her predecessor, and as she could not say he refused to let her have them, and she was afterwards given into custody. Rev. Mr Knox stated that prisoner had never been in his employ. The jury found her guilty. She admitted a previous conviction of six weeks' imprisonment. The Chairman in passing sentence said he understood at the expiration of her former sentence every chance was given her to reform her character. She would now be sentenced to six months' imprisonment, and be under police supervision for two years after that time. If she was again brought before the Court she would probably be sentenced to a rather longer period of penal servitude.

Wednesday 4 November 1874, Issue 5734 - Gale Document No. Y3200720056
Death - October 21, at Winswood, Crediton, JOHN JACKMAN DRAKE, in the 80th year of his age.

Wednesday 11 November 1874, Issue 5735 - Gale Document No. Y3200720077
Birth - November 10, at Western-road, Crediton, the wife of MR F. J. BUCHER, a daughter.

Wednesday 23 December 1874, Issue 5741 - Gale Document No. Y3200720209
JOHN JACKMAN DRAKE, Esq., Deceased.
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament of the 22nd and 23rd Victoria, chapter 35, intituled "An Act to further amend the Law of Property and to Relieve Trustees," notice is hereby given, That all Creditors and other persons having any Claims or Demands against the Estate of JOHN JACKMAN DRAKE, late of Winswood, Crediton, in the County of Devon, Esquire (who died on the 21st day of October, 1874, and whose will was proved in the Principal Registry of Her Majesty's Court of Probate, on the 8th day of December, 1874, by ANNE DRAKE, of Winswood aforesaid, widow, ELIZABETH DRAKE and CHARITY DRAKE, of Crediton aforesaid, spinsters and HENRY DRAKE of 4 Cloak-lane, Cannon-street, in the city of London, Solicitor, the Executors in the said will named) are hereby required to send in the particulars in writing of such claims or demands to the undersigned, the Solicitor of the said Executors, on or before the 31st day of January, 1875, after which time the said executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said Testator among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the debts, claims, and demands of which they shall then have had notice, and the said executors will not be liable for the assets so distributed or any part thereof to any person or persons of whose claim and demand they shall not have then had notice.
Dated this 16th day of December, 1874
Drake and Son, 3, Cloak-lane, Cannon-street, London, E.C. Solicitors to the said Executors.

Wednesday 6 January 1875, Issue 5743 - Gale Document No. Y3200720289
Death - January 3, at Bradley, Crediton, MR WILLIAM EWINGS, in his 88th year.

Wednesday 13 January 1875, Issue 5744 - Gale Document No. Y3200720299
Devon Epiphany Sessions.
WILLIAM JOHN HUTCHINGS, 17, shoemaker, was indicted for a criminal assault on ALICE JANE COLLINGS, of Crediton, a girl between the age of 10 and 12 years. Mr Lewis for the prosecution, and Mr St. Aubyn for the prisoner. A plea of guilty of common assault was accepted by the counsel for the prosecution, and the Court sentenced the prisoner to four months' imprisonment.

Wednesday 13 January 1875, Issue 5744 - Gale Document No. Y3200720313
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIZABETH ANDREWS, a single woman, was charged before Mr Quicke, a county Magistrate, on Monday, with wilfully smashing the window of JAMES MADGE, as smith. The accused, who has been imprisoned eight times before in about as many years, for nearly similar outbursts of temper, admitted the offence, saying that she did it because she could not smash that in the Union Workhouse. Prisoner was sentenced to two months' imprisonment. Complainant having said that he could not afford to bear the loss caused him, which he estimated at five shillings, the magistrate and Mr Symes, the clerk, gave him half-crown each.

Wednesday 20 January 1875, Issue 5745 - Gale Document No. Y3200720346
Crediton - WILLIAM PRICKMAN died in the workhouse on Saturday last at the age of ninety-one. He was in many a hard fight in Spain, and afterwards was at the capture of Washington; but having enlisted for a limited period only, he was entitled to no pension; and having carelessly lost his discharge, he did not get the benefit of the late War-office grant. PRICKMAN, who was a quiet man, worked as a farm labourer up to the age of eighty.

Wednesday 20 January 1875, Issue 5745 - Gale Document No. Y3200720335
Exeter Guildhall
RICHARD GOVER, a respectably-dressed middle-aged man, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk and creating a disturbance in High-street on the Friday evening. P.C. Weeks saw defendant obstructing females in High-street about nine o'clock and refused to desist when ordered. He was very drunk. P.C. Mortimore and Louisa Wreford corroborated. Defendant, in answer to the charge, said he remembered nothing of the affair. He admitted taking one glass, but did not believe he was drunk. Fined 40s., to include expenses, or a month.

Wednesday 3 February 1875, Issue 5747 - Gale Document No. Y3200720403
Birth - January 28, at 118 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. COULDRIDGE, a daughter.

Wednesday 10 February 1875, Issue 5748 - Gale Document No. Y3200720438
Crediton Petty Sessions
MATTHEW POPE, hatter, of Crediton, was charged by Mr Cole, Inspector of the South Western Railway, with riding from Okehampton to Crediton without paying his railway fare. It was stated that on the 19th December last defendant got out t the Crediton Railway Station soon after six o'clock p.m., and gave up his railway ticket, a third-class one, to a collecting porter, who some time after discovered that it was an old ticket with the date erased, and a number (816) not corresponding to December, but to the 31st October previous. Defendant was fined 20s. and costs.

Wednesday 24 February 1875, Issue 5750 - Gale Document No. Y3200720472
Exeter Guildhall
SAMUEL DYER, an old man, labourer, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk on the previous afternoon in High-street. He was unable to walk, and Inspector Martin, with assistance brought him to the guildhall. Defendant was very sorry. Fined 2s. 6d. and expenses.

Wednesday 3 March 1875, Issue 5751 - Gale Document No. Y3200720525
Crediton
A shocking and fatal accident occurred near the Crediton station on the North Devon line last Tuesday morning. Two labouring men, named JOHN and HENRY VANSTONE (father and son, aged respectively 53 and 17), were proceeding to their work, and to lessen the distance went along the railway, when a passenger train came upon them. The son was killed on the spot, his body being dreadfully mangled. The father had both legs broken, and was otherwise so seriously injured that he did not live out the day. He had twelve children. The inquest was held on Wednesday, at the Railway Inn, Newton Cyres, before Mr Coroner Crosse, when the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental death," and exonerated every one from blame.

Wednesday 10 March 1975, Issue 5752 - Gale Document No. BC3200720540
Death - March 2, at 14 East-street, Crediton, ANNA RUDALL, last surviving child of the late REV. JOHN RUDALL, vicar of Crediton.

Wednesday 17 March 1875, Issue 5753 - Gale Document No. Y3200720583
The City Assize - Alleged Stealing of a Sovereign.
ISABELLA COLLINS alias BASTIN, 33, residing at Crediton, was indicted for stealing £1, the property of Josiah Miller, a haggler of High Bickington. Mr Clark ,prosecuted, and Mr St. Aubyn defended. Prosecutor stated that on the 5th of the present month he was at the Anchor Inn, Paul-street. Whilst there he entered into conversation with prisoner, who was in company with another woman. In the course of the conversation he made a bet and put a sovereign on the table. Prisoner immediately put her hand upon it, and witness put his hand upon hers. She then slipped her hand out from under his, and the sovereign with it. He accused her of having taken the money, and she denied it. Samuel Milford, landlord of the Anchor Inn, heard a noise in the room where the prisoner was, and on going there saw last witness holding the prisoner, and he demanded that a policeman should be fetched to search her, as she had stolen a sovereign from him. Prosecutor had been drinking. Prisoner then denied having the coin, and added that prosecutor had taken it up himself. She then asked him to lend her a sovereign to pay to prosecutor to prevent her being taken into custody, but he refused to do so. Nothing was found on the prisoner, but a half-penny was afterwards found under the table in the room where the party had been. P.C. Paul corroborated a portion of the evidence; and this being the case for the prosecution, Mr St. Aubyn asked whether the Jury wished the case to proceed. After a short consultation the Foreman of the Jury announced that they were of opinion that the case should not proceed: but it appeared this was not the unanimous opinion of the Jury, and a further consultation ensued. The Judge said the Jury ought not to convict on suspicion. This was certainly a case of suspicion, but they must judge whether they had sufficient facts before them to convict. The Jury hereupon gave it as their opinion that the case should not proceed, and the Judge said he quite concurred in their view. The prisoner was therefore discharged.

Wednesday 7 April 1875, Issue 5756 - Gale Document No. Y3200720645
Wine, Spirit, Ale and Porter Stores, High Street, Crediton, April 1875
Sir, I beg to inform you that I have disposed of my Stoke-in-Trade, and business as Wine, Spirit, Ale and Tea Merchant to Messrs Rowe and Burrington, on whose behalf I take this opportunity of soliciting a continuance of the kind support you have so liberally accorded to me during the past twenty-one years I have been in Crediton.
From the introductions they have received to the first Houses in the trade, I feel satisfied you may rely on a continuance of the supply of the genuine articles it has ever been my study to secure for my friends, who have honoured me with their patronage and support.
Thanking you sincerely for past favours. I am, Sir, your obedient servant.
G. F. G. ENGLAND.

Wednesday 28 April 1875, Issue 5759 - Gale Document No. Y3200720746
Death - April 22, at Crediton, MR J. VICKARY, station master, aged 41.

Wednesday 19 May 1875, Issue 5762 - Gale Document No. Y3200720827
Crediton
A fire broke out in a cottage occupied by a poor man called MOORE in "Bell-court" early on Sunday morning. The town engine was quickly on the spot, and the fire was soon got under without its spreading to the adjoining premises. A number of hams which were in MOORE'S cottage for the purpose of being smoked, were burnt.

Wednesday 7 July 1875, Issue 5769 - Gale Document No. Y3200721029
Crediton County Police Court
JAMES BURRIDGE and ELIZA BURRIDGE, his wife, were charged with selling cider without a license. GEORGE BARNES, his wife, and his son, a boy eight years old, deposed that they had at different time purchased cider of ELIZABETH BURRIDGE. JAMES BURRIDGE said the charge was made by BARNES in revenge, as he, BURRIDGE, had forbidden the BARNES'S from his house; he also said that MRS BARNES had once threatened to cut down MRS BURRIDGE with a hatchet. Martin Hutton supported the defence by saying that he one day heard MRS BARNES say to MRS BURRIDGE, using low language at the same time, "You have given me many cups of cider, and I'll make you pay for it." Police-sergeant Phillips said he never had any suspicion that BURRIDGE sold cider. Mr Carter, supervisor of excise, said the practice of cider selling had become prevalent. Mr Wreford thought it had been greatly checked, if not altogether prevented by former convictions. Mr Carter aid the great plentifulness of cider had again given an impetus to its illicit sale; and the Bench were not aware to what extent it was practised. There was cider drinking on Sundays within sound of Crediton Church bells, and there were no less than seven unlicensed cider shops in Sandford. From what he had heard he did not believe that BURRIDGE was cognisant of his wife having sold cider, and therefore would withdraw all the charges against him but one. BURRIDGE was then fined in the mitigated penalty of £2 10s. On leaving the court Barnes and his wife were mobbed as informers, and the latter was struck by a woman named Alsep, who was almost immediately brought back to the presence of the Magistrates and fined £2 and costs.

MR S. BROWN, a retired farmer, whilst descending from a trap on Friday evening met with an accident by which he broke his collar-bone and received some severe injuries.

Wednesday 28 July 1875, Issue 5772 - Gale Document No. Y3200721087
JOHN VICKERY, Deceased
Notice. All Persons having any claim or demand against the Estate of JOHN VICKERY, of Crediton Devon, Railway Station Master, deceased, are requested to send the particulars thereof to Mr James Wellington, No. 2, Market-street, Crediton, before the First September next, after which day such claims and demands, if found correct, will be discharged in due course of law. Crediton, 24th July, 1875.

Wednesday 4 August 1875, Issue 5773 - Gale Document No. Y3200721133
Death - July 23, at the Crediton Inn, Crediton, WILLIAM, son of SIMON AND AMELIA POPE, aged 26.

Wednesday 11 August 1875, Issue 5774 - Gale Document No. Y3200721166
Marriage - August 2, at the parish church, Crediton, MR GEORGE CLINCH, of Buckfastleigh, to MARY ANN, eldest daughter of MR SAMUEL BODY.

Death - August 3, at St Lawrence's Green, Crediton, MR JOS. STEER, aged 87.

Death - August 2, at the Oat Sheaf Inn, Crediton, MR WM. SEARLE, aged 63.

Wednesday 18 August 1875, Issue 5775 - Gale Document No. Y3200721197
Death - August 11, at the Crediton Inn, Crediton, FRANCES AMELIA HARVEY, eldest daughter of SIMON and AMELIA POPE, aged 30.

Wednesday 8 September 1875, Issue 5778 - Gale Document No. Y3200721302
Police Court
JOHN HERD was summoned for using a cart for the carriage of passengers to the railway station on a certain day, not having a license. Defendant denied all knowledge of the fact, stating that he had not received any money from anyone. He understood the boy had taken up two women, but he was not paid anything. Fined, in the mitigated penalty of £5.

GEORGE ELSTON, shoemaker, was charged with being drunk and assaulting a policeman at Newcombe, on the 21st July, on the occasion of the Crediton Cottage Garden Exhibition. For drunkenness he was fined 10s., and costs, and for the assault £5 and costs, or a month's imprisonment. The money was paid.

Wednesday 20 October 1875, Issue 5785 - Gale Document No. Y3200721493
Crediton Divisional Petty Sessions
ELIZABETH ANDREWS, a young woman, and an inmate of the Crediton Union, was brought up at the same sitting and was charged by MR WILLIAM VANSTONE, the master, with disobedient behaviour and breaking two panes of glass, a bell-pull, and damaging a door-lock. This was the defendant's 13th appearance for similar offences, and she was now sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour.

Wednesday 10 November 1875, Issue 5788 - Gale Document No. Y3200721574
Marriage - November 3, at Crediton Church, by the Rev. Prebendary Smith, WM. CORNISH, Esq., Binneford Farm, to HENRIETTA BAKER, only daughter of MR THOMAS LEE, of Neopardy, both of Crediton parish.

Wednesday 17 November 1875, Issue 5789 - Gale Document No. Y3200721610
Death - November 10, at 3, Market-street, Crediton, ERNEST EDWARD, second son of MR WILLIAM THOMAS, aged 10 years.

Wednesday 17 November 1875, Issue 5789 - Gale Document No. Y3200721618
Petty Sessions
WILLIAM GRADDON, a lad pleaded guilty to letting off a squib in the High-street on the 4th inst., and was fined 2s. 6d., and costs.

CHARLES GORE, a sweep, of Crediton, was charged by P.C. Wooland with allowing his son to climb a chimney on the 2nd inst., at Sampford. Fined 20s. and costs, or fourteen days' hard labour.
Defendant: I shall go fourteen days, please. I shall never stop him from sweeping - never!

JOHN FLOUD, JAMES FLOUD, and WM. BROWNING, pleaded guilty to stealing apples to the value of 9d. from the orchard of MARY ANN JAMES on the 7th inst. and were sent to prison for three days without hard labour.

Wednesday 8 December 1875, Issue 5782 - Gale Document No. Y3200721705
Death - November 29, at St Lawrence's Green, Crediton, MR J. SKINNER, aged 88.

Wednesday 23 December 1875, Issue 5785 - Gale Document No. Y3200721810
Birth - December 21, at Western-road, Crediton, the wife of MR F. BUCKER, a daughter.

Death - December 19, POLLY, the eldest daughter of MR MELHUISH, baker, Crediton, aged 20.

Wednesday 5 January 1876, Issue 5786 - Gale Document No. Y3200721829
Death - December 29, at Crediton, SARAH, wife of MR WM. WIPPELL, aged 70.

Death - At Western-road, Crediton, RICHARD MILTON, aged 83.

Wednesday 12 January 1876, Issue 5787 - Gale Document No. Y3200721852
Devon Epiphany Sessions
MARK DAY, 33, carpenter, was indicted for obtaining by false pretences a flannel shirt, muffler and pocket handkerchief, the property of ROBERT COUSINS, on the 27th October, at Crediton. Mr Lewis prosecuted. Prisoner went to the shop of the prosecutor, a draper, and on the representation that he was a ganger on the railway, and had been sent by the station master, obtained from MR COUSINS the articles named. Guilty: two months' hard labour.

Wednesday 26 January 1876, Issue 5789 - Gale Document No. Y3200721932
Newton Abbot - Concealment of Birth
At the Police-court on Thursday, before Dr Atkinson and Admiral Wise, a woman named ANNA WOODGATES was charged with concealment of birth. The prisoner is a native of Crediton and has been for some time living as cook with Mrs Eyre at Stoneleigh. It was stated that on Tuesday last a charwoman found the body of a child in the wine cellar of Mrs Eyre's house and mentioned the fact to Mrs Eyre and her servants. The body was almost directly afterwards secretly removed; and, as it was stated that prisoner had been seen to take it from the cellar to the backyard. She was given into custody. P.C. Nicholls took possession of the body, which was very much decomposed; and handed it over to Dr Drake, that it might be examined. Prisoner was remanded.

Wednesday 9 February 1876, Issue 5791 - Gale Document No. Y3200721994
Death - February 6, at Neopardy, Crediton, after a long and painful illness, MR THOMAS LEE, aged 63, deeply lamented.

Wednesday 16 February 1876, Issue 5792 - Gale Document No. Y3200722019
Death - February 13, at Bradley Farm, Crediton, MR SAMUEL EWINGS, aged 72.

Death - February 10, at High-street, Crediton, SARAH, the wife of MR JOHN SMITH, aged 58.

Wednesday 16 February 1876, Issue 5792 - Gale Document No. Y3200722034
Crediton - Death from the Bite of a Cat
MR EWINGS of Bradley Farm, died on Monday from the effects of the bite of a cat. A few days since deceased found a cat caught in a gin, and attempted to extricate it, when the animal severely bit him. He took but little notice of the wound at first, but soon such alarming symptoms came on that he consulted a medical man from Crediton, and ultimately Doctor Drake, of Exeter, was called in, who pronounced the case hopeless, declaring the blood was poisoned. MR EWINGS was 70 years of age, and was very greatly respected.

Wednesday 23 February 1876, Issue 5793 - Gale Document No. BC3200722067
Crediton Police Court
WILLIAM VANSTONE and RICHARD PALFREY two sawyers, were charged with stealing three rabbit gins the property of Sir H. F. F. Davie's gamekeepers, and set in a field on MR BEETLE'S farm, at Hack, to catch rabbits. Both prisoners pleaded guilty, but PALFREY stated that they came that way with the idea of securing a ferret that had escaped the previous day. PALFREY further stated that he took up the gin and gave one to VANSTONE. They were each sentenced to seven days.

WILLIAM HOLDEN (with the aliases of Paul King, John Jackson, William Travers, and John Smith) was charged on his confession with being a deserter, but after many inquiries had been made without result, he was brought before the Bench and sent to gaol for a month as a rogue and a vagabond.

Wednesday 1 March 1876, Issue 5794 - Gale Document No. Y3200722092
Birth - February 20, at Crediton, the wife of MR JAS. STONE, a son.

Wednesday 8 March 1876, Issue 5795 - Gale Document No. Y32007221124
Birth - March 2, at Hillside-villa, Crediton, the wife of MR J. VOWLER, a son.

Marriage - February 29, at Crediton, by the Vicar, JAMES HENRY LEE, of Landbout Farm, Cheriton Fitzpaine, to ELIZABETH ARCHER, daughter of the late MR RICHD. MORTIMER, formerly of Wellpark, Crediton.

Wednesday 29 March 1876, Issue 5798 - Gale Document No. Y3200722222
Death - March 26, at Paradise, Crediton, EMMA, second daughter of MR SAMUEL BODDY, aged 23.

Death - March 24, at Chapple Downes, JOSEPH HARRIS, aged 63 - one of the twelve Governors of the Church of Crediton.

Wednesday 26 April 1876, Issue 5802 - Gale Document No. Y3200722351
Death - April 21, at Union-terrace, Crediton, MR JNO. NICKELS, aged 65.

Death - April 21, at Crediton, MR FREDERICK HY. GALE, aged 64.

Wednesday 10 May 1876, Issue 5804 - Gale Document No. Y3200722434
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN VILE, and EDWIN and WILLIAM, his two sons, were summoned for assaulting MR MIDDLEWICK, farmer, of Crediton. Complainant, who had his head enveloped in bandages, said defendant lived on a farm at Bow, near that occupied by him. They called at his garden-gate on Tuesday "to clear up" what he had said about them to his landlord. This ultimately led to his endeavouring to get them off the premises; on which he was himself pushed down, and one of the defendants seized him violently by the throat, whilst the others, he said, kicked him about the body and legs, one having a large stick, which he used. This proceeding was repeated on his rising and getting within his garden; one defendant, on his wife's begging for mercy, said they would not allow him to rise until he confessed himself a liar. The elder VILE applied for an adjournment of the case, on the ground that they had been summoned only on Wednesday night. This having been granted, complainant then charged GEORGE CONEYBEER, a labourer, with assault. He stated that on the VILES releasing him he got on his mare in order to fetch a policeman, when defendant, who, with others, had been "signalled" by the VILES, endeavoured to prevent him from doing so, first striking his hand with a very heavy "spar" stick and then belabouring the head of the poor animal, which turned suddenly round, on which CONEYBEER struck its rider a blow on the back of the head, which felled him senseless to the ground, weltering in his blood. Mr J. A. Edwards, surgeon, gave evidence as to the nature of the injuries received and complainant's statement was borne out by other witnesses. Defendant said he had a witness who would prove that he had been first struck, but he admitted that he was not. CONEYBEER was sentenced to two months' hard labour.

Wednesday 17 May 1876, Issue 5805 - Gale Document No. Y3200722456
Birth - May 13, at Crediton, the wife of MR W. BENNETT, Market House, a daughter.

Wednesday 24 May 1876, Issue 5806 - Gale Document No. Y3200722489
Death - May 16, at Landscore, Crediton, JAMES, second son of MR WILLIAM THOMAS, aged 36.

Wednesday 31 May 1876, Issue 5807 - Gale Document No. Y3200722531
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN VIAL, and his sons WILLIAM and EDWIN, were charged with assaulting MR SAMUEL MIDDLEWICK, farmer, of East Church, Crediton. Mr Friend prosecuted; Mr Thorne, of Barnstaple, defended. After a lengthened hearing, so violet had been the offence that defendants were fined £5 each including costs. The same trio were then charged with assault MRS ELIZABETH MIDDLEWICK, and were fined £1 each and costs. On a cross-summons, MR MIDDLEWICK was charged with assaulting WILLIAM VIAL on the 28th ult., and fined 10s. and costs. Another charge of assault against the same defendant on the 2nd was dismissed.

Wednesday 28 June 1876, Issue 5811 - Gale Document No. Y3200722652
Death - June 20, at North-street, Crediton, MR JOHN BROWN, late (Brown and Passmore), of North-street, Exeter, aged 75.

Wednesday 12 July 1876, Issue 5813 - Gale Document No. Y3200722720
Birth - July 2, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR WM. HECTOR, a son.

Wednesday 2 August 1876, Issue 5816 - Gale Document No. Y3200722817
Death - July 30 at Crediton, MR WM. PITTS, for many years clerk of the Crediton County Court.

Death - July 27, at Parliament-street, Crediton, FRANK, eldest son of MR JOHN ELTON.

Wednesday 9 August 1876, Issue 5817 - Gale Document No. Y3200722849
Birth - July 21, at Crediton, the wife of MR T. BURRINGTON, a son.

Death - August 2, at Crediton, MARY ANN, the wife of MR JNO. WHITE, aged 27.

Wednesday 30 August 1876, Issue 5820 - Gale Document No. Y3200722938
JOSEPH HARRIS, Gentleman, Deceased
Pursuant to the Act of Parliament, 22nd and 23rd Victoria, Chapter 35, intituled "An Act to further amend the law of Property and to relieve Trustees," Notice is hereby given, That all Creditors and other persons having any Claims or Demands upon or against the Estate of JOSEPH HARRIS, late of Chapple Downs, in the parish of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Gentleman, deceased, who died on the 24th day of March 1876, and whose will was duly proved on the 10th day of June following in the District Registry attached to the Probate Division of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice at Exeter by WILLIAM NORRIS, JOHN NORRIS and FRANCIS EDWARD SMITH, the Executors named in the said Will, are hereby required to send particulars of their respective Claims or Demands to us, the undersigned, the Solicitors to the said Executors, on or before the 16th day of September next, after which day the said Executors will proceed to distribute the assets of the said deceased among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims or Demands of which they shall then have had notice, and the said Executors will not be liable for the assets or any part thereof so distributed to any person or persons of whose Claim or Demand they shall not then have had notice.
Dated this 21st day of August, 1876
Smith and Symes, Solicitors, Crediton, Devon.

Wednesday 13 September 1876, Issue 5822 - Gale Document No. Y3200723035
Woodbury Petty Sessions
ROBERT BOXER, a cab proprietor, of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting MRS WESTAWAY, of St David's-hill, Exeter, at Exmouth. Complainant, an elderly woman, said she was at Exmouth on the day of the regatta. She gave the bandsmen some money to pay for a gallon of beer, and asked them if they would play a lively tune. After giving the money, and while about to turn round, she received a violent blow in the eye. Defendant said he was at a village the other side of Crediton on that day, attending a wedding. Witness said this was not the man, or else he had shaved off his moustache, but when she went to Crediton, she saw the real defendant, and his father called him ROBERT. BOXER said he had five brothers. Complainant was ordered to pay 8s. costs and 8s. BOXER'S expenses.

Wednesday 4 October 1876, Issue 5825 - Gale Document No. Y3200723127
Birth - September 28, at the Green, Crediton, the wife of MR HENRY VILE, a daughter.

Marriage - September 27, at Crediton, WM. HENRY SYMES, solicitor, of the Manor House, Crediton, to MARY (MINNIE), eldest daughter of the late MAJOR JESSOP, of H.M. Bombay Army.

Wednesday 18 October 1876, Issue 5827 - Gale Document No. Y3200723193
Death - October 12, at Nymet Rowland, ELEANOR, widow of JAMES LEE, Esq., of Holwell, Crediton, aged 66.

Wednesday 15 November 1876, Issue 5831 - Gale Document No. Y3200723337
Birth - November 9, at East-street, Crediton, the wife of MR G. ELSTON, a daughter.

Wednesday 15 November 1876, Issue 5831 - Gale Document No. Y3200723348
Crediton Petty Sessions
WALTER FAY was fined 1s. and costs for letting off a rocket in the High-street, and THOMAS DREW, for firing a cannon in East-street, on the 3rd instant, was fined 1s. and costs.

Wednesday 22 November 1876, Issue 5832 - Gale Document No. Y3200723369
MR GEORG EHENRY CARTHEW, son of MR CARTHEW of Crediton, has passed his final examination for admission to the Incorporated Law Society. He was articled to Messrs. Cleave and Sparkes, of Crediton.

Wednesday 29 November 1876, Issue 5833 - Gale Document No Y3200723402
Married - November 22, at Crediton, INGRAM BATHURST WALKER, Esq., only son of the late Sir WM. HARRISON WALKER, of 103, Gloucester-terrace, Hyde Park, London, to BESSIE, only daughter of WM. POPE, of Spencecombe, Esq.

Wednesday 6 December 1876, Issue 5834 - Gale Document No. Y3200723432
Marriage - November 30, at Budleigh Salterton, MR J. W. COULDRIDGE, of Crediton, to MISS E. S. P. KERSLAKE.

Wednesday 20 December 1876, Issue 5836 - Gale Document No. Y3200723511
Crediton - Among the list of candidates who were successful at the International Examination of the Incorporated Law Society, held by them on the 9th November last, we observe the name of MR GEORGE J. FOWLER, who is articled to J. Searle, Esq. of Crediton.

Wednesday 27 December 1876, Issue 5837 - Gale Document No. Y3200723536
Birth - December 14, at the Star Inn, Crediton, the wife of MR J. TAPPER, a daughter.

Wednesday 3 January 1877, Issue 5838 - Gale Document No. Y3200723566
Death - December 26, at Crediton, MR JNO. ADAMS POLLARD, aged 28.

Wednesday 10 January 1877, Issue 5839 - Gale Document No. Y3200723601
Death - January 1, ALBERT HARRY, youngest son of GEORGE HANCOCK, of South Bank Bath, and Crediton, Devon, in his 22nd year.

Wednesday 17 January 1877, Issue 5840 - Gale Document No. Y3200723641
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM DAVIS, landlord of the Plymouth Inn, Crediton, was charged with keeping open his house during prohibited hours on the night of Sunday, New Year's Eve. Fined 20s. and costs.

JAMES LOCK, apprentice to MR J. WARREN, shoemaker, Crediton, was charged with absenting himself from his work. Sentenced a fortnight in gaol.

Wednesday 7 March 1877, Issue 5847 - Gale Document No. Y3200723846
Birth - February 27, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. COULDRIDGE, a daughter.

Wednesday 28 March 1877, Issue 5850 - Gale Document No. Y3200723924
Dissolution of Partnership.
The partnership hitherto existing between JOSEPH ROWE and THOMAS ANSTEY BURRINGTON, carrying on business as Wine, spirit, Ale and tea Merchants, in the town of Crediton, under the style or firm of "Rowe and Burrington," has this day been dissolved by mutual consent.
All accounts owing to the Firm are to be paid to the undersigned JOSEPH ROWE, who will continue to carry on the business and discharge all liabilities on the partnership account.
Signed: JOSEPH ROWE, THOMAS ANSTEY BURRINGTON
Witness: SAMUEL JONES
Dated Crediton, 23rd, March 1877.

Wednesday 4 April 1877, Issue 5851 - Gale Document No. Y3200723967
Death - March 30, at Market-street, Crediton, AMELIA, wife of MR J. CLEAVE, aged 60.

Death - March 29, at Crediton, GRACE HAYCRAFT, relict of MR WM. VOWLER, aged 62.

Wednesday 18 April 1877, Issue 5853 - Gale Document No. Y3200724039
Death - April 12, at Crediton, suddenly, ELIZABETH FRANCIS, aged 77, widow of ROBERT MEDLAND, Esq., solicitor - deeply regretted. Friends will kindly accept this intimation.

Wednesday 18 April 1877, Issue 5853 - Gale Document No. Y3200724055
Crediton
A disastrous fire broke out about 11 o'clock on Monday night in East-street supposed to have originated at a bake-house in the occupation of MR MILFORD, whose house together with those of MR LOOSEMORE, a small shopkeeper; SIMON POPE, a porter on the London and South Western Railway; SAMUEL HAMBLY, draper and grocer, and JOHN HARRIS, builder, were entirely destroyed. A good deal of the furniture and stock was saved from the fire, but only to be broken to pieces by the excited crowd. The small engine belonging to the West of England Insurance Company, stationed in the town was of little use owing to the distance of any water, and about half-past twelve the fire got such head the Exeter engines were telegraphed for. The West of England and Sun engines were on the spot about two, the former arriving first by just a length. On their arrival they joined together and forced the water from a well some 3009 yards distance and kept the flames from extending further, although the adjoining premises owned and occupied by MISS LEE were damaged in cutting away the communication with the burning houses. Her furniture was roughly used in removal, but fortunately the progress of the flames was arrested by a thick brick wall; had it not been for this probably the entire street would have been destroyed, the wind blowing strongly from the east. Great praise is due to Sergeant Phillips, of the Devon Constabulary, Mr Shopland, Captain of the Crediton engine, the Exeter men and several others, for their active endeavours to get the fire under and keep the mob in order; but as everyone knows this is no easy task. The entire loss is covered by insurance with the exception of the furniture in the house occupied by SIMON POPE. Great sympathy is felt for him he having recently gone to a good deal of expense in furnishing for the purpose of taking lodgers. A subscription has been started and donations will be gratefully received by George J. Fowler, articled clerk to Mr James Searle, solicitor, and W. J. Roberts Pitt, clerk to the Registrar of the Crediton County Court. The engines returned to Exeter about nine o'clock on Tuesday morning. The origin of the fire remains a mystery.

Wednesday 25 April 1877, Issue 5854 - Gale Document No. Y3200724072
Birth - April 17, at St. Lawrence Green, Crediton, the wife of MR J. BUTSON, a daughter.

Death - April 14, at Crediton, MISS BESSIE MELHUISH, aged 20.

Wednesday 2 May 1877, Issue 5855 - Gale Document No. Y3200724103
Death - April 25, at Crediton, ELIZABETH, widow of THOMAS BROOM ROW, of Thorverton, aged 71.

Wednesday 9 May 1877, Issue 5856 - Gale Document No. Y3200724146
Crediton
A fire broke out at Dunscombe Barton, near Crediton, on Saturday afternoon; but before the arrival of the engines from Exeter, MR BROWNE'S workmen succeeded in extinguishing the flames. MR JOHN BROWNE, son of the occupier, met with an accident whilst riding to Crediton to telegraph for the engines. His horse fell just as he reached the town, severely injuring MR BROWNE'S leg.

Wednesday 23 May 1877, Issue 5858 - Gale Document No. Y3200724199
Birth - At 106, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. RAWLE, jnr., M.R.C.V.S., a son.

Wednesday 11 July 1877, Issue 5865 - Gale Document No. Y3200724427
Devon Quarter Sessions
WILLIAM BERRY, 37, hawker, was indicted for breaking and entering a dwelling-house, and stealing therefrom eight umbrellas and a pair of boots, the property of SAMUEL BODDY, of Crediton. Mr Templeton prosecuted. The prosecutor, who is an umbrella-mender, left his house for a short time, and during his absence prisoner was seen by JAMES POWLAND, employed at the Post-office, to enter the premises, and return with the umbrellas under his arm. Witness proved purchasing of the prisoner the stolen umbrellas and the boots. In most instances the umbrellas were sold for 6d. each. Prisoner, in defence, said he bought the umbrellas at the prosecutor's house. Previous convictions were proved against him, the last being one of twelve months' imprisonment at Plymouth. The court now passed sentence of twelve months' imprisonment and five years' police supervision. At the conclusion of the case Police-sergeant Phillips was called before the court, and reprimanded by the chairman for a conversation he had with the prisoner whilst in the cells. The constable told the prisoner, addressing him as "Tinker," by which sobriquet he was known, that superintendent Wreford was coming from Plymouth to give him a character. To this remark the prisoner replied that he supposed if that was the case he had better plead guilty. The court, Lord Morley stated, could not too strongly condemn the practise of questioning prisoners or intimidating them into some admission of guilt.

Wednesday 25 July 1877, Issue 5867 - Gale Document No. Y3200724500
Birth - July 17, at the Manor House, Crediton, the wife of W. H. SYMES, Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 25 July 1877, Issue 5867 - Gale Document No. Y3200724499
Drunken infatuation was severely rewarded yesterday afternoon in the case of a man named BURRIDGE, a mason, in the employ of MR HOSEGOOD, builder, of Crediton. He, with his workmate, both of whom were intoxicated, would persist in ascending to the scaffolding erected outside the premises of MR RICHARD LENTON, fancy flower-basket manufacturer, Bartholomew-street, in defiance of entreaties to the contrary. When some distance up the ladder he stumbled and fell. He was quickly removed to the Hospital in a carriage that was passing at the time. Last evening the exact injuries Burridge had received were not ascertained, and although they are severe it is not believed they will end fatally.

Wednesday 1 August 1877, Issue 5868 - Gale Document No. Y3200724527
Death - July 23, at East-street, Crediton, MR JOHN CLEAVE, aged 77.

Wednesday 1 August 1877, Issue 5868 - Gale Document No. Y3200724536
Crediton Petty Sessions
HENRY HOOPER of the Half Moon Inn, Crediton, charged with selling drink during prohibited hours, was fined 20s. and costs, and seven haymakers who were charged with being on the premises were fined 1s each and costs.

Wednesday 8 August 1877, Issue 5869 - Gale Document No. Y3200724559
Birth - August 5, at Crediton, the wife of JAMES TEMPLETON, a daughter.

Marriage - August 3, at Crediton, MR E. HOOPER, of Chagford, to MARY ANN CLARKE, of Crediton.

Marriage - August 1, at Crediton, LEWIS WILLIAM, son of MR JAMES WRIGHT, of Sandford, to MISS M. M. BERRY, Crediton.

Marriage - August 1, at St Peter's Church, Bournemouth, the REV. GEORGE HERBERT STATHAM, Head Master of the Grammar School, Crediton, to EMILY FLORENCE, daughter of the REV. ALLDERREY DICKEN, D.D., Rector of Norton, Suffolk, and formerly Head Master of Blundell's School, Tiverton.

Wednesday 8 August 1877, Issue 5869 - Gale Document No. Y3200724558
In Liquidation - At a meeting of the creditors of HENRY LIPSCOMBE, draper, of Crediton, held on Thursday at the offices of Mr Fewings, accountant, Exeter, it was ordered to wind up the estate by liquidation. Mr Fewings was appointed trustee. The debtor's liabilities amounted to £165 14s. 3d.; assets, £28 18s. 1d., including book debts over £13. All the creditors are unsecured.

Wednesday 5 September 1877, Issue 5873 - Gale Document No. Y3200724689
Birth - August 31, at Oakfield, Crediton, the wife of W. POPE, junr., Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 5 September 1877, Issue 5873 - Gale Document No. Y3200724699
Local Liquidation - A meeting of creditors in the matter of STEPHEN HENRY HOSGOOD, of Crediton, Devon, builder was held on Friday at 16 Queen-street, Exeter. The liabilities were:- unsecured £586 13s. 6d.; secured, £647 2s 6d.; and rent &c., £6 13s. 3d.; total, £1,240 12s. 3d. The assets consisted of stock, furniture and book debts, estimated to produce £84 13s. 6d., and surplus from securities, £72 17s. 6d.; total assets, £157 11s. HOSGOOD stated that he had been in business some four years, and had suffered some losses in contracts, some of which - amounting to about £300 - he mentioned. As to the remainder of his deficiency, he could not tell how it arose. It was finally determined by the creditors to wind up in liquidation and appoint Mr Edwin Fewings, at 16 Queen-street, Exeter, trustee, with a committee of inspection. Mr Searle, of Crediton, was appointed to examine the debtor before the Registrar of the Court, with reference to his affairs.

Wednesday 12 September 1877, Issue 5874 - Gale Document No. Y3200724723
Marriage - September 3, at Crediton, MR ALEXANDER ABBOTT, of Dorchester, to MISS E. S. RODGERS, of Crediton.

Wednesday 12 September 1877, Issue 5874 - Gale Document No. Y3200724734
Crediton Police Court
WILLIAM FLOUD, charged by P.C. Wolland with being drunk and disorderly at Crediton, on the 15th August, at the School Board election, was fined 20s. and costs.

Wednesday 31 October 1877, Issue 5881 - Gale Document No. Y3200724943
Death - October 23, CHARLOTTE, widow of MR T. LEE, of Gunstone, near Crediton, aged 71.

Death - October 22, at Park-street, Crediton, SARAH, wife of MR JOHN BERRY, aged 69.

Wednesday 7 November 1877, Issue 5882 - Gale Document No. Y3200724982
Death - October 13, at Philadelphia, United States, WILLIAM S. MADGE, son of MR W. MADGE, (Late of Crediton).

Wednesday 14 November 1877, Issue 5883 - Gale Document No. Y3200725025
ROBERT HAYMAN, workman to MR BERRY, builder, of Crediton, was summoned for depositing a cart-load of lime and sand in the High-street, Crediton, and allowing it to remain all night. P.C. Bird proved the offence, and defendant was fined 1s. and 9s. costs.

SAZRAH GERRETT was charged with assaulting ELIZABETH BLATCHFORD on the 29th October, at Crediton, by throwing a bucket of water over her and afterwards pulling her hair and bonnet, and threatening to take her life. Mr Floud appeared for the complainant, and asked for a nominal fine only. A fine of 6d., and costs was therefore inflicted, and defendant was bound over to keep the peace for six months.

GRACE TOZER, for stealing 5d. worth of apples, the property of MR JAMES, a farmer of Westacott, Crediton, was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment without hard labour. P.C. Sergeant Phillips proved the case.

GEORGE LORAM and W. H. GORE for a similar offence on the 1st instant, at Crediton, were also sent to prison for seven days.

Wednesday 21 November 1877, Issue 5884 - Gale Document No. Y3200725048
Birth - November 13, at Crediton, the wife of MR S. ELSTON, a daughter.

Wednesday 28 November 1877, Issue 5885 - Gale Document No. Y3200725080
Birth - November 21, at 17, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. COULDRIDGE, a son (prematurely).

Wednesday 5 December 1877, Issue 5886 - Gale Document No. Y3200725113
Death - December 2, at Four Mills, Crediton, the residence of his brother-in-law, MR THOMAS KEMP, late of Bickleigh Mills, aged 46.

Wednesday 12 December 1877, Issue 5887 - Gale Document No. Y3200725158
Death - December 6, at High-street, Crediton, FRANCES, widow of MR W. ELSTON, late of Exeter, aged 89.

Wednesday 19 December 1877, Issue 5888 - Gale Document No. Y3200725184
Death - December 11, at the King's Arms, Crediton, MR RICHARD HEYWOOD, late of Newton St. Cyres, aged 69.

Death - December 17, at Starcross, JESSIE RICE ELSTON, second daughter of MR ELSTON, bookseller, Crediton, aged 14.


Wednesday 9 January 1878, Issue 5891 - Gale Document No. Y3200725263
Marriage - December 27, at the parish church, Crediton, H. WAY, Esq., Alphington, to MISS EMMA, third daughter of G. MORTIMORE, Esq., Uton Barton.

Wednesday 16 January 1878, Issue 5892 - Gale Document No. Y3200725284
Marriage - January 8, at Holy Cross, Crediton, WILLIAM STRONG, of Yeo, North Tawton, to EMMA, third daughter of WILLIAM COMBE, Court Barton, Crediton.

Wednesday 16 January 1878, Issue 5892 - Gale Document No. Y3200725282
In Liquidation - Re: RICHARD SOUTHCOTT, of Crediton, innkeeper. A meeting of the creditors in the above was held at the office of Mr E. Fewings, Queen-street, Exeter, on Saturday. The statement of affairs showed that there was owing to unsecured creditors, £166 14s. 2d.; for rent, rates and taxes, £8 2s. 5d.; total debts £174 16s. 7d. The assets were book debts, £9, and cash in hand, £15 - total, £24. The whole of the debtor's effects had been seized, and disposed of, under a bill of sale, and the meeting was adjourned until the 18th instant, in order to afford an opportunity of making enquiries as to the bona fides of this transaction.

Wednesday 30 January 1878, Issue 5894 - Gale Document No. Y3200725353
Marriage - January 24, at St Leonard's, Exeter, MR ARTHUR HECTOR, to FANNY JANE, youngest daughter of the late MR HENRY MELHUISH, of Crediton.

Death - January 24, at Neopardy, Crediton, after a lingering illness, MRS LEE, aged 90.

Wednesday 6 March 1878, Issue 5899 - Gale Document No Y3200725527
Crediton - Sad Case of Drowning
R. R. Crosse, Esq., district coroner, held an inquest last Saturday at Hookway on the body of MR WILLIAM HOWARD, aged 49, head gamekeeper to Major Buller, of Downes, whose body was found on Thursday in the Yeo, about a quarter of a mile from the railway station. The first witness called was JAMES TAPPER, gardener at Downes. He deposed that the deceased was at Downes on Wednesday evening. He called there about seven o'clock p.m. He had been rabbiting during the day; JOHN STEVENS was also at Downes when he called. It was brewing time, and they had some beer together; the deceased was a little the worse for drink when he came. He left about ten p.m. He walked away all right; wished them good night, and seemed quite capable of taking care of himself. He had his dog and gun with him, and went away alone. On his way home from Downes he would have to pass along a footbridge over the Yeo. Witness knew the bridge; it was a dangerous place in the dark, and that night it was very dark. Had not the least suspicion that anyone was instrumental in HOWARD'S death. The bridge is thirteen feet from the water, and be the side of the bridge at each end there is no protection whatever. There are large stones in the bed of the river. JOHN DREW, a labourer, residing at Hookway, and in the employ of Major Buller, said that about ten p.m. on Thursday night he, with several others, went in search of the deceased. They went t the Yeo, and near the footbridge, opposite Downes, found the deceased. He was lying on his left side across a large stone. His face was resting on the stone, which kept his head above the water. The water just touched his face. He was quite dead, cold and stiff. Witness saw wounds on his head, on the front and back part of it. Could not see any marks of struggling. Had no suspicion of anyone. Considered the bridge to be very dangerous at each end, especially in the dark. Mr W. H. Beygate, surgeon, residing at Crediton, said he had made a post mortem examination of the body of the deceased with the view of ascertaining if the injuries received in the head were inflicted before the death of the deceased. He found four lacerated wounds in the head - three in front and one behind - all of which had penetrated to the skull. The wound at the back was the largest, but there was no fracture of the skull; they were not sufficient of themselves to cause death. Examined the chest and lungs and found the latter full of water, indicating that death was caused by drowning. Had no doubt that the deceased was alive when he entered the water. An open verdict of "Found Drowned" was returned by the jury, who pointed out the immediate necessity of some fencing being put at each end of the bridge to prevent a similar occurrence. The Coroner quite agreed with the suggestion of the jury, and was pleased to find from Mr Widgery, the Clerk of Works to Major Buller, that whatever recommendation was made would at once be attended to.

Wednesday 3 April 1878, Issue 5903 - Gale Document No. Y3200725653
Death - 1 April at Moretonhampstead, SARAH, relict of the late WEILLIAM TRAER, Esq., of Crediton, aged 76.

Wednesday 3 April 1878, Issue 5903 - Gale Document No. Y3200725669
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN MORRIS, a farmer, of Chapel Down, was summoned by JOHN BOWER, a fancy dealer, of Crediton, for entering his shop, and doing damage to a certain portion of goods, on the 13th instant. Mr White appeared for the complainant; Mr Floud for defendant. Fined 10s. and the costs, and ordered to pay 2s. for the damage done.

Wednesday 10 April 1878, Issue 5904 - Gale Document No. Y3200725695
Death - April 7, at Northgate House, Crediton, ANN, wife of MR JOHN NEWCOMBE, aged 70.

Death - April 5, at Great Leigh, Crediton, MR FRANCIS LEE, aged 80.

Wednesday 10 April 1878, Issue 5904 - Gale Document No. Y3200725705
Disastrous Fire at Crediton
At Crediton great excitement was caused by a fire which broke out about one o'clock on Sunday, and in the course of the afternoon completely destroyed eight houses and seriously damaged seven others. The first first broke out at the back of some premises occupied by MR J. PERKINS, butcher and dairyman, in Parliament-street. An alarm was raised, and the local engines, belonging to the West of England Fire Office and the Volunteer Fire Brigade, were soon on the spot, but it appears that their operations were much impeded at the outset by a lack of water. The wind being high, the flames spread rapidly to the adjoining houses, occupied by MESSRS. BOXER, fly proprietor: POPE, hatter; GROVES, baker; and GRATTON, carrier. They were all old premises, and being covered with thatch, it soon became evident that nothing could save them, and by two o'clock they were completely gutted. Much of the property contained had however been removed to a place of safety by the occupiers, and they found plenty of people to help them in the work, but, as usual at such times, a good deal of damage was done through excess of zeal. The fire brigades worked well, and by their exertions succeeded in checking the further spread of the flames at that point. A telegram, which had been sent to Exeter for assistance, was then countermanded, but shortly afterwards another fire broke out in a workshop belonging to MR INCH, builder, in North-street, about two hundred yards distant, and a second message had to be sent to Exeter for help. It is supposed that this fire was caused by lighted sparks blown from the burning premises in Parliament-street. With a fire at both ends of this thoroughfare it now seemed probable that the whole neighbourhood, which is thickly covered with old buildings, would be destroyed, and the alarm of the residents may be well imagined. MR INCH'S workshops and all the valuable plant and materials they contained burned away furiously, and the blaze could be seen for miles around. The stock included a quantity of manufactured goods ready to fit up in the Black Dog schools at Washford Pyne. This was burnt, as well as about £50 worth of MR INCH'S tools and the tools of his workmen. A pony was saved, but a new set of harness purchased for him perished in the flames. A house occupied by MISS WAY and the back premises of MR WILLIAM WARD, veterinary surgeon, and MR HECTOR, tailor, abut on MR INCH'S workshop, and these were destroyed by fire. MR HECTOR'S dwelling house, which faces North-street, was partly burnt, and most of the roof of MRS ALLEN'S, greengrocer - the house below - was smashed so as to cut off the connection and prevent the fire spreading down the street. These houses had previously been cleared of their contents, and also the premises of MR BADCOCK. In the removal a very large quantity of the goods was smashed beyond redemption, and much of the household furniture cleared out from the residence of MR WARD was handled with equal disregard for its preservation. The back premises of MR HUSSON, pork butcher, of High-street, also ignited, and the fire consequently burned property in streets forming three sides of a large square. In the course of the afternoon some sensation was caused by the removal of a corpse from one of the houses which seemed to be in danger of taking fire, and a bed-ridden patient had to be removed from another tenement. In response to the appeal sent to Exeter the second West of England and the Norwich engines were forwarded. They reached Crediton about three o'clock and the good supply of hose they carried enabled those in charge to get a supply of water from a source not previously available. This was a great advantage and after about three hours most praiseworthy exertions on the part of the united brigades the fire was subdued. At one time in the afternoon the back premises of the Manor House, occupied by MR SYMES, solicitor, which are situated just opposite Parliament-street, caught fire, but the flame was extinguished before it had done much damage, and that little is covered by insurance with the West of England office. The extent of the losses is not yet known, but it may be estimated at several thousands of pounds, and fortunately a conservable part of it appears to be covered by insurance. The goods and furniture of MR PERKINS are insured in the Sun, his house, owned by MR J. SHEPHERD, is also insured in the same office; MR GROVE'S building and contents in the Sun; MESSRS J. and D. POPE'S building and stock ,partly insured in the atlas; MR B. BOXER'S goods were not insured, but the house, owned by MRS TRAYER, is insured in the London and Liverpool and Globe; MR INCH'S stock was insured for £150 in the Sun Office, but he allowed the insurance on his building to run out at Midsummer last.

Wednesday 17 April 1878, Issue 5905 - Gale Document No. Y3200725728
Crediton Fire
MR WARD, Veterinary Surgeon, begs to return thanks to those friends who so kindly rendered him help at the Fire on Sunday, the 7th instant, and, being at present obliged to keep his bed, he has obtained the assistance of a friend from the Royal Veterinary College, London, to conduct his practice during his illness, which will be carried on at the old establishment, North-street.

Wednesday 17 April 1878, Issue 5905 - Gale Document No. Y3200725732
Death - April 6, at High-street, Crediton, HESTER, wife of the late MR J. MANN, aged 92.

Wednesday 15 May 1878, Issue 5909 - Gale Document No. Y3200725873
Death - May 5, at Crediton, LUCY MARKS, aged 72.

Wednesday 22 May 1878, Issue 5910 - Gale Document No. Y3200725905
Marriage - May 16, at Holy Cross, Crediton, MR JAMES S. BROOK, of Okehampton, to ELIZA CASE, of Crediton.

Wednesday 26 June 1878, Issue 5915 - Gale Document No. Y3200726072
Birth - June 23, at 130, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR A. ABBOTT, a daughter.

Marriage - June 18, at St Sidwell's Church, Exeter, E. L. COVELL, Sydenham, to SARAH ANNIE ELIZABETH, daughter of JOHN CARTHEW, Crediton.

Wednesday 3 July 1878, Issue 5916 - Gale Document No. Y3200726103
Marriage - June 27, at Southmolton Church, MR E. LEE, of Crediton, to EMMA, daughter of MR R. SNOW, Southmolton.

Wednesday 28 August 1878, Issue 5924 - Gale Document No. Y3200726371
Death - August 21, at St Lawrence Green, Crediton, EMMA, wife of MR H. FISHER, aged 26.

Wednesday 21 September 1878, Issue 5926 - Gale Document No. Y3200726439
Marriage - September 3, at St Paul's Church, Clifton, the Rev. VINCENT F. RANSOME. M.A., Rector of Compton Bassett, Wilts, to MARGARET EMILY, youngest daughter of the late JOHN SMITH, Esq., of the Manor House, Crediton.

Wednesday 25 September 1878, Issue 5928 - Gale Document No. Y3200726503
Marriage - September 20, at St Sidwell's, FRED, eldest son of MRS HELE, Buller's Arms, Exeter, to ELLEN, daughter of MR CARTHEW, smith, Crediton.

Wednesday 16 October 1878, Issue 5931 - Gale Document No. Y3200726603
Marriage - October 13, at St Sidwell's Church, MR J. CHILLCOTT, of Crediton, to MISS E. ROBINS, of Redruth.

Wednesday 30 October 1878, Issue 5933 - Gale Document No. Y3200726670
Death - October 22, at High-street, Crediton, MR G. KELLAND, aged 71.

Wednesday 6 November 1878, Issue 5934 - Gale Document No. Y3200726705
Death - November 4, at 138 High-street, Crediton, MR JOHN NORRIS, aged 61.

Wednesday 4 December 1878, Issue 5938 - Gale Document No. Y3200726832
Birth - November 28, at Okefield, Crediton, the wife of WM. POPE, jun., prematurely, a son, who only survived his birth a few hours.

Marriage - November 30, at St James's Church, Exeter, GEORGE ELSTON to ALICE MARIA HOWARD, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 8 January 1879, Issue 5943 - Gale Document No. Y3200726997
Devon Epiphany Sessions
SAMUEL MILLS, on bail, and RICHARD MERRIFIED, 24, labourer, were indicted for stealing twelve fowls, the property of FREDERICK WILLIAM NICHOLLS, of Crediton, on the 12th December. Mr Pitt-Lewis prosecuted, and Mr Clarke defended MILLS. Prosecutor stated that he had the day previous to the theft between fifty and sixty fowls in the fowl-house, and on the following morning discovered twelve of the birds missing. Enquires were made and it was found that a day or two after the robbery the prisoners had offered fowls for sale in Exeter, at Mrs Symes, North-street; Mrs Ash, of the Golden Ball Inn, Mary Arches Street; and other places. Some of these fowls were produced and identified by prosecutor as part of his missing property. In defence, Mr Clarke submitted that his client had no hand in the theft, but that he was simply employed by MERRIFIED as the salesman. The jury found both prisoners guilty, and the Court sentenced them to three months' hard labour.

Wednesday 8 January 1879, Issue 5943 - Gale Document No. Y3200727011
Exeter and Its Neighbourhood Under George the Third
1769, May 5 - "Monday forenoon last a terrible fire broke out at a small public house and bakehouse near the Royal Oak in Crediton, which burnt with uncommon fury almost the whole day, by which means upwards of 130 of the best new-built houses, together with the Market House, Shambles, Clock House, &c., were entirely reduced to ashes. About six o'clock in the evening the Colonel of the regiment quartered in this City dispatched a party of men in order to assist the inhabitants in securing such part of their properties as they could possibly save from the flames, which the soldiers were very active in performing, and were of great assistance in stopping the progress of the fire. It was got under towards evening, but broke out in another part of the street between ten and eleven at night, and burnt with great vehemence till near three in the morning, which consumed five or six houses more. The two engines belonging to the town were out of repair, and could therefore be made no use of, but were consumed in the flames. Many of the inhabitants are reduced to the utmost distress, as the fire was so very rapid that they could save scarce any of their effects. The Right Worshipful the Mayor of this City sent out a quantity of bread and cheese to be distributed among the poor of the place the same evening. We do not as yet hear of any lives lost, except one old gentleman who was confined to his bed, and being informed of his situation, and that he must submit to be removed or risk being burnt in his bed, was so frightened, that he expired in less than two hours."

Wednesday 15 January 1879, Issue 5944 - Gale Document No. Y3200727028
Birth - January 11, at the Manor House, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, solicitor, a son.

Death - January 8, at Crediton, MR JAMES MILLER, aged 81.

Wednesday 22 January 1879, Issue 5945 - Gale Document No. Y3200727062
Birth - January 17, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. HECTOR, a son.

Marriage - January 15, at Holy Cross, Crediton, MR R. G. GOULD, to CHARLOTTE, daughter of MR R. BROWNE, Dunscombe.

Wednesday 19 February 1879, Issue 5949 - Gale Document No. Y3200727209
Crediton
The announcement of the death of MR RICHARD JOHN KING, the Limes, Crediton, will be received with regret wherever his name was known. The deceased gentleman was an accomplished writer, and a few years since was president of the Devonshire Association of Literature, Science and Art. He always took a prominent part in the society, and his decease will be regretted by a large circle of literary friends. Mayfair says of him - The Saturday Revino has lost one of it s most learned and brilliant contributors. "Cathedral King" is dead. He had visited every cathedral not only in the United Kingdom, but in Europe, and his hand-books on cathedrals are to the mother churches what Kugler's hand-books are to painting. The late MR KING represented one of the oldest families in Devonshire, and he was at one time a county magistrate and a large landed proprietor. But he was left with mortgages up to the chin, and at last everything had to be sold, including his library, one of the most magnificent private libraries in the kingdom. The sale of the books alone took three long days, and many choice editions and rare folios changed hands. MR KING then retired to a quiet little cottage at Crediton, and began those cathedral notices which have made his name famous throughout this country and the Continent. His "Cathedrals of England and Wales" reach to seven volumes many of Murray's County Handbooks owe their authority to him, and besides other works he was a prolific writer in current literature, mostly in the Saturday of late years, but in the Quarterly and Fraser too.

Wednesday 19 February 1879, Issue 5949 - Gale Document No. Y3200727197
Death - February 10, at The Limes, Crediton, RICHRD JOHN, eldest son of the late RICHARD KING, Esq.

Wednesday 26 February 1879, Issue 5950 - Gale Document No. Y3200727230
Death - February 20, at 4 Totterdown terrace, Bristol, MR E. LUCAS (formerly of Crediton), aged 51.

Wednesday 9 April 1879, Issue 5956 - Gale Document No. Y3200727457
Crediton
A fire broke out on Friday night, between nine and ten o'clock at the tannery of MR JOHN FRANCIS. The Volunteer Fire Brigade, under the command of Mr Heygate, was promptly in attendance, and they were able with the plentiful supply of water at their disposal, to master the flames in the course of a very short time. A large quantity of butt leather was destroyed, and the premises suffered a good deal, but the whole of the damage is covered by insurance in the Norwich Union office.

Wednesday 9 April 1879, Issue 5956 - Gale Document No. Y3200727433
Exeter Guildhall
JOHN FLOUD, shoemaker, of Crediton, for being drunk and incapable in Queen-street, at the same time was muleted in a like penalty. P.C. Mortimore proved the offence, and defendant attributed it to being unaccustomed to drinking.

Wednesday 30 April 1879, Issue 5959 - Gale Document No. Y3200727569
Devon Assizes
JOHN SNELL, a married labourer, 20 years of age, was indicted for a felonious assault at Crediton, on March 6th, on ELIZA MARLER, a girl under the age of twelve. Mr Clark appeared for the prosecution. The jury found the prisoner "Guilty," but recommended him to mercy on account of his previous good character. His Lordship, in passing sentence, said the case was a very bad one, and in former times no judge would have been justified in not leaving him for execution. Considering the good character given by the master, he would only sentence the prisoner to five years' penal servitude.

Wednesday 21 May 1879, Issue 5962 - Gale Document No. Y3200727668
Marriage - May 13, at St Paul's, Honiton, MR W. MAUNDER, of Crediton, to ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of MR W. RADDON, of Willmington, Honiton.

Wednesday 25 June 1879, Issue 5967 - Gale Document No. Y3200727846
Marriage - June 18, at the Unitarian Chapel, Crediton MR J. JENNINGS to MISS JANE BISSELL, both of Crediton.

Wednesday 2 July 1879, Issue 5968 - Gale Document No. Y3200727881
Death - June 24, at Belle Court, Crediton, MR SAMUEL ATTWELL, aged 37.

Wednesday 2 July 1879, Issue 5968 - Gale Document No. Y3200727879
A Victim of the Bank Failure - A first meeting of creditors in the estate of JAMES GOVER, tin-plate worker and general dealer, of Crediton, was held on Monday, at the offices of Messrs. Sparkes and Pope, Solicitors, Upper Paul-street, Exeter. Mr Henry Hughes occupied the chair. The statement of affairs showed that the debtor owed - to unsecured creditors, £214 14s. 8d.; party-secured creditors, £350 (viz. the liquidators of the West of England Bank, being the amount of the call of £10 per share on thirty-five shares; less £42 13s. 11d., the amount of the balance standing to the credit of the debtor's current account when the Bank stopped payment - reducing the liability under this head to £307 6s. 1d.); for rent and wages £10 11s. 8d. - Total debts, £532 12s. 5d. The assets consisted of:- stock-in-trade, including fixtures and fittings, £167 1s.; book debs, £34 10s. 7d. estimated to produce £31; furniture at Crediton, £44 16s. 6d.; and a life policy, £31 16s. - total assets, £274 13s. 6d. Liquidation by arrangement was resolved upon, with Mr Richard Southcott as trustee. Messrs. Sparkes and Pope were entrusted with the registration of the resolutions. The trustee will call a meeting, under section 28 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1869, to consider an offer of the debtor to pay 5s. in the £, which will be agreed to by the creditors, including the Bank.

Wednesday 16 July 1879, Issue 5970 - Gale Document No. Y3200727968
Crediton - MR WILLIAM ROACH, son of MR SAMUEL ROACH, Wellparks, Crediton, has successfully passed his final examination, by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

County Court
WILLIAM and JANE WADDON, man and wife, were charged by P.C. James Burd with being drunk and incapable on the previous night. The officer found them lying on a door step in the Green asleep, and when roused they were so drunk that he was obliged to convey them to the Station-house. The prisoners pleaded guilty. A fine of 10s. and costs in each case was inflicted, and in default seven days' imprisonment.

Wednesday 6 August 1879, Issue 5973 - Gale Document No. Y3200728061
Birth - July 30, at High-street, Crediton, the wife o W. H. COULDRIDGE, junr., a son.

Marriage - July 31, at Sampford Courtenay, by the Rev. E. R. Theed, Rector, RICHARD MORTIMER, of Uton, Crediton, to ELIZABETH, youngest daughter of the late JOHN AYSH, of Throwleigh, near Okehampton.

Wednesday 27 August 1879, Issue 5976 - Gale Document No. Y3200728169
Marriage - August 21, at Launceston, G. H. CARTHEW, of Sidcup, London, solicitor, son of JOHN CARTHEW, Crediton, to MARIANNE EMILY, second daughter of GEORGE GRAHAM WHITE, Launceston.

Wednesday 27 August 1879, Issue 5976 - Gale Document No. Y3200728178
Crediton - Marriage of MR G. H. CARTHEW
A wedding which excited a great deal of interest was solemnized on Thursday morning at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Launceston, in the presence of a large and fashionable audience. The contracting parties were GEO. HY. CARTHEW, of Fernlea House, Sidcup, London, sixth son of MR JOHN CARTHEW, of Crediton, solicitor , and MARIANNE EMILY, the second daughter of MR G. GRAHAM WHITE, solicitor and banker, of Launceston. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. T. Badcock, vicar of Fleetney Leicestershire, uncle f the bride, assisted by the Revs. G. T. Kingdon, S. W. Target, cousins of the bride, Rev. J. M. Jones, of Caesios, Montgomeryshire; the Rev. W. M. Birch, Vicar and Rev. Currey, curate of St Mary Magdalene. The wedding party consisted of Mrs White, mother of the bride; Mr and Mrs Carthew, parents of the bridegroom; Mr G. G. White, jun., Mr Kelly White, Mr Ernest White, Mr Edward White, brothers of the bride; Miss E. M. Carthew and Mr O. J. Carthew, sister and brother of the bridegroom; and many relatives and friends. On the entrance of the bridegroom, accompanied by his eldest brother, MR J. K. CARTHEW, as best man, the organ pealed forth a brilliant march from Sir F. A. G. Ouseley's Oratorio of St Polycarp. After a short interval the bride appeared, leaning on her father's arm and followed by six bridesmaids. The bride was elegantly attired in a dress of white satin, with train and panier, trimmed with Brussels lace and orange blossom and myrtle to match the bridal wreath, and also wore a gold and diamond bracelet, the gift of the bridegroom and a gold bracelet, the gift of Miss Pearce, of Castle-street. The bridesmaids, who consisted of the Misses White (sister of the bride), and Miss Carthew, sister of the bridegroom, wore pale blue satin and white cashmere costumes, with blue satin caps, in which were bouquets of forget-me-nots and blush rose-buds, and each carried an ivory and satin fan with monogram, the gift of the bridegroom. Mendelssohn's Wedding March was played by the organist as the bridal party left the church. After the wedding breakfast the newly-married couple left for Clifton, en route for Tenby, where they are spending the honeymoon. The bride's presents were numerous and costly.

Wednesday 3 September 1879, Issue 5977 - Gale Document No. Y3200728204
Crediton - Found Dead
R. R. Crosse, Esq., District Coroner, held an inquest last Wednesday at the Ring of Bells Inn, on the body of ELIZABETH HOWARTH, aged fifty-eight years, a spinster, who was found dead on the previous Sunday. Deceased lived alone, and as nothing was seen of her on Sunday morning, MRS E. NEWCOMBE, a neighbour, tried the front door, and receiving no answer to her repeated calls, informed a MR JENNINGS, who effected an entrance into the house. On going upstairs witness found deceased dead in bed. There was plenty of food in the house. RICHARD JENNINGS, a plumber, corroborated. Mr J. A. Edwards, surgeon, deposed that he had examined the body of the deceased, which was greatly emaciated. There were no marks of violence upon it, and the stomach contained nothing. Witness was of opinion that death was caused by cessation of the heart's action from debility and want of proper nourishment. The jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes."

Wednesday 10 September 1879, Issue 5978 - Gale Document No. Y3200728232
Crediton Petty Sessions
MR S. S. GIMBLETT was summoned for beating a lad in his employ, named WM MURCH. Mr Sparkes appeared for defendant. The Bench did not consider the case proved, and dismissed it.

MARY TREMLETT was charged with stealing half a pound of butter from her employer, MR JAMES COX, butcher. The prosecutor asked the bench to deal leniently with the prisoner. He believed she had been led away. Sent to prison for seven days. ELIZABETH GORE was then charged with receiving the butter, knowing it to have been stolen, and the Magistrates committed her for trial at the Quarter Sessions.

Wednesday 10 September 1879, Issue 5978 - Gale Document No. Y3200728236
Birth - September 4, at Albert-terrace, Crediton, the wife of MR WM. DART, a son.

Wednesday 1 October 1879, Issue 5981 - Gale Document No. Y3200728343
Marriage - September 25, at the Parish Church, Crediton, the REV. PHILIP JOHN WODEHOUSE, Rector of Bratton Fleming, and late Fellow of Caius College, Cambridge, to MARION BRYAN, eldest daughter of the Rev. GILBERT I. WALLAS, Rector of Shobrooke.

Wednesday 8 October 1879, Issue 5982 - Gale Document No. Y3200728392
Crediton Property Sale
Mr T. Helmore, of the firm of Messrs. Helmore and Son, held an auction on Monday, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, for the sale of cottage and other property. A cottage in Dean-street was sold to MR CARTHEW, of the Flour Mills, for £62, as were also two adjoining cottages for £125. A dwelling house in East-street was sold to MR CROSS, of Crediton, for £92. MR MANN, of Crediton, purchased for £457, a cottage, yard, garden, and about a quarter of an acre of orchard land, and six cottages in Mill-street.

Wednesday 22 October 1879, Issue 5984 - Gale Document No. Y3200728433
FRANCES ELIZABETH PRICKMAN, Spinster, Deceased.
Pursuant to the statute 22 and 23 Victoria, cap. 35, Notice is hereby given, That all persons having any Claim against the Estate of FRANCES ELIZABETH PRICKMAN, late of Crediton, in the County of Devon, Spinster, who died on or about the 11th Day of June 1879, and whose will was proved on the 8th day of July, 1879, in the District Registry at Exeter of the Probate division of the High Court of Justice by Thomas Mortimer, of Browns, in the parish of Kenn, Devon, Yeoman, and Weston Joseph Sparkes, of Crediton, Devon, Solicitor, the Executors named in the said Will, are required to send in writing particulars of their claims to the undersigned on or before the 25th day of November, 1879, next, after which date the Executors will distribute the assets of the said deceased, having regard only to the Claims of which they shall have then had notice.
Dated this 18th day of September, 1879.
Sparkes and Pope, Crediton, Devon, Solicitors to the said Executors.

Wednesday 22 October 1879, Issue 5984 - Gale Document No. Y3200728442
Devon Quarter Sessions
Crediton: Receiving Stolen Goods.
ELIZABETH GOVE, 40, was indicted for receiving from MARY TREMLETT, half-a-pound of butter, the property of JAMES COX, of Crediton. Mr Templeton appeared for the prosecution. Prisoner admitted that the butter was found in her basket, but said that she did not know how it came there. She was undefended. On the 30th of August last, P.C. Steel was on duty in the station house, which is situated opposite prosecutor's shop. About six o'clock in the evening he saw the prisoner enter the shop, in which, at that time, there was a servant, named MARY TREMLETT, and the prosecutor's son. Whilst the latter's back was turned, TREMLETT took a half-a-pound of butter off a dish and threw it into prisoner's basket. Prisoner covered the butter with a cloth she had in her basket, and left. The police-constable followed, and asked her if she had any butter in her basket, and she replied that she had, and when asked where she got it, she said she had bought it. She was taken back to the shop, and when asked by the prosecutor of whom she bought the butter, she replied that the maid MARY TREMLETT threw it into her basket whilst she was talking to EDWARD (prosecutor's son), and that, rather than have any bother, she would pay for it. the girl TREMLETT was called and said she gave the prisoner the butter because she asked for it. Guilty; six weeks' hard labour.

Wednesday 22 October 1879, Issue 5984 - Gale Document No. Y3200728458
Crediton - Return from Zululand
A public luncheon took place on Monday in honour of two natives of the town who have seen actual service in the Zulu War - viz., Private LETHBRIDGE, of the 13th Light Infantry, and Corporal BERRY, of the 1st Battalion 24th Regiment. LETHBRIDGE was present at Kambula, and fought in the square at Ulundi, but came out of both engagements without injury. A committee of working men raised a sum sufficient to purchase two handsome watches for presentation. BERRY is still in Natal, having bought his discharge at the close of the campaign, and Colonel Buller has consented to transmit his townsmen's gift. LETHBRIDGE arrived from Plymouth on Monday afternoon, having with difficulty obtained a short leave of absence in order to be present. He was met at the railway station by the members of the Testimonial Committee and other townsfolk, who greeted him with loud cheers, and he was then escorted to the Royal Public Rooms, the band of the volunteer Engineers and the subscription band accompanying the procession. At the Public rooms, Private LETHBRIDGEW was entertained. Sir John Shelley and Colonel Buller, C.B., V.C., took part in the demonstration and after the luncheon, at which over 200 persons were present, the gallant Colonel undertook the task of presenting the testimonial. Colonel Buller, in a brief speech, welcomed Private LETHBRIDGE to his native town, and again took the opportunity of acknowledging the services of the rank and file during the late campaign. In the course of his remarks he referred to the sneering paragraphs which had appeared in the public Press, and said he regarded these presentations as a healthy sign of the working of the short-service system, which was bringing the people more in contact with the army than used to be the case.

Wednesday 29 October 1879, Issue 5985 - Gale Document No. Y3200728484
Death - October 22, at Plymouth, MR JOHN NEWCOMBE, of Northgate House, Crediton, aged 72.

Wednesday 5 November 1879, Issue 5986 - Gale Document No. Y3200728523
Death - October 28, at High-street, Crediton, JANE, wife of MR SAMUEL DART, aged 58.

Wednesday 12 November 1879, Issue 5987 - Gale Document No. Y3200728564
Death - November 9, at Taw Vale-terrace, Crediton, ELIZABETH MARGARET MOXON, aged 57.

Wednesday 19 November 1879, Issue 5988 - Gale Document No. Y3200728600
Marriage - November 11, at St Sidwell's Church, MR GRIFFIS, of Crediton, to MISS SUSAN COPP, of Newtown.

Wednesday 3 December 1879, Issue 5990 - Gale Document No. Y3200728674
Death - November 28, at Crediton, MR W. R. TREMLETT, late of Uton, aged 86.

Wednesday 31 December 1879, Issue 5994 - Gale Document No. Y3200728820
Birth - December 25, at Holwell, Crediton, the wife of EDWIN C. LEE, a son.

Wednesday 21 January 1880, Issue 5997 - Gale Document No. Y3200728921
Death - January 13, at 57, High-street, Crediton, MARY, wife of MR WILLIAM SMALE, aged 67.

Wednesday 28 January 1880, Issue 5998 - Gale Document No. Y3200728956
Crediton - Fatal Accident
Mr Frederick Burrow, deputy Coroner, held an inquest on Friday at the Dock Inn, respecting the death of FREDERICK K. LEACH, which resulted from injuries received whilst working at MR DART'S saw mills. On the previous Monday deceased was engaged with another man in placing a piece of wood beneath a circular saw. From some cause the wood rebounded while he was forcing it inward, with his body instead of his hands, and struck him so severely that he died on the next day, though the visible injury was only a slight abrasion of the skin. Mr Alexander, assistant to Mr Edward, surgeon, expressed his belief that deceased died from internal collapse, and the jury brought in a verdict of "Accidental Death." On the suggestion of Mr Moon, the jury gave their fees to the parents of the deceased, who live at Witheridge.

Wednesday 4 February 1880, Issue 5999 - Gale Document No. Y3200728987
Death - January 28, at Crediton, MR JAMES PAYNE, late of the Post-office, Tiverton, aged 83.

Wednesday 11 February 1880, Issue 6000 - Gale Document No. Y3200729032
Crediton Petty Sessions
ALFRED MERRIFIED was summoned by his master, MR WILLIAM ADAMS, boot manufacturer, of Crediton, for neglecting to work according to the terms of his indenture. Mr White appeared for defendant. The Bench ordered him to fulfil his engagement.

HENRY OLDRIEVE, of Crediton, was charged with assaulting P.C. Vanstone, by throwing a stick at him. Mr Friend appeared for the defendant. Several witnesses were called to prove that the constable had made a mistake in the man; but the Bench considered the case proved, and inflicted a fine of £2 and costs.

Wednesday 25 February 1880, Issue 6002 - Gale Document No. Y3200729092
Death - February 21, at Exeter, ELIZA PHILLIPS, late of Crediton, aged 71.

Wednesday 25 February 1880, Issue 6002 - Gale Document No. Y3200729103
Crediton
A daring burglary was made at the mansion of J. H. Hippisley, Esq., Shobrooke Park, during Wednesday night. The thieves obtained admittance to the mansion by cutting out a panel of one of the back entrance doors. They then made their way to the butler's pantry, but here their attempts to obtain admittance were foiled by the strength of the door and the precautions taken by the butler. Other parts of the mansion were visited, but the amount of plunder obtained was very trifling.

Wednesday 3 March 1880, Issue 6003 - Gale Document No. Y320072927
Death - February 26, MR JOHN HENRY HIPPISLEY, of Shobrooke Park, Crediton, aged 79.

Wednesday 10 March 1880, Issue 6004 - Gale Document No. Y3200729171
Crediton Petty Sessions
A man named LEACH, of Crediton, was fined 10s. and costs for allowing his chimney to be on fire on Sunday, the 8th ult.

JOHN CUFF, CHARLES PERKINS, and WILLIAM LEGG, boys, were each fined 6d. and 7s. costs, for throwing stones in the streets.

JOHN BURRIDGE and ROBERT BURRIDGE, bigger boys, for a similar offence, were each fined 2s. 6d. and 7s. costs. P.C. Steel proved the case.

F. MARCHANT, for using obscene language at Crediton, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Wednesday 14 April 1880, Issue 6009 - Gale Document No. Y3200729331
Birth - April 8, at Crediton, the wife of FRANCIS S. SPRAGUE, Devon and Cornwall Bank, a daughter.

Wednesday 5 May 1880, Issue 6012 - Gale Document No. Y3200729442
Castle of Exeter
JAMES SETTER, labourer, Crediton was summoned for drunkenness at Heavitree on the night of the 23rd ult., was fined 15s. inclusive, he having neglected to answer the summons.

Wednesday 12 May 1880, Issue 6013 - Gale Document No. Y3200729467
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM JACKMAN was fined £1 and costs for entering a train whilst in motion, at the Crediton station, on the 27th March.

Alarming Fires - About two o'clock on Saturday afternoon a fire broke out in an outhouse of Bradley Farm, about two miles from Crediton. MR PEARSE, the tenant, and his wife were at Crediton Market, and as few domestics were on the spot the flames could not be checked at the outset, consequently in a short time the large dwelling-house and extensive outbuildings were almost entirely destroyed before the two engines from Crediton arrived. A large quantity of corn, hay, and straw were consumed; the household goods were also burnt or greatly damaged by hasty removal. Particles of blackened, but not wholly consumed, straw fell thickly around the spot, and even extended to the streets at Crediton. Many apple trees were set on fire by the heat. The farm is the property of Sir John Shelley and his loss as well as that of MR PEARSE is covered by insurance in the West of England Fire office.
On Saturday the inhabitants of Crediton were again alarmed, about one p.m. by a man riding through the streets shouting fire. He came from Priorton Mill, Sandford, four miles distant - some dwelling houses adjoining the mill being in flames. The Sandford and Crediton engines were promptly despatched, and the united exertions of the two brigades did good service, but five thatched houses were destroyed. The mill, which is slated, was saved, although once or twice flames broke out. That and three of the houses belonged to Mr Paris, of Upton Hellions, and the two others to Mr Eliah Tremlett of Park House, Sandford. The property was insured in the Sun and West of England Offices. Most of the furniture was saved. Both these fires are said to have originated through defects in the chimneys.

Wednesday 19 May 1880, Issue 6014 - Gale Document No. Y3200729505
Marriage - May 17 at St Sidwell's Church, JOHN WILLIAM COUSINS, of Crediton, to SUAN A., daughter of MR GLANVILLE, Exeter.

Death - May 12, at Crediton, MR JOHN PHILLIPS, late of Exeter, aged 73.

Wednesday 2 June 1880, Issue 6016 - Gale Document No. Y3200729575
Birth - May 26, at the Grammar School, Crediton, the wife of the REV. G. STATHAM, a son.

Wednesday 2 June 1880, Issue 6016 - Gale Document No. Y3200729587
Crediton Petty Sessions
CHARLES GORE, chimney-sweep, of Crediton, for using obscene language and threatening MRS BOLT on the 11th of May in Dean-street, was fined 5s. and costs, or in default seven days.

Wednesday 9 June 1880, Issue 6017 - Gale Document No. Y3200729608
Death - June 3, at Trobridge House, Crediton, SARAH, widow of WM. DEAN, of Guilford-street, Russell-square, London, aged 90.

Wednesday 16 June 1880, Issue 6018 - Gale Document No. Y3200729640
Death - June 11, at Culver House, MR GEORGE MORTIMER (late of Uton Barton, Crediton), aged 71.

Wednesday 23 June 1880, Issue 6019 - Gale Document No. Y3200729677
Death - June 16, at Crediton, ELIZABETH, relict of MR R. DART, aged 87.

Wednesday 7 July 1880, Issue 6021 - Gale Document No. Y3200729752
Marriage - June 29 at Holy Cross Church, Crediton, MR J. LETHBRIDGE to MISS ELLEN WILLCOCKS, Woodland Head.

Wednesday 7 July 1880, Issue 6021 - Gale Document No. Y3200729761
Crediton
Sir JOHN SHELLEY, Bart., of Shobrooke-park, has accepted the appointment of Honorary Captain of the Crediton Fire Brigade.

Suicide - A Coroner's inquest was held on Thursday before Mr F. Burrow, deputy-coroner, on the body of EUNICE BULFORD, aged seventy, who committed suicide the previous day by hanging herself to a bedpost. A verdict of temporary insanity was returned.

Wednesday 21 July 1880, Issue 6023 - Gale Document No. Y3200729818
Marriage - July 15, at the Parish Church, Moretonhampstead, by the Rev. T. William, JOHN FACER, Inland Revenue, Crediton, to CHARLOTTE ELIZABETH, eldest daughter of W. W. SPARKE, formerly of Inland Revenue, Windygate, Fife.

Death - July 13, at Crediton, MRS E. DALLY, relict of MR W. DALLY, of Sandford, aged 57.

Wednesday 28 July 1880, Issue 6024 - Gale Document No. Y3200729853
Birth - July 22, at Crediton, the wife of ALFRED BUDGE, Esq., a daughter.

Wednesday 4 August 1880, Issue 6025 - Gale Document No. Y3200729890
Birth - July 26, at Neopardy Mills, Crediton, the wife of MR G. MARKS, a daughter.

Wednesday 4 August 1880, Issue 6025 - Gale Document No. Y3200729905
Castle of Exeter
PERCY DAVY, a boy thirteen years of age, living in St Thomas, was charged by his father, MR R. DAVY, with stealing two keys belonging to his house at Crediton. Prosecutor said he had not given the boy in charge simply on account of the present offence, but because of his general had behaviour. The boy said he had simply taken the keys to unlock the door of the house, and not with any felonious intent. Case dismissed.

Wednesday 4 August 1880, Issue 6025 - Gale Document No. Y3200729900
Crediton Petty Sessions
SARAH LUCAS was summoned by SUSAN PARR for using abusive language in St Saviour's Court, to the annoyance of the neighbours, on the 29th of June. A cross-summons charged SUSAN PARR with assaulting SARAH LUCAS at the same time and place, LUCAS was fined 2s. 6d., and £1 4s. costs. PARR'S case was dismissed on her paying half the costs.

J. S. FINNEMORE was summoned for threatening THOMAS BAKER, of Knowle, and on complainant stating that he went in bodily fear the Magistrates bound defendant over in his own recognizance of £20 to keep the peace for six months.

Wednesday 11 August 1880, Issue 6026 - Gale Document No. Y3200729926
Marriage - August 2, at the Parish Church, Lynton, MR WILLIAM TAYLOR, of Crediton, to MISS ANN HARPER HOLMAN, of Lynton.

Wednesday 25 August 1880, Issue 6028 - Gale Document No. Y3200730002
Marriage - August 19, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, WILLIAM PAGE PONSFORD, of Park-place and Chapeltown, Leeds, to ALICE, youngest daughter of RICHARD BROWNE, Esq., of Dunscombe, Crediton.

Wednesday 25 August 1880, Issue 6028 - Gale Document No. Y3200730012
Cambridge Higher Local Examinations, Plymouth Centre
MISS N. PADDON, Crediton, passed in English History, Language, and Literature; third class, group A.

Wednesday 1 September 1880, Issue 6029 - Gale Document No. Y3200730037
Suicide at Cowley Bridge
H. W. Hooper, Esq., City Coroner, on Thursday last held an inquest at the Cowley Bridge Inn, touching the death of ELIZA JANE HOOPER, a servant girl, aged sixteen, who had committed suicide the same morning by throwing herself into the backwater near Cowley Bridge. In opening the proceedings the coroner remarked that it was the first time during his experience of twenty-seven years in the office that he had ever had a full jury of twenty-four, although that number was always summoned. Mr W. H. Sawdye was foreman of the jury. It appeared from the evidence given that deceased was a native of Crediton and had been in the employ of the landlord of the Cowley Bridge Inn (Mr Beer) as a domestic servant for about five months. She appeared to like her situation until about two months since, when she sent home word to her parents that they must get her another situation, as she was very unhappy with Mr Beer. The reason of her sending home that message was because both Mr and Mrs Beer had complained of her dirty habits, and told her that if she did not keep herself more tidy she would have to leave. On Saturday deceased again sent home word to her stepmother, by a woman named Elizabeth Daw, that she was to get her another situation, and the stepmother sent back word to the effect that she was either to remain where she was or go into the Union. This seemed to have preyed upon the girl's mind, as since then her manner had been strange. About seven o'clock that morning she was observed by Mr Beer, who was near, milking a cow, to go through the garden at the back of the premises. Shortly afterwards a packer on the railway named John Manley heard groans, and upon looking into the water saw deceased in some stagnant water, about 200 yards from the Inn. He ran to the spot and took deceased out, but life was extinct. Mr C. E. Bell, surgeon, was sent for, and on arriving he examined the body, but found no marks of violence. The body, which was in a very dirty condition, presented all the signs of death by drowning. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased committed suicide whilst in a state of temporary insanity.

Wednesday 1 September 1880, Issue 6029 - Gale Document No. Y3200730038
Birth - August 25, at Woolsgrove, near Crediton, the wife of W. LANE, junr., a son.

Wednesday 29 September 1880, Issue 6033 - Gale Document No. Y3200730172
On Monday Mr Hooper held an inquest at the South-Western Hotel, Paul-street, touching the death of RICHARD PITTS, a journeyman shoemaker of Crediton. The deceased had been in Exeter since Thursday, and at nine o'clock on Saturday morning he left for a walk. Whilst in Paul-street he fell down and died almost immediately. Dr Budd was called, but by the time he arrived life was extinct, and death appeared to be due to a rupture of one of the organs connected with the heart. A verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned.

Wednesday 6 October 1880, Issue 6034 - Gale Document No. Y3200730219
Crediton Petty Sessions
ANN ARTHURS, a poor woman with six children, was charged by P.C. Pike with stealing turnips from a field to the value of 6d., the property of MR JOHN FRANCIS, at Neopardy. Defendant pleaded guilty, and asked for leniency, as she was very poor. Fined 10s., to include costs.

MARY WARREN and ELIZABETH RISDON were summoned for assaulting ELIZABETH GORE on September 18th. There was a cross-summons against GORE for an assault on RISDON. It appeared that GORE had on several occasions persisted in going to a certain pump in Dean Square, Crediton, for water, which she had no right to do. Letters were put in from several of the landlords in support of this. The Bench, after a little consideration, dismissed both cases on each party paying costs.

FRANCIS BRAGG was summoned for angling in waters belonging to Colonel Buller, on the 7th September, without a license. Fined 10s. and costs.

THOMAS ISAAC was charged with assault P.C. Bird in the execution of his duty, at Crediton, on the 7th instant. The constable said that he saw the defendant and his father leave their homes in company with a lurcher dog, at two o'clock in the morning of the day named. About twenty minutes to five he saw them return, but on seeing him defendant gave a signal. The officer then met the father, who had his side pockets heavily laden. On being asked what he had in them he started off. The constable, however, caught hold of his collar and stopped him. Upon this the son opened a door and pulled the father in, and pushed the constable back, causing him to lose his hold, by which means the father got away. Fined 20s. and costs.

JOHN ELSTON, for allowing certain rubbish to remain in the public streets in contravention of the Towns Police Clauses Act, on the 23rd September, was fined 10s., to include costs.

Wednesday 6 October 1880, Issue 6034 - Gale Document No. Y3200730198
Exeter Guildhall
WILLIAM HENRY SEATON, of 51 High-street, was summoned for assaulting JAMES BUCHER while in a railway carriage at the Queen-street station, on the 17th September. Mr Fryer prosecuted and Mr Friend defended. Complainant stated that he was an assistant-overseer, and resided at Crediton. His wife was an invalid, and had been staying at Exmouth for the benefit of her health. On the day named, he, in company with his wife, entered a carriage belonging to the 6.30 p.m. train to Exmouth. He had a piece of a cigar between his fingers, but it was not lighted. He was followed into the carriage by Mr Vickers, and after him came the defendant. The latter, on entering, said that it was not a smoking compartment, and that he strongly objected to smoking, as he was subjected to biliousness; at the same time he added something about witness getting out. Witness replied that defendant had better get out himself, and after some warm words had passed between them, defendant struck witness first with the back of his hand, and afterwards two or three times with his fist. When witness returned to Crediton, he sent for a medical man, and was still under his care. Charles Newton, of Exeter, an architect's pupil, and Samuel Blackmore, a young man, gave corroborative evidence as to the assault; and Dr Edwards of Crediton, spoke as to the nature of the injuries received by the complainant, adding that he did not think MR BUCHER would be well again for some weeks. For the defence, Mr Friend assured the Bench that his client was sorry for what had appeared, although at the same time he would show them by a reliable witness that his client received the greatest provocation. Mr William Vickers was called, and said he accompanied Mr Seaton to the station on the day in question. Upon entering the carriage MR BUCKER asked them if they objected to smoking. Witness did not reply, but Mr Seaton said he objected to smoking, as he suffered from biliousness. MR BUCHER, however, continued then repeatedly made use of sneering and insulting remarks, until at last Mr Seaton told him that if he did not take care he would box his ears. MR BUCHER, however, continued his vulgar remarks, and Mr Seaton then committed the assault with which he was charged. The Chairman said the Bench were sorry that the assault should have been committed, but they had decided to inflict a fine of £2 and the expenses - total £3 13s.

Wednesday 20 October 1880, Issue 6036 - Gale Document No. Y3200730275
Death - October 13, at the White Hart Hotel, Crediton, LYDIA, the only child of the late MR CHAS. LANGWORTHY, aged 22.

Wednesday 27 October 1880, Issue 6037 - Gale Document No. Y3200730311
Birth - October 20, the wife of J. TEMPLETON, Manager of the National Provincial Bank, Crediton, a daughter.

Wednesday 10 November 1880, Issue 6039 - Gale Document No. Y3200730384
Marriage - November 3, at St James's Church, MR JOHN MAUNDER, of Crediton, to MRS MARY ANN REW PRATT, of Exeter.

Wednesday 24 November 1880, Issue 6041 - Gale Document No. Y3200730458
Crediton Petty Sessions
CHARLOTTE PAYNE, of Bowden-hill, Crediton, was summoned by MARY VICARY, a sister, for using abusive and obscene language towards her in the streets on November 6th. Defendant admitted that she called complainant "little Belzebub" after receiving provocation. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

Fatal Fall Into A Well
Mr Burrow, deputy-coroner, on Friday last held an inquest at the Dock Inn, on the body of a girl named FANNY LEE, who was drowned in a well the previous night. The girl, aged about fourteen years, was a servant to MR S. GILLARD, a baker, &c., the Green, and is the daughter of a labouring man living at Cockwell. The jury, after viewing the body, inspected the well where the girl was drowned. It is situated at the rear of MR GILLARD'S premises. The body was identified by GEORGE LEE, a brother of the deceased. MRS ANN GILLARD deposed that between five and six o'clock on Thursday night she asked the girl to empty a pan. finding she did not return, witness sent one of her children to find, and then sent another older child. She afterwards went herself. ARNOLD, in answer to her, said that he had not seen the deceased or heard her. Witness asked him if the boards were up, and he said yes. She then said, "It is all over; she is down the well," at the same time directing ARNOLD to procure a lantern and get assistance. It was a very rough night and dark. SAMUEL STONE deposed that he had known the deceased for years. About a quarter to seven some person called at his house and said a girl was down a well at MR GILLARD'S . He procured some ropes, and went there with the view of getting her out. When he arrived people were there grappling. He got a ladder and went down, and, by putting ropes round his body, he succeeded in drawing up the deceased. She was then quite dead. MR S. GILLARD, baker, said the deceased was his servant, and had been so for about a month. He had told ARNOLD that he might take up some water in the daytime by buckets and a pulley. He had no authority to do so by night. The place was quite safe if the boards were down. JOHN ARNOLD, an apprentice in the employ of MR GILLARD, stated that he went into the court between five and six o'clock to draw water for baking purposes. He had drawn up water many times by night. His master never told him not to draw water at night. He drew up one bucket, when the handle broke, and he went into the cellar close by to mend it. He had a lamp and took it with him. It was very nearly dark. When he went in he left the boards of the well open. He put on the handle of the bucket, and came out and drew two buckets of water more. Assistance was obtained and he went down the ladder, but did not see anything. He had no light when he was drawing the water a second time. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased accidentally fell into a well, and was drowned, but they desired that the Coroner should call in both the master and apprentice and censure them for the neglect shown by them. The Coroner conveyed the censure as desired. The jury gave their fees to the parents of the deceased.

Wednesday 24 November 1880, Issue 6041 - Gale Document No. Y3200730448
Birth - November 16, at Fern Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR W. M. STONE, a daughter.

Death - November 19, at his residence, 125 High-street, Crediton, MR JOSEPH MANN, aged 60.

Wednesday 1 December 1880, Issue 6042 - Gale Document No. Y3200730494
Crediton - A Daring Young Burglar
At the Crediton Police Court on Friday, before Sir John Shelley, Bart., a boy named JAMES ALBERT WARD, who is not yet fifteen years old, was brought up on remand charged with burglariously breaking into the house of MR JOHN LEE, a retired tradesman, who lives in the High-street. MR LEE went to bed shortly before ten o'clock on Wednesday night, leaving his watch and purse, containing a few shillings and a bunch of keys on his dressing table. On awaking in the morning he was surprised to find these all gone, and afterwards he discovered that a "fanlight" over his back kitchen door had been cleverly forced open by some instrument of iron. He found, too, that a fireproof iron safe had been unlocked, and that £25 10s. in gold had been abstracted. Suspecting the prisoner, who lived in the court where the back door is, he gave immediate information to the police, and an intelligent officer named Walrond tacked the prisoner to the railway station, and apprehended him just as he was about to enter a train which starts for Exeter. On searching prisoner he discovered the missing watch and all the money except 30s., which prisoner told him he had given to another lad named ALLEN BUTSON, who, he further declared, had assisted in perpetrating the burglary. P.S. Osborne also deposed that on searching the house in which prisoner lived he found two of the purses identified by prosecutor, and a small chisel, the end of which corresponded with the marks on the "lintel" of the fanlight, or second window, over the doorway. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and on being asked whether he wished to make any statement, he said that BUTSON came down to his house just after eleven o'clock on Wednesday night, and that they remained in the close till one o'clock, when BUTSON inquired whether he had a pair of pincers, and he said yes. He then bade prisoner get the screw-driver lent by him the previous Monday. This having been done BUTSON mounted on a ladder to operate on the fanlight, while the other kept watch. He was a considerable time before he succeeded; but having at length forced the window, he descended on the inside of the door, which he tried to unbar, but not succeeding in doing this, prisoner also climbed down into the kitchen, and soon got into MR LEE'S bedroom, from which, while BUTSON watched on the staircase, he came out with the watch and keys, and BUTSON shewed him how to use the one which unlocks the iron safe. After taking out the money he gave BUTSON a sovereign, with which to "keep Christmas," and seeing him pass at seven o'clock he gave him 10s. more. It appeared that, with the exception of WARD'S statement, there was nothing to incriminate BUTSON. The prisoner was committed for trial at the next assizes.

Wednesday 22 December 1880, Issue 6045 - Gale Document No. Y3200730589
Marriage - December 16, at the Parish Church, Crediton, JOHN O'RYAN, of Fern Lodge, Edmonton, Middlesex, to LOUISA, youngest daughter of the late GEORG EMORTIMER, Culver House, Crediton.

Wednesday 29 December 1880, Issue 6046 - Gale Document No. Y3200730624
Birth - December 25, at Uton Barton, Crediton, the wife of RICHARD MORTIMER, a son.