Articles for the Town of CREDITON taken from Trewman's Exeter Flying Post 1881-1900
Prepared by Lindsey Withers
Wednesday 5 January 1881, Issue 6047 - Gale Document No. Y3200730664
Marriage - December 27, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM SEAWARD, of Crediton, Frandford Farm, Tedburn, to MISS HODGE, of Crediton.
Death - December 28, at the Green, Crediton, MR J. BROWNING, aged 82.
Wednesday 19 January 1881, Issue 6049 - Gale Document No. Y3200730711
Notice of Removal - Messrs Helmore and Son beg to inform their Friends and the Public generally that MR FREDERICK HELMORE has removed from Lower Rew, Shobrooke, to Fordton, Crediton, and take this opportunity of thanking them for the liberal patronage bestowed upon them hitherto, which they hope to merit for the future.
Dated Cowley-hill, Exeter, and Fordton, Crediton.
Wednesday 19 January 1881, Issue 6049 - Gale Document No. Y3200730733
Crediton County Court
H. M. BODY v. LEWIS HICKS - Claim for £1 16s., for medical attendance on defendant's mother. The case stood adjourned from the last Court. Defendant, a builder of Crediton, admitted being the executor of his mother, and said her personal effects was £19, but he had paid double that amount. In answer to the plaintiff, he said some cottage property had been sold, but that was under a deed of gift years ago previous to this debt being contracted. Adjourned for proof of assets.
Wednesday 19 January 1881, Issue 6049 - Gale Document No. Y3200730725
Death - January 13, in London, MRS A. PLYMSELL, widow of Lieut. PLYMSELL, R.N. (late of Crediton), aged 87.
Wednesday 19 January 1881, Issue 6049 - Gale Document no. Y3200730735
Severe Weather - Heavy Snowstorms and Serious Casualties
At Crediton the old people declare that they do not remember severer cold. A thermometer in the garden of the Rev. Prebendary Smith, near the church of Crediton, indicated 31 degrees of frost at half-past eight on Saturday morning, or only 1 degree above zero. Gilbert White mentions that at Selborne in 1768 it froze under people's beds. This happened at Crediton in various instances during the morning of Saturday, when a thermometer in the shop of MR HEATHMAN shewed 18 degrees of frost, though a fire in a large stove had been kept burning up to eight o'clock on the previous night.
On Monday morning an old man named THOMAS ALLSOPP had a fatal fall in Mill-street, Crediton. He was seen to slide on the frozen snow near his residence in Mill-street, and as the back part of his head fell against the kerb-stone of the pathway, his skull was fearfully fractured, and he died almost instantaneously.
Wednesday 26 January 1881, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200730757
Birth - January 13, at Crediton, the wife of H. MARTEN BODY, M.R.C.S., a daughter
Marriage - January 21, at Crediton Church, MR E. H. SMITH, of Barnstaple, to ALMA, third daughter of MR JAMES CLEAVE.
Wednesday 26 January 1881, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200370753
Devon Winter Assizes
Crediton: Burglary By a Boy
JAMES ALBERT WARD, 14, pleaded guilty to burglariously entering the house of JOHN LEE at Crediton on November 25th, and stealing therefrom a silver watch, guard and key, seven keys, key ring, two purses, twenty-four sovereigns, three half-sovereigns, and other monies. Mr Molesworth St. Aubyn, M.P., appeared for the prosecution and the Hon. Bernard Coleridge defended. Mr St. Aubyn stated that most of the stolen property had been recovered. When apprehended the prisoner said that another boy told him to commit the robbery. The latter was brought before the magistrates but discharged. Mr Coleridge asked the Court to consider the age of the prisoner, and also the fact that he had no parents. Since he was twelve months old he had lived with the parish constable, at Crediton, and had always borne an excellent character. The prisoner had always expressed a great desire to go to sea, and when apprehended was about to take a ticket to Exeter with the intention of running away. If the prisoner was dealt leniently with, there were persons who would send the lad to sea. His Lordship passed upon him the very lenient sentence of four months' imprisonment, hard labour.
Wednesday 9 February 1881, Issue 6052 - Gale Document No. Y3200730838
The remains of MR HEARD, blacksmith, were interred on Wednesday. The deceased used to relate several anecdotes of the great snow of 1814, when he was an apprentice of Mr Hooke, smith, of the adjoining parish of Colebrooke. One was of a young man, a farm apprentice, named WILLIAM LUXTON, coming to his master's smithy one morning, and asking for aid, as his mistresses favourite mare - which he was riding - had sunk in a deep drift of snow, and was fast disappearing from view. The mare was soon extricated by means of shovels and pickaxes. It is strange that the chief actor in the scene - LUXTON, is still alive, and as hardy as the strongest and youngest of farm labourers, though he was born as long ago as 1795,. He too, is now residing in Crediton, and corroborates in every particular what MR HEARD used to relate. He furthermore states that a few days after the mare was extricated from her perilous position he was walking through a field near the same spot, and hard a man who had fallen down a steep precipice and was getting fast embedded in the snow shouting for assistance. LUXTON immediately ran to a farmhouse near, and called out the inmates with ropes, which were thrown to the sinking man, who, seizing fast hold of one, was quickly drawn up aloft and rescued. MR HEARD'S younger brother, who witnessed the rescue of the mare, is also living as well as LUXTON.
Wednesday 16 February 1881, Issue 6053 - Gale Document No. Y3200730861
Birth - February 9, at the White Swan Inn, Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN JENNINGS, son.
Death - February 8, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, MR JOHN BERRY, aged 78.
Wednesday 16 February 1881, Issue 6053 - Gale Document No. Y3200730873
Crediton Police Court
RICHARD MERRIFIELD, labourer, was charge by P.C. Bird with having on the night of Saturday, the 4th inst., used obscene language in High-street. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs, or seven days.
Wednesday 23 February 1881, Issue 6054 - Gale Document No. Y3200730896
Birth - February 16, at East-street, Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES HURRIDGE, a daughter.
Death - February 16, at Yeoford, Crediton, BEATRICE MARIAN TOOGOOD, infant daughter of C. H. and M. B. BICKLEY, aged 10 weeks.
Wednesday 9 March 1881, Issue 6056 - Gale Document no. Y3200730966
Death - March 1, at North-street, Crediton, ANN LOCK, aged 69.
Wednesday 9 March 1881, Issue 6056 - Gale Document No, Y3200730977
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIAS MILTON was charged with trespassing on lands belonging to John Quicke, Esq., on the 17th January, in pursuit of game or conies. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was fined 10s. and costs.
JOHN DREW, alias TIGER DREW, was summoned by P.C. James Wright for using bad language in Market-street, Crediton, on the 19th of February. The defendant denied that he was drunk, and said that he only abused his wife because she would not let him have some money. Fined 6d. and costs.
Wednesday 30 March 1881, Issue 6059 - Gale Document No. Y3200731064
Death - March 26, at Hollacombe, Crediton, SIMON WREFORD, aged 80.
Wednesday 6 April 1881, Issue 6060 - Gale Document No. Y3200731104
Birth - March 29, at Crediton, the wife of MR GEORGE GRIBBLE, a daughter.
Death - April 1, at Rudway, Rewe (the residence of Richard Wippell, her son in law), MARY, widow of DANIEL TREMLETT PRIDHAM, of Rock, Crediton, aged 75.
Wednesday 6 April 1881, Issue 6060 - Gale Document No. Y3200731114
Crediton Petty Sessions
JOHN FORWARD, landlord of the Railway Hotel, Crediton, was charged with allowing card-playing in his house, after eleven o'clock at night, on the 22nd February. Mr Friend defended. P.C. Wright proved the offence, which was not disputed. Mr Friend said the party was a private one, and defendant was not aware that he was doing anything contrary to law. Colonel Davie said they were bound to convict, and it must be understood that the defendant could not permit card-playing in his house, even among his own friends. Defendant was fined 20s. and costs.
JAMES PARR, an apprentice, was summoned by P.S. Fursdon for throwing snowballs in High-street, Crediton, on Sunday, the 27th of February. Fined 14s. to include costs, or in default seven days' imprisonment.
ARTHUR HODGE, waggoner, in the employ of MR DART, builder, summoned for leaving a wagon in East-street, to the obstruction of the traffic, was fined 10s. and 9s. costs.
SAMUEL ROUCH, of Wellparks, was charged with allowing a horse to be worked in an unfit state on the 1st March, and WILLIAM KINGDOM, a labourer, was charged with working the animal. Inspector Osborne, R.S.P.C.A., prosecuted. The Bench, after hearing the evidence, were of opinion that this was not a bad case, but still they considered the horse was unfit for work, and fined the master 5s. and costs. The case against the servant was dismissed.
WILLIAM LABBETT, a carter, of Crediton, was charged with a similar offence on the 19th March. The horse was described as totally unfit for work. The defendant was fined 10s. and costs.
THIRZA TURNER, of Posbury, Crediton, charged by P.C. Drake with stealing 17 lbs. weight of turnip greens from a field at Posbury, the property of MR THOMAS LEE, of Great Leigh, was sent to prison for seven days.
Wednesday 13 April 1881, Issue 6061 - Gale Document No. Y3200731137
Marriage - April 6, at Crediton, WM. R. BRADFORD, to LUCY DUFTY, fourth daughter of BENJAMIN DUFTY, Routly Barton, Northlew.
Wednesday 25 May 1881, Issue 6067 - Gale Document No. Y3200731341
Marriage - May 21, at the Congregational Chapel, Honiton, MR G. RABJOHNS, of Crediton, to MISS E. FILDEW.
Wednesday 25 May 1881, Issue 6067 - Gale Document No. Y3200731353
Crediton - Fatal Accident
On Wednesday morning while a mason named HOWARD, and a labourer called HARRY PERKINS, were engaged in re-pointing the high brick front of MR EDWARD KELLAND, grocer, of the High-street, Crediton, the former had occasion to descend from the top of his ladder - a very high and heavy one - to go to a yard behind; and in descending the ladder it is supposed that he shifted it from its proper position, as immediately afterwards it was seen to fall against that on which PERKINS was at work, by which he was precipitated to the pavement below, and met with instantaneous death, his brains being dashed out. PERKINS was an industrious, well-behaved man, several years above seventy. HOWARD is also an aged man.
Wednesday 1 June 1881, Issue 6068 - Gale Document No. Y3200731370
Birth - May 24, at 106, High-street, Crediton, the wife of G. H. MORRIS, a son.
Wednesday 8 June 1881, Issue 6069 - Gale Document No. Y3200731407
Death - June 4, at Liverpool, GEORGE FRANCIS SHUTE, son of GEORGE BENT SHUTE, and grandson of the late STEPHEN SHUTE, Esq., of Liverpool, and of Crediton, Devon, aged 24.
Wednesday 15 June 1881, Issue 6070 - Gale Document No. Y3200731438
Marriage - June 9, at Crediton Church, MR W. BUCHER, to HENRIETTA, second daughter of the late J. LUXTON, Esq., both of Crediton.
Death - June 9, at his residence, 41 Park-street, Crediton, MR JOHN JAMES, aged 70.
Wednesday 22 June 1881, Issue 6071 - Gale Document No. Y3200731473
Death - June 17, at Crediton, MR SAMUEL CLATWORTHY, in his 100th year.
Wednesday 29 June 1881, Issue 6072 - Gale Document No. Y3200731519
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM BENNETT pleaded guilty to stealing two cabbages, valued at 4d., from a garden plot in the Western-road, the property of SAMUEL ATWELL, and was fined 20s, and costs.
WILLIAM MAUNDER, slaughterman, of Crediton, was summoned by FREDERICK JAMES BARNES, a porter at the Crediton Station for an assault alleged to have been committed on the 28th May last. From the evidence of the witnesses it appeared that the defendant took a cask from the Station Yard, which he used to stand on while skinning a bullock. On being told he had no business to make use of the cask in the manner he did, the assault was committed. Fined 20s. and costs.
WILLIAM BRADFORD was fined 5s. and costs for allowing a chimney to be on fire, at Crediton.
JOHN FORWARD, for being drunk at Crediton, was fined 10s. and costs.
JOHN KINGDON, a carpenter, of Crediton, was summoned by the police authorities for hawking in the Show-yard of the Devon County Exhibition without a pedlar's certificate. P.C. Henry Croop and P.C. Jewell proved that the defendant was selling pipes to the bandsmen at the band Stand, and offering them to others in the Yard. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs, together £1 7s. 6d.
ROBERT JEWELL, for furiously driving a horse and trap through the High-street, Crediton, on the 26th May, was fined 10s. and costs.
CHARLES GORE, summoned for creating a disturbance and thereby causing an obstruction in Dean-street on the 10th inst., was ordered to pay a fine of 10s. and costs. Defendant asked, "Or what else!" and was informed that fourteen days was the alternative, which he accepted.
Wednesday 6 July 1881, Issue 6073 - Gale Document No. Y3200731537
Marriage - June 30, at Crediton, MR H. W. CADE to MISS E. M. COOMBE, second daughter of MR W. COOMBE, of Court Barton, Crediton.
Wednesday 13 July 1881, Issue 6074 - Gale Document No. Y3200731574
Death - July 5, at Wellparks, Crediton, MARK, second son of MR S. ROACH, aged 25.
Wednesday 3 August 1881, Issue 6077 - Gale Document No. Y3200731675
At the recent examination by the Incorporated Law Society of candidates for admission on the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court, we observe that MR HERBERT WESTON SHEPPARD SPARKES, who served his clerkship with MR WILLIAM POPE, of this town, and Mr Charles J. Daw, of London was one of the gentlemen the examination committee recommended as being entitled to honorary distinction.
Wednesday 24 August 1881, Issue 6080 - Gale Document No. Y3200731767
Birth - August 18, at Cookwell, Crediton, the wife of MR W. BURRIDGE, a daughter.
Birth - August 17, at Oakfield House, Crediton, the wife of W. POPE, Esq., a son.
Wednesday 31 August 1881, Issue 6081 - Gale Document No. Y3200731795
Marriage - August 28, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Crediton, JOHN STARK, to ELEANOR BOUNDY, both of Crediton.
Wednesday 7 September 1881, Issue 6082 - Gale Document No. Y3200731837
Crediton - Wedding at Holy Cross
A marriage was solemnized on Thursday last in the grand old Parish Church, the contracting parties being DR. RALPH MCDERMOTT, of Petworth, Sussex, and MISS EVA SCOTT, daughter of H. E. SCOTT, Esq., Mussoorie, N.W.P., India. Long before the time fixed for the ceremony a considerable number of people had gathered in the vicinity of the church, and some indignation was excited by the closing of the doors against the public. The bridal party arrived about half-past eleven. The bride, who was given away by her brother, was attired in a lovely white satin Merveillence robe, gracefully arranged with numerous flounces of Brussels lace, with bouquets and garniture of orange blossom and other bridal flowers. An embroidered tulle veil and a wreath of flowers to match those on the dress completed this most charming toilette. The bridesmaids, Miss T. Scott, Miss Jessop, Miss Hunt, and Miss Wakeford - wore dresses of crème nun's cloth, artistically trimmed, with sashes of aesthetic shades in Nagpore silks and crème Brussels lace, with Ivanhoe hats of crème lace and roses, and each carried a Honiton lace handkerchief, the gift of the bridegroom. The bride's mother, Mrs Scott, wore a handsome dress of rich black satin de Lyon, arranged with black brocaded satin, black lace and jet bonnet trimmed with flowers. MRS BODY, of Crediton, sister of the bride, was dressed in a costume of silver grey brocaded satin, trimmed with surah of the same shade and Brussels lace, and Tuscan bonnet trimmed with lace and flowers. The bride's travelling dress consisted of myrtle Indian Cashmere trimmed with myrtle and cold colour satin, hat, &c., to match. The service was choral, and at the conclusion Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was played on the organ by Mr Hector. During the day some merry peals were rung on the church bells. The wedding party afterwards sat down to breakfast at the residence of DR BODY, the brother-in-law of the bride, MR GROVE, of Crediton, supplying the breakfast. The dresses of the bridal party were supplied from the establishment of Mrs J. T. Tucker and Sons, High-street, Exeter. The newly-married pair left during the afternoon for Switzerland, where they will spend their honeymoon.
Wednesday 21 September 1881, Issue 6084 - Gale Document No. Y3200731891
Death - September 14, at High-street, Crediton, MARY ANN, wife of MR WM. ELSTON, aged 57.
Wednesday 21 September 1881, Issue 6084 - Gale Document No. Y3200731903
The death is announced of MRS W. ELSTON, wife of MR WILLIAM ELSTON, stationer and news agent of this town. The deceased - whose age was fifty-seven - died on Wednesday morning after a long and painful illness. The deceased was widely known and highly respected. Though her illness had been so painful, she passed away quietly, retaining her knowledge of her friends to the last.
Wednesday 21 September 1881, Issue 6084 - Gale Document No. Y3200731901
Crediton - A Burglar Frustrated
Early on Friday morning, as MRS MSORTIMER, of Exeter-road, Crediton, lay awake, she saw a man dressed in light-coloured clothing enter her room and proceeded to the foot of her bed, where he began to look at her, as if to ascertain whether she were asleep. Recovering from the shock occasioned by such an apparition, she screamed violently, on which the burglar hastily decamped. MRS MORTIMER'S cries for help awoke her servant girl, who ran to the room of MR ROBERT MORTIMER, son of MRS MORTIMER, and awoke him. He hastily went in pursuit of the nocturnal intruder, who, he found, had entered by a back window, not very securely guarded but the burglar, who made his exit over a high double-door, was too far ahead for his pursuer to get even a glimpse of him. The police were immediately communicated with, but the man has not yet been apprehended. Nothing was carried off.
Fire at Chapple Downes - On Friday afternoon a fire was discovered in a barn at Chapple Downes farm near the Crediton Union Workhouse. The two engines belonging to the Crediton Fire Brigade under MR HY. SMITH, were soon on the spot, and by means of a very long length of hose the firemen were enabled to get about a half supply of water from a streamlet called "Chiddenbrooke," in a valley two or three fields from the barn, but as the flames had attained a great head before they were observed, it was soon apparent that no exertion could save any part of the extensive range of the thatched outbuildings of which that formed a part. The dwelling house, being slated, and the wind in a favourable direction, escaped. Fortunately, there was no corn in the barn, though an apple-press and some casks were burnt in the po9und-house and cellar. Chapple Downes belongs to MR JOHN NORRIS, who is from home on account of the recent unhappy death of his brother at Scarborough. He lets the principal part of his estate to MR HEXT HEXTOR, of Moore Farm. The buildings were insured in the West of England Office. The origin of the fire is unknown.
The Fatal Quarrel at Scarborough
An inquest was held at Scarborough on Wednesday touching the death of JOSEPH NORRIS, who was killed at the Royal Hotel in that town on the previous Saturday morning, in a quarrel with a Londoner named Meynell Collier. WILLIAM NORRIS, brother of the deceased, identified the body, and said that his late brother was fifty-one years of age, and resided at Chapple Downs, Crediton. Deceased had generally been a healthy man. Edward Fleming 1, Adam-street, Adelphi, London, said he was staying at the Royal Hotel. There was a ball there on Friday evening. Deceased and Collier were at the ball, which broke up about one o'clock. Witness then partook of his supper in the coffee-room, and about half-past two o'clock entered the smoking-room in company with Collier and others. Deceased was in the smoking-room Witness said to Collier that there was a fair show of ladies at the dance. Deceased then interrupted and said he did not think much of the ladies. Collier said he did not think deceased knew much about them. Deceased said that Collier and witness were brainless idiots, and afterwards called Collier "an unsophisticated outsider" and "a d….. cad." Deceased frequently called Collier "a d…. cad." Ultimately Collier got up to light a cigar, when deceased rose and struck at him. Collier parried the blow and struck deceased in the face. After receiving the blow deceased reeled towards a corner of the room, then turned round, and fell forward. Deceased never spoke afterwards. Collier went to deceased, raised him up, and turned him over on his back. Witness immediately sent for a doctor, who came shortly afterwards, and found that life was extinct. Mr Pattison, Chief Constable for the borough, said that when he charged Collier with the manslaughter of NORRIS he replied, "Yes, it's a bad job. I am awfully sorry. He grossly insulted me, and called me a d… cad, and got up to strike me. I warded off the blow, and struck him one or two blows in the face." Collier had a massive ring on one of his right hand fingers. Mr T. D. Cross, surgeon, deposed to finding deceased dead when he went to the Royal Hotel about half-past three o'clock. Dr Collins stated that he had made a post mortem examination of the body of the deceased. He found the body in a very diseased condition, the lungs, heart and brain being in such a state of disease that he might have died from any one of them at any time. He believed that death was accelerated by the blow the deceased received, and also by the drink he had consumed. The jury retired, and, after an hours' deliberation, returned a verdict of "manslaughter," adding that the deceased had given Collier great provocation. Collier was subsequently taken before Scarborough magistrates and charged with the manslaughter of NORRIS. Prisoner pleaded that he struck the deceased in self-defence. He was committed for trial at York Assizes, bail being accepted - himself in £500 and two sureties of £250 each.
Wednesday 26 October 1881, Issue 6089 - Gale Document No. Y3200732053
Birth - October 21, at Crediton, the wife of ALFRED BUDGE, a son.
Wednesday 26 October 1881, Issue 6089 - Gale Document No. Y3200732047
Devon Quarter Sessions
Crediton: Serious Offence
WILLIAM HAMPTON, 50, bookseller (imp.), was indicted for indecently assaulting ADA E. J. GANDY, at Crediton, on the 16th September. Mr St. Aubyn prosecuted. Prisoner, who has been in prison nearly five weeks, made a long address to the Court, confessing his guilt, and asking for a mitigation of punishment. He said he deeply regretted the occurrence that had brought him before the Court, and that not so much because he was brought to punishment, but that he should have committed himself. From the time of commission of the offence till now his life had been one scene of sorrow. Thousands of aching, sleepless hours had he spent while he thought on his condition and upon the act of which he was guilty. But while there was no excuse that could be raised to justify wrong-doing, there certainly were mitigating circumstances in this case. The offence was committed on the impulse of the moment. He was, as the apostle described it, "overtaken." Could he recall the act, he should be a happy man, but that could not be. The act was indelibly imprinted and could not be erased. But since this was the case, one might still seek and obtain forgiveness of Him who alone could pardon sin, and since his incarceration he had not been idle in this respect. The consequences of this act were already heavy upon him. He had lost an honourable position, the situation by which he had earned his livelihood was gone, and he trusted he should live long enough to redeem his name from the reproach case upon it. He left the matter with the Court, trusting that they would deal as leniently with him as justice would allow. The Chairman said the prisoner had been guilty of a serious offence. The Court, after due consideration of what the prisoner had said, resolved to send him to prison for four months with hard labour.
Wednesday 2 November 1881, Issue 6090 - Gale Document No. Y3200732086
Death - October 25, at High-street, Crediton, ALBERT HATTEN, aged 22.
Wednesday 9 November 1881, Issue 6091 - Gale Document No. Y3200732122
Birth - November 1, at Park-court, Crediton, the wife of MR WM. DART, a daughter.
Wednesday 16 November 1881, Issue 6092 - Gale Document No. Y3200732152
Birth - November 8, at the Seven Stars Inn, Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN GREGORY, a son.
Wednesday 30 November 1881, Issue 6094 - Gale Document No. Y3200732224
Birth - November 22, at Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES VICARY, twin daughters.
Marriage - November 22, at St Paul's, Exeter, MR W. H. HACKWORTHY, of Paul-street, Exeter, to MISS EMILY YOUMAN, of Crediton.
Wednesday 7 December 1881, Issue 6095 - Gale Document No. Y3200732259
Birth - December 1, at the Dock Inn, Crediton, the wife of MR CHARLES BULLEN, a son.
Wednesday 14 December 1881, Issue 6096 - Gale Document No. Y3200732306
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM VICARY, a shoemaker, of Crediton, charged by Mr. C. Tuck, gamekeeper to Colonel Buller, with using dogs and nets for the purpose of taking game, on Sunday, the 4th instant, on land in the occupation of Mr Cade, was fined £2 and 15s. costs.
Wednesday 21 December 1881, Issue 6097 - Gale Document No. Y3200732332
MR C. E. NANKIVELL, son of the Rev. J. R. NANKIVELL, chaplain of Crediton, passed with first class honours at the examination of the Incorporated Law Society, held in November last. There were ninety five candidates for honours, of whom twelve obtained first class certificates. MR NANKIVELL was seventh on the list. This entitles him to a prize of books to the amount of £5 5s.
Wednesday 21 December 1881, Issue 6097 - Gale Document No. Y3200732325
Marriage - December 15, at Broadclyst Church, MR DYMOND, of Yeoford, Crediton, to LUCY, fifth daughter of MR HILL, Broadclyst.
Wednesday 4 January 1882, Issue 6029 - Gale Document No. Y3200732397
Marriage - December 29, at Crediton, WILLIAM TUCKETT, of Stockley Pomeroy, to SUSIE, only daughter of the late WILLIAM LAMBERT GORWYN, of Bradley, Crediton.
Wednesday 11 January 1882, Issue 6030 - Gale Document No. Y3200732429
Death - January 7, at The Green, Crediton, MR S. BODDY, aged 80.
Wednesday 18 January 1882, Issue 6031 - Gale Document No. Y3200732481
Crediton - Disturbing the Salvation Army
GEORGE BILLING, WILLIAM PARR, JOHN MADGE, GEORGE BENNETT, JOHN WORTH, SAMUEL VICARY, and WILLIAM FURSE, were summoned for disturbing the Salvation Army at their place of worship. Mr Brown, of Exeter, who prosecuted, said the defendants were charged with indecent behaviour at the Temperance Hall at various times while the officers of the Salvation Army had been conducting their service. The complainant had no vindictive feeling and did not wish to press for heavy penalties; the only desire was to be allowed to conduct the services in peace and quietness. MISS SAVILLE, Captain of the Salvation Army, stationed at Crediton, said that on December 15, she saw FURSE and BILLING at the Temperance Hall. They conducted themselves in a very disorderly manner. MISS HARTNOLL, a member of the Army, said she saw FURSE and BILLING disturbing the meeting. MISS SVILLE recalled, said that on December 18th her attention was drawn to a disturbance which was taking place at the back of the hall. SAMUEL FORD, doorkeeper, and MR S. S. GIMBLETT gave evidence in support of the charge, as did also J. GILBERT. The Bench fined each of the defendants 12s. including costs.
Wednesday 25 January 1882, Issue 6032 - Gale Document No. Y3200732506
Marriage - January 21, at Crediton, RICHARD CHARLES STONE, of Balham, Surrey, to LOUISA MADELINE EDWARDS, of Crediton, Devon.
Wednesday 1 February 1882, Issue 6033 - Gale Document No. Y3200732538
Death - January 23, at Culver House, Crediton, MARY, widow of MR S. NEWCOMBE, of Sampford Courtenay, AGED 92.
Wednesday 15 February 1882, Issue 6035 - Gale Document No. Y3200732609
Birth - February 7, at 2, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR LEWIS W. WRIGHT, a daughter.
Death - February 8, at Crediton, MARY ANN, wife of MR ANDREW SQUIRE, aged 45.
Wednesday 22 February 1882, Issue 6036 - Gale Document No. Y3200732660
Crediton - Fowl Stealing
At the County Police Court on Friday, before Sir John Shelly, Bart., and J. Quicke, Esq., SARAH SQUIRE was charged on remand, with being in possession of three live fowls, supposed to have been stolen, about January 30th, the property of RICHARD ROACH. The prisoner pleaded guilty to selling the fowls, but not to stealing. P.S. Fursdon said that he went to MRS HOPKIRK'S, of Penton, and saw three fowls which were sold by SARAH SQUIRE and her daughter MARY ANN KEEN. On being questioned by the sergeant as to how they became possessed of the fowls, SARAH SQUIRE said she got them from JAMES TUCKETT, of East-street. This, however, was denied by TUCKETT, whereupon the prisoner was apprehended. RICHARD ROACH, a farmer, of Talaton, Ottery St Mary, identified one of the fowls in the Court. FRANCIS ANN HOPKIRK said that SARAH SQUAIRE brought her the two fowls in Court, for which she paid 5s. The prisoner, on being questioned, decided to be summarily dealt with, and in defence said that her son-in-law, HUMPHREY KEEN, some time ago came home with three fowls, which he said he got from MRS HOSKINGS. Her daughter being unwell, asked her to sell them; two of them she sold to MRS HOPKIRK, of Penton. The Bench considered the case proved, and sentenced the prisoner to 14 days' imprisonment.
Wednesday 15 March 1882, Issue 6039 - Gale Document No. Y3200732753
Death - March 5, at 22, Mount Pleasant, Crediton, JAS. MURCH, in the 84th year of his age.
Wednesday 22 March 1882, Issue 6040 - Gale Document No. Y3200732792
Marriage - March 20, at St David's Church, MR J. COOMBE, of Crediton, to MISS MARGARET BURRINGTON.
Death - March 13, at Park-street, Crediton, MR WM. J. BURRIDGE, aged 45.
Wednesday 22 March 1882, Issue 6040 - Gale Document No. Y3200732805
The creditors of MR JOHN MOON, Crediton, held a meeting on Friday at the offices of Mr Fewings, 16 Queen-street, Exeter, Mr Seymour, representing the National Provincial Bank, presiding. It appeared that the debtor owed £948 9s. 4d. to unsecured creditors, and £30 12s. 3d. for rent, rates and taxes, making a total liability of £949 1s. 7d. The assets were - Book debts £118 2s. 11d., furniture, &c., £54, property £20 - total £192 2s. 11d. It was resolved to accept a composition of 1s. 6d. in the £, payable at the expiration of one month from the date of the second meeting. Mr Fewings was appointed trustee, and Mr James Searle, solicitor, Crediton, was entrusted with the registration of the resolutions.
Wednesday 22 March 1882, Issue 6040 - Gale Document No. Y3200732807
Crediton - Sculling Match
The match between GEORGE BUBEAR, of Crediton, and Daniel Silver, of London, for £50 a side, was decided on Monday, over the Thames champion course. It was rowed over the champion course from Putney to Mortlake. The articles stipulated that Silver should be allowed a start of five seconds. At the start BUBEAR showed a look of determination, which must have been reassuring to his backers. Silver, however, made the best of his start, kept up a rapid stroke, and maintained his lead for a mile and three quarters. BUBEAR, who had been rowing a fine, steady stroke, gradually crept up to his man, whom by a fine spurt, he passed, and eventually won by six lengths.
Wednesday 5 April 1882, Issue 6042 - Gale Document No. Y3200732876
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM and JOHN SQUIRE were charged on remand with having stolen wood, value 6d., the property of John Quicke, Esq. William Western proved the case. The defendant WILLIAM was fined 5s. and JOHN 2s. 6d. and costs.
CHARLES GOODING and THOMAS WOODLEIGH were charged with stealing two cans of cider from a cellar at Smallbrook, on the 24th of March. The cans were valued in 5s. each. On the 24th March P.C. Vanstone was passing a cellar in the occupation of Mr John Symons of Totnes, when he heard a tapping in the cellar, and on looking for the cause found the door had been opened, and the two defendants with another were inside. HENRY PLIMSAUL proved locking the door about five p.m. Prosecutor did not press for a heavy punishment, but only such as would deter others from committing similar depredations. Prisoners were each sent to prison for fourteen days' hard labour.
Salvationists Sent to Prison
At the Crediton Petty Sessions on Wednesday a number of cases arising out of the Salvation Army disturbances which occurred on Sunday, February 28th, were heard and disposed of by A. O. Sillifant, Esq. (Chairman), Colonel Davie, and J. Wreford, Esq. The proceedings excited great interest among the inhabitants, the small petty sessional room being crowded, and a large number unable to gain admission. "Captain" SUSAN EMILY SAVILLE was summoned for "unlawfully causing an obstruction in a certain public thoroughfare situated in Crediton, on the 26th February last, to the annoyance of the residents or passengers. Summonses were also returnable against "Lieutenant" CHARLOTTE HARTNOLL, JAMES DUNN, SAMUEL FORD, ALFRED STEMSON (members of the Salvation Army), who were charged thereon with obstruction in High-street, Crediton: but the magistrates decided to take the charge against the "Captain" as a "test" case. Mr Friend appeared for the prosecution (the police); and Mr Sims Reeve, barrister-at-law and Recorder of Yarmouth, defended. Witnesses were called by the prosecution to show that the defendants, by holding an open-air meeting on the Sunday morning in question, had obstructed the roads leading to Bow and Landscore, that above 300 people were present, and that fighting and disorder prevailed. On the other hand witnesses for the defence stated that the numbers had been exaggerated, that carriages could and did pass, and that no foot passenger was incommoded. The magistrates, after a short retirement, fined the defendants 5s. each and costs. Mr Reeve said two of them would pay the fine; the others refused to do so, and they would prefer to go to gaol for seven days.
JOHN MADGE, SAMUEL VICKERY, WILLIAM GREEN, CHARLES LONG, EDWARD BUCKINGHAM, and HENRY VICKARY, young men, were then charged with having been unlawfully guilty of indecent behaviour in a certain place of worship duly certified, in Crediton, called the Temperance Hall. HENRY VICKARY and GREEN failed to appear, and a warrant was issued against them. Mr Sims Reeve appeared to prosecute; Mr Friend defended. The evidence went to shew that on the 13th of March service was being conducted between eight and nine o'clock in the evening, which was interrupted a great deal by the defendants. They made noises during prayer and burlesqued during singing, and when they were requested to leave the room they struck members of the Salvation Army. Many witnesses were called on both sides, and after a patient hearing, LONG was dismissed; MADGE was fined £1 and costs, or in default of payment a month's imprisonment; SAMUEL VICKARY was fined 10s. and costs, or in default a fortnight's imprisonment; BUCKINGHAM was fined 5s., or in default of payment seven days' imprisonment.. MADGE and VICKARY had been previously convicted for annoying the Army.
FRANCIS CHICK and ANDREW HOSKIN were summoned for assaulting members of the army. Mr Reeve said the prosecution was willing to withdraw the cases if an apology was tendered by the defendants. Defendants apologies accordingly. Mr Reeve said the complaining members of the Army against the defendants had generously consented to pay the expenses themselves. Their only motive in bringing the cases forward that day was in order that the Salvation Army might be enabled to conduct their services in an orderly manner, which he hoped they would now be able to do.
The Court rose shortly before eight p.m., having sat on the cases connected with the Salvation Army eight hours. MR F. S. WHITE and MR S. S. GIMBLETT and several other gentlemen offered to pay the fines imposed on the members of the Salvation Army, but some of the defendants refused to allow this to be done, preferring to go to prison. In the cases of WARD, STEMSON and FORD, however, the fines were paid. Had not the money been paid in these three cases the defendants would have been distrained on, for they possess goods. the defendants SAVILLE, HARTNOLL, NORMAN, DUNN, and DOWNE were brought to Exeter by the last down train, and lodged in the County Gaol. A large number of friends met them at Queen-street Station, and all struck up singing "Anywhere with Jesus, " led off by the "Captain" (SAVILLE). "Major" DAVEY and "Captain" TRENHALL were among those who met the defendants at the station.
Wednesday 12 April 1882, Issue 6043 - Gale Document No. Y3200732896
Birth - April 1, at Kindicott, Crediton, the wife of MR HENRY CHAMBERLAIN, twin daughters.
Death - April 5, at 18, High-street, Crediton, MR THOS. BROWN, aged 74.
Wednesday 12 April 1882, Issue 6043 - Gale Document No. Y3200732906
Crediton - The Salvation Army in Conflict
A serious affray occurred here on Friday evening between the Salvation Army and a crowd of young men and boys. The local contingent of the "army" had been reinforced by large numbers from Exeter, and during the afternoon they paraded the streets with banners and music. They were followed and hooted by crowds of people, and in Charlotte-street a collision occurred. The Salvationists, being the most numerous, obtained a victory, and some of those who annoyed them suffered for their temerity. Having returned to their large hall, the "army" sat down in large numbers to a tea, after which instrumental music was rendered and addresses given. Most of the visitors from Exeter returned by the last train, and were unmolested while on their way to the railway station, but some of their comrades who followed at a later hour in a large vehicle were assailed with rotten eggs and various kinds of filth, when they arrived opposite the church, where a band of roughs and low fellows appeared to be lying in ambush for them. Arrived at the bottom of Charlotte-street, and meeting with another party composed of about half a dozen men, a more serious affray occurred, for the Salvationists got out of their vehicle and used walking sticks, and with such effect that one man named GRIBBLE was laid insensible on the ground. The blow was given with such force that the stick - a large one - was broken in two parts. One or two others were struck, but not so violently, As the crowd increased the Salvationists were in turn made to suffer severely. The harness and reins of the horses were cut, and the occupants of the vehicle had some difficulty in escaping from their persecutors, several of them carrying away lasting marks of the conflict in which they had been engaged.
Wednesday 19 April 1882, Issue 6044 - Gale Document No. Y3200732931
Birth - April 17, at Crediton, the wife of MR C. VICARY, a son.
Wednesday 26 April 1882, Issue 6045 - Gale Document No. Y3200732967
Death - April 20, at North-street, Crediton, SARAH JANE DUNN, beloved daughter of MR JAMES DUNN, aged 18.
Wednesday 3 May 1882, Issue 6046 - Gale Document No. Y3200733002
Birth - April 27, at the White Swan Inn, Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN JENNINGS, a daughter.
Wednesday 10 May 1882, Issue 6047 - Gale Document No. Y3200733048
Crediton Petty Sessions
"Captain" WILLIAMS, of the Salvation Army, made application for protection while conducting open-air services, and also for permission to have street processions. The Bench informed the applicant that they could offer no protection to their open-air meetings; if any person assaulted them they had their remedy in the law. As to the processions through the streets, the Bench decidedly prohibited them.
Wednesday 31 May 1882, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200733147
Death - May 29, at Crediton, ERNEST DYMOND, eldest son of FANNY STURGESS, aged 11 years and 10 months.
Wednesday 31 May 1882, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200733158
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM PARKER, shoemaker, for being drunk and disorderly on April 25th, in Blagdon-place was fined 20s. and costs.
BEN ANSTY, charged with drunkenness on May 5th, and also on May 18th, pleaded guilty, and was fined in the first case 5s. and costs, and for the second 10s. and costs.
Wednesday 31 May 1882, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200733154
George May, a labourer, of Shobrooke, was charged with stealing a pair of boots from a stall in the Higher Market, the property of JAMES WARREN, boot and shoemaker, of Crediton. It appeared that on Friday the prisoner enquired of the prosecutor what was the price of a pair of boots upon the stall. WARREN subsequently left his stall, and went to the Bull Inn, and looking out of the public-house window he saw the accused take up a pair of boots from the stall and make off with them. Communication was made to P.C. Liss, and May was apprehended at St David's Station with the boots in his possession. The accused who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to one month's imprisonment.
Wednesday 14 June 1882, Issue 6052 - Gale Document No. Y3200733219
Death - June 7, at Cherry Gardens, Park-street, Crediton, MR GEORGE BODY.
Wednesday 21 June 1882, Issue 6053 - Gale Document No. Y3200733271
Crediton - Prize Dogs
MR JOHN TREMLETT, of this town has succeeded in carrying off three first prizes, one second, and has been highly commended for another. MR TREMLETT showed the five dogs, setters and pointers, at the Launceston Show.
Wednesday 28 June 1882, Issue 6054 - Gale Document No. Y3200733311
Crediton Petty Sessions
JAMES PAIN and JAMES MATTERS, of Crediton, were charged with smoking in a non-smoking carriage on the London and South-Western Railway, on the 16th May. Inspector Foster appeared to prosecute on behalf of the Railway Company. Mr J. D. Wilde, second-master at the Tavistock Grammar School, stated the facts and added that PAIN remained in the carriage and used very abusive language. The defendants having pleaded guilty PAIN was fined 10s. and costs, and MATTERS 5s. and costs.
JAMES WHITE was summoned by JOHN SHEPPARD for assaulting him at Crediton on the 9th May. Mr friend appeared for the complainant, and Mr Sparkes for defendant. It appeared that the defendant was the complainant's nephew, and that both parties were tradesmen of Crediton. Bad feeling seemed to exist between them, and it was alleged that the defendant knocked the complainant down three times outside the Horse and Jockey Inn. The defendant knocked him down as fast as he got up, and afterwards in the Inn the defendant was so vindictive that he pulled his nose and struck him violently. The complainant alleged that he sustained serious injury, and had to lie in bed all the next day. A witness called for the prosecution said that the complainant was quite drunk, and fell directly the defendant put his hand upon him. The Bench fined the defendant 5s. and the expenses.
Wednesday 5 July 1882, Issue 6055 - Gale Document No. Y3200733332
Birth - June 26, at Mount Pleasant, Park-street, Crediton, the wife of MR H. CHAMBERLAIN, a daughter.
Marriage - June 29, at St Mark's, North-Audley-street, SIR JOHN SHELLEY, Bart., of Shobrooke Park, Crediton, to MARION EMMA, eldest daughter of RICHARD BENYON, Esq., of Englefield House, Berks.
Wednesday 19 July 1882, Issue 6057 - Gale Document No. Y3200733405
Birth - July 11, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. R. BRADFORD, a son.
Wednesday 9 August 1882, Issue 6060 - Gale Document No. Y3200733510
Marriage - August 5, at Exeter, MR CHARLES LONG to MISS EMMA JANE HAYDON, both of Crediton.
Wednesday 16 August 1882, Issue 6061 - Gale Document No. Y3200733543
Death - August 11, at Crediton, MR THOMAS CASTLE, aged 76.
Wednesday 16 August 1882, Issue 6061 - Gale Document No. Y3200733558
Crediton - Marriage of Colonel BULLER.
Colonel REDVERS BULLER, V.C., C.B., C.M.G., of Downes, was married by special license, on Thursday at St Margaret's, Westminster, to LADY AUDREY JANE CHARLOTTE HOWARD. The service was performed by the Rev. Norman Ogilvy, Rector of Hanbury, Worcestershire, cousin to both bride and bridegroom.
Wednesday 23 August 1882, Issue 6062 - Gale Document No. Y3200733580
Marriage - August 15, at Crediton, JAMES CHURCHILL, of Exmouth, to ELIZABETH, second daughter of the late J. WILCOCKS, of Chittlehampton.
Wednesday 30 August 1882, Issue 6063 - Gale Document No. Y3200733619
Marriage - August 24, at the Parish Church, Crediton, CHARLES EDWARD JACKSON, of Catford, Kent, to AMY CAROLINE, daughter of the late G. F. G. ENGLAND, Crediton, Devon.
Wednesday 6 September 1882, Issue 6064 - Gale Document No. Y3200733652
Death - September 1, at Long Barn Cottage, near Crediton, MARY, wife of WILLIAM DRAKE, aged 77.
Wednesday 6 September 1882, Issue 6064 - Gale Document No. Y3200733663
Crediton - Disturbing the Salvationists
At the Divisional Petty Sessions to be held today two men named ADAMS and ELSTON are to appear before the Justices to answer summonses for disorderly conduct in the Salvation Army temple. The alleged offence took place in July, and there has been no magisterial court since that month. Two other persons are also summoned for interrupting the Army in procession. Mr Friend is to defend in some of the cases.
Wednesday 13 September 1882, Issue 6065 - Gale Document No. Y3200733693
Crediton Petty Sessions
For leaving a wagon on the highway near Metford Bridge, THOMAS CROCKER as fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
A fine of 2s. 6d., and costs was inflicted in the case of HENRY HAYMAN, who was charged with using obscene language in the public streets on the 20th of August.
GEROGE WHITFIELD and JAMES CHINNICK were each fined 5d. and costs for selling mackerel in the public streets on Sunday, July 30th, during divine service.
For assaulting a constable, SAMUEL BOND, was fined £1, and for being drunk the same defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. Defendant was further charged with assault at Sandford revel P.C. Drake (the other constable assault being P.C. Pike), and for this offence defendant was fined 1s. and costs.
ROBERT QUICK and GEORGE CAMP, were fined 10s. and 1s costs respectively for resisting the police.
Disturbing the Salvation Army
At the same Sessions, SIDNEY ADAMS was summoned for being disorderly at a place duly licensed for religious worship, viz., the Temperance Hall, Searle-street. William Williams, Captain in the Salvation Army, stationed at Crediton, said, on the night of July23rd, defendant entered the hall side by side with him. He took his seat and began to talk. This he continued while he was reading the lessons. Witness, in reply to Mr Friend (who appeared for the defendant), said defendant called out "War Cry," "Hymn Book," and laughed so that the attention of the audience was drawn to the noise. There was a woman sitting near with a child, which cried out. James Norman said that on the night in question he was present and saw the defendant, who stood up, and shouted "I want a hymn book and a War Cry." Frederick Ward, secretary to the Salvation Army, swore to seeing the defendant misbehave himself. Emma Gosland could not swear to this. Emma Chamberlain and Elizabeth Gillard said there was a disturbance on the night of the 23rd July. The Bench, without calling upon Mr friend for his defence, dismissed the case.
FREDERICK ELSTON was next charged with creating a disturbance on the same night. Several witnesses were called, some swearing that defendant did, others that he did not, make a nose and interfere with the service. Defendant was fined £1 and costs.
Wednesday 20 September 1882, Issue 6066 - Gale Document No. Y3200733713
Marriage - July 20, at St Matthew's, Melbourne, ALBERT MALET, only son of DUDLEY CHARLES LE SOUEFF, of Crediton, to MARY GORDON, eldest daughter of the late HENRY EDWARD PENGELLEY, of Melbourne, Victoria.
Wednesday 20 September 1882, Issue 6066 - Gale Document No. Y3200733723
The whole of the workpeople, with their wives, altogether more than 200, will be entertained to a dinner in the Market-place today (Wednesday) at the expense of Col. R. H. Buller, of Downes. Mr Bennett, of the Market House Inn, has received instructions to serve up the repast.
Fatal Accident - The District Coroner (F. Burrow, Esq.) held an inquest at Westacott last Thursday, on the body of a boy eleven years of age, named JOHN BOWDEN, who was killed on Tuesday through getting entangled in a thrashing machine. MR EDWEARD JAMES, farmer, of Westacott, said he gave deceased permission on Tuesday morning to drive the horse around a thrashing machine, which was then making reed. On going near the machine-house some little time afterwards he was struck at the fact of the machine being stopped. He went round to inquire the reason, when a man named MERRIFIELD called out, "The boy is caught in the machine." Witness then ran and freed the horse from the machine and helped to take the boy out. RICHARD MERRIFIELD, who was working at the machine, deposed to having heard the boy cry out, and assisting in his removal from the machine. JOHN BOWDEN, father of deceased, stated that he was working near the spot when the accident occurred. The boy had a great wish to drive the horse; he had done so previously Witness cautioned him not to ride upon the top of the machine but upon the arm. After the accident he asked the boy how it happened, and was told he was trying to get upon the shafts. Mr Body, a surgeon, practising at Crediton, said he was called to the deceased about 9a.m. on the morning in question. Deceased was quite dead, his body being frightfully mangled. the Jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Wednesday 27 September 1882, Issue 6067 - Gale Document No. Y3200733759
Castle of Exeter
WILLIAM WARREN, a Brickmaker, of Crediton, was charged with stealing a coat, the property of Mathew Loosemore, a labourer, of Dunsford, on the 17th instant, at Heavitree Bridge. The prisoner pleaded guilty, and was committed to take his trial at the ensuing Quarter Sessions. WARREN was then charged with stealing a bag of bones, the property of Mr Sclater, nurseryman, of Heavitree. The Magistrates also committed the prisoner on this charge.
Wednesday 4 October 1882, Issue 6068 - Gale Document No. Y3200733782
Death - September 29, at 40, High-street, Crediton, MR WILLIAM HECTOR, aged 63.
Wednesday 4 October 1882, Issue 6068 - Gale Document No. Y3200733798
Castle of Exeter
GEORGE ELSTON, a middle-aged man, and HENRY SETTEN, a youth, both of Crediton, were summoned for trespassing in covers in St Thomas, the property of Colonel Buller, and damaging trees growing therein, on the 24th September. The defendants admitted trespassing, but denied that they damaged any trees. Colonel Buller's game keeper saw the trespassers in the covers, but he did not see them damage the trees, although he though they must have injured the trees in gathering the nuts which were found in their possession. Another witness alleged that he saw the defendants pulling down the boughs in the covers and picking nuts. Each fined 6d. and 4s. 6d. costs.
GEORGE HORRELL and JOHN ELSTON, young men of Crediton, were summoned for a similar offence on the same day. The offence was admitted, and the nominal fine of 6d. and the payment of the expenses inflicted.
Wednesday 4 October 1882, Issue 6068 - Gale Document No. Y3200733794
Crediton Petty Sessions
RICHARD BLACKMORE, a labourer, was charged by WILLIAM SNOW, another labourer, with having stabbed him with a knife. Mr Orchard (Exeter) defended. Complainant stated that on the 21st August he and defendant were at work together. Speaking of taking a wagon through a certain gateway, complainant said, "Twas not a place for fools or boys to drive through." defendant said, "Do you mean me?" Words passed, and in the scuffle which followed complainant found himself wounded in the leg with a knife defendant had been using. Defendant had previously borne a good character. At the time of the quarrel he was the worse for drink. Fined 10s. and costs.
JOHN TAPPER, landlord of the Star Inn, Crediton, was summoned by Sergeant Fursdon for having on Sunday kept his house open during prohibited hours,. The case was proved, and as there was a previous conviction recorded against the defendant he was fined 20s. and the license endorsed.
CHARLES VICARY for being upon the premises, was fined2s. 6d. and costs.
THOMAS HOSKINGS was charged with stealing potatoes valued at 4s., the property of MR J. BURROW, Higher Chilton, on the 15th ult. P.C. William Drake saw the defendant take some potatoes which he now produced. The chairman, in fining defendant 10s. and costs, said he must consider himself lucky in not having been sent to prison.
Wednesday 11 October 1882, Issue 6069 - Gale Document No. Y3200733823
Birth - October 2, at Charlotte-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. JENKINS, a son.
Marriage - October 4, at Ilfracombe, NICHOLAS W. TANNER, of Crediton, to MARIAN JANE (MINNIE) HARDING, of Ilfracombe.
Death - October 3, at Liverpool, aged 59, ELLEN SHUTE, second daughter of the late STEPHEN SHUTE, Esq., of Liverpool, and of Crediton, Devon.
Wednesday 18 October 1882, Issue 6070 - Gale Document No. Y3200733862
Marriage - October 10, at the Congregational Church, Southernhay, W. H. BICKNELL, of Exeter, to E. CRISPIN, of Crediton.
Death - October 15, at Crediton, THOMAS LABDON, aged 94.
Wednesday 25 October 1882, Issue 6071 - Gale Document No. Y3200733895
Marriage - October 19, at Crediton Church, G. P. COOPER, of Sheffield, to FRANCES MARY, second daughter of W. DART, of Crediton.
Wednesday 22 November 1882, Issue 6075 - Gale Document No. Y3200734064
Crediton - Found Drowned
F.Burrow, Esq., district coroner, held an inquest at the Ring of Bells, Crediton, last Saturday afternoon on the body of MR EBENEZER WILSON, whose body was found in the river the day previous. The evidence went to show that deceased was in very comfortable circumstances and had been living with MR W. DODYRIDGE, of High-street. On Sunday forenoon deceased left his house presumably to go for a walk. Not returning again the police were communicated with and search made. A hat was found near the river Yeo on Thursday. This led to the suspicion that deceased had by some means got into the water. He had been unwell for a considerable time. He was subject to various delusions, of which he was often heard to bitterly complain. He had lost ten shares in the late West of England Bank. Deceased was very respectably connected, and had several relatives in Exeter. The body was found by MR LABBETT in the river near Fordton. It was lying face downward, and had apparently hitched in a stake. Mr John A. Edwards, surgeon, of Crediton, said he had known the deceased for many years, and had attended him professionally. He was very excitable and laboured under strong delusions; he though his mind was disordered. He had examined the body, and believed death to have been caused by drowning. The jury returned a verdict, "That deceased was found drowned, without any marks of violence, but no evidence was given up as to how he got into the water." The deceased was buried on Sunday in the churchyard. A large number of people attended.
WILLIAM FORWARD, landlord of the Crediton Inn, in this town, was charged with supplying exciseable liquors during prohibited hours on Sunday, the 8th of October; and SAMUEL YELLAND, JOHN PLAICE, and WILLIAM BATES were charged with obtaining the same contrary to the statute. Mr Friend appeared for the defendants. P.C. Congdon said that on Sunday the 8th of October, he was in company with P.C. Burd concealed in a hedge opposite the defendant's house. At ten minutes past eleven o'clock he saw SAMUEL YELLAND go to the door and knock. MRS FORWAD opened the door, and she went back and returned with a cup, with YELLAND took in one hand, and handed her something with the other. YELLAND was standing on the doorstep, and drank the contents of the cup. Police-Constable Burd gave corroborative evidence. Mr Friend said his instructions were that the man YELLAND was a labourer, and on the Thursday previous MRS FORWARD employed this man to daw manure in an orchard. On leaving him MR FORWARD told him that when he was passing at any time he was to call and get paid. YELLAND called on this Sunday morning, when MRS FORWARD went to the door and paid him, and asked if he would like to drink. WILLIAM FORWARD, the defendant, and SAMUEL YELLAND gave evidence in support of Mr Friend's statement. The Bench decided to hear another case against the defendant before they adjudicated.
P.C. Congdon said that on the same Sunday morning, about a quarter past eleven, he saw JOHN PLAICE and WILLIAM BATES go up to the front door. He heard PLAICE ask for a pint of beer, and saw him pass his hand to FORWARD, and say, "Take for that drop of brandy also." BATES was instructed to go the yard door, where he took up a pint of beer and drank it with PLAICE. FORWARD then handed PLAICE his change, and said, "You are good for a drop here at any time." At a quarter to twelve he again saw MR FORWARD supply BATES with another pint of beer at the yard doors. Witness then spoke to them, and said, "This won't do." MR FORWARD said, "I gave the beer." The defendant afterwards admitted taking 6d. from PLAICE for brandy, whose wife was ill. Mr Friend called the defendant (MR FORWARD), who said he left his house about a quarter to eleven for a walk, and came back about twenty minutes to twelve with MR BATES. He went into the house and brought out a pint of beer. He drank first, and asked BATES to drink. He did not receive any money. He told the constable that he had received 6d. from PLAICE for brandy. SAMUEL YELLAND, JOHN PLAICE and WILLIAM BATES were then charged with being on licensed premises. The evidence was of a similar nature to that given above. The Bench said that the first case against FORWARD would be dismissed; in the other they had decided to inflict the full penalty of £10. BATES was fined 20s. and PLAICE 5s., each with costs, the case against YELLAND being dismissed.
Wednesday 6 December 1882, Issue 6077 - Gale Document No. Y3200734131
Birth - November 28, at Crediton, the wife of M. de SCHMID, Esq., Capt. 3rd Batt. Devonshire Regiment, a son.
Wednesday 3 January 1883, Issue 6009 - Gale Document No. Y3200732290
Death - December 29, at Jacobstowe Mills, DEBORAH, wife of SAMUEL VICARY, of Crediton, aged 47.
Wednesday 17 January 1883, Issue 6011 - Gale Document No. Y3200734356
Birth - January 13, at 117, High-street, Crediton, the wife of J. W. COULDRIDGE, a daughter.
Death - January 11, at the Public Rooms, Crediton, MR JOHN SHOPLAND, aged 68.
Death - January 8, at 46, East-street, Crediton, JANE, the wife of MR WILLIAM TAPPER, aged 69.
Wednesday 31 January 1883, Issue 6013 - Gale Document No. Y3200734442
Marriage - January 23, at Wilton, Wiltshire, CHARLES C. TANCOCK, Crediton, to ELLEN, youngest daughter of MR W. DAVIE, Exeter (late of Crediton.)
Wednesday 7 February 1883, Issue 6014 - Gale Document No. Y3200734480
Death - February 3, at Charlotte-street, Crediton, MARY ANN, relict of CHARLES BOOTH, aged 95.
Death - January 31, at Fordton, Crediton, MISS ELIZABETH CHANNON, aged 73.
Wednesday 7 February 1883, Issue 6014 - Gale Document No. Y3200734494
MRS BOOTH, of Charlotte-street, Crediton, who was ninety-five years of age, died on Saturday evening, just after taking some beef tea, though she was apparently in better health than usual immediately before. Her husband was for a number of years head gardener at Downes, the seat of Sir R. Buller.
Wednesday 14 February 1883, Issue 6015 - Gale Document No. Y3200734527
MR J. E. SEARLE passed the final, and MR GEORGE BRAUND, the intermediate examination, at the recent meeting of the Incorporated Law Society. Both gentlemen are articled to MR SEARLE, solicitor, of this town.
Disturbing the Salvation Army
HENRY VICARY was summoned for creating a disturbance in the Salvation Army Hall on the 13th of March, 1882. Mr Friend appeared for the defendant. Frederick Ward, the complainant in this case, stated that he was conducting a meeting in the hall when several young men came in and interrupted the meeting, among them being HENRY VICARY. They were talking together, and jumping over forms. Richard Down deposed that he was in the Temperance Hall at the time, and had been in the room about ten minutes when VICARY and four or five others came in and stood with their backs against the window for some time. They then commenced annoying the meeting by unnatural coughing, stamping of feet, and discordant signing. They afterwards went into another part of the room, and sat down and began talking loudly. VICARY got up and followed a man named GREEN to the door, and attempted to force the doorkeeper from the door. A boy was sent for a policeman, who came in and ordered the defendant over the stairs. Cross examined: I will not swear to the defendant personally, or that he coughed or stamped. I swear that he was singing in discord on purpose to disturb the meeting. JAMES NORMAN, described as a "sergeant" in the "Army" deposed that he was at the upper end of the hall on the occasion, and saw the defendant brandishing a stick. He did not hear him speak. Mr Friend, in defence, thought that the evidence against the defendant was not sufficiently clear to warrant his conviction. He called JOHN LAKE, who said that he was present when the defendant came into the room with a young man named LONG, and they stood on the left-hand side of the door. LONG was summoned some time ago, but the case was dismissed. The defendant afterwards sat down. LONG was with him. The defendant did nothing whatever to disturb the meeting. There were others in the room who did. The Bench, after a short deliberation, considered the case proved, and fined the defendant £1 and costs. The complainant made an application for his expenses in coming from Bristol. Mr Friend objected, on the ground that his evidence was of no good. The Bench refused to allow the costs.
JAMES SHILSTONE was charged by P.S. Fursdon, with being drunk while in charge of a horse and cart, at Crediton, on Saturday, the 27th January, and was fined 5s. and costs. The defendant was further charged with assaulting P.C. Burd by kicking him on the leg and hands at the same time and place. For this offence defendant was fined 10s. and costs.
WILLIAM MILTON, for using obscene language on Sunday, the 28th January, in the public streets, was fined 10s. and costs.
Wednesday 7 March 1883, Issue 6017 - Gale Document No. Y3200734640
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM DOCKING, a smith, charged EMMA PIKE with stealing a spoke of a cart wheel valued at 4d. on the 1st of February. The prisoner admitted the offence and the Bench fined her 2s. 6d. and costs.
ALBERT BOND was charged by MR E. JAMES, of Westacott Farm, Crediton, with stealing a quantity of cider of the value of 6d. on the 22nd of February. the offence was admitted, and Mr Friend, who appeared for the defendant, said he had had a good character of the lad from his last employer previous to living with the prosecutor. The Bench inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs.
Wednesday 28 March 1883, Issue 6020 - Gale Document No. Y3200734750
Marriage - March 24, at Exeter, MR A. LEACH, of Broadclyst, to MISS LONG, of Crediton.
Wednesday 4 April 1883, Issue 6021 - Gale Document No. Y3200734791
Marriage - March 28, at Crediton Church, MR JOHN LEE, to MISS FANNY SOBEY, both of Crediton.
Wednesday 18 April 1883, Issue 6023 - Gale Document No. Y3200734868
Birth - April 12, at the Manor House, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, a son.
Wednesday 18 April 1883, Issue 6023 - Gale Document No. Y3200734886
A somewhat serious accident has befallen a son of Lady Audrey Buller, at Downes. It appears that he young gentleman was out riding last Wednesday in company with others. Being slightly in advance, he looked round to see where his companions were, and in doing so he overbalanced himself and fell from the pony, sustaining a broken arm. Dr Edwards was quickly in attendance, and set the broken bone, and under his care the sufferer is progressing favourably.
Wednesday 25 April 1883, Issue 6024 - Gale Document No. Y3200734913
Death - April 18, at Newhouse Farm, Harbertonford, MRS CATHERINE BAILEY (late of Crediton), aged 85.
Wednesday 25 April 1883, Issue 6024 - Gale Document No. Y3200734925
Crediton - Fatal Accident
On Monday afternoon while MR JOHN DART and some of the employees of MR WILLIAM DART, builder, were engaged at Kenford Hookway rolling a large elm tree with chains from the lower to the higher part of the field for the purpose of loading it in a timber carriage, the chain, which was being pulled by several horses, broke. MR JOHN DART made a jump to get out of the way, but in his effort he fell, and the tree struck him violently on the head, killing him instantly. Doctor Body was soon upon the spot, and he found deceased's head completely smashed. He was sixty-five years of age. Deceased, who was superintending the work, was brother to MR W. DART.
Crediton Police Court
ELIZABETH ANDREWS, who now appeared before the Bench for the 25th time, was sentenced to a month's imprisonment for destroying the property of the Guardians at the Workhouse on Tuesday.
Wednesday 2 May 1883, Issue 6025 - Gale Document No. Y3200734952
Marriage - April 26, at St Sidwell's Church, Exeter, JAMES GILLARD, of Crediton, to MISS POOK, of Exeter.
Wednesday 9 May 1883, Issue 6026 - Gale Document No. Y3200734999
A Captain Salvationist Fined for Assault
At the Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Colonel Sir Redvers Buller and A. Llewellyn, Esq., county magistrates, "Captain" JOHN LEMAS, of the Salvation Army, was charged with assaulting WILLIAM HOWARD, a little boy. There was a cross summons against HOWARD for assaulting the captain. Mr Friend appeared for HOWARD, and Mr Brown for LOMAS. HOWARD deposed that LOMAS violently pulled his ear, and his testimony was corroborated by ANN VIGERS and JANE BURRIDGE, women, who were passing at the time. LOMAS, in his evidence, admitted that he pulled the boy's ear, but only gently. After this (he said) the boy spat in his face and threw a stone at him. JAMES PALMER, letter carrier, called on behalf of LOMAS , stated that he was talking to LOMAS hen the boy came up to them, and on being requested to leave he made an insulting noise. In cross-examination witness admitted that the boy's ear was violently pulled. He did not see any stone thrown as he left the parties very early. LOMAS was fined 5s. and costs and the charge against HOWARD was dismissed.
WILLIAM MAUNDER, a butcher of Crediton, was summoned for having a weight deficient by half-an-ounce, and the Bench fined him 5s. and costs.
Wednesday 16 May 1883, Issue 6027 - Gale Document No. Y3200735026
Marriage - May 13, at the Parish Church, Crediton, JOHN TOTHILL t ANNA BODDY, both of Crediton.
Wednesday 30 May 1883, Issue 6029 - Gale Document No. Y3200735100
Death - May 11, at Belle Parade, Crediton, MRS ELSTON, widow of MR WILLIAM ELSTON, aged 80.
Death - At the Palace, Crediton, on the 23rd instant, aged 94, HANNAH, widow of FRANCIS RUDALL, Esq., who died at the same place in 1875, aged 93, both being the last survivors of their respective families, who were born in the 18th century.
Wednesday 30 May 1883, Issue 6029 - Gale Document No. Y3200735112
Crediton Petty Sessions
HENRY and JAMES BUCKINGHAM, father and son, of Crediton, were summoned by MR E. MONSDON, landlord of the Rose and Crown, Sandford, for an assault, and also for breaking glass and other things to the value of 5s. The complainant stated that JAMES BUCKINGHAM was at his house on the 22nd inst. about seven in the evening and had a pint of beer. Shortly afterwards he became very abusive and wanted to fight with a man named Jackman. Witness then put him out, but the defendant forced his way in again, and the elder defendant coming in at the same time, the complainant got a severe blow in the eye. Defendants afterwards pushed open the door and entered the house, doing the damage to the amount stated. Witness's wife was also struck. MRS MOUNSDON, wife of complainant, saw JAMES BUCKINGHAM strike her husband in the eye with a stick, and afterwards pull him into the street. John Crispin, a colt breaker, said he went to the assistance of Mrs Mounsdon. He saw defendant push the door open and afterwards break the glass. Francis Baily gave further evidence. P.C. Pike said he apprehended defendants and took them to the lock-up at Crediton. In defence, James Jackman stated that he was present all the time, and saw Mr Mounsdon kick defendant several times. Defendant did nothing in return, but he afterwards broke the glass with his hat. The Chairman said the case of wilful damage was not clear against the elder defendant, but he would be fined 10s. and costs for the assault. The younger defendant would be fined 5s. for the assault because he had pleaded guilty, and he would have to pay 2s. for damage done. Defendants were afterwards charged by P.C. Pike with being drunk and disorderly, and were fined 5s. each and costs.
Wednesday 20 June 1883, Issue 6032 - Gale Document No. Y3200735219
Marriage - June 13, at Holy Trinity Church, Exmouth, MR W. J. STEPHENS, of Crediton, to JENNY, fifth daughter of MR WILLIAM ROWLAND, Auswell Farm, Ashburton.
Wednesday 4 July 1883, Issue 6034 - Gale Document No. Y3200735294
Marriage - June 24, at St Mary Major's Church, Exeter, WILLIAM JOHN GILLARD, of Exeter, to SARAH DAWE, of Crediton.
Wednesday 11 July 1883, Issue 6035 - Gale Document No. Y3200735343
Devon Quarter Sessions
Crediton: Fowl Stealing
ELIZA ATKINS, charwoman, pleaded guilty in stealing two fowls, the property of HENRY MARTIN BODY, at Crediton, on the 18th of May. There was one previous charge against the prisoner for theft at Crediton in 1881. Mr St Aubyn prosecuted. The prisoner was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.
Wednesday 11 July 1883, Issue 6035 - Gale Document No. Y3200735328
Accident At A Wrestling Match Yesterday.
A butcher of Crediton, named WILLIAM SHORE, had his leg broken at a wrestling match at Yeoford yesterday. It appeared that SHORE had won several contests and had only to throw another opponent - Down, of West Wellington - to win the first prize. Much interest was centred in this match as it was anticipated that there would be some good play shewn. Before this contest Layman and Drewe were "playing." Whilst these men were wrestling SHORE and his opponent Drewe got "iteming," and during this preliminary trial the two men fell to the ground, and SHORE was picked up with a broken leg. the contest proper thus fell through and the injured man was removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, and admitted as an in-patient.
Wednesday 25 July 1883, Issue 6037 - Gale Document No. Y3200735409
Death - July 19, at 43 East-street, Crediton, FLORA, daughter of MR H. ELSTON, aged 14.
Wednesday 1 August 1883, Issue 6038 - Gale Document No. Y3200735450
Death - July 29, at 19, Park-street, Crediton, HERMON BEDFORD, aged 23.
Wednesday 8 August 1883, Issue 6039 - Gale Document No. Y3200735472
3, High Street, Crediton
A Most Desirable Residence, with Garden and Orchard, &c., near the fine old Church; about ten minutes' walk from the Railway Station, about five from the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, and close to the Post Office.
Mr John Moon has been favoured with instructions to Sell, by Auction, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, on Tuesday, the 14th day of August, precisely at Eleven o'Clock, all that very commodious and desirable Freehold Property, comprising an excellent Dwelling House and Offices, with Walled Garden and Orchard, being No. 3, High Street, of Crediton, recently and for many years in the occupation of the owner, the late MR RICHARD SKINNER.
The House consists of breakfast, dining, and drawing rooms, four bedrooms (which number may at a small outlay be considerably increased), bath room, kitchen, scullery, larder, wine cellar, wash house, coal house, stable and harness room, with loft, large yard at the rear, in which is a pump with an unfailing supply of excellent water, as well as a soft water tank and pump.
The extensive Walled Garden is well stocked with choice fruit trees, and the Orchard justly celebrated for its productiveness.
The Property comprises an area of upwards of half-an-acre, extending from the High-street to the Parks, from which there is a back entrance.
It possesses many features which render it most eligible for persons looking for a nice residence or as an investment.
The Grammar School at Crediton affords great educational advantages at a very moderate cost, and there are Ladies' Schools in the town.
The neighbourhood offers great attractions to sportsmen. To view apply to Mr John Gover, 15, High-street, Crediton, and for further particulars to the Auctioneer; or Messrs Sparkes and Pope, Solicitors, Crediton and Upper Paul-street, Exeter.
Land and General Agency Offices, Crediton, 28th July, 1883.
Wednesday 8 August 1883, Issue 6039 - Gale Document No. Y3200735493
Birth - August 4, at Downes, Crediton, the Lady Audrey Buller, a daughter.
Wednesday 5 September 1883, Issue 6043 - Gale Document No. Y3200735650
Birth - August 31, at Clarence-villa, Crediton, the wife of MR JOHN CLEEVE, a son.
Wednesday 5 September 1883, Issue 6043 - Gale Document No. Y3200735664
The christening of the infant daughter of Col. Sir Redvers and Lady Audrey Buller, of Downes, Crediton, took place on Monday at the Parish Church. The sponsors were Mr Mowbray Buller, Miss Henrietta Isabella Buller, and Miss Alice Buller. The party left Downes for Crediton Church soon after three o'clock, and on arriving at the church were met by the Rev. C. F. Smith, the Vicar, who conducted the service. The name given to the infant was Audrey Charlotte Georgiana. The font had been beautifully decorated with flowers from Downes.
Wednesday 19 September 1883, Issue 6045 - Gale Document No. Y3200735735
Birth - September 12, at Landscore, Crediton, the wife of JAMES MADGE, twins.
Marriage - September 12, at Broadwoodkelly, JOHN MANN, of Crediton, to AGNES THAMER, eldest daughter of SAMUEL FLOOD, Broadwoodkelly.
Wednesday 26 September 1883, Issue 6046 - Gale Document No. Y3200735784
Death - September 23, at Bude, Cornwall, ELIZABETH LANGWORTHY, youngest daughter of the late JOHN LANGWORTHY, of Crediton, Devon.
Wednesday 3 October 1883, Issue 6047 - Gale Document No. Y3200735837
Crediton Petty Sessions
The Chairman called MR WILLIAM FORWARD, landlord of the Crediton Inn, and told him that the license of his house would be renewed, but advised him to be careful as to how he conducted it in the future. MR FORWARD explained that he had secured a tenant for the house since last meeting. MR AMOS DENNER, is the new tenant, to whom the license will be transferred.
Wednesday 17 October 1883, Issue 6049 - Gale Document No. Y3200735902
Marriage - October 9, at Holy Cross, Crediton, MR F. PIKE, of Alphington, TO MISS LOUISA STONE, of Crediton.
Wednesday 24 October 1883, Issue 6050 - Gale Document No. Y3200735963
Crediton - A Fatal Dose
An inquest was held at Folly Cottage, near Crediton, last Wednesday, before F. Burrow, Esq., District Coroner on the body of ROBERT WARE, who had died under rather singular circumstances a few days before. The deceased, a labourer, forty-one years of age, obtained some medicine from a chemist for lumbago. The physic was oil of amber and oil of juniper, and Mr Tanner, in supplying it, appears to have carefully instructed the deceased as to the quantity he was to take. WARE, however, took an overdose, thus causing death. The Coroner commented on the "extraordinary" fact that the bottle was not labelled poison, and the jury then returned a verdict of "Death from Misadventure."
Wednesday 31 October 1883, Issue 6051 - Gale Document No. Y3200735999
Crediton - Boys Charged with Housebreaking
At the Petty Session on Thursday, WM. VICARY, and ERNEST ELSTON, 14, were charged with breaking into the dwelling-house and shop of MRS THERESA DAY, on the evening of the 21st inst., and stealing 10s. or 12s. in money, from the till in the shop. Prosecutrix keeps a shop at 83 High-street. The money was safe in the till in the shop on Saturday last, and on Monday morning it was gone. The evidence went to show that during MRS DAY'S absence on Sunday evening some one must have obtained entrance to the house by the kitchen window. The money stolen included a bad 2s. piece. P.C. James Burd produced a purse and money which he had received from a lad named CANN. Afterwards he went with Sergeant Fursdon to VICARY'S house, and asked for him. He was in bed, but came down. He asked him how he could account for the purse and money down the grating. He began to cry and said, "I'll warrant I never go with ELSTON again." His mother said "I have very often cautioned you about going with ELSTON." His father said to the prisoner, "Mind what I told you, say you know nothing about it." The prisoner afterwards said, "CANN did not see me put the money down the grating." CANN'S name had not been mentioned before. VICARY'S father denied making use of the remarks. WILLIAM CANN, a schoolboy, deposed to seeing VICARY stoop down over a grating and let something fall down. He, with another boy named FRED GRANT, took up the grating to see what VICARY had dropped, and found the purse and money now produced ( a 2s. piece and a bad 2s. piece). Prisoners were remanded.
Wednesday 7 November 1883, Issue 6052 - Gale Document No. Y3200736044
Crediton - Death of the Rev. J. R. Nankivell.
A wide-spread feeling of deep regret is felt at the death of the Rev. J. R. Nankivell, Chaplain of Crediton Church, which took place on Monday evening at his residence, Dean-street. The Rev. gentleman had been ailing for some time. Mr Nankivell had been Chaplain to Crediton Church about sixteen years, and had been President of the Working Men's Club about the same period. His kindness of heart towards those who stood in need of charitable consideration knew no limits, and the poor have met with a severe loss in his decease. The Chaplaincy is in the gift of the twelve Governors of the Church.
Wednesday 14 November 1883, Issue 6053 - Gale Document No. Y3200736064
Birth - November 7, at St Saviour's-terrace, Crediton, the wife of MR CHARLES ROACH, a son.
Death - November 5, at Crediton, JOHN ROBERT NANKIVELL, Chaplain of the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, aged 56.
Wednesday 21 November 1883, Issue 6054 - Gale Document No. Y3200736108
Death - November 12, at 122, High-street, Crediton, EMMA, widow of T. COMINS POLLARD, aged 62.
Wednesday 21 November 1883, Issue 6054 - Gale Document No. Y3200736124
Crediton County Court
EDWIN WILLIAM LANE, a tailor, of Crediton, claimed £2 14s. from MR SAMUEL VICARY, a miller, being the amount for a suit of clothes and a hat ordered by the defendant's son. The defendant denied ordering or having promised to pay. Plaintiff stated that defendant paid 10s. on account, and promised he would pay the remainder. Verdict for the defendant without costs, his Honour telling the plaintiff he must sue the son.
A Servant Girl Charged With Theft.
At the Police-court on Saturday before A. O. Sillifant, Esq. (Chairman) and John Quick, Esq., ELIZABETH HOMEYARD, a servant girl, was brought up on remand charged with stealing various articles, the property of her master, MR JOHN VENN, draper, of High-street. Prosecutor stated that the prisoner had been his servant and that she was fifteen years old. In consequence of a number of things being missed from the house, he and his wife and MISS ROUNSIVELL went to the prisoner's bedroom on Wednesday and searched her box. In it they found, rings, thimbles, gloves, lace, handkerchiefs, and other articles (produced) which he could swear to as his property. MISS ROUNSIVELL, an assistant in prosecutor's establishment, said on Wednesday she saw defendant's box opened and the articles now produced taken out. On being accused of the theft, defendant denied knowing anything about it, but afterwards admitted having put the articles there. P.C. Smith proved apprehending defendant and charging her with the theft. Defendant said the bodice had been given her by MRS VENN and several of the other articles. She found some in MR COULDRIDGE'S passage and others in the People's Park. The cotton was given her by MR VENN, in the midst of some patchwork; the other articles she could give no account of. Prosecutor here said it was not for the intrinsic value of the property now stolen that he had taken proceedings against the defendant, but he had been robbed by several previous servants. He hoped the Bench would deal leniently with defendant, and inflict as small a fine as possible. The defendant was fined 40s. and costs; the Chairman at the same time told her she had rendered herself liable to be sent to prison without the option of a fine. The amount of the fine caused surprise, as the girl had been locked up since the previous Wednesday. As soon as the verdict became known outside the Court-house a collection was started, and eventually enough money was subscribed to pay the whole. The prosecutor himself gave 10s. towards it.
Wednesday 5 December 1883, Issue 6056 - Gale Document No. Y3200736210
Crediton - Marriage Of MISS MINNIE CARTHEW
At the parish church on Wednesday last a marriage was solemnised in the presence of a large and fashionable congregation between MISS EMMELINE MELHUISH CARTHEW, the youngest daughter of MR JOHN CARTHEW, Four Mills, Crediton, one of the members of the Church Governing body, to MR C. H. CARD, manager of Messrs Fox Brothers and Fowler's Bank, Wellington, Somerset. The bridegroom and his best man, Mr T. Bingham, St John's, Oxford, were in waiting in the church shortly before half past eleven, the time fixed for the ceremony, and the first to arrive were MRS CARTHEW and MR JOHN K. CARTHEW, the mother and elder brother of the bride. They were followed by Mr and Mrs Card, father and mother of the bridegroom; Mr and Mrs Covel, sister and brother-in-law of the bride; Miss Florence Badcock, Mr Oliver Carthew, Mr Wallace Carthew, and Mr Sidney Carthew. The bride entered the church leaning on the arm of her father, and attended by Miss Carthew as bridesmaid. The bride was attired in a brown and old gold satin dress with brocaded velvet; bonnet en suite. The bridesmaids wore grey cashmere and brocaded velvet with coloured chrysanthemums, toques, and muff to match. The bride's mother was attired in black and heliotrope brocaded satin with bonnet to match, and the bridegroom's mother wore black satin, relieved with pale pink, and bonnet en suite. On the bridal party reaching the chancel the ceremony at once commenced, the officiating clergymen being the Vicar (the Rev. C. Felton Smith), assisted by the Rev. H. Tickell, Rector of Hittisleigh. The hymn 350, "The voice that breathed o'er Eden," was sung by the choir, and as the newly-married couple and their friends went into the vestry to sign the register, the "Wedding March" was played by the organist, Mr C. W. Clark. A number of friends sat down to breakfast at Four Mills, supplied by MR WILLIAM GROVE, confectioner, Crediton; while the bridecake was supplied by MR C. HAMLIN, also of Crediton. The bride and bridegroom, soon after two o'clock, were driven to Exeter, en route for London, to spend the honeymoon. The wedding presents numbered over a hundred, and they included a handsome marble clock presented by the tradesmen of Crediton and the employees of MR CARTHEW. Dresses were from the establishment of Messrs. Colson and Gates, and through MR BOXER, of Crediton; the carriages and pairs that conveyed the party to church were supplied by Mr Bickford, of Bedford Mews, Exeter. In the evening MR AND MRS CARTHEW entertained a large party of friends at their residence.
Wednesday 12 December 1883, Issue 6057 - Gale Document No. Y3200736254
Offences Under The Game Laws
At the Crediton Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Colonel Davie, Mr Quicke, and Mr Sillifant, county magistrates, SAMUEL ANDREWS, labourer, was fined £5 for having been found on the highway with the barrel of a gun and powder flask in his possession. It appeared from the evidence of P.C. Popham that while on duty in Mill-street, Crediton late on the 10th November, he heard a pheasant crow in an orchard belonging to Sir Redvers Buller; he also heard reports of a gun about 1 a.m. on the Sunday morning. Soon after this he searched defendant, whom he had once or twice seen talking with others late at night. He found on him the barrel of a gun and a powder flask. Sir R. Buller's gamekeeper deposed that on examining the barrel on the Monday following he found it loaded. Mr Orchard, for the defence, said that the "engine" described in the Act must be one likely to be used for killing game, but it was obvious no one could shoot with a barrel alone. The fact was his client had the gun for the purpose of cleaning it. He called MR W. BADCOCK, innkeeper, who deposed that a few days before he gave the gun to defendant to clean, as he could not discharge the contents of the barrel.
FREDERICK STEER, labourer, was fined 10s. and costs for having a rabbit in his possession, which P.C. Smith found on searching him near the High-street, Crediton, at two o'clock on the previous Sunday morning. Mr Orchard said defendant was returning from the country, where he had been on business, and while on the road his dog started and killed a rabbit.
Three young men named PARR, PALFREYS, and ALBERT GREGORY, were fined, the two former £1 and costs, and the latter 10s., for being in pursuit of game on Spencecoombe, occupied by MR JOHN POPE, who prosecuted. They were also charged with assaulting WILLIAM STEER, from whose evidence it appeared that he saw defendants on the ground with nets, and on his seizing these GREGORY struck him, which led to his retaliating, but then the three threw him down, and struck and kicked him on the head. PARR and PALFREY did not appear. Mr Orchard, for Gregory, said he was instructed that STEER was mistaken as to his client's taking part in the assault, though he admitted the poaching. For the assault all three of the defendants were fined £2 and the costs.
Wednesday 19 December 1883, Issue 6058 - Gale Document No. Y3200736280
Birth - December 10, at 6 High-street, Crediton, the wife of W. J. GRANT, as son.
Wednesday 26 December 1883, Issue 6059 - Gale Document No. Y3200736322
Marriage - 20 December, at Torquay, MR JAMES DART, late of Crediton, to BESSIE PETHERICK, of Hatherleigh.
Wednesday 2 January 1884, Issue 6060 - Gale Document no. Y3200736389
Crediton - the Late J. R. NANKIVELL - The Communicants Union have presented MISS MARY NANKIVELL with a gold pencil case, and to MISS MAUD NANKIVELL they have given a silver dinner napkin ring in case complete. The articles were supplied by Mr W. Hector, and the presentation was made on Thursday in the Hayward's School-room.
Wednesday 30 January 1884, Issue 6064 - Gale Document No. Y3200736521
Death - January 22, at Mill-street, Crediton, MRS HUBBER, aged 84.
Wednesday 13 February 1884, Issue 6066 - Gale Document No. Y3200736611
Crediton Petty Sessions
MARTHA GOSLAND, of Crediton, for stealing a quantity of turnip tops, on the 29th January, the property of MR POWELL, of Long Barn, Sandford, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
HENRY MARTIN, for being in search of conies, in the parish of Crediton, was fined 5s. and costs.
Wednesday 13 February 1884, Issue 6066 - Gale Document No. Y3200736595
Marriage - February 5, at St Olave's Church, Exeter, ARTHUR MOON, of Crediton, to NELLIE, youngest daughter of the late JOHN DUNNING, of Mount Radford, Exeter.
Wednesday 20 February 1884, Issue 6067 - Gale Document No. Y3200736635
Marriage - February 12, at Heavitree Church, Exeter, JOHN DAVEY, of Crediton, to MARY WEBBER, of Heavitree.
Wednesday 5 March 1884, Issue 6069 - Gale Document No. Y3200736716
Birth - February 27, at 12 High-street, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM R. BRADFORD, a daughter.
Wednesday 26 March 1884, Issue 6072 - Gale Document No. Y3200736838
Birth - March 17, at Crediton, the wife of MR WM. ARUNDELL, a son.
Wednesday 2 April 1884, Issue 6073 - Gale Document No. Y3200736879
Death - March 29, at 2 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES HOLCOMBE, of Teignmouth.
Wednesday 14 May 1884, Issue 6079 - Gale Document No. Y3200737131
Marriage - May 6, at Holy Cross Church, Crediton, JOHN TUCKER to SUSAN DAWE WOOD, both of Crediton.
Wednesday 11 June 1884, Issue 6083 - Gale Document No. Y3200737294
Death - June 4, at Union-terrace, Crediton, EMMA, widow of MR SAMUEL BACK, aged 46.
Wednesday 18 June 1884, Issue 6084 - Gale Document No. Y3200737337
Birth - June 10, at 35 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR N. W. TANNER, a son.
Death - June 12, at 12 North-street, Crediton, JOHN BROOK, youngest son of ARTHUR S. BROOK, late of Okehampton, aged 22.
Wednesday 2 July 1884, Issue 6086 - Gale Document No. Y3200737440
Crediton Petty Sessions
FREDERICK MURCH, was charged with being drunk on the 7th of June at Crediton and he was further charged with breaking glass at the White Swan inn, doing damage to the extent of 2s., the property of MR WILKINS. For the first offence defendant was fined 2s. 6d., and costs, and in the latter case he had to pay the amount of damage and cost of hearing, in all £1 4s. 6d.
Wednesday 16 July 1884, Issue 6088 - Gale Document No. Y3200737516
Death - July 9, at Brixton, London, suddenly, EDMUND GAY MOON, eldest son of MR JOHN MOON, of Crediton.
Wednesday 30 July 1884, Issue 6090 - Gale Document No. Y3200737601
Death - July 26, at 4 Church-street, Crediton, EMILY KATE, daughter of H. W. CONIBEAR, of Summerland House, Exeter.
Wednesday 6 August 1884, Issue 6091 - Gale Document No. Y3200737634
Devon and Exeter Hospital - MR and MRS SNELL of Union-terrace, Crediton, have sent a donation of ten guineas to this Hospital, "In memory of the late Rev. John Nankivell, who faithfully served the church of Crediton, over sixteen years as a humble Christian minister."
Wednesday 10 September 1884, Issue 6096 - Gale Document No. Y3200737852
Death - August 31, at Crediton, MARTHA, wife of HERMON CHERITON, Esq., aged 64.
Wednesday 24 September 1884, Issue 6097 - Gale Document No. Y3200737938
Birth - September 17, at Crediton, the wife of MR F. BANBURY, a daughter.
Death - September 19, at Barnstaple, from an accident, MR JOHN ELSTON, of 4 Parliament-street, Crediton, show manufacturer, in his 53rd year.
Wednesday 1 October 1884, Issue 6098 - Gale Document No. Y3200737980
Death - September 24, at Dean-street, Crediton, MR JOHN WOLLACOTT, aged 82.
Death - September 23, at Graystone House, Crediton, RICHARD DADD, Esq., aged 75.
Wednesday 1 October 1884, Issue 6098 - Gale Document No. Y3200737997
Crediton - Illicit Drinking
At the County Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before J. Wreford, Esq., and O. A. Sillifant, Esq., a considerable time was occupied in hearing charges against residents in the town and district for selling cider without having take the necessary license. The Court was crowded, and the proceedings excited a good deal of interest.
The first case heard was against SARAH NORRIS, for selling cider on the 24th of August without a license. P.C. Pike, in answer to Mr Friend, said he went to defendant's house at 4.35, and saw four men sitting down drinking cider. A man, called SNELL, was with him, and he asked for a pint of cider. The defendant hesitated, as he did not know witness. SNELL said, "It's all right; he is my cousin." SNELL put a penny on the table, and she said, "I will give you that." Witness asked her for threepenny worth of bread and butter. She said she did not sell it, but she would give him a piece. Witness then asked her for a quart of cider. She said, "I can't afford to give you any more." She then called SNELL into the back kitchen, and witness saw him give her something, which he believed was money. She then brought in a quart of cider. While there witness saw three men drinking cider. When the first lot of cider was brought in the men were going to pay for it, but defendant whispered to them and said, "Never mind; we do not know who he is." Mr Shorto defended. For the defence, SAMUEL ELSTON was called, and stated that he was at the defendant's house on the 24th August. He went to see defendant, and his wife asked him to have a cup of cider. Complainant and SNELL came in together. SNELL asked for cider twice, and she gave him a cup full. Complainant said he had come to Crediton to see Lucas as he was out of work, and he was a relative of his. WILLIAM FIELD, a farm labourer, made a statement. WILLIAM SNELL, labourer, said that on the day in question he went with complainant to defendant's and asked for cider. Defendant said she had only a little. She did not sell it, but she would give them a cup. Nothing in the shape of money passed between witness and defendant. Witness went up the hill with complainant, and he slipped 1 ¼d. into his pocket. SARAH NORRISH, the defendant, stated that the parties in the house came to see her husband and that she gave them the cider. No money passed. The Bench thought the case proved, and fined defendant £5 and costs.
WILLIAM FEY, potato merchant, of Crediton, was charged by the same complainant with selling him a quart of cider on the same day. Complainant said he let a man named LUCAS have 1s. to pay for the liquor, which he did, receiving 10d. change. There were three men on the premises drinking. Mr Shorto defended. The Bench fined defendant £5 and costs.
GEORGE LINTERN, of Kersford, Crediton, a labourer, was charged by his neighbour, GEORGE BUBEAR, with selling him three pints of cider on the 22nd of August. Complainant stated that during the eleven months he had lived beside the defendant he had seen eight hogsheads of cider taken to his house. Mr Shorto, for the defence, elicited from the complainant that there was an ill-feeling between him and the defendant. The Bench inflicted a fine of £5 and costs in two cases.
JOHN DART, a labouring man, of Clashexe, in the parish of Crediton, had two charges preferred against him by P.C. Hawkins for selling cider on the 24th August. The constable gave evidence to the effect that he went to the defendant's house on the day in question with other men, was supplied with drink himself, and saw others drinking cider, for which money was paid. There were fifteen casks on the premises. Mr Shorto, for the defence, said people who made cider thought they had a right to sell it. No doubt the defendant offended against the law, but it was done in ignorance. Characters were produced from Lady Shelley and the Vicar of Colebrook. Defendant was fined £10 and costs.
JOHN GREGORY was charged with selling intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours on Sunday, the 24th of August. P.C. Pike said he went to the defendant's house, the Seven Stars, in company with a man named Lucas, on Sunday, 24th of August, about half-past ten. In the passage there were two boards, with a window opening, into the bar. Lucas tapped at the window and asked for two half-pints of beer. A woman served them, and Lucas paid for it. A man named PARR was watching outside. Mr Thorne, of Barnstaple, appeared for the defendant, and called MISS GREGORY, the daughter of the defendant, who said that on the day in question her father was not at home. Lucas and complainant came to the house, and Lucas asked for a pint of beer for a stranger outside. Her father came into the court during the time they were there, and he ordered them outside. She had always had orders not to sell during prohibited hours. JOHN GREGORY, the landlord, gave corroborative evidence. The Bench fined defendant £10 and costs.
Wednesday 8 October 1884, Issue 6099 - Gale Document No. Y3200738051
A muffled peal was rung after the Morning Service on Sunday in remembrance of the late MR JOHN WOLLACOTT, who for fifty years had been gravedigger of this parish and a ringer for a much longer period. As several of the deceased's sons are also ringers, it was necessary to obtain the service of some Exeter friends to assist the remainder of the Crediton band in the belfry on Sunday. Three different peals were well rung.
Wednesday 22 October 1884, Issue 6101 - Gale Document No. Y3200738107
Marriage - October 14, at Holy Cross, Crediton, HARRIS CHARLES COVELL, Esq., of Beckingham, to ALICE MAUD, second daughter of the late FRANCIS BADCOCK, Esq., of Crediton.
Wednesday 12 November 1884, Issue 6104 - Gale Document No. Y3200738230
Birth - November 8, at Silbury Gardens, Crediton, the wife of JOHN SHORT, a son.
Death - November 8, at Four Mills, Crediton, JANE WALLIS, the beloved wife of JOHN CARTHEW, aged 63.
Wednesday 19 November 1884, Issue 6105 - Gale Document No. Y3200738269
Birth - November 11, at Crediton, the wife of MR E. PERKINS, of Newton Abbot, a daughter.
Wednesday 19 November 1884, Issue 6105 - Gale Document No. Y3200738283
The remains of the late MRS CARTHEW, wife of MR JOHN CARTHEW, of Four Mills, were buried on Thursday last in the parish churchyard at Cadeleigh. Out of respect to the deceased the bells at Holy Cross were tolled during the passage of the funeral cortege through the town. Many of the shops were partially closed along the route. The body was encased in a polished-oak coffin and shell with heavy brass mountings. No breast-plate was used, but the name was cut in the wood. A massive brass cross was placed on the coffin. The coffin was covered by a large number of beautiful wreaths sent by numerous friends. MR CARTHEW, his seven sons, and two daughters were the mourners. On arriving at Cadeleigh the procession was met by several friends of the deceased. The Rector of the parish read the Burial Service and two hymns were sung one in the church, and the other at the grave. Mr John Greenslade, of Crediton, was the undertaker. and Mr R. Boyer supplied the coaches and hearse.
Wednesday 26 November 1884, Issue 6106 - Gale Document No. Y3200738327
Crediton - MR F. E. LEE, who is articled to H. O. SMITH, Esq., of the firm of Smith, Symes, and Smith, solicitors of this town, has successfully passed the intermediate examination of the Incorporated Law Society held in Chancery Lane, London, on the 6th instant.
Wednesday 26 November 1884, Issue 6106 - Gale Document No. Y3200738330
Fatal Accident at Yeoford Junction
Mr. E. Burrow, District Coroner, on Monday held an inquest at the Railway Hotel, Yeoford, concerning the death of BENJAMIN ANSTEY, who was picked up dead at the junction on Saturday night. Mr Hoyle and Inspector Trump attended to watch the proceedings in the interest of the London and South Western Railway Company. FREDERICK ANSTEY, plate layer, identified the body as that of his son. He last saw deceased alive on the 16th instant. Deceased was forty years of age, and by trade a shoemaker, though he occasionally swept chimneys. Mr Samuel Hoyle, stationmaster at Yeoford, said he knew deceased well. On Saturday night, about 7.35, the train due to leave Queen-street, Exeter, at 6.55, arrived at Yeoford, and deceased got out of one of the cars. Witness said, "Helloa! What's up?" Deceased replied in effect that in the train he had some conversation about the Babbacome murder, and as the train did not stop at Newton St. Cyres when it arrived at Crediton he thought it was Newton that was reached - therefore he was taken on to Yeoford. He added that he would not have come on for a sovereign, for he wanted to be at home particularly. In reply to an inquiry as to what time he could get back, witness told him not before the 8.35 train, which was the first up passenger train. Deceased asked, "Can't I get back before?" Witness replied, "No". About an hour after this a goods train was due to leave for Crediton. He heard this leave the station, and within a few minutes after the booking clerk told witness that some one had been run over opposite the refreshment room. On going there he was met by two porters, who said, "ANSTEY, the sweep, has been cut to pieces." He saw the body lying upon the metals, and judged from its appearance that deceased had passed in front of the train on to the up-platform. Witness telegraphed to Crediton, and received a reply to the effect that a basket and hat had just been found in a truck attached to the goods train. From this witness inferred that deceased - who had been upon the down platform - crossed to the up platform, and after putting the hat and basket into the truck he tried to get in himself, and fell between the other trucks. Deceased was perfectly sober, and talked quite reasonably when he arrived. The platform was well lighted. The evidence of John Davy, driver of the goods train from Fremington to Exeter, was to the effect that he passed Yeoford at 8.27, but until he arrived at Crediton he knew nothing of the accident. He examined the train, but found no marks upon it. John Wilcocks, guard f the train, said he also examined the wheels, &c., but found nothing upon them. His attention was called to a basket and a hat in one of the trucks. This truck was a low one. P.C. Roskelly (Coleford) said he found 12s. 3 ½d. and a watch and chain on the body. The stationmaster handed witness 9s. more, which the porters had found near the body. Mr Haycroft, surgeon, Bow, said the body was badly cut. The wounds were such as might be received in falling underneath the wheels of a train. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," exonerating anyone from blame in the matter.
Wednesday 26 November 1884, Issue 6106 - Gale Document No. Y3200738312
Death - November 18, at 9, High Street, Crediton, wife of JOSEPH ROWE, aged 53.
Wednesday 24 December 1884, Issue 6110 - Gale Document No. Y3200738480
Death - December 18, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, JOHN BURRIDGE, aged 81.
Wednesday 31 December 1884, Issue 6111 - Gale Document No. Y3200738523
Marriage - December 24, at Bangor Cathedral, OLIVER JAMES, second son of JOHN CARTHEW, Crediton, Devon, to LOUISA HENRIETTA, youngest daughter of Marcus Anthony Levinge, Esq., J.P., New Park, Co. Roscommon.
Death - December 26, at Willesden Green, London, the residence of his son-in-law, RICHARD BROWN, of Dunscombe, Crediton, aged 68.
Wednesday 7 January 1885, Issue 6112 - Gale Document No. Y3200738577
Crediton - The Late MR R. BROWNE, of Dunscombe.
The funeral of the late MR RICHARD BROWNE, who was widely known and highly respected, took place on Wednesday last when the remains of the deceased were buried in Crediton Churchyard, in the presence of a very large gathering of friends and neighbours. MR BROWNE was admitted to be one of the best farmers in the neighbourhood, and he had also for many years taken an active part in the management of parish affairs. As a member of the School Board he was very paintaking, and was never over-bearing in any of the cases brought before the Board.
Wednesday 14 January 1885, Issue 6113 - Gale Document No. Y3200738617
Crediton Petty Sessions
Violet Assault on a Policeman - WILLIAM BOND and GEROGE WREFORD, labourers in the employ of Mr W. Milford, of Westwood, were summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 23rd December. They were also charged with assaulting P.C. Sutherton. The constable stated that about 7.30 on the night named MR SOBEY requested him to go to MR MILFORD'S farm-yard, where defendants were said to be causing a great disturbance. On arriving there he found a struggle taking place; this he endeavoured to stop. MR MILFORD gave him orders to put defendants out of the yard. Witness, after much exertion, succeeded in getting BOND to the gate, when defendant caught him by the waist and got him to the ground, and while there the constable was struck by defendant, who tried to strangle him. Witness drew his truncheon, and after using it he got upon his feet, when defendant WREFORD struck him a heavy blow in the face, which caused him a black eye. But for having drawn his truncheon witness would have received more rough treatment. Both defendants were "mad drunk". Defendants pleaded guilty, and expressed regret: they hoped the Bench would deal leniently with them. They also produced good characters from farmers and tradesmen of Crediton. They were fined 2s. 6d. each and costs for being drunk, and £1 each for the assault.
Wednesday 14 January 1885, Issue 6113 - Gale Document No. Y3200738623
Great Fire at Crediton
Very considerable alarm was caused at Crediton on Sunday morning by a fire which completely destroyed the extensive range of steam and water flour mills, together with the dwelling house and other buildings attached, belonging to MR JOHN CARTHEW, and situated close by the Railway Station. MR CARTHEW, jun., was in his bed room at about five o'clock in the morning, when he noticed a smell of smoke and a reflection of light. On going down stairs he at once discovered that the upper portion of the mill building adjoining the dwelling house was on fire. He soon alarmed the various members of the household, and then proceeded to the office under the mills for the purpose of securing the books, deeds, and other valuables, most of which he succeeded in doing, but the work was not quite finished before the flames put a stop to any further efforts. Meanwhile the Crediton fire brigade had been sent for, but when the engines arrived nearly an hour after the outbreak it was too late to be of any practical service. The mills being built for the most part of inflammable materials, and very dry, the flames, fanned by the wind, which was blowing tempestuously, spread with incredible rapidity. By seven o'clock in spite of the protection afforded by a high dividing wall the dwelling house had caught fire, and the flight of lighted embers carried away by the wind was a source of so much danger to the surrounding property, that the inhabitants of some of the houses made ready for a hurried flight. In less than three hours the destruction of the mills and dwelling house was complete, but the ruins continued to burn during the whole of the day, keeping the local fire brigades and the Sun Fire Brigade from Exeter (under the command of Captain Tucker), pretty fully occupied. The mills have been in the occupation of MR CARTHEW about forty years. They contained an immense quantity of valuable machinery of recent construction, and the stock of grain, amounting to about 20,000 bushels, was unusually large, owing to recent heavy purchases. This was in addition to the flour meal, and other milling products. Very little was saved from the dwelling house, and the inmates lost nearly all their clothes. The roofs of the mills were the homes of some hundreds of pigeons and the birds, attracted and dazzled by the light, flew towards the fire, and most of them fell into the flames. A large number of fowls were also burnt. The blocks of wall which frequently fell were sources of danger to people near the fire, but fortunately no one was hurt. The premises were owned as well as occupied by MR CARTHEW, and the damage has been estimated from £12,000 to £15,000. The Royal and two other offices suffer, but the exact particulars of the insurance were not obtainable; it was said, however, that the loss was only partly covered. MR CARTHEW has another mill - Beer Mill - about a mile distant, at which temporary arrangements can be made for continuing the business. The origin of the fire is unknown. When first seen, the flames were near one of the lifts, and it is thought that the friction of its working may have heated the wood and so caused the disaster. Much praise is due to many persons for the energy with which they worked, and very kindly feeling was shown Messrs. Carthew by Messrs G. Cann, Churcher, and Helmore. The police, under Sergeant Fursdon, were also most energetic, and did good service in protecting such property as was saved.
Wednesday 21 January 1885, Issue 6114 - Gale Document No. Y3200738667
Crediton - A very beautiful stained-glass window, subscribed for by the parishioners in loving remembrance of the late REV. JOHN R. NANKIVELL, for many years Chaplain of the parish, has just been completed and erected in the large west window of the parish church. It was opened to view for the first time on Sunday, having been completed by Messrs. Bell and Co., the artists entrusted with carrying out the work, on Saturday, assisted by Mr W. B. Berry's men.
Wednesday 4 February 1885, Issue 6116 - Gale Document No. Y3200738736
Crediton - Sudden Death
An inquest was held at Park House, Crediton, on Saturday, on the body of MR THOMAS PADDON, aged 78. On Wednesday the deceased, when at St David's Station, fell unwell, and hired a cab to take him to his home at Park house, instead of proceeding by train. Some way on the road the cabman (Ewens) got down to inquire the way to the house, and found MR PADDON dead. Mr Body, surgeon who had known deceased, had no doubt that death had resulted from heart disease, and the jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes."
Wednesday 25 February 1885, Issue 6119 - Gale Document No. Y3200738848
Death - February 14, at East-street, Crediton, MR SAMUEL HAYMAN.
Death - LEE - February 20, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, aged 72,
Wednesday 25 February 1885, Issue 6119 - Gale Document No. Y3200738859
DR W. H. HEYGATE and MRS HEYGATE were returning from a visit to MR LANES, of Wosgrove, on Wednesday last, when the wheels of the dog-cart in which they were riding sank into a deep gutter with a sudden jerk, causing the shafts to break. MR and MRS HEYGATE were thrown into the roadway, but fortunately were not seriously hurt. The horse became frightened, ran down the road through Parliament-street, North-street, High-street, and on to Landscore, where the animal was stopped.
Wednesday 4 March 1885, Issue 6120 - Gale Document No. Y3200738894
Marriage - February 25, at Crediton, WILLIAM R. EVANS, M.A., M.D., of 29 Molesworth-street, Dublin, to GRACE, younger daughter of D. C. LESOUEF, of Crediton.
Wednesday 4 March 1885, Issue 6120 - Gale Document No. Y3200738906
Crediton Petty Sessions
RICHARD CASELY, a baker, of Uton, was charged by the Superintendent with having a 4 lb. and 2 lb. weight deficient. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs, the weights to be forfeited.
CHARLES NEWBURY, of Crediton was also charged with selling a 4 lb. loaf less than weight. Superintendant Showers prosecuted, and said he had received a number of complaints of deficiency in weight, and consequently had been obliged to take steps to detect offenders by employing persons for that purpose. Edwin Day was called, who stated that he visited the defendant's shop on the 9th January and asked for a quarter loaf. He was supplied by a little girl, and then took the loaf to the Superintendent. On being weighed it was found to be 9 1/d drs. short. The defendant said that at the time he had only two loaves in his shop, and had that morning sent his weights to the police-station to be tested. Before sending them away he weighed both loaves. The quarter being less than weight, he put a piece of bread to make up the proper weight (piece produced), and when he found the loaf had been sold, and the piece not taken with it, he carried the piece to the station-house. HARRIETT ALLEN, who supplied the bread, gave evidence, and the Bench decided to dismiss the case.
Wednesday 11 March 1885, Issue 6121 - Gale Document No. Y3200738938
Birth - March 3, at the Chantry, Crediton, the wife of the REV. JOSEPH TEAGUE, a son.
Marriage - March 9, at Crediton Church, C. CECIL CLAREMONT, Esq., M.R.C.S., of Millbrook House, London, N.W., to JESSICA HELMORE, second daughter of MR FREDERICK HELMORE, Taw Vale-terrace, Crediton.
Death - March 4, at Frogmire, Crediton, JOHN COOKE, son of R. B. FORD, aged 16.
Wednesday 1 April 1885, Issue 6124 - Gale Document No. Y3200739058
Death - March 23,a t 22 High-street, Crediton, CATHERINE JANE COULDRIDGE, aged 73.
Death - March 23, at the Star, Crediton, JOHN HUTTON, aged 65.
Wednesday 1 April 1885, Issue 6124 - Gale Document No. Y3200739068
MR F. R. STEVENS, veterinary surgeon, of Crediton, invited a large number of farmers and friends to a farewell dinner at the Ship Hotel on the 24th ult., he having disposed of the business and being bout to leave the neighbourhood. About fifty sat down. MR F. R. STEVENS took the chair. In the course of the after dinner proceedings DR BODY proposed "The health of the Chairman," regretting that he was about to leave them. MR STEVENS returned thanks, and in introducing his successor, MR F. AIREY, he warmly proposed his health. MR AIREY responded.
Wednesday 8 April 1885, Issue 6125 - Gale Document No. Y3200739114
Crediton - A Case Under the Poaching Prevention Act.
At the Crediton Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Col. Davie, and Major Wyatt-Edgell, WILLIAM HAYMAN, of Crediton, was summoned for having in his possession a gun and coming from lands at Camp's Cross, near Newton St. Cyres, for the purpose of taking game, on the 1st of March last. Mr Friend appeared for the defendant. P.C. Vanstone said that on the day in question he saw defendant and two others with dogs, encouraging them on to the hedges. When they saw him they gave a signal to someone else who was out of his sight. A little further on the road he saw defendant taking a gun to pieces and putting it in his pocket. The gun produced was an air-gun. When he was getting near defendant he was in a great hurry to get it in his pocket. Witness searched him and found the gun. There was a bullet in it, and in his pocket there were thirteen similar bullets. He said, "Do you know what you are handling of?" Witness said, "A gun." He said, "You had better be careful." Mr Friend said that had nothing to do with the case, and he should have though that an old officer like Vanstone would have known better. In cross-examination, witness said defendant did not take any part in working the dogs in witness's sight. Witness did not ask the defendant how the gun was used. He made inquiries and found it was an air gun. He also found that it required a key to be used before it could be fired. He found no such thing as a key on the defendant. The key was produced and examined by the Bench. He did not see defendant use it. Mr Friend, in addressing the Bench for the defence, said that the police-officer had only done his duty. But this was a case that came under the Act. 25 and 26 Victoria, known as the "Poaching Prevention Act." This Act stated that a police-officer had a right to search anyone whom he had suspicion of, but it must be proved against the defendant that he had been on grounds for the purpose of taking game, and, furthermore, that he had used the gun for that purpose. He could prove to them by very clear evidence that nothing of the sort had been done by the defendant. For his own part he did not think it was necessary for him to call evidence in the case, but that he must leave it to the Bench. The Magistrates retired, and on coming into Court said that they had decided to hear evidence in the case. Mr Friend then called CHARLES PERKKINS, who said he was the son of a plumber, and lived at Crediton. Defendant lived at his house. He and witness went out for a walk on the afternoon in question. Defendant took the gun with him. It was in two parts. He put both parts in his pocket. They passed the Star Inn, and a person called MILFORD then accompanied them. Witness had a terrier dog. There was a dog which followed them from MR BODDY'S, the baker. In the road they saw P.C. Vanstone. Defendant did not take the gun from his pocket on the road. Witness would swear he did not use it that day. They did not urge the dogs on. Vanstone did not speak to them. He went straight to defendant and witness and his companion went on. When defendant came up to them he said that Vanstone had taken the gun from him. The dogs that were with them did not leave the road. CHARLES MILFORD corroborated. MR WILLIAM BERRY, a builder, Crediton, said defendant was an apprentice of his. He was the last man he believed that would be guilty of such a charge. This being the case, the Bench again retired, and on coming into Court convicted the defendant in the penalty of £1 and cost. Mr Friend applied for a case, and the Magistrates granted the application.
Wednesday 8 April 1885, Issue 6125 - Gale Document No. Y3200739102
Birth - March 31, at Mill-street, Crediton, the wife of MR SIMON POPE, a son.
Wednesday 6 May 1885, Issue 6129 - Gale Document No. Y3200739282
Birth - May 1, at 3, Russ Cottages, Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES WEEKS, a daughter.
Wednesday 20 May 1885, Issue 6131 - Gale Document No. Y3200739366
Birth - May 13, at 6 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR GRANT, a daughter.
Marriage - May 16, at Salisbury, JOHN WM. BAKER PERRY, of Crediton, to REBECCA BURRINGTON HOOKWAY, of 5 Queen-street, Exeter.
Wednesday 3 June 1885, Issue 6133 - Gale Document No. Y3200739454
Death - May 29 at 3 Blagdon-terrace, Crediton, MARY ANN, relict of WILLIAM NORRIS, Loxbear Barton, aged 82.
Wednesday 10 June 1885, Issue 6134 - Gale Document No. Y3200739500
Birth - May 29, at the Manor House, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, solicitor, a son.
Death - June 1, at Birmingham, MRS WILLIAM CLEAVE, late of Crediton, of heart disease, aged 36.
Wednesday 1 July 1885, Issue 6136 - Gale Document No. Y3200739655
Crediton Petty Sessions
JAMES DREW, a lad, of Crediton, charged by P.C. Kell with damaging a shrub on the vicarage lawn, the property of the Rev. C. F. Smith, on the 23rd May last, was fined 6d. and costs.
THOMAS LEE, of Westwood, Crediton, was fined 6d. each for allowing seven pigs to stray on the highway.
JOSEPH MILTEN and HENRY HOOKWAY, young men, of Crediton, charged by P.C. Kell with using obscene language in the People's Park on the 17th May, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs each.
Wednesday 1 July 1885, Issue 6136 - Gale Document No. Y3200739641
Marriage - June 23, at Down St. Mary Church, EDWARD ROBERT KELLAND, of Crediton, to ELIZABETH ANN MOON, of Chaffcombe, Down St. Mary.
Wednesday 8 July 1885, Issue 6137 - Gale Document No. Y3200739685
Birth - May 19, at the National Bank of Australasia, Richmond, Melbourne, the wife of ARTHUR MOON, late of Crediton, a son.
Wednesday 12 August 1885, Issue 6142 - Gale Document No. Y3200739904
Death - August 10, at East-street, Crediton, ELIZABETH PAYNE, aged 84.
Wednesday 2 September 1885, Issue 6145 - Gale Document No. Y3200740033
Death - August 27, at Higher Hollacombe, Crediton, JOHN CHERITON, aged 79.
Death - August 26, at the Green, Crediton, SUSAN, the beloved wife of THOMAS HOOPER, aged 68.
Wednesday 23 September 1885, Issue 6148 - Gale Document No. Y3200740173
Crediton Police Court
GEORGE PONSFORD and JAMES RISDON, were brought up under a warrant charged with stealing two ducks and fur fowls, the property of MR EDWARD JAMES, of Westacott, near Trowbridge. Prosecutor stated that the birds were at his place on the previous Thursday. On Monday evening he found them missing. the police were communicated with and the prisoners apprehended. MARY ANN KEENE stated that on Monday morning about two o'clock she and her husband were awoke by hearing some gravel thrown at their window. On her husband looking out he saw PONSFORD, who said, "Ain't you coming down? I've got some 'joanies'" to which her husband replied "I shall have nothing to do with them." Next morning she met both prisoners together. They then came to her house. PONSFORD had two fowls and four ducks which he asked her to "rip" the feathers off. She told him that her husband had left word with her to have nothing to do with them. She had seen fowls and ducks MR JAMES' farm; they were of the same sort and colour as those shown to her by PONSFORD. Sergeant Fursdon stated that the fowls had not yet been found, and he asked for a remand, which was granted.
Wednesday 7 October 1885, Issue 6150 - Gale Document No. Y3200740254
A packer named JOHN LABDON, belonging to Crediton, was killed on the railway on Saturday. He was on duty at a point between Newton St. Cyres and Exeter, where the line is being relaid and it was supposed that as he was in the act of signalling a train from Crediton, another train struck him in the side, broke his ribs, and threw him forward several yards, when his head came into contact with one of the sleepers. Death was instantaneous. The driver of a goods train passing the place about 9.30 looked out for a signal, and finding none kept a look out, the train being driven very slowly. After going a short distance he saw in the open space between the up and down lines the body of deceased lying upon his face near the up metals. On getting to Cowley he reported the affair to the signal-man, who telegraphed to Exeter and St Cyres. Mr Harris, Station Master at the latter place, went with some platelayers and took the body upon a trolley to the Railway Hotel, Newton St. Cyres. Upon the top of the forehead there was a large wound, and another at the back of the head. He had apparently been knocked forward.
Wednesday 4 November 1885, Issue 6154 - Gale Document No. Y3200740420
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIAS MILTON, a young man, against whom there were three previous convictions, was fined £2 and costs for setting gins on lands the property of Mr J. Quicke.
Wednesday 23 December 1885, Issue 6161 - Gale Document No. Y3200740662
Death - December 19, at Westeria Villa, Crediton, ELLEN, the dearly beloved wife of FRANCIS LEE, Esq., third daughter of the late THOMAS LEE, Esq., of Gunstone Farm, Crediton.
Wednesday 30 December 1885, Issue 6162 - Gale Document No. Y3200740705
Birth - December 20, at Arundell Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR HENRY INCH, of a daughter.
Death - At Crediton, on the 25th instant, MARY ANN, the wife of MR JOHN SQUIRE, aged 69.
Wednesday 1 January 1889, Issue 6751 - Gale Document No. Y3200740728
Marriage - December 27, at Motcombe, MR WILLIAM JOHN DART, of Crediton, to MISS ANNIE KING, of Metcombe.
Wednesday 1 January 1889, Issue 6751 - Gale Document No. Y3200740734
Crediton - Marriage of MR W. J. DART
A quiet little wedding was solemnised at the parish church, Motcombe, Dorset, on Thursday last, the contracting parties being MR W. J. DART, son of MR WILLIAM DART, builder, Crediton, and MISS ANNIE KING, second daughter of the late MR ALFRED KING, of Motcombe, Dorset. The ceremony was solemnised by the Rev. Canon Smith in an impressive manner, who concluded the service by a short address. The bride was attired in a dress of satin merveilleux of deep terra-cotta shade, with bonnet to match. She carried an exquisite bouquet, the gift of the bridegroom, tied with a large bow of white satin. The bridesmaids were attired in costumes of goblin blue cashmere, trimmed with velvet and hats to match. Mr H. Imber, the bride's first cousin, gave her away. The dejeuner over, the newly wedded couple left for London to spend a brief honeymoon. The employees of MR WILLIAM DART were entertained by him at supper in his work-shops at Crediton, on Saturday evening. The men had subscribed and presented MR W. J. DART with a handsome marble timepiece, which bears the following transcription "Presented to MR W. J. DART, by his father's employees on the occasion of his marriage, December 27th, 1888. " An autograph album accompanied the clock and contained the signatures of all the workmen, together with an address of congratulation. During the evening the toast of "The Bride and Bridegroom" was given and drank with cheers, punch being served in the silver bowl recently presented to MR W. DART by Mr Mark Beaufoy. A very pleasant evening was spent.
Wednesday 1 January 1889, Issue 6751 - Gale Document No. Y3200740733
Sad Accident at Crediton
Last evening Mr H. W. Gould, (Deputy Coroner) held an inquest at the White Hart Hotel, Crediton, on the body of MARY BLIGHT, aged 84, who died on Thursday last. From the evidence given by MRS FORWARD, it appeared that the deceased resided by herself, and on Christmas-eve fell into the fire, and was burnt. Witness applied some oils. MRS POLLARD and MRS AVERY were present. The burns were in her right arm and face. She was conscious and spoke to witness, who offered to telegraph for her daughter, but deceased said "Don't do it." She was put to bed, and never spoke afterwards, but died on Thursday morning. MRS TUCKER stated that she lived next door to the deceased. About 2 p.m. on Monday she heard deceased cry out. Witness went at once and found her on the floor in front of the fire. She lifted her on to a chair and went for some neighbours. She asked what was amiss and was told that "something had taken her across her back, and she was unable to rise." This was two hours before the deceased was burnt. MRS FORWARD and MRS WILKIE came and remained a little while. Saw MRS FORWARD leave, but did not see MRS WILKIE do so. About four o'clock she heard a scream and rushed in and found the deceased enveloped in flames. Immediately on seeing this witness called MRS AVERY and MRS POLLARD, who assisted in extinguishing the flames. Deceased, who spoke, did not say how the accident happened. MRS POLLARD stated that when she was called, she took a rug and wrapped it round the deceased and extinguished the flames. MRS FORWARD, recalled, said she omitted to state that she went to deceased's house at two o'clock and found her poorly. Got her some biscuit food, and left her with MRS WILKIE, who corroborated the evidence given by the previous witnesses. Mr W. Scott Campbell, surgeon, practising at Crediton, who was called to attend the deceased, stated that he found her sitting in a chair with her right arm and face very much burnt. He believed deceased had an obstruction from a blood clot which caused her to fall. Paralysis set in the day after the accident. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Friday 4 January 1889, Issue 6753 - Gale Document No. Y3200740796
Death - December 27, at Fordton House, Crediton, MARY, daughter of MR FRANCIS BAKER, of Mounson Farm, Cheriton Bishop, aged 25.
Friday 11 January 1889, Issue 6759 - Gale Document No. Y3200740963
A Charge Against The Authorities Of The Hospital - The Officials Exonerated
Mr Coroner Hooper held an inquest at the Devon and Exeter Hospital this afternoon on the body of WILLIAM CHARLES HOLLAND, aged 23, who died at the institution on January 9th. THOMAS HOLLAND, labourer, of Harpford, identified the body as that of his son. He was a married man, and resided at Crediton. The deceased was admitted into the Hospital three weeks ago, suffering from heart disease. Dr Body was attending him at Crediton. Witness had seen him several times since he had been at the Hospital. He died on Wednesday evening last. Cross-examined by the Coroner: Witness had made no remarks about the treatment his son had received during the time he was in the Hospital. EMILY HOLLAND said the deceased was her son. She had seen him occasionally during the time he had been in the Hospital. He had told her they would not give him what he wanted to eat. He asked witness to bring him some sweets, but the nurse said they were not allowed, as they might do him harm. Witness brought some sponge cakes with her, but the nurse would not allow the deceased to have them. After his death witness asked the house surgeon for a certificate, but he said he could not let her have one as the deceased died from a fever, and he must make a post mortem examination in order to find out the cause of the fever. Witness refused to allow him to make an examination, as she did not think it necessary.
Mr Russell Coombe, house surgeon at the Devon and Exeter Hospital, said he admitted the deceased into that institution on December 20th. He was suffering from a swelling in the left side, which was considered to be an enlarged spleen; and both lungs were congested. He was treated for that until December 31st, when signs of pleurisy set in. Between the 3rd and 5th January he developed signs of another abdominal disease, which was not very clear. He had a very high temperature during the last ten days of his life. He died on January 9th. Witness was applied to be the wife and mother for a certificate of death, but he refused to give one, as he thought a post mortem examination would be necessary to enable him to certify the cause of death. He could not have done so without. The mother refused to allow him to make a post mortem examination. She said as he did know the cause of the deceased's death, he might have given medicine which was not for his complaint, and might have killed him. Witness had since made a post mortem examination of the deceased, and found large deposits in his spleen, and his stomach was ulcerated. The liver and kidneys were enlarged. There were no traces of typhoid fever. The lungs were congested. The heart was healthy. The deposits in the spleen were the cause of death. The Coroner said it was clear that Mr Russell Combe could not give a certificate without having first made a post mortem examination. The Jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes," and exonerated the Hospital Authorities from all blame.
Saturday 12 January 1889, Issue 6760 - Gale Document No. Y3200749082
Death - January 9, at Spreyton, ALICIA, widow of MR JOHN BATTISHILL, M.R.C.S. and youngest daughter of the late MR JOHN YELLAND, of Crediton, aged 86.
Friday 18 January 1889, Issue 6765 - Gale Document No. Y3200741088
Death - January 15, at 7 East-street, Crediton, MR John T. HARRIS, aged 77.
Tuesday 22 January 1889, Issue 6768 - Gale Document No. Y3200741175
Serious Accident At Crediton
An accident of a serious character occurred this morning to JOSEPH MILTON, an old workman to MESSRS E. and R. ADAMS, tanners and curriers, of the town. He was being engaged in driving the tan wheel of the mill, when, by some means or other, one of his arms got caught in the wheel and was nearly jagged off, before he could be extricated. At the time of the occurrence, a doctor could not be found in the town. MILTON was speedily placed in a cab and driven to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where his arm will be amputated.
Wednesday 23 January 1889, Issue 6769 - Gale Document No. Y3200741209
Crediton Petty Sessions
The Benefit of the Doubt
JOHN WOLLACOTT(20), SAMUEL PLAICE (19), JAMES HEARD (19), JOHN HAWKINS (16), EDWIN ELSTON (18), SAMUEL ANDREWS (18), and WALTER ALSOP (19), residing at Crediton, were charged under the Poaching Act for having come from land where they had been unlawfully in search of game, on the 26th December. Mr Dunn defended. P.C. Clinnick said on the day in question he was on duty near Crediton, when he met the seven defendants. On seeing him ELSTON threw something into the hedge. Witness asked them what they had been about, and they replied they had been at Hookway village ratting. On searching them he found a ferret on PLAICE, and one also on ALSOP, the others were carrying sticks. Two terrier dogs were also with them. He asked ELSTON what he threw in the hedge, and he said "nothing". But on going to the spot, he found a bag which contained a hen pheasant (produced.) Witness then asked ELSTON where they got the bird, and he replied that he picked it up in the road, and was afraid to bring it on for fear they would be summoned. The bird was perfectly warm. Mr Dunn said the evidence was all what ELSTON had said, and which he contended was not evidence against the other defendants. Cross-examined by Mr Dunn: General Buller was out shooting during the day, and might have been near the spot. P.S. Fursdon gave evidence to the effect that P.C Clinnick returned to the police with the bird produced which he examined, and found it warm and fresh blood coming from the mouth. Mr Dunn for the defence, called JOHN TUCKETT, who said he was at Hookway on the day in question with all the defendants, except HEARD, ratting. He saw SAM ALSOP take a ferret from a bag. MRS HAWKINS, mother of one of the defendants, gave evidence as to hearing her father invite her son to go ratting, and to seeing the defendants go towards Hookway for the purpose of so doing. For the defence, Mr Dunn contended that the bird was taken up on the road. As to the case against HEARD, he was not with the defendants while they were ratting. He then assayed to call the defendant ANDREWS, but the Bench would not allow him to give evidence. Mr Dunn contended that, inasmuch as ELSTON'S evidence was evidence against him, he thought he had a right to call the defendant in order to rebut that evidence. Mr Symes: I do not think so. Mr Dunn said he was quite prepared to leave the case in their hands. The Bench retired for ten minutes, during which time a shot was found on the bird, and on returning dismissed the case, giving the defendants the benefit of the doubt, although they said it was a case of great suspicion against them.
An extension of two hours was granted to MR BENNETT, of the Market House Inn, Crediton, on the 28th inst., for a club supper.
Thursday 24 January 1889, Issue 6770 - Gale Document No. Y3200741213
Death - January 23, at the Vicarage, Crediton, ELIZABETH, wife of Prebendary CHARLES FELTON SMITH, vicar of Crediton, and fourth daughter of the late ANDREW TODD PATTERSON, Esq., formerly of Liverpool and of the Isle of Man.
Monday 28 January 1889, Issue 6773 - Gale Document No. Y3200741300
Crediton - Funeral
The remains of MRS SMITH, wife of the Rev. Prebendary C. F. SMITH, vicar of this parish, were interred this morning in the churchyard of the Holy Cross.
Tuesday 29 January 1889, Issue 6774 - Gale Document No. Y3200741312
Birth - January 27, at Ivy Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR A. J. BOND, a son.
Tuesday 5 February 1889, Issue 6780 - Gale Document No. Y3200741478
Marriage - February 4, at St Thomas's Church, Exeter, MR E. C. POLLARD, of Crediton, to MISS P. MARDON, of Exeter.
Tuesday 5 February 1889, Issue 6780 - Gale Document No. Y3200741481
Yesterday MR and MRS WILLIAM PIKE, of Charlotte-street, Crediton, had the pleasure of celebrating their golden wedding. They received numerous congratulations.
Wednesday 6 February 1889, Issue 6781 - Gale Document No. Y3200741523
Crediton County Court, This Day, before His Honour Judge Edge.
Who is Liable?
EDWARDS v. HARVEY - The plaintiff, a doctor, residing at Crediton, claimed of the defendant, who also resides at Crediton, £2 14s., for professional attendance on an infant said to be the child of the defendant. Mr Searle defended. The plaintiff said he was sent for by the mother and the nurse of the child. It was not at the house where the defendant lived. The Judge said he did not exactly see how the plaintiff could recover the amount unless he showed either by implication or expressly that the defendant agreed to pay him for his services. Cross-examined by Mr Searle: There was no written agreement. By the Judge: It was an illegitimate child. The mother of the child told him that she would see him paid. ELIZABETH MADGE, the nurse of the child, said when the child was ill the defendant would come and see it. He told her to go for the doctor and ask him particulars, and also ask him to see the child. He was in the habit of coming to see the child. Mr Searle, for the defence, said the defendant denied entirely that he was the father of the child; no order had ever been made on him. He had made no payment towards the child. He also denied the statement made by the last witness that he ever gave her any instructions as she stated, and that no such conversation ever took place. It was stated that the conversation took place in the presence of another person, and the Judge remarked that the whole question was whether he believed the witness or not. His decision would virtually decide something more than the £2 14s. He suggested an adjournment in order that both sides might bring more witnesses. Mr Searle asked that the case might be adjourned until the next Court, to which his Honour consented.
Wednesday 6 February 1889, Issue 6781 - Gale Document No. Y3200741516
Exmouth Police News - At the Town Hall, today, before Colonel Naper, BESSIE SCANES, of Crediton, was brought up under a warrant charged with stealing a black alpaca skirt, two white aprons and several pocket-handkerchiefs, the property of Mrs Knowles, of Bicton-street, Exmouth, on the 24th of January last. The prisoner appears to have gone to Mrs Knowles' on the 23rd of January and obtained lodgings, and on the following morning went out saying she was going to Mr Pulsford's to get two print dresses. She did not return. Mrs Knowles subsequently missed the articles in question, and informed the police, who apprehended the prisoner with the property in her possession. On the above evidence P.C. Parr asked for a remand until Monday next, when a charge of obtaining goods under false pretences will be made. The Bench granted the application.
Monday 11 February 1889, Issue 6785 - Gale Document No. Y3200741619
Birth - February 10, at Vine Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR F. M. EYLES, a daughter.
Wednesday 13 February 1889, Issue 6787 - Gale Document No. Y3200741661
Birth - February 9 at East-street, Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM JENKINS, a son.
Friday 15 February 1889, Issue 6788 - Gale Document No. Y3200741702
Marriage - February 13, at the Brethren's Meeting-room, Torquay, ARTHUR WILLIAM ARSCOTT, of Crediton, to CHARLOTTE, third daughter of MR JOHN SOUTHCOMBE, of Torquay.
Wednesday 20 February 1889, Issue 6791 - Gale Document No. Y3200741808
We understand that MR W. DART, the well-known builder of Crediton, last night signed a contract for the rebuilding of Exeter Theatre at Messrs. Darbyshire and Smith's offices, Manchester. The sum named for the work was £5,000.
Wednesday 25 February 1889, Issue 6795 - Gale Document No. Y3200741907
Marriage - February 23, at St Sidwell's Church, Exeter, WALTER TAYLOR, of Exeter, to ELIZABETH ANN CAROLINE WHITE, of Crediton.
Death - February 22, at the Dock Inn, Crediton, ELIZA, widow of MR J. NORRIS, aged 69.
Tuesday 26 February 1889, Issue 6796 - Gale Document No. Y3200741939
We regret to learn that there is little or no improvement in the health of MR ELIAS TREMLETT, of Hollacombe. Numerous enquiries daily wend their way to the good old Squire's residence, but with no more favourable result than preceding days.
Wednesday 27 February 1889, Issue 6797 - Gale Document No. Y3200741963
Devon Quarter Sessions
WM. CHAS. NAPIER (69), cooper, was charged with stealing a knife, the property of WILLIAM ELSTON, at Crediton, on the 25th January. Prisoner pleaded not guilty. Mr De Courey Hamilton prosecuted, and prisoner was undefended. Prosecutor stated that on the day in question the prisoner came to his shop to purchase some tobacco. He served him with an ounce (4d), after which he left the shop for half-a-minute, leaving the prisoner there. during that time the accused took the knife in question and went away. He was afterwards brought back to him by a police constable, and on his asking him whether he took it, prisoner produced the knife from his pocket and said, "If I took it, I took it up in mistake." P.C. Kemp proved arresting the prisoner and searching him, when he found a number of knives in his pocket, whereupon he took him into custody, and went with him to the prosecutor's shop. He corroborated the evidence of the last witness as to what prisoner said. The accused, in defence, stated that he asked the prosecutor for the loan of his knife, but it appeared he did not hear him. After he had cleaned his pipe he inadvertently put it into his pocket, but with no felonious intent. He had a very bad memory, and was 70 years of age. Under these circumstances he asked the jury to find him "Not Guilty". After a short deliberation a verdict of "Guilty" was returned. The prisoner also acknowledged a previous conviction in July last. In passing sentence, the Chairman said unfortunately by the record of cases against him he saw that he had been convicted once at the City Assizes, once at the Devon Quarter Sessions, besides two convictions at Petty Sessions at Torquay and Dawlish. Under these circumstances the sentence which the Court would pass upon him would be a severe one, chiefly in order that the police might have their eye upon him for the future. Evidently he went about and took up articles that did not belong to him. The sentence of the Court was that he should be kept in prison for three months with hard labour, and after that time to be under police supervision for a term of five years.
Thursday 28 February 1889, Issue 6798 - Gale Document No. Y3200741977
Birth - February 27, at St Lawrence-green, Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM BURRIDGE, a son.
Friday 1 March 1889, Issue 6799 - Gale Document No. Y3200741999
Death - February 26, at 21 Southerhay, Exeter, MARY, youngest daughter of the late DR THOMAS DOWNEY, of Crediton.
Monday 4 March 1889, Issue 6801 - Gale Document No. Y3200742066
Crediton - Accident
As MR CHALLICE, of Rudge, Crediton, was returning home from church in a four-wheel trap, the horse started off and came in contact with the wall leading to Fordton Mills, breaking its hind leg. Mr Brassington, veterinary surgeon, was soon present and recommended the animal to be shot, which was accordingly done. The occupant of the trap escaped without injury.
Thursday 7 March 1889, Issue 6804 - Gale Document No. Y3200742141
Death of MR ELIAS TREMLETT
It is with deep regret we announce the death of MR ELIAS TREMLETT, of Hollowcombe, Crediton, which took place at half past eight this morning after an illness of about four weeks. Deceased has been master of the well-known Tremlett Hunt for fifty years, and his genial face was seen at the meets up to within nearly a day of his illness. At Crediton, MR TREMLETT will be greatly mourned and missed, he having been a strong promoter of several good institutions, and a staunch supporter of the general welfare of the town for over half a century. He has made one of the longest standings as governor of the Church, for which he was thrice elected a warden. He has also been governor and trustee to the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for a number of years. Among other offices he has held the Hayward School trusteeship. The works in which he has been engaged for the welfare of Crediton and its neighbourhood are too manifold to recapitulate at the present moment. We may, however, say that those who have known him personally or been brought into contact with him, can say of ELIAS TREMLETT, as man and boy, he was a true friend to all who needed his aid. In politics he was the staunchest of Conservatives, and was respected by all his opponents. One and all join in styling him the true type of a good old English gentleman, and by this cognomen the late 'Squire of Hollacombe' will be long remembered.
Monday 11 March 1889, Issue 6806 - Gale Document No. Y3200742209
Death - March 7, at Crediton, JANE, widow of MR WILLIAM MOGRIDGE, aged 76.
Death - March 8, at Bowden-hill, Crediton, REBECCA TUCKER, aged 68.
Monday 11 March 1889, Issue 6806 - Gale Document No. Y3200742228
Recovery of a Man's Body At Newton St. Cyres.
The body of an aged man, named JOHN POOK, who had lately lived at Hookway, near Crediton, was found yesterday near Newton St. Cyres. Deceased left a relative on Friday morning and said he was going to get shaved at Crediton, and that he would be back to see a Mr C. Brooke before he left by train. A man named CORNELIUS TUCK, keeper to Sir Redvers Buller, saw him shortly after at the bottom of Hookway village. Nothing more was then seen of him. His friends became uneasy at his absence, and told Sergeant Fursdon, of Crediton, about the affair. He and P.C. Kemp went in search of the missing man on Saturday night and yesterday. A close search was made by them by the river Yeo. No tidings were obtained until they came to Newton St. Cyres Station, when, at a bridge which crosses the Newton St. Cyres road, P.C. Kemp discovered a hat which belonged to POOK. The body was found shortly afterwards on the Newton Station side of the bridge, the legs being entangled in some bushes. The body, with the assistance of a Mr Gitsham, was removed to the Railway Hotel.
Monday 11 March 1889, Issue 6806 - Gale Document No. Y3200742219
Attempted Suicide of a Man Near Crediton
JAMES CLEMENTS, a labourer, 66 years of age, was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital from Crediton by a constable on Saturday, suffering from a self-inflicted wound in his throat. CLEMENTS, who came from Yeoford, is constantly watched by a policeman to stop him if he should make another attempt of a similar kind. The wound, it is said, is not very serious. No tidings can be obtained as to the circumstances under which the man attempted to take his life, he refusing to speak to any who attends him. On enquiring at the Institution this evening, we learn that he is getting on favourably, and that his wounds were not so serious as was at first thought, he having walked from the station on Saturday night.
Tuesday 12 March 1889, Issue 6807 - Gale Document No. Y3200742235
Death - March 9, at Crediton, MR JOHN POOK, aged 70.
Wednesday 13 March 1889, Issue 6808 - Gale Document No. Y32007421273
Funeral of MR ELIAS TREMLETT
The funeral of MR ELIAS TREMLETT, whose lamented demise occurred last week, took place this morning in the Crediton Parish Churchyard, and was attended by a large number of agriculturists of the district, tradesmen of Crediton, and others. The funeral left the house shortly after ten o'clock, being due to arrive at the churchyard at eleven. Very few mourners outside the deceased's immediate friends assembled at the residence, but at the top of the town the cortege was met by a large number of sympathisers, and at the church a great many more had assembled. The bells of the church rang out a knell as the glass hearse containing the remains turned the corner of the churchyard, and having been rested for a few minutes outside the door of the sacred edifice, the coffin was carried inside, where the Burial Service was read, partly by the Rev. J. Jessop Teague (Chaplain of Crediton), and partly by the Rev. W. H. Arundell (Rector of Cheriton Fitzpaine). The grave - plain brick one - is situated near the church, and to this the coffin was carried by retainers of the deceased, headed by SAM GILLMORE (the huntsman), and followed by a large number of persons, including the following relatives:- Mr W. Tremlett (brother), and Mrs Tremlett, M. and Mrs Tremlett (nephew, who succeeds deceased), Mr and Mrs Badcock (nephew and niece), Mr and Mrs Challice (nephew and niece), Mr and Mrs John Tremlett, Mr and Mrs Powell, Mr E. Tremlett (sand ford, cousin), Mr Elias Tremlett (nephew), Miss Yelverton (housekeeper), Vinnicombe (gardener), Mr Hy. Tremlett and Mr Yelverton.
[A long list of other mourners followed].
The coffin was of polished oak with massive brass furniture, and bore the following inscription: ELIAS TREMLETT, of Hollacombe, Died 7th March 1889, Aged 74 years. MR W. DART, of Crediton, assisted by MR W. J. DART, carried out the whole of the funeral arrangements in a highly satisfactory manner. We are asked to state that Sir Redvers Buller wrote sympathising with the relatives, and regretting that owing to an important council meeting in London he was unable to attend.
Friday 22 March 1889, Issue 6816 - Gale Document No. Y3200742442
Attempted Suicide near Crediton
SAMUEL CLEMENTS, a farm labourer, of Yeoford, was charged before A. C. Ireland, Esq., at the Crediton Police Court yesterday with attempting to commit suicide on the 9th inst. by cutting his throat with a razor. BESSIE WRIGHT said she was prisoner's daughter. He had been staying at her residence at Yeoford for about a fortnight. About 5 p.m. on the day in question she went upstairs, when the prisoner asked for a razor, saying he wanted to shave. He took his shaving-brush and cup, and went into the back-house. She remained upstairs about ten minutes, when she came down and sat by the fire. She heard him groan, and asked him what was the matter. Defendant replied "This is the worst job of all". She then went to the back-house door, and saw him with blood on his waistcoat and scarf. She then said, "Where is the razor?" He had let it fall out of his hand, but he then stooped down and picked it up and gave it to her. She called her husband, who was in bed ill, and he came down. RICHARD WRIGHT, husband of the last witness, corroborated. He asked prisoner what he had done, and he said "I have not cut my throat." He telegraphed to Crediton for Dr Edwards. Prisoner three or four days before had threatened to cut his throat. Dr J. A. Edwards stated that he was called to see the prisoner, whom he ordered to be removed to the Exeter Hospital, as he required more attention than he could get at Wright's house. Prisoner was in such a weak state of mind that he was not accountable for his actions. The Magistrates ordered prisoner to be taken to the Workhouse, where he could be medically attended, and, if the Guardians thought fit, sent to an asylum.
Friday 22 March 1889, Issue 6816 - Gale Document No. Y3200742447
Crediton Police Court
Before A.C. Ireland, Esqr., yesterday, WM. WARREN, of Crediton, was charged with absconding from Crediton Union Workhouse, on Wednesday the 20th, with a suit of clothes belonging to the Guardians. Prisoner had been an inmate for about eighteen months. He was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour.
Monday 25 March 1889, Issue 6818 - Gale Document No. Y3200742495
Death - March 20, at Crediton, MR WILLIAM SHOPLAND, aged 81.
Wednesday 27 March 1889, Issue 6820 - Gale Document No. Y3200742549
Crediton Petty Sessions
MR JOHN WESTCOTT, landlord of the Oat Sheaf Hotel, Crediton, was granted an extension of time until twelve o'clock, on the night of the 11th April, on the occasion of the annual supper of the Crediton Football Club.
A Case Against The Chairman of The Commissioners.
WILLIAM HENRY ADAMS, boot and shoe maker, of Crediton, and chairman of the Crediton Commissioners, was summoned for illegally employing a lad under the age of thirteen years in his factory, for which he was liable to a penalty of not exceeding £3. Mr Bignold, factory inspector, prosecuted, and stated that under the Factory and Workshops Act, children under thirteen years of age could not be employed in a workshop or factory except under certain conditions, which were that the child should attend school half the day and work the other half, or work alternate days and attend school the others. It was also necessary that the child should bring to its employers a certificate of its attendance at school. In the present instance the lad was employed both in the morning and afternoon, and did not attend school. This was the first case of the kind, he believed, that had occurred in Crediton, and he did not ask for a heavy penalty. MR ADAMS, in defence, admitted having broken the letter of the law, but not the spirit. The lad asked him for employment, and as he produced a certificate that he had passed all his standards, he gave it to him, but instead of employing him for the whole of the morning or the whole of the afternoon as the Act required. He had employed him a quarter of a day in the morning, and a quarter of a day in the afternoon. The Chairman said MR ADAMS would have to pay the costs, 13s. Any other case would not be dealt with so leniently.
Wednesday 27 March 1889, Issue 6820 - Gale Document No. Y3200742550
Crediton - Narrow Escape
This afternoon MRS SANDERS, of Dounes Farm, had a narrow escape of being severely injured. She was accompanying a friend in a trap to Crediton station to meet the 3. 55 train, and when just near the crossing the up train passed and frightened the pony. The animal became very restive and disengaging the halter from its head, came in contact with the bridge at the mill leat, the consequence being that MRS SANDERS was thrown violently from the trap to the ground. Fortunately assistance was quickly at hand, and the unfortunate lady was taken to the station, where it was discovered that, beyond a severe shock, she had sustained no injury.
Thursday 28 March 1889, Issue 6821 - Gale Document No. Y3200742556
Birth - At the Manor House, Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, a daughter.
Death - March 26, at Higher Hollacombe, Crediton, MR JOSEPH CHERITON, aged 73.
Death - March 28, at North View-terrace, Crediton, EMMA, wife of MR T. P. SNOW, aged 64.
Thursday 28 March 1889, Issue 6821 - Gale Document No. Y3200742563
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM BAWDEN and SAMUEL TUCKER, labourers, were charged with trespassing in search of rabbits on land in the occupation of MR WILLIAM LEE, farmer, at Yeoford, on the 3rd inst. P.C. Huxtable said that on Sunday afternoon, the 3rd inst., he saw defendants after rabbits with dogs, ferrets, and nets. Fined 2s. 6d. each and costs.
WILLIAM PLEACE, labourer, was summoned for trespassing in search of rabbits on land belonging to Mr Richard Brown on the 10th March. William Vanstone saw defendant and two others ferreting a hedge in Mr Brown's fields. When they saw him they ran away. He saw defendant give up a rabbit and some nets to his mates. He caught defendant and took him to the keeper. Cornelius Tuck produced a net which he found on the bank where defendant was seen ferreting. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
PHILIP TREMLETT, shopkeeper, of Crediton, was charged with having in his shop, for use, on the 21st of February, a deficient 1 lb. weight. Defendant, who said he did not know the weight was deficient, had to pay the costs, 9s.
Tuesday 2 April 1889, Issue 6825 - Gale Document No. Y3200742655
Death - March 31, at Fordton, Crediton, MARY, relict of MR JOHN LAMACRAFT, of Barton, Broadclyst, aged 83.
Tuesday 2 April 1889, Issue 6825 - Gale Document No. Y3200742665
Funeral of MRS T. C. SNOW, of Crediton.
The mortal remains of EMMA, wife of MR T. C. SNOW were interred in the Crediton churchyard this morning, at a quarter past twelve. The cortege was followed by Mr Snow (husband), Misses Emily, Bessie, and Mary Jane Snow (daughters), Messrs William and Thomas Snow (sons), Mr Channing, Barnstaple (brother), the Misses Channing (2) and Mrs Nicholson, Newton Abbot (sisters), Mr William Snow, Mr Joseph Ellis (Smallbrook), Mr William Snow, Mr Joseph Ellis (Smallbrook), Mr Guest, Mrs Jarman, Mrs R. Adams, Miss Parrish.
Amongst the members of the Ancient Order of Foresters, Court Vale of Creedy (of which deceased's husband has been an old supporter) who attended were Mr J. Gregory, Mr James Stone, Mr F. Elston, Mr G. Lock, Mr W. E. Spreadbury, Mr J. Waite, Mr H. Stone, Mr J. Cobley, Mr C. Frost, Mr J. Stone, Mr R. Bradford, Mr E. Adams, Mr J. Harvey, Mr W. Hector, Mr A. Hector, and Mr Bennett. The Burial Service was read by the Rev. J. Jessop Teague. Some beautiful wreaths were sent by the relatives, Mr and Mrs G. Lock, Mr and Mrs W. Hector, Miss Perry, Mr and Mrs Elston, &c.
Wednesday 3 April 1889, Issue 6826 - Gale Document No. Y3200742682
Newton Abbot Board Of Guardians
The Clerk (Mr J. Alsop) read a communication from Colonel Arthur Bainbridge, Chairman of the Committee of the Torbay Hospital and Dispensary, relative to the action the Board's Relieving-Officer (Mr C. H. Dyer) took with regard to the funeral of a woman, who was destitute, and who died in the hospital. Dr Eales, one of the surgeons of the Hospital, was present and appeared before the Board. He stated a woman named HARRIET WILSON, of Crediton, and who had been living at Torquay out of employ, but whose occupation was a cook, was admitted in January into Torbay Hospital. She stayed there till the beginning of March, when she left, but on his (Dr Eales) recommendation entered on March 23rd, and was treated for another complaint. She died, and the Hospital Authorities applied to Mr Tozer to bury her. Mr Tozer distinctly refused to do this, but offered, as an alternative, to give an order to defray the costs, if Mr Eales would make the required arrangement, basing his refusal to act on the ground that his time was too valuable to be occupied in such a way. He asked if that refusal to undertake the burial was in accordance with Mr Tozer's duties, and, if not, that the Board would be good enough to defray the expenses which the Hospital had incurred, and also give orders that such a refusal on the part of Mr Tozer should not occur again.
Tuesday 9 April 1889, Issue 6832 - Gale Document No. Y3200742812
Death - April 8, at High-street, Crediton, HARRY, only son of the late MR H. WARE, aged 5.
Friday 12 April 1889, Issue 6835 - Gale Document No. Y3200742873
Marriage - April 6, at St Matthew's, Exeter, W. G. E. READ, Whimple, to ELLEN, third daughter of MR E. W. LANE, Crediton.
Tuesday 16 April 1889, Issue 6838 - Gale Document No. Y3200742962
The Fatal Accident Near Yeoford
Inquest This Day
This morning the City Coroner (Mr H. W. Hooper) held an inquest at the Devon and Exeter hospital to enquire into the circumstances attending the death of GEORGE STEER, who died in the institution on Sunday.
JANE STEER, residing at Neopardy in the parish of Crediton, identified the body as that of her husband, who she said, was 45 years of age. He was employed as a farm labourer by MR LEE. On Saturday the 6th inst., he left home about seven in the morning, being then in his ordinary health. His occupation that day was sowing potatoes, and she was in the field with him until five o'clock in the evening, when she went home. The next thing she heard about him was that he was being brought home in a cart. She went to meet him, and deceased was afterwards conveyed to Yeoford Station. At the latter place he was seen by a medical man, who advised his removal to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he was taken. She knew nothing of the accident. JAMES RENDLE, labourer, residing at Neopardy, said he knew the deceased, and was at work with him on the 6th inst. Deceased left the field to go home about 5 o'clock, riding on the shafts of a wagon. The horse was going at a slow pace when he left. Witness followed a few minutes after when he heard a cry. He immediately went to where the wagon was and found the deceased lying across the road on his right side, the horse having gone on further. The deceased was conscious and remarked "that he was torn to pieces." Witness on looking more closely saw that he was bleeding from the leg and also from the side of the face. Deceased afterwards said that he fell off the shaft and the horse knocked him along. Where the deceased was driving was a steep field, and the wagon was not dragged. It was unusual not to drag a vehicle going down over the field in question, but there being not much weight in the wagon at the time he supposed it was not thought necessary. Reginald Martin, Assistant House Surgeon at the Devon and Exeter Hospital, said he received the deceased at the institution on the 6th instant, at 7.30 p.m. He had a compound fracture of the left thigh and he was also suffering from shock. He was put to bed, and progressed favourably for the first two days when a change for the worse took place, and he died on Sunday morning last. Death resulted from exhaustion. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Wednesday 17 April 1889, Issue 6839 - Gale Document No. Y3200742974
Birth - April 15, at East-street, Crediton, the wife of MR A F. GILL, a daughter.
Wednesday 24 April 1889, Issue 6844 - Gale Document No. Y3200743121
Crediton Petty Sessions
ALBERT TIDBOULD (18) was charged with carrying a gun without a license on the 6th of March. Mr Searle, who defended, pleaded guilty on behalf of the defendant. Mr Silburn, the Excise officer, proved the case and said he saw the defendant carrying a gun at Stockleigh Pomeroy on the day in question. A license had since been taken out. A fine of 10s. was imposed.
CHARLOTTE HARRIS pleaded guilty to being drunk in Queen's place, Crediton, on the 15th April. P.C. Gilbert proved the case. The Chairman asked her what she had to say; she had been there pretty often. Defendant said she was extremely sorry and it should not happen again. The chairman: that is what you said last time. Your neighbours have complained of the conduct of your house. A fine of £1 and costs was imposed.
SAMUEL HOARE, for being drunk and disorderly in Exeter-road, Crediton, on the 14th inst., was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
HUMPHREY KEEN was charged with using obscene language in Exeter-road on the 15th April. Defendant pleaded not guilty. P.S. Fursdon said he heard the defendant using most disgusting language. The defendant denied the charge, and said he could bring a witness who was with him to prove that he did not. The Bench adjourned the case until the next Petty Sessions, in order that he might bring his witness. Defendant, however, altered his mind, and asked that it might be dealt with at once. A fine of 1s. and costs 9s. was inflicted.
Friday 26 April 1889, Issue 6845 - Gale Document No. Y3200743152
Birth - April 25, at 71, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR A. W. PIPER, a son.
Friday 3 May 1889, Issue 6851 - Gale Document No. Y3200743304
Crediton - Accident
An accident of a serious nature occurred this afternoon, at MR JONES', builder, of this town. SAMUEL JONES, an employee, while engaged in using a steam saw, accidently had his arm caught and nearly severed. The full extent of the injury is unknown. A horse and trap was engaged to take him to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Monday 6 May 1889, Issue 6853 - Gale Document No. Y3200743357
A patent was applied for by SAMUEL FLOUD, Crediton, for improvements in or relating to gas lamp-burners.
Tuesday 7 May 1889, Issue 6854 - Gale Document No. Y3200743390
Crediton Police News
W. H. STONE, timber merchant, of Crediton, who did not appear, was summoned for allowing timber to remain too near the highway, close by Crockernwell, in danger of the traffic. Defendant had been previously cautioned by P.C. Page, of Tedburn St. Mary, who found a party to draw the timber out of the way, as defendant said his horses were very busy. Fined £1 to include costs.
Friday 10 May 1889, Issue 6857 - Gale Document No. Y3200743434
Death - May 1, at 34 Dean-street, Crediton, MISS MARY CLEAVE, aged 78.
Friday 10 May 1889, Issue 6857 - Gale Document No. Y3200743448
Will of The Late MRS SUSANNA LANGWORTHY
Probate of the will of the late MRS SUSANNA LANGWORTHY, of Crediton, dated January 31st last, who died on the 4th ult., has been granted to the sole executor, her nephew, MR WILLIAM FREDERICK LANGWORTHY, of Clevedon, Somerset, solicitor. The testator bequeaths to her sister, MARY BRIDGMAN, £500; in trust for ANNA LOUISA COLLINS, £100; to Eva Maria Ricketts, £200; to Agnes Elizabeth and Ruth Ricketts, each £100; to Mary and Ann Elizabeth Bramble, each 100; to the seven sons of the late Agnes Ricketts, £700 in equal shares; and to her sister, Mary Bridgman, all her plate, pictures, furniture and household effects. All the residue of her property the testatrix leaves to her nephew, MR W. F. LANGWORTHY, by whom the value of her personal estate has been sworn at £6, 173.
Monday 20 May 1889, Issue 6865 - Gale Document No. Y3200743665
Crediton - Funeral of MR RICHARD DUNN
On Saturday in the Crediton Parish churchyard, the funeral of Bro. RICHARD DUNN, of the Rechabite Order took place. The deceased, who was highly respected, acted as Secretary of the local branch of the Rechabite Society in Crediton from its first establishment. He was also a prominent supporter of the Band of Hope Union. MR DUNN had only recently been promoted by Messrs Gimblett and Sons to be one of their commercial travellers, and it was during one of his journeys to the North of England that he was compelled to return through an attack of illness, to which he succumbed on Wednesday. The attendance at the funeral was very numerous, including many friends of the order from Exeter and Exmouth, as well as Mr Gimblett and Mr Gimblett, jun.,.
Wednesday 22 May 1889, Issue 6867 - Gale Document No. Y3200743691
Birth - May 20, at Fox Bros. and Fowler's Bank, Crediton, the wife of MR L. E. S. AUBER, a daughter.
Wednesday 22 May 1889, Issue 6867 - Gale Document No. Y3200743708
Crediton Petty Sessions
HARRY HAWKINS, JOHN STEER, GEO. LUSTON, and WM. SANDERS, boys, were charged with playing football in the street at Crediton, on the 22nd April. Defendants pleaded not guilty. P.C. Clinnock said he saw the four defendants playing football. When they saw him they ran away, but he afterwards saw them and told them he should report them. There had been numerous complaints received of boys playing football, and several people had had their glass broken. Superintendent Roberts spoke of numerous complaints having been received. Fined 6d. and costs, in all 4s. 2 ¼d.
DANIEL SMITH, for being drunk and disorderly at Crediton on the 25th April, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. P.C. Kemp proved the case.
ALBERT MOUNSTONE was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Crediton on the 21st April. P.C. Clinnock proved the case, and there being a previous conviction, a fine of 10s. and costs, altogether 19s. 2d. was inflicted.
Monday 27 May 1889, Issue 6871 - Gale Document No. Y3200743811
Death - May 21, at 71 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR A. W. PIPER, aged 24.
Wednesday 29 May 1889, Issue 6873 - Gale Document No. Y3200743860
Birth - May 28, at Russ Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR GEORGE BENNETT, a daughter.
Monday 3 June 1889, Issue 6877 - Gale Document No. Y3200743968
EMMA FOUND, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk and incapable on the 1st inst. Evidence was given by a constable to the effect that about 10.20 p.m. on the day in question he saw the defendant lying on the footpath in Paris-street drunk. He lifted her up and she was taken into custody. Defendant, who denied the charge, was fined 2s. 6d. or three days' imprisonment.
Thursday 6 June 1889, Issue 6880 - Gale Document No. Y3200744023
EMMA FOUND, a native of Crediton, was charged with being drunk and incapable on the previous day. Inspector Wotton said last evening, about eight p.m., he saw the defendant in Goldsmith-street very drunk. On seeing him she endeavoured to walk away and fell and knocked her head against a kerb stone. She was then taken into custody, and her wounds being so serious a doctor was fetched. A previous conviction was recorded by the Chief Constable against eh woman for being drunk and incapable on Saturday last. A fine of 7s. 6d. and expenses was inflicted, in default of payment a fortnight's imprisonment.
Wednesday 19 June 1889, Issue 6890 - Gale Document No. Y3200744291
Thrashing An Apprentice At Crediton.
MR GIMBLETT FINED £2 AND COSTS FOR ASSAULT.
At the Crediton Police Court this morning SAMUEL SQUIRE GIMBLETT, a boot manufacturer of Crediton, was charged with unlawfully assaulting an apprentice in his employ named FIELDING, on June 7. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Mr Friend prosecuted on behalf of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, and Mr Sparkes defended. Inspector Dellabay also watched the proceedings on behalf of the Society. Mr Friend, in opening the case, said the lad for whom he appeared was between the age of 16 and 18, while the defendant was a gentleman, who he would take the liberty of saying had passed sixty excellent summers. He had a large number of persons in his employ, and also a number of apprentices, and among the latter was the boy FIELDING, who was an orphan, a sickly lad, small in stature, and weak and infirm in body. In the establishment of MR GIMBLETT, each apprentice received one half of that which they properly earned, the amount being left to the discretion of the master. The assault of which he was going to speak and which was of a very serious character, arose apparently in the workshop at some displeasure of the boys' work or attempted work by the master. Although the poor boy was an orphan he had not been devoid of friends. There had been respectable people who had known him all his life and his position, and these, when they saw what had happened, came to the conclusion that it was one of those things which should be brought to the knowledge of the justices. They communicated with a society in London, of which they were no doubt well aware, the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, who had interested themselves in the boy's behalf, and had decided to have his case properly brought into Court. He thought when they heard the case they would be of opinion that a more Brutal and Unfeeling and Designing Assault had hardly ever come to the mind of a respectable man holding the position MR GIMBLETT did. That there was deliberation was certain. He then proceeded to detail the facts of the case, and afterwards called the complainant, who stated that he was 18 years of age, and lived with his grandfather. He was bound as an apprentice to the defendant for four years, two and half years since. On the 7th inst. he was employed in finishing a pair of boots, and in so doing he met with a mishap and cut the upper leather of the foot, and considerably injured it. He shewed it to the foreman, and he took it to his master. After looking at it MR GIMBLETT called for him, and said no one could do anything with him and he would. At the time witness had his coat off and his shirt sleeves were turned up. A fellow apprentice advised him to put on his coat, but MR GIMBLETT said don't put on your coat. Defendant then sent for a cane, and after it was brought to him he caught hold of him by the left hand and commenced beating him with it.
He Received Thirty Very Heavy and Painful Blows.
He cried out, and asked defendant to release him, to which appeal he replied by saying "Never mind; I have not finished with you." Mr Friend: And he continued this entertainment for how long? Complainant: He stopped three times, twice to "blow," and the third time he let me go. Mr Friend: When he had finished this little entertainment with you what did he say to you? A: Go back again to your work. I felt inclined to go back, but I could not, as I was in such pain. Continuing, complainant said he received blows under his armpits and around his body., between his elbow and shoulder, and across his back. After leaving the shop he went to a coffee tavern at Crediton, where a MR COLE and MR WELSH examined the blows. He afterwards went to his grandfather, who took him to the police-station, where he saw P.C. Clinnock, who also saw his bruises and he was subsequently seen by Dr Edwards. He was in no way offensive to MR GIMBLETT. He returned to work on the following Wednesday, having a holiday on the Monday and Tuesday.
Cross-examined by Mr Sparkes: He remembered when his indenture was signed, his grandfather saying to MR GIMBLETT "My grandson is a very troublesome boy, and if he does not behave himself you must correct him." A former foreman named HOWARD had stopped his wages, his grandfather telling him to do so because he spent them in drink. When he was told to take a pair of boots on one occasion to repair he refused, and brought them back in the same condition. MR GIMBLETT told him that he had heard He Had Been Disobedient.
Re-examined: there are other apprentices in the establishment who made as many mistakes. By the Bench: The cut in the boot was quite accidental. DANIEL CORBY, a riveter, in the employ of MR GIMBLETT, said he saw the defendant catch hold of FIELDING by the hand and commence beating him. He heard the complainant say he would try and do better. Witness saw him give him three or four strokes, and he thought that was sufficient for what he had done, but he afterwards counted twenty, when defendant again desisted and said, "Stop a minute; I have not done with you". The boy cried out and shouted for mercy. If he had been in the boy's place he should have thought them very heavy blows. CHARLES WELSH, a surveyor, stopping at the Temperance Hotel, Crediton, gave evidence as to seeing the boy's arms, and said he perceived long livid weals. A slight beating could not have produced such marks.
JOHN COLE, proprietor of the Temperance Coffee Tavern, corroborated, and said one of the marks was nearly through the skin. P.C. Clinnock gave evidence as to seeing the blows. Dr Edwards, practising at Crediton, said on the 7th inst. he examined the boy's right arm and noticed a dozen grazed marks that might have been inflicted with a cane. The blows were undoubtedly the result of "severe beating." Complainant was A Very Delicate Boy.
MR GIMBLETT having admitted telling the boy's grandfather that he gave him forty stripes. Mr Sparkes proceeded to call witnesses for the defence.
JOHN ROBERT RICH, manager for MR GIMBLETT, said the boy was not what they would call a first-class lad, but he could turn out very fair work indeed. He was not, however, in the habit of turning out work in a good condition, and he had spoken to him many times on the subject of his negligence and his doing it badly. He should describe the accident to the boot in question the result of negligence. There were other apprentices, but they had not been guilty of such negligence and disobedience as FIELDING.
Cross-examined by Mr Friend: He was the worse boy they had - ARTHUR LABRAM said he had been foreman over FIELDING for ten weeks. He was able to turn out good work if he liked, but he did not like to try. He had told him he should never make a finisher, and it was no use his trying. He spoke of the boy's disobedience. Mr Sparkes, in addressing the Bench for the defence, said he felt considerable responsibility in this case, because he could not shut his eyes to the fact that standing at the bar was a gentleman who , as an old Creditonian, he was bound to say had been Known to Them Only For The Good Works He Had Done, and principally for his endeavours to advance the welfare of the labouring classes. What led to this thrashing was the boy's persistent refusal to do anything. He drew their worships' attention to the grandfather's request at the time the indenture was signed, and he contended that it was MR GIMBLETT'S right and duty to inflict upon him a chastisement. It was whether there had been any excess they had to consider. Considering the gravity of the offence the boy deserved a severe chastisement. In the course of other remarks he mentioned that it reflected the greatest credit upon the boy and his grandfather for the manner in which he had answered the questions put to him.
The Bench retired, and on returning into Court said they were of opinion that MR GIMBLETT was rather exceeding his right in chastising the boy so severely, and they had decided to inflict a penalty of £2 and costs. The case was watched with considerable interest, the Court being crowded during the hearing.
Thursday 20 June 1889, Issue 6891 - Gale Document No. Y3200744310
Crediton Petty Sessions
At the above sessions, yesterday, a young man named WILLIAM PIKE, was fined 2s. 6d., and costs, for refusing to quit the Swan Inn, Crediton, when requested to do so.
SUSAN PARR, a married woman, of Crediton, was fined 6d. and costs for stealing a portion of a fence, the property of Sir John Ferguson-Davie, Bart.
For being drunk and disorderly in Queen's-place, Crediton, on the 25th of May, STEPHEN HATTON, was fined 5s. and costs.
WILLIAM BOND, labourer of Crediton, was summoned for a similar offence on the 8th instant. Mr Searle defended. The evidence was of a conflicting character, and the Bench dismissed the case.
JOHN SNELL, a youth, was fined 9s. inclusive for throwing stones in Martin's-lane, Crediton.
JAMES LAKE, ERNEST MABALEY, FREDERICK MILTON, and SIDNEY ELSTON, youths, of Crediton, were summoned for playing cricket in Western-road, Crediton. The Bench discharged them with a caution.
From Crediton to Canada
MR WILLIAM GRIBBLE, of 126 High-street, Crediton, will start for Canada on the 27th inst., by the steamship Ontario, of the Dominion Line, from Bristol, for the purpose of gaining some practical knowledge of the colony as a field for emigration, and to select a locality for the settlement of a party going out in the spring of 1890. MR GRIBBLE will probably return in October.
Tuesday 25 June 1889, Issue 6895 - Gale Document No. Y3200744410
A Crediton Grocer in Difficulties
This morning a meeting of the creditors of WILLIAM JOHN HELLIER, grocer, of Crediton, took place before the Official Receiver (Mr Thomas Andrew). Mr Brice, of Burnham, appeared on behalf of debtor.
Thursday 27 June 1889, Issue 6897 - Gale Document No. Y3200744446
The Sad Suicide at Exeter - Inquest This Day.
This morning the City Coroner (Mr H. W. Hooper) held an inquest at the Guildhall to enquire into the circumstances attending the death of YOUNG BOND, who committed suicide yesterday, as reported in our last evening's issue. MRS BOND, residing at Crediton, identified the body as that of her late husband, who she said was 56 years of age. He was by occupation a butler, but was out of service, and had no fixed residence. He was last employed by Lady Carmichael for about a month. On the 29th May he arrived at Crediton, where he stayed about four weeks, going to Exeter at times. She last saw him alive on Monday at Avery's court, Crediton, and on the following morning he left by the nine o'clock train to come to Exeter. His health had not been very good, and he had been under medical treatment during the time he was at Crediton. He hade been greatly depressed, she though in consequence of Losing Money by Horse Racing. He had no mans except what he obtained by being in service. Samuel Staddon, a tailor, residing at Belmont-road, and carrying on business in Goldsmith-street, said on Tuesday evening, about six o'clock the deceased, whom he did not know, called at his shop and asked him to if he could recommend him a place where he might get a bed. Witness accompanied him to Miss Gitsham's refreshment house next door. On the following morning she called him, and asked him if he knew the gentleman whom he had recommended as he requested to be called at seven o'clock and she had several times knocked at the door, but had been unable to make him hear. It was then nearly twelve, and he recommended her to have the door opened. Two police officers came, and he went upstairs with them. While they were engaged in opening the door Miss Gitsham came up and said she was sure something was wrong as blood was coming through the ceiling. On going into the room he saw the deceased lying on his face and hands in a pool of blood. He was undressed, and the bed appeared as if it had been slept in. He saw no knife or razor. Emily Gitsham, residing at 9 Goldsmith-street, said the deceased came to her shop on Tuesday evening about six o'clock with Mr Staddon, and asked if he could be accommodated with a bed. Witness replied in the affirmative. After he was shown to his room he came down and said that would do, and as he had not Been in Bed for Three or Four Nights he would go and get a parcel and return early. He came back in about half an hour, and then went to bed. She noticed nothing unusual in his manner at the time. He requested to be called at seven the next morning, but on the servant going to the door at that hour she failed to get an answer from him. Thinking he was tired, she allowed him to sleep on. At eleven o'clock he was again called, and on account of no answer being received the door was forced open by two constables. Bessie Francis, servant, in the employ of the last witness, said she slept on the same floor as the deceased. She went to bed at eleven o'clock and on passing his door she heard him breathing very hard. About half an hour afterwards she heard him get out of bed and lock his door. Sergeant Salter, of the Exeter Police Force, said yesterday, about 12.15 the servant girl at Miss Gitsham's came to the police station, and in consequence of what she said he immediately went to Miss Gitsham's shop. He proceeded to the deceased's bedroom, where he found the door locked inside. He knocked several times but on receiving no answer, with the assistance of P.C. Boobier he burst it open. He then found the deceased as described by Mr Staddon. He fetched Dr Bell, who examined him and found his throat cut. Not far from his feet was found a razor (produced) covered with blood. He examined the clothes and found several letters, testimonials from different people Speaking Highly of the Deceased.
Among them was one from Miss Carmichael, 12 Sussex's-place, Regent's Park, dated 30th March stating the GEORGE BOND was one month in Lady Carmichael's service, and left on account of a rearrangement in her household. He was honest and respectable. Witness, continuing, said he also found a book, produced. On the cover was printed "L. Moore and Co., Exeter. Programme of racing for the week commencing June 10th, 1889. L. Moore and Co., turf commission agents, Exeter. Registered telegraphic address, 'Despatch, Exeter.'" The following note was also found upon him: - "From A.B.W., Thursday, lost Lord Lorne, 12s. 6d; Trayles, 8s. 3d; Rada, one and two, 6s. 3d; Pioneer, 3s. 8d; Amphion, 3s - £1 13s. 8d. Sir, - Will you please send it on. I shall wire each. - G. Bond, Avery's Court, High-street, Crediton." Deceased had a silver watch, two copies of the "Sporting Life" of the 1st and 25th June, 5s. 6 ½d., several bottles containing medicine, a travelling rug, one collar, and a rope. The Coroner mentioned to Sergeant Salter that in cases of this kind it was desirable before the body was removed to communicate with him, as it was better for the jury to see the body and its surroundings. He was not finding fault as no doubt it was desirable that the body should have been removed in the present instance. Mr Bell, surgeon, said he was called yesterday about 12.20 to go to Miss Gitsham's. He described the position in which the deceased was lying. He said his right hand was under his head, and his left arm stretched out, deceased being in a large pool of blood. He was cold and appeared to have been dead some time. The razor was also lying on the floor, covered with blood. He turned the body over, and found A Large Wound In The Throat from left to right, three inches in length. The windpipe was hanging out of the wound. Death was due to haemorrhage from the wound. The Coroner, in summing up, said it was certainly a very sad case. That the man had a good character was shewn by the letters which were found upon him. But he was as they had heard in a nervous and depressed state when Mr Staddon went with him to Miss Gitsham. Whether his mind was off its balance was for them to say. It appeared, according to what was found upon him, that he was concerned in betting transactions, which certainly was no very creditable state of thing as they had heard in another Court during the past week. He thought these commission agents and others who were in the habit of drawing money from persons, many of whom were unable to afford it, who, when they get into difficulties found themselves as this man might have possibly found himself. The Chief Constable here spoke to the Coroner, who, continuing, said he was very glad to hear with regard to the A.B.W. which the jury saw just now on a piece of paper that there were very many initials of that kind referring to transactions between A.B.W. and commission agents. What they had to consider was whether the man's mind was so unbalanced from any circumstances which surrounded him at the time of his death which would warrant them finding a verdict which was usually done when it was considered that a man committed suicide while in an unsound mind. He also suffered from derangement of his liver, and that was a very painful thing, and brought about such a state of mind that rendered a man at times unable to distinguish between right and wrong. There was some doubt as to who the deceased was, but Inspector Wreford took some trouble, and succeeded in finding out his relatives.
The jury returned a verdict to the effect that "Deceased committed suicide whilst in a state of temporary insanity." The sister of deceased stated that her brother was about to be taken to an asylum just before he died.
Friday 28 June 1889, Issue 6898 - Gale Document No. Y3200744478
Funeral of the late MR NEWELL CONNOP
At Crediton Churchyard yesterday, the funeral of the late MR NEWELL CONNOP, of Collaton Barton, Chulmleigh, took place.
Newell Connop, born 11th December, 1826. Died 23rd June, 1889.
[Large list of mourners]
Saturday 29 June 1889, Issue 6898 - Gale Document No. Y3200744503
Marriage - June 27 at St Breock's Church, Wadebridge, Cornwall, ERNEST JOHN, eldest son of MR W. STOYLE, postmaster, Crediton, to BESSIE, youngest daughter of the late MR HENRY TRABILCOCK, of Wadebridge.
Monday 1 July 1889, Issue 6899 - Gale Document No. Y3200744540
Exeter Court of Bankruptcy
A Crediton Grocer in Court
WILLIAM JOHN HELLIER, a grocer, of Crediton, came up for his public examination. Mr T. M. Reed, Bridgwater, appeared for debtor. The latter underwent a lengthy examination on Tuesday last before the Official Receiver, and he now presented a statement of account, as then requested, relative to his wife's illness. The Official Receiver said the debtor must have known he was insolvent long before he said. He was allowed to pass his public examination.
Tuesday 2 July 1889, Issue 6900 - Gale Document No. Y3200744563
Devon Quarter Sessions
Alleged Theft Of Flock At Crediton
MARY ANN SNELL, 33, charwoman, was charged with stealing a quantity of flock, the property of JOHN HAYDON, at Crediton, on the 15th April. Prisoner, who was undefended, pleaded not guilty.
Mr De Courcy Hamilton prosecuted. ELLEN HAYDON, wife of the prosecutor, residing at Keddycott, near Crediton, said the prisoner had lodged with her some time, and on leaving her she noticed that some of the flocks were gone from the bed. Some time after witness went to a MRS MOUSDEN'S where prisoner was lodging. The latter was asked where she got the flock and she replied "She knew where she got them." Mrs Mousden told her that she had taken them from witness's bed and prisoner again repeated her answer. Witness identified the flocks produced by a constable. ANNIE MOUSDEN proved buying the flocks produced of the prisoner. P.C. Clinnock gave evidence as to going to her and asking how she accounted for the flocks she had sold, and she replied that a Mrs Parker gave them to her. He suggested their going to see Mrs Parker about it, when she replied "He could if he liked." They afterwards saw Mrs Parker, who denied giving the prisoner any, and witness then took her into custody. Sir John Phear cautioned the police constable, as he seemed a young hand at his business, that when asking a person questions whom he contemplated taking into custody, and whom he suspected of committing a crime, he should not only caution them, but he must also tell them that they need no answer unless they liked. Mrs Parker and Mrs Stentiford were also called for the prosecution. Prisoner had no defence to make, and the Chairman having summoned up the jury, returned a verdict of "Not guilty." The jury thought there was not sufficient evidence to convict.
Wednesday 10 July 1889, Issue 6906 - Gale Document No. Y3200744726
A Drunken Labourer - Yesterday, at the Crediton Police Court, before Mr B. C. Cleave, ROBERT NEWCOMBE, describing himself as a labourer from London, and who is a native of Crediton, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs, for being drunk in East-street, Crediton, on the previous day.
Sudden Death at Crediton - An old woman named EMMA BEER was found dead in bed at Crediton yesterday.
Wednesday 10 July 1889, Issue 6906 - Gale Document No. Y3200744731
Sad Drowning Fatality at Crediton - Inquest this Day
This afternoon Mr H. W. Gould, Deputy District Coroner, held an inquest at Park Farm, Crediton, on the body of PETER PARKER, who was drowned whilst bathing on Saturday last. GEORGE PARKER, labourer, in the employ of Sir Redvers Buller, identified the body as that of his son, who was ten years of age. He last saw him alive about half past one on Saturday in the garden. The next thing he heard of him was that he was drowning in the water. PERCY MOORE, aged 3, of Crediton, deposed that about two o'clock on Saturday last he went down to Bull Marsh for the purpose of bathing in the River Yeo with some other boys. The deceased, who could not swim, was one of the first to go in. Just before going into the river he stepped in some mud, and on washing it off in the water he slipped into deep water. Witness saw the deceased struggling, and sink, and rise three times. He endeavoured to reach him, and went in up to his neck, but he could not swim, and did not succeed.
WALTER GODSLAND, aged eight, proved seeing deceased in the water, and sink, but he was too far away to reach him. JAMES GORE, also of Crediton, a sweep, deposed that on Saturday last he was going down to bathe, when the last witness came up to him and said the deceased was drowning. On proceeding there he found another man with a hook trying to get the body out, but did not succeed. Witness then dived into the water and brought the deceased out dead. The body was laid out on the grass. The water where the deceased was found w3as about seven or eight feet deep. Dr J. A. Edwards, of Crediton, said he saw the deceased at his home on Saturday. He examined him, and found that he was dead, and the body presented every appearance of drowning. The Coroner summed up, and said the boy MOORE acted in a persevering manner, and did all that he could under the circumstances. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death by Drowning."
Wedding At Crediton
A large number of townsfolk attended the parish church today to witness the marriage of MISS SARAH SEARLE, only daughter of MR JAMES SEARLE, of Silbury House, and MR C. GILLETT, of Portsmouth. The bridegroom was attended by his best man, Mr Cross, and Mr J. Edgell-Searle. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a dress of white silk bodice and train, brocade petticoat, orange blossom wreath and tulle veil, and carried a white bouquet of flowers. The bridesmaids who were Miss Walker and Miss Gillett wore white dresses with yellow sashes and white hats, and carried white bequest. The Rev. C. F. Smith, the Vicar, was the officiating clergyman. Among the wedding guests were the Revs. Smith, Teague, Poulden, Ledbatten (Portsmouth), Mr and Mrs Gillett, Mr and Mrs Eland (Puddington), Mrs Collier, Mr and Mrs Bremridge, Miss Edwards, Mrs Coates, and Miss Nutt. The wedding party were driven in carriages provided by Mr Proctor. At the conclusion of the ceremony the church bells rang merrily. The happy couple left in the afternoon for London. The presents were very numerous and costly.
Thursday 11 July 1889, Issue 6907 - Gale Document No. Y3200744744
Married - July 10, CHARLES GILLETT, of Portsmouth, second son of THOMAS GILLETT, Esq., of Faversham, Kent, to SARAH (Sissie) EDGELL SEARLE, only daughter of MR JAMES SEARLE, of Silbury House, Crediton.
Wednesday 24 July 1889 Issue 6918 - Gale Document No. Y3200745012
Crediton Petty Sessions
JAMES PENFOLD was charge by P.C. Kemp with leaving a horse and wagon outside the White Hart Hotel, Crediton, on the 22nd of June, for an unreasonable time. Defendant said he was waiting for another wagon coming from Morchard. The police-officer said he had previously cautioned the defendant. Fined 1s. and costs.
HARRIETT DISCOME summoned her mother ELIZABETH HERBERT, for assaulting her on the 22nd instant. The complainant said on the day in question she went to her mother's house, when she at once said "You had better go to the place you came from." Witness asked her for her clothes and she would go. Defendant then went upstairs and pitched her things down. The complainant wished to avoid her box being broken, and went upstairs to get it. Her mother then fe3ll upon her, and beat her with the balusters. When she got out into the yard and repeated her violence, and witness was black and blue all over. The defendant said the complainant was the eldest of nine children, and had given her a lot of trouble. She wouldn't go out, or rather keep at a situation, and wished to live at home on witness. She admitted striking her daughter, but said it was because the girl called her a witch. The Bench feared the complainant had had a good deal of provocation, and bearing that in mind defendant would be fined 6d. and the costs only.
Friday 2 August 1889, Issue 6926 - Gale Document No. Y3200745189
Death - July 30, at Belle Parade, Crediton, MR JAMES TOZER, aged 56.
Saturday 3 August 1889, Issue 6927 - Gale Document No. Y3200745224
Marriage - August 1, at St Saviour's Church, Battersea, London, FREDERICK W. BURCHILL, second son of the late MR JAMES BURCHILL, of Kingston-on-Thomas, to NELLIE, eldest daughter of MR JAMES WHITE, of Union-road, Crediton.
Tuesday 6 August 1889, Issue 6927 - Gale Document No. Y3200745258
Birth - August 5, at the Supply Stores, Crediton, the wife of MR R. MATTHEWS, a son.
Saturday 17 August 1889, Issue 6937 - Gale Document No. Y3200745505
Funeral at Crediton
The remains of the late MR S. ELSTON were interred in the Crediton parish churchyard yesterday. The funeral was largely attended by relatives and friends. The burial service was conducted by the Vicar (Rev. Preb. Smith). A large number of beautiful wreaths and crosses were placed on the coffin.
Wednesday 21 August 1889, Issue 6939 - Gale Document No. Y3200745584
"The Same Old Game." - At the Crediton Police Court this morning, THOMAS HILL was brought before F. Shelley, Esq., charged with being drunk and creating a disturbance in High-street, Crediton last evening. The defendant, who is an old offender, hails from the peaceful little village of Dulverton, and has made his appearance before the magistrates at Newton Abbot on several occasions. Of course, this morning the defendant had the usual apology to make to his Worship, and "it was all a mistake; he had been indulging rather a little too freely." However, as P.C. Kemp had some little difficulty in getting the defendant to the police station, and as also it was though advisable that a little solitary confinement in some quiet abode would have a beneficial effect upon him the magistrate sentenced him to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour.
Thursday 22 August 1889, Issue 6940 - Gale Document No. Y3200745604
Birth - August 18, at Penton Cottage, Crediton, the wife of the REV. J. E. C. PATTERSON, a son.
Monday 2 September 1889, Issue 6949 - Gale Document No. Y3200745849
Narrow Escape at Crediton - On Saturday afternoon MISS DART, daughter of WM. DART, of Crediton, contractor, had a narrow escape at the station. Her dog had got on the line, and she jumped from the platform to rescue the animal, just as a passenger train was approaching. The station-master (Mr Banks) at considerable risk, succeeded in dragging MISS DART off the rails in time. The train was within three or four feet of them. In another second or two they would both have probably been killed. Too much praise cannot be given Mr Banks for his courageous action.
Wednesday 4 September 1889, Issue 6951 - Gale Document No. Y3200745892
Fatal Kick From A Horse At Crediton. Inquest This Day.
Mr H. W. Hooper, held an inquest at the Devon and Exeter Hospital this morning, on the body of a boy named FRANK EDWARDS, aged five, who died yesterday by a kick from a horse. The body having been viewed, ELIZABETH EDWARDS, of Langdon-place, Crediton, identified it as that of her son. On the 4th July, about 5 p.m., she sent him on an errand by himself. About ten minutes after, a little boy, named HARRY CHAMBERLAIN, came to her and said he was kicked by a pony, in a field by the Crediton Inn. She went out and saw him walking towards his home. He said the pony had knocked him down. The animal belonged to MR BULLEN. Deceased crept under the gate, and she took him up and carried him home. Dr Body was then sent for, and he soon arrived with his assistant. There was a wound on the forehead, and the Dr. sewed it up. About five weeks after witness brought the deceased to the Hospital for advice, and they kept him in. He died yesterday morning. HARRY CHAMBERLAIN, a boy aged 8, of Crediton, said on the 4th of July, he saw the deceased running after a pony in the middle of the field. Soon after he saw the animal kick deceased in the forehead and knock him down. Witness went to tell his mother.
By the Juror: Witness was not in the field at the time. Mr Martyn, assistant house surgeon at the Devon and Exeter Hospital, said on August 8th he received deceased into the Institution suffering from a discharging wound in the inner side of his upper eyelid. He progressed on the treatment that was given him until ten days after, when he was taken with convulsions. An operation was then performed on him, and he went on favourably until the 2nd inst., when he again had convulsions. It was thought proper to have another operation performed, which was done at nine o'clock, but the lad died the next morning. Death resulted from an abscess on the brain, caused by the accident. The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Thursday 5 September 1889, Issue 6952 - Gale Document No. Y3200745919
Crediton Petty Sessions
ELIZA HOSKINS, of Crediton, was summoned for causing an obstruction on Belle Parade, Crediton, on the day of the flower show, on the 23rd August, by placing a barrow or truck there and letting it remain for two hours. Fined 6d. and costs. P.C. Gilbert proved the case.
Friday 6 September 1889, Issue 6953 - Gale Document No. Y3200745942
A Disorderly Chimney Sweep - Yesterday, at the Crediton Police-court, before Mr A. C. Ireland, JAMES GORE, a chimney sweep, of Crediton, for being drunk and disorderly, was sent to prison for fourteen days in default of paying a fine of 10s. and costs.
Saturday 7 September 1889, Issue 6954 - Gale Document No. Y3200745968
Alleged Assault On A Little Girl At Crediton - GEORGE HEARD, of Little Foldbay, Zeal Monachorum, was charged at the Crediton Police-court yesterday with assaulting ELZA ANN MARTIN, a girl, aged fifteen on the 3rd inst. Mr J. E. Searle prosecuted and Mr Friend of Exeter, defended. After hearing the evidence the Bench dismissed the case.
Thursday 12 September 1889, Issue 6958 - Gale Document No. Y3200746061
Birth - September 7, at Fordton-road, Crediton, the wife of MR EDWEARD NICHOLLS, as son.
Friday 13 September 1889, Issue 6959 - Gale Document No. Y3200746080
Marriage - September 12, at Holy Cross Church, Crediton, MR WILLIAM HENRY THOMAS, to LAURA ELSTON, both of Crediton.
Monday 16 September 1889, Issue 6961 - Gale Document No. Y3200746146
Fire Near Crediton - Early yesterday morning, a hay rick, the property of MR TREMLETT, Sutton, was destroyed by fire. The alarm was received at Crediton, about two o'clock, and Sergeant Fursdon and the local fire brigade was soon on the spot. The general opinion is that it is the work of an incendiary.
Thursday 19 September 1889, Issue 6964 - Gale Document No. Y3200746221
Disputing The Validity Of A Will - MISS JULINA GOULD, of The Green, Crediton, died in March, and shortly after the funeral a will was proved at Exeter, giving all her property, amounting to several thousands, to a stranger. Relatives, who lived in France, have resolved to dispute the validity of the will, and Messrs. Tozer, Gear and Mathew, solicitors, Exeter, are acting for them. Mr T. Andrew, Exeter County Court, has been appointed receiver of the estate.
Friday 20 September 1889, Issue 6965 - Gale Document No. Y3200746249
Sad Suicide At Crediton - Inquest
An inquest was held today, at Bedford's King's Arms, Crediton, by Mr H. Gould (deputy Coroner), to enquire into the death of CHRISTIANA GILLARD, of Port-street, Crediton, widow of JAMES GILLARD, mason, of Crediton, aged 72, she having died on the 17th instant, of arsenical poisoning.
EMMA GILLARD, daughter of the deceased, who seemed to be much affected, stated that on the afternoon of the 17th she noticed that her mother was rather strange in her manner as she had been for some time past. She objected to company as she thought everyone was watching her, and on that afternoon she left the front room in which she had been sitting and went into the kitchen, returning in three minutes time sucking a sweet. Shortly afterwards the mother and daughter and a MRS BELFORD, who was staying in the house, sat down to tea, when MRS GILLARD was very much flushed, and soon after began to vomit. Her daughter asked her if she had drunk anything, and she replied, "Yes, my tea." Then, thinking she had evaded the question, she pressed her more closely, when her mother said, "Shall I tell you the truth?" "Yes, do mother," was the reply She then said she had taken some of the stuff which was used for the rats. The cupboard in which it was kept was generally locked, but it was now found to be open, and MRS GILLARD said she had taken it out at dinner time while her daughter was in the garden. The arsenic which had been taken had been given to MRS GILLARD'S husband some thirty years before for the purpose of killing rats. Dr Campbell was called, and he saw the deceased alive. She lived until eleven o'clock that evening. MRS EMMA BELFORD, widow, was then sworn. She said deceased had a delusion. She frequently complained of having something on her back pulling her about. She suffered from a spinal complaint, and was at times rather strange in her manner. MRS BELFORD was present during the time all the previous witness had stated was taking place, and she fully corroborated her evidence. Dr Campbell stated that he was called in to see the deceased on the Tuesday afternoon in question, and found her sitting in the kitchen with her daughter; she was agitated, and very pale. Deceased told him she had taken arsenic, because she could not help it, the pain in her back made her so very miserable. She suffered from degeneration of the brain. The vomiting which had taken place was a symptom of arsenical poisoning. He did what he could to relieve the burning in the throat and chest which the arsenic had occasioned, but little could be done in such cases. Two grains of arsenic were enough to cause death, and deceased must have taken as much as twenty. The arsenic was undoubtedly the cause of death, but he did not consider deceased was responsible for he3r actions. Mr Gould said the jury had heard the statements of the witnesses and could clearly see that they agreed. The only thing left for them to consider was the mental condition of the deceased. The jury readily returned a verdict of "Suicide whilst in a state of unsound mind."
Saturday 21 September 1889, Issue 6966 - Gale Document No. Y3200746269
Death - September 20, at 14 East-street, Crediton, CHARLES HOLWAY, infant son of MR WILLIAM PITTS, aged 6 weeks.
Saturday 21 September 1889, Issue 6966 - Gale Document No. Y3200746270
Failing to Contribute - At the Crediton Police Court yesterday, before Sir John Shelley and Mr Benjamin C. Cleave, WILLIAM CLEAVE, alias BELCHER CLEAVE, was charged with neglecting to contribute towards the maintenance of his wife. The amount of arrears and costs due was £2 9s. 6d. An aunt of the prisoner advanced the money, and defendant was discharged.
Accident - MR JOHN GILL, painter, met with a sad accident yesterday while painting the front part of a house in High-street, Crediton. The steps on which he was sanding suddenly gave way, throwing him violently to the ground. He was conveyed to his home in Blagdon-place, when it was found that one of his legs had been seriously injured.
Tuesday 24 September 1889, Issue 6968 - Gale Document No. Y3200746325
Accident At Crediton - While descending the steps from the Communion at Crediton parish church on Sunday night, after putting out the gas light, MRS WOLLOCOTT, the caretaker, stumbled and fell into the side aisle, breaking one of her arms.
Wednesday 25 September 1889, Issue 6969 - Gale Document No. Y3200746341
Crediton Petty Sessions
Drunkenness - SAMUEL HOARE, of Crediton, who did not appear, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at Crediton. Sergt. Fursdon proved the case, and a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was inflicted.
Obscene Language - ELIZABETH GORE, of Crediton, for using obscene language, was fined 1s. and costs. Defendant pleaded guilty, but said it was on account of one of her sons, who came home drunk, and commenced fighting, and she got greatly aggravated.
Monday 30 September 1889, Issue 6973 - Gale Document No. Y3200746446
Death - September 26, at Fordton, Crediton, MISS ELIZA BATTERN, aged 30.
Thursday 3 October 1889, Issue 6976 - Gale Document No. Y3200746522
A Crediton Will Case
Yesterday, in the Vacation Court, London, the case of NEWBERRY v. WHITE came before Mr Justice Denman. Mr Martin, Q.C., applied on behalf of AMELIA NEWBERRY, the next-of-kin of JULIANA GOULD, for an injunction to restrain JOHN WHITE, of the Railway Hotel, Crediton, from dealing with the estate of the deceased JULIANA GOULD. It was also asked that a receiver might be appointed, and the defendant ordered to pay into Court eh sum of £150 said to be lying at his bankers, and representing part of the estate. The learned counsel stated that JULIANA GOULD died in March, 1889, as the plaintiff asserted, intestate. An alleged will had been proved, and administration granted to the defendant, JOHN WHITE. The plaintiff's case was that the will was concocted, and was clearly a forgery by the defendant himself in conjunction with one of the persons purported to be an attesting witness. AMELIA NEWBERRY, who was cousin, claimed to be the sole next-of-kin and was therefore entitled, should the will turn out a forgery. Mr Justice Denman: What relation was defendant to JULIANA GOULD? - Mr Marten: He was no relation at all. He claims under the will, which speaks of his kindness to the deceased. Mr Justice Denman: How much money is there? - Mr Marten: It was sworn at £3,112 - The learned counsel read affidavits giving reasons for the allegations that the will was a forgery. The defendant in his reply denied that it was his intention to leave Crediton. Mr Tatlock, who appeared for the defendant, submitted that there was no evidence to show that the £150 was money belonging to the estate. It was his client's balance at the bank. No prima facie case has been made out that the will was a forgery. He criticised the affidavits filed on behalf of the plaintiff, the statements in which he contended were inconsistent, No secrecy or impropriety had been shown, and if an injunction were granted in the present state of affairs much injury would be done to the defendant. Mr Marten having replied on the whole case, Mr Justice Denman said the case in its present stage presented many difficulties. It must be fought out and considering the balance of convenience he came to the conclusion, without expressing any opinion on the merits, that less injury would be done by refusing than granting an injunction, security having been given by the defendant to a large amount. The plaintiff would not be hampered in taking any course which she might be advised in the Court of Probate or elsewhere. His Lordship dismissed the motion, but reserved the costs to be disposed of by the Judge of the Probate Court, who might ultimately try the case.
Thursday 3 October 1889, Issue 6976 - Gale Document No. Y3200746514
Success Of A Creditonian - MR LEWIS VICARY, dramatic reader and singer, a native of Crediton, but who has spent many years in America and Italy, is now visiting Exeter, and is staying with Mr Passmore, of St James's-road. MR VICARY is under an engagement with Mr Vert, theatrical manager, of London, for next season, previous to which he will again visit America.
Thursday 17 October 1889, Issue 6988 - Gale Document No. Y3200746798
Fatal Fall at Crediton - A charwoman named WREFORD while at work in Union-terrace, Crediton, on Tuesday fell from a stool, injuring herself seriously. She was removed to her home in Mill-street, and attended by a medical gentleman. She, however, died yesterday afternoon.
Thursday 24 October 1889, Issue 6994 - Gale Document No. Y3200746956
Assault - JOHN RISDON, mason, of Park-street, Crediton, was summoned for assaulting SIMEON LONGFORD, a captain in the Salvation Army. The complainant stated that on the 28th September a number of boys were throwing stones, and a slight disturbance occurred. Defendant was present, and hit witness across the neck with a white-washing brush. That comprised the assault. Defendant expressed sorrow for the offence, and was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
Drunks. - EDWARD JAMES, farmer, of Westacott, Crediton, for being drunk and disorderly was fined 10s. and costs. P.C. Clinnick proved the case, stating that defendant refused to leave the street quietly when requested, and used abusive language.
HENRY TOMPKINS, thatcher, of Crediton, did not appear in answer to all summons for being drunk and disorderly on Saturday, 5th instant. P.C. Clinnick proved the case, stating that defendant was drunk in High-street, and used abusive language. He refused to go home, and was taken away by another man. A friend of defendant's was present in court, and expressed hi sorrow, on behalf of defendant, that he was drunk, at the same time mentioning that he had become a teetotaller. (Laughter). The Bench inflicted a fine of 10s. inclusive.
Cattle Straying. - WILLIAM ORCHARD, licensed hawker, appeared in answer to all charge of unlawfully allowing two horses and two colts, his property, to stray on the highway at Crediton. P.C. Gilbert deposed that on the 24th ult. he sae the animals straying on the highway. They belonged to defendant. The Bench inflicted a fine of 6d. for each animal and costs.
Tuesday 29 October 1889, Issue 6998 - Gale Document No. Y3200747054
Death of MRS CLEAVE - The death is announced, at Downton, Wilts., yesterday morning, of ELIZA, wife of MR JAMES CLEAVE, after a painful illness. The deceased and her husband were natives of Crediton, and were well-known and highly respected. They have relatives still living at Crediton. Deceased was about 46 years of age and was the third daughter of the late MR GILES HOOKWAY.
Tuesday 29 October 1889, Issue 6998 - Gale Document No. Y3200747049
Assault. - WM. FURSDON, a blacksmith, of Crediton, was charged on a warrant with assaulting THOMAS MOGRIDGE on 2nd April last. The Chief Constable said that on the day in question prisoner accompanied the complainant's wife, and on coming home about 5.30 a.m. struck complainant so severely that he had to call for assistance. The complainant said on the 2nd of April about 5.30 a.m. he was in bed with his child. His wife came up stairs, and he said to her "Have you been along with that bully again?" The prisoner came in and said, "The bully is come now," and he knocked witness in the eye, pulled him out of bed, and kicked him in the ribs. Witness then became unconscious. Complainant was serving in the Militia at the time, and was under medical treatment at the barracks for a fortnight. MOGRIDGE had heard that prisoner had been in Bristol, Taunton, and elsewhere with his wife. WM. DAVEY said he lived in the same house, and near six o'clock on the 2nd of April, he saw complainant's wife and prisoner go in. The wife called prisoner up and he heard complainant being pulled out of bed, and shouting "murder". Witness then went up, and said to prisoner, "Don't kick the man to death." He did not see the prisoner strike FURSDON, nor did complainant tell him that prisoner had done anything to him. Detective Vicary proved arresting prisoner in Alphington-street in company with complainant's wife yesterday morning. DAVEY, being re-called, said the complainant told his wife "where she had been she could go again." - Prisoner said he went with complainant's wife to her house on the morning in question. She went upstairs, and he soon heard complainant assaulting her. He then went up and saw complainant dragging his wife about by the hair. Before he could get him to let go he had to knock him down. The Chairman said there was no doubt that the prisoner had committed the assault. It was a scandalous case, and prisoner deserved to be severely punished. It was a gross offence, but there being a doubt in the case, the Bench fined him 20s. and expenses, or fourteen days' imprisonment.
Thursday 31 October 1889, Issue 7000 - Gale Document No. Y3200747099
Death - October 28, at Downton, ELIZA, wife of MR JAMES MILTON CLEAVE, daughter of the late MR GILES HOOKWAY, of Crediton, aged 45.
Tuesday 12 November 1889, Issue 7009 - Gale Document No. Y3200747354
Marriage - November 11, at the Parish church, Crediton, MR WILLIAM D. BARTRAM, of Arrowgate, Yorkshire, to ELLEN E. BLIGHT, only daughter of the late MR ROBERT BLIGHT, of Cr3editon.
Wednesday 20 November 1889, Issue 7016 - Gale Document No. Y3200747538
Crediton Petty Sessions
Theft of Carrots. - ALFRED PARR, labourer, of Crediton, and JAMES GUNN, sweep, of Crediton, neither of whom appeared, were summoned for the stealing, on the 26th October, a quantity of carrots, the property of JOSEPH HEXTOR, of Crediton, valued at 1s. P.C. Kempt gave evidence to the effect that he met the defendants on the highway on the date in question. They had in their possession a quantity of carrots. Being suspicious that they were stolen, witness traced their footsteps to a field, the property of MR J. HEXTOR, of Moor Farm, Crediton, in which some carrots were growing. He subsequently met with defendants, and charged them with stealing the carrots, but they denied doing so. Some days afterwards PARR told him he did not steal the carrots, but that GORE gave them to him. The prosecutor deposed to recently losing carrots in large quantities from his land. The Bench imposed a fine of 6d. and 11s. costs each, the alternative being seven days' with hard labour.
Another Drunk. - WILLIAM ATKIKNS, labourer, of Crediton, pleaded not guilty to being drunk in East-street, Crediton on the 17th inst. P.S. Fursdon deposed to seeing defendant drunk and swearing. Witness told him to go home quietly, but he took no notice, and still continued his conduct. P.C. Turner gave corroborative evidence. Defendant, in defence admitted talking loudly, and there being a previous conviction against him he was fined 2s. and costs.
Insufficient Evidence - MARIA COLES, married woman, of Crediton, and JOHN DREW, a youth of the same place, were charged with stealing a quantity of apples on the 15th November, the property of Sir Redvers Buller. Mr Philip Sanders, agent to Sir Redvers Buller, stated that from apple heaps in Park Farm he missed a quantity of apples and P.C. Kemp deposed to meeting the defendants with apples in their possession. Sergeant Fursdon also gave evidence, but the Bench did not consider the statements adduced for the prosecution sufficiently incriminated the defendants, and they dismissed the case.
Wednesday 20 November 1889, Issue 7016 - Gale Document No. Y3200747530
Alleged Theft Of A Letter At Crediton - A girl named ANNIE SHARLAND, aged 13, of Sandford, was charged at the Crediton Petty Sessions, before Sir John Shelley and Mr B. C. Cleave, with stealing a letter, containing two cheques, of the aggregate value of £31 15s., the property of her master, MR LEWIS LOCK, of Fordton, Crediton, who stated that on Sunday evening he placed two letters and three post-cards on the desk in the kitchen. About 7 p.m. he found the letters containing cheques missing. He inquired of the girl and boy, but both denied having seen the letter. P.C. Turner arrived about nine o'clock, and commenced to search. The constable, the prisoner, and the boy went into the garden, and some time after they came into the house, the constable having the envelope, which had been broken open. It contained one cheque. A further search was made, and the other cheque was found on the floor, between the dresser and cupboard. FRANK LOCK deposed that when they were searching for the letter he asked her what she had done with it, and she replied it was in her boot. She was then told to take off her boot, which she did, also her stocking, and put her hand into it. She took from her stocking the envelope, containing the cheque, and gave it to the policeman. P.C. Turner gave corroborative evidence. The girl was allowed to leave the Court, to come up for judgment when called upon.
Monday 25 November 7020 - Gale Document No. Y3200747625
Accident At Crediton - While engaged by MR JAMES BROOK at the new buildings of the manse and schools in connection with the Congregational Chapel, Crediton, GEORGE UPHAM jumped off the scaffold and pitched on a piece of old timber, win which was a long nail, which penetrated through his boot into his foot, doing him serious injury.
Saturday 30 November 1889, Issue 7025 - Gale Document No. Y3200747738
Death - November 29, EMMA J. TUCKER, daughter of MR R. GLASS, of Crediton, aged 30.
Saturday 7 December 1889, Issue 7031 - Gale Document No. Y3200747897
Serious Charge Against A Telegraph Messenger At Crediton. - Before Sir John Shelley, Bart., at Crediton Police-court yesterday, WM. HOWEARD, a telegraph messenger at the Crediton Post-office, was charged with stealing two letters, the property of the Postmaster-General. Mr STOYLE, the son of the postmaster, said on the previous day he saw the prisoner in the kitchen under the post-office, and noticed him take from his clothes two letters, which he opened. Witness charged him with stealing them, but the prisoner denied it. On witness telling him that he had seen him take them the prisoner gave up one, and afterwards produced the second letter. One of the letters contained a postal order for 1s. MR STOYLE, the postmaster, corroborated and added that the prisoner said that he had an accomplice. Prisoner was then remanded.
Saturday 14 December 1889, Issue 7037 - Gale Document No. Y3200748047
Death - December 7, at Mill-street, Crediton, MR GEORGE FURSDON, aged 33.
Saturday 14 December 1889, Issue 7037 - Gale Document No. Y3200748048
Narrow Escape At Crediton Station. - Yesterday a man named CHARLES BISHOP, about 70 years of age, in the service of MR CHALLICE, of Rudge Farm, Crediton, as a carter, was carting manure on to a portion of the farm land near the railway station. In doing so he had to cross the line adjoining the goods-shed. BISHOP had passed over the line, and was in the act of returning with the empty cart when the down Plymouth express train came rushing on and caught the back part of the cart, smashing it to pieces. Fortunately neither BISHOP nor the horse was much injured. BISHOP, it is supposed, must have been looking in an opposite direction, otherwise he could not have failed to have seen the train approaching, the line being open for a considerable distance.
Tuesday 17 December 1889, Issue 7039 - Gale Document No. Y3200748110
Marriage - December 13, by special license, at the Congregational Church, Sandford, GEORGE, fourth son of MR CHARLES HORATIO NELSON, Crediton, to EDITH ANNA, eldest daughter of MR ROBERT BERD FORD FROGMORE DISTRICT, Crediton.
Wednesday 18 December 1889, Issue 7040 - Gale Document No. Y3200748138
Crediton Petty Sessions
A Cruel Cab Proprietor. - ROBERT BOXER, a cab proprietor, of Crediton, was summoned for working a horse in an unfit state on the 30th ultimo. Inspector Lockwood prosecuted on behalf of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. P.C. Chinnick stated that on the 30th ult. he saw the defendant driving the animal, which was in a very weak state, being nothing but "skin and bone." He was unable to get the beast along, whereupon he struck it five or six times. He drew the defendant's attention to the animal's condition, and afterwards went to the stable and examined it. He discovered a large wound on the off-side under the saddle, and the padding was covered with blood. He told defendant not to work it again, but he did on the following Monday and Tuesday. The horse appeared to have been half starved. Inspector Lockwood deposed to visiting defendant's stable on the 3rd inst., and examined the horse in question, another one lying there dead at the time. It was in a weak and emaciated condition, and it had since died. The defendant called JOSEPH MILTON, who said he killed the animal, and there was no wound upon it. As to being half starved, it was not so. The Chairman said it was a serious case, and he had been convicted once before. The Bench would, however, take into consideration the fact that he had lost two horses, and would only fine him 10s. and costs. It was taking a very lenient view of the case.
Saturday 21 December 1889, Issue 7043 - Gale Document No. Y3200748201
Marriage - December 18,a t Shobrooke, MR E BODDY, of Crediton, to JESSIE HELEN, second daughter of the late MR R. G. CONGDON, of Shobrook Park.
Tuesday 24 December 1889, Issue 7045 - Gale Document No. Y3200748255
The Organist At St James's Church. - The appointment of organist to St James's Church, Exeter, has been given to MR WILLIAM LANE, son of MR LANE, of Crediton, and a pupil of Mr Wood. He is at present organist at Honiton Clist and will take up his new appointment the first Sunday in the new year.
Saturday 15 February 1890, Issue 7087 - Gale Document No. Y3200748584
Death - February 12, at Park-street, Crediton, ELIZABETH CLARKE, aged 84.
Death - February 8, at Park-street, Crediton, JOHN CLRKE, aged 20.
Saturday 22 March 1890, Issue 7116 - Gale Document No. Y3200748762
Birth - March 19, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of MR LEOPOLD A. D. MONTAGUE, a son.
Saturday 5 April 1890, Issue 7126 0 Gale Document No. Y3200748846
Birth - April 1, at 15, St Laurence Green, Crediton, the wife of MR ARTHUR W. ARSCOTT, a son.
Marriage - April 3, MR S. TUCKER, of Crediton, to LAVINIA MAY, of Lidford.
Saturday 12 April 1890, Issue 7131 - Gale Document No. Y3200748880
Marriage - April 9, at Holy Cross, Crediton, MR WILLIAM DOWN to ELIZABETH MARY, only daughter of MR JOHN POPE.
Marriage - April 7, at St James's Church, Exeter, MR JOHN SYMONS, of London, to MISS SARAH ELLEN BAILEY, of Crediton.
Saturday 19 April 1890, Issue 7137 - Gale Document No. Y3200748918
Death - March 2, at 100 Drummond-street, Carlton, Melbourne, BARBARA ELIZA, relict of ELIAS TREMLETT, formerly of Priorton, Crediton.
Saturday 3 May 1890, Issue 7149 - Gale Document No. Y3200748993
Illegal Employment OF Boys At Crediton.
At the Crediton Police Court on Wednesday WM. HENRY STONE, occupier of the steam saw mills, Crediton, was summoned for employing two boys, named AQRTHUR ROACH and JOHN PIKE, both being under the age of sixteen years. Mr Bignold, her Majesty's inspector of Factories and Workshops for the district, prosecuted. The defendant did not appear. Mr Bignold said on the 27th of March he visited the steam saw mills, and found eight or nine boys at work. He took their names and ages, and found that four of them were under the age of 13 years. In respect of two - the ones above named - he took out summonses. The Act required that in employing a boy under 16 years of age the employer should hold a certificate of fitness from a doctor - in Crediton, Mr Edwards. None of these boys had a certificate from the latter, and they had been employed by the defendant for several months. He had visited the mills on many occasions, and had given full instructions, and had also supplied the defendant with an abstract of the Act, in fact he had done everything he could to induct MR STONE, to conform with the law. There were really six other boys illegally employed. The employment in which they were engaged was very dangerous, and boys certainly ought not to be employed at random. There was a lot of dangerous machinery on the premises. Both ROACH and PIKE were called. The former said he had been in MR STONE'S employ for twelve months. The Bench inflicted a fine of 10s. in each case, and costs.
Saturday 17 May 1890, Issue 7161 - Gale Document No. Y3200749071
Disorderly Pauper at Crediton. - At Crediton yesterday, ELLEN HILL, a casual in the Crediton Workhouse, was charged with refusing to obey the orders of the Master and in default of paying a fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was sent to prison for seven days.
Saturday 31 May 1890, Issue 7173 - Gale Document No. Y3200749140
Death - May 28, at Grove-terrace, Crediton, ELIZABETH, widow of MR ROGER TREMLETT, formerly of Uton, near Crediton.
Saturday 7 June 1890, Issue 7179 - Gale Document No. Y3200749178
Alleged Theft of Wood At Crediton. - The wife of SMUG PARR, of Crediton, was charged on a warrant at the Crediton Police Court yesterday with stealing boarding, &c., the property of MR WILLIAM DART. Prisoner was fined 20s. inclusive. The husband paid the fine, and for doing so the prisoner called him an "old fool", and vowed she would not go to his home.
Saturday 23 August 1890, Issue 7244 - Gale Document No. Y3200749590
Birth - August 20, at Ivy Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR A. J. BOND, a son.
Saturday 6 September 1890, Issue 7256 - Gale Document No. Y3200749656
Accident Near Crediton. - In attempting to kill a wasp against a window with his hand on Sunday morning, a labourer named COURTENAY, of Winstout, near Crediton, broke a pane of glass, in consequence of which one of his wrists was so badly cut that he had to be taken to the surgery of Messrs. Body and Powne. It was found that an artery had been cut so severely as to necessitate his remaining at Crediton.
Saturday 20 September 1890, Issue 7268 - Gale Document No. Y3200749747
Till Robbery By A Boy At Crediton. A Bad Mother.
At the Crediton Police Court on Thursday, before Mr A. Clayfield Ireland and Mr B. C. Cleave, a youth named SIDNEY STEMPSON, of Crediton, and his mother, EMMA STEMPSON, were charged, the former with stealing 9s. and a padlock, the property of MR F. T. GOVER, tinman, of Crediton, and the mother with receiving a portion of the money and the padlock, knowing them to have been stolen. Mr Gover said he had been missing money from his till for some time past, and on Wednesday last he instructed the Sergeant of Police to mark some coins, which were placed in the till and locked up by MR GOVER.
Later in the day the till was examined and 9s. was missing. The boy was searched and two shillings and a sixpence, all marked, was found on him. He was then charged with stealing the money and the padlock, and locked up. The prisoner was employed by MR GOVER to run errands. Sergeant Fursdon stated that he had marked the money in the morning and kept watch, when he observed the prisoner take the padlock and heard the chink of money when there was no one else but the prisoner in the shop. After searching the lad and finding only 2s. 6d. on him he went to prisoner's home and found the remainder of the money on the female prisoner. The padlock was also found in her house. Both prisoners consented to be dealt with summarily, and the boy was sentenced to receive nine strokes with the birch, and the mother was fined £5 and costs, or one month's imprisonment.
Saturday 4 October 1890, Issue 7280 - Gale Document No. Y3200749798
Birth - October 2, at Crediton, the wife of MR C. G.LOVESEY, a son.
Death - September 30, at Teignmouth, ELIZA, widow of MR JOHN WELSFORD, formerly of Crediton, aged 77.
Saturday 25 October 1890, Issue 7297 - Gale Document No. Y3200749914
Death - October 23, at Crediton, GEORGE STONE, aged 48.
Saturday 1 November 1890, Issue 7303 - Gale Document No. Y3200749950
Marriage - October 25, at Crediton, MR JAMES ASCOTT, to MISS MILFORD DAVEY, both of Tiverton.
Saturday 6 December 1890, Issue 7333 - Gale Document No. Y3200750110
The Bankruptcy Act, 1883.
In Bankruptcy - Exeter No. 46 of 1890: Re. ALOYSIUS BRASSINGTON, of High-street, Crediton, Devonshire, Veterinary Surgeon.
Receiving Order made 4th December 1890.
Date of Order for Summary Administration, 4th December 1890.
Date of Adjudication, 4th December 1890.
Date and Place of first meeting, 18th December 1890, at Ten o'clock in the forenoon, at the Official receiver's Office, 13 Bedford Circus, Exeter.
Date of Public Examination, 18th December, 1890.
Thomas Andrew, Official Receiver, 13 Bedford Circus, Exeter.
Dated 4th December 1890.
Saturday 6 December 1890, Issue 7333 - Gale Document No. Y3200750119
Death - December 4, at Crediton, MR WALTR CROSS, of the Horse and Jockey Inn, aged 53.
Death - December 13, at Crediton, JOHN DYMOND, aged 69.
Saturday 13 December 1890, Issue 7339 - Gale Document No. Y3200750154
Serious Fire At Crediton
A fire was discovered on Monday night about nine o'clock in a carpenter's shop at Bow3den-hill, Park-street, Crediton. The premises, which belong to MR SAMUEL INCH, carpenter and undertaker, consisting of workshops, &c., were soon in a blaze, and before assistance could be procured, were completely gutted. The rear of the dwelling house adjoining, and the house in the occupation of a shoemaker named JAMES ELSTON, also caught fire. MR INCH has lost a considerable quantity of tools and so have the workmen; also a greenhouse worth about £20. The workshops, as well at the house adjoining, are partly insured, but not enough to cover the loss. The fire engine was run down by hand, but there was great delay in getting any water to pour upon the flames in consequence of there being none turned on from the new main. Fortunately, there was not much wind at the time, which prevented the flames spreading to any extent. Great damage was caused by breakages in adjoining cottages, but nearly all the furniture was got out and put in the Unitarian Chapel yard and into neighbours, houses.
Saturday 24 January 1891, Issue 7372 - Gale Document No. Y3200750363
Death - January 22, at 19 High-street, Crediton, WILLIAM SMALE, aged 79.
Saturday 31 January 1891, Issue 7378 - Gale Document No. Y3200750404
Death - January 29, at Eastwood, Alphington, SARAH, widow of MR JOHN SNELL, of Keymelford, Crediton, aged 73.
Saturday 7 February 1891, Issue 7382 - Gale Document No. Y3200750433
Serious Accident At Crediton. - On Tuesday night a rather serious accident befell a delivery agent named SAMUEL PONSFORD, in the employ of Messrs. J. C. Wall, at Crediton. After unloading his goods at the station, on returning with his horse and wagon he, in attempting to get on the wagon, slipped and fell to the ground, both wheels of the van passing over his chest. It is feared that he is injured internally but whether any ribs are broken Dr Powne is at present unable to say.
Saturday 21 March 1891, Issue 7417 - Gale Document No. Y3200750648
Birth - March 15, at the Lodge, Posbury, Crediton, the wife of MR JOE EAKERS, a son.
Death - March 17, at Crediton, HELEN SOPHIA PITTS, aged 57.
Death - March 19, at 59 St. David's-hill, Exeter, EMMA WARD, late of Langridge, Crediton, aged 66.
Saturday 11 April 1891, Issue 7443 - Gale Document No. Y3200750753
Death - April 6, at Walton-on-Thames, MARY, widow of MR J. M. FRANCIS, of Crediton.
Saturday 18 April 1891, Issue 7440 - Gale Document No. Y3200750786
Marriage - April 16, at the Congregational Chapel, Crediton, ARTHUR MARSH, of Barnstaple, to FLORENCE WHITE, of Crediton.
Saturday 16 May 1891, Issue 7462 - Gale Document No. Y3200750917
Accident At Crediton. - Wednesday at Crediton, a pony, which was being driven in a trap by MR ELSTON, butcher, of East-street, started off at a furious rate, and ran into MR BUZZACOTT'S horse and cab, doing considerable damage. MR ELSTON had to be attended by a medical man.
Saturday 23 May 1891, Issue 7468 - Gale Document No. Y3200750955
Death - May 20, at Dean-street, Crediton, ELLEN MARE, aged 37.
Saturday 27 June 1891, Issue 74795- Gale Document No. Y3200751108
Wedding At Crediton
On Tuesday, at the Church of Holy Cross, Crediton, was celebrated the marriage of MR A. J. HELE, of Exeter, with MISS ANNIE LOUISA WHITE, third daughter of MR JAS. WHITE, of Threshers, Crediton, the service being conducted by the Rev. J. J. Teague, in the presence of a large number of spectators. The bride was given away by her father, and was attired in crème Cashmere, trimmed with broche, tulle veil, and wreath of orange blossom. She wore a gold bracelet, and carried a bouquet, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridesmaids were Miss Jessie S. White (sister of the bride), Misses Lily and Rose White (cousins), and Miss Jessie Badcock. They were prettily attired in white, each carrying a basket of scarlet geraniums. The best man was Mr. H. H. Brimblecome, of Exeter. Mr Rickford, of Exeter, supplied the carriages. Merry peals were rung from the church tower throughout the afternoon. The wedding breakfast was held at Mr John White's Railway Hotel, and was attended by a large number of relatives and friends. Mr C. Hamlin, of Crediton, supplied the wedding cake. There were upwards of 100 presents many of them being costly.
Saturday 4 July 1891, Issue 7501 - Gale Document No. Y3200751139
Lead Stealing At Crediton
JAMES RISDON, bailed on committal, pleaded not guilty to stealing 28 lbs. of lead, value 2s. 6d., the property of THOMAS JONES, his master, at Crediton, on or about the 17th April last. Mr St. Aubyn, in prosecuting, said the prisoner had been in the employ of MR JONES, who kept a lumber-room in his house, where he was in the habit of keeping a quantity of lead. On the 17th April the prosecutor, from information received, went to his room and found that a quantity of lead had been taken away. He could not say the exact date it was taken away. Prisoner was previously seen walking away with a sack on his back. On being asked by P.C. Clinnick what the sack contained, prisoner replied "Seed potatoes." #The policeman, not satisfied with that answer, looked into the bag and found 28 lbs. of lead there. The prosecutor could only identify a portion of the lead. Prisoner afterwards said he found the lead, and was going to take it to his master's house. The prosecutor and P.C. Clinnick were called, and bore out counsel's statement. Prisoner was sentenced to two months' imprisonment with hard labour.
Saturday 29 August 1891, Issue 7548 - Gale Document No. Y3200751429
Success Of A Crediton Man. - MR W. TROSKETT E. HORRELL, son of MR HORRELL, of the Ship Hotel, Crediton, has been very successful in his examinations in pharmaceutical chemistry. He has just been awarded, in an open competition, the Redwood Scholarship by the Council of the Pharmaceutical Society. MR HORRELL, who was educated at the Crediton Grammar School, and was a pupil of MR. W. JACKSON, chemist, of Crediton, has already won the silver medal for herbarium of British plants. The Redwood Scholarship is a very valuable one, and entitles him to be admitted to a professional college for twelve months.
Saturday 29 August 1891, Issue 7548 - Gale Document No. Y3200751419
Accidents At Crediton. - An accident occurred at the People's Park, Crediton, on Monday, which resulted in a little girl breaking her arm. It appears that the child, who is seven years of age, and is called BICKNELL, was playing in the Park when she slipped and fell, causing the injury referred to. A little boy, son of MR A. HODGE, of Paradise, Crediton, was playing with a hoop in High-street, in that town when he was knocked down by a horse and trap and severely bruised. The child is deaf and dumb, and consequently did not hear the trap coming.
Saturday 10 October 1891, Issue 7573 - Gale Document No. Y3200751637
Serious Fire At Crediton
Sudden Death Of A Fireman. - On Thursday night about 11 o'clock, as Police Sargt. Pratt (who has succeeded Sergeant Fursden) was on duty with P.C. Boaden in St Lawrence Green, Crediton, he detected a strong smell of something burning but for some time could see no smoke or signs of fire. When nearing the Green, however, the two officers met a dense cloud of smoke coming from the house and shop owned by MR S. GILLARD, baker. The inmates, who were all in bed were speedily awakened, and an entrance having been made the family were got out greatly frightened but unhurt. Sergeant Pratt, whose energy and promptitude in getting out the household are greatly to be commended, at once sent for Mr Parry-Jones, captain of the Fire Brigade, and an alarm was raised. The Brigade were soon on the spot, and the water supply being copious the fire was got under before the adjoining houses were touched by the flames. A very sad incident in connection with the alarm occurred just after the Brigade were called. MR S. WOLLACOTT, an energetic member of the brigade, fell down in the engine-house and expired immediately. The cause of death is supposed to have been heart disease, accelerated by the excitement and hurry of the call. The deceased was in the employment of MR HEATHMAN, ironmonger, and was greatly respected. The damage to the premises of MR GILLARD was extensive, the place being gutted. The adjoining house was partly unroofed, and the furniture damaged by water. We understand the premises and furniture of both houses are insured.
Saturday 17 October 1891, Issue 7578 - Gale Document No. Y3200751669
Funeral Of Engineer Wollacott - Funeral of MR STEPHEN WOLLACOTT, late chief engineer of the Crediton Fire Brigade, who died suddenly while attending a fire last week took place on Monday afternoon in Crediton churchyard. The Fire Brigade, headed by Captain E. F. P. Jones attended in full dress, and eight of them bore the coffin, on which were laid the deceased's helmet, &c. The Exeter Fire Brigade, under Superintendent Pett, also attended with one of their engines, the horses wearing black plumes and being draped with black velvet. A muffled peal was rung in the evening.
Saturday 14 November 1891, Issue 7602 - Gale Document No. Y3200751806
Death - November 10, at Church-street, Crediton, JOHN JENNINGS, aged 75.
Saturday 28 November 1891, Issue 7613 - Gale Document No. Y3200751871
Marriage - November 25, at the Parish Church, Crediton, ARTHUR HECTOR to LOUISA SALTER, both of Crediton.
Saturday 5 December 1891, Issue 7619 - Gale Document No. Y3200751904
Marriage - December 1, at Exeter, MR F. BATTEN, Crediton, to MISS S. FOSTER, Exeter.
Saturday 26 December 1891, Issue 7635 - Gale Document No. Y3200752001
Birth - December 22, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR E. POLLARD, a daughter.
Saturday 26 December 1891, Issue 7635 - Gale Document No. Y3200751987
Accident At Crediton. - Whilst two brothers named TONKIN were driving a pony and trap near the Horse and Jockey Inn on Saturday night, the vehicle capsized, throwing its occupants out The elder brother was badly cut about the face, and the younger one taken up in an unconscious state. He was at once attended by a medical man, and now is progressing favourably towards recovery.
Saturday 2 January 1892, Issue 7640 - Gale Document No. Y3200752029
Death From Influenza At Crediton. - Yesterday afternoon MRS HEXTER, of Moor Farm, Crediton, succumbed to a severe attack of influenza. It will be remembered that the husband of the deceased made an attempt to take his life by cutting his throat this week while suffering from the same epidemic.
Saturday 9 January 1892, Issue 7646 - Gale Document No. Y3200752051
Funeral At Crediton. - At Crediton on Wednesday funeral of the late MRS HEXTER, wife of MR JOSEPH HEXTER, of Moor Farm, took place. The mourners were the six sons and daughters of the deceased. Mr Bragg (Gunstone) son-in-law, and Mr Bragg (Stokey Down). The funeral arrangement were well carried out by MR DART, of Crediton.
Saturday 16 January 1892, Issue 7651 - Gale Document No. Y3200752085
Death - January 16, At 26 Lynette-avenue, Clapham Common, London, BESSIE CHANNON, late of Crediton.
Death - January 13, at Market-street, Crediton, EDWARD JAMES HUTCHINGS, late of the General Post Office, Exeter, aged 30.
Saturday 30 January 1892, Issue 7662 - Gale Document No. Y3200752140
Alleged Neglect of Children at Crediton - Magisterial Proceedings.
At Crediton Petty Sessions on Wednesday, STEPHEN HATTEN, mason, of Crediton, and CHARLOTTE HATTEN, his wife, were summoned at the instance of Inspector Whetham, Inspector of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, for neglecting their two children - STEPHEN, aged 9, and LUCY ANN, aged 7 - in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering and injury to their health, between 15th December and 16th January. Both defendants pleaded not guilty. Mr Friend, who appeared for the prosecution, said defendants had been brought up at Bristol and at Exeter, being convicted at both places. They were habitual drunkards.
Inspector Whetham said on Friday, January 15th, in company with P.S. Pratt, he went to the house of the defendant's in Brown's-court about 7.30 p.m. and saw the female defendant. [MRS HATTEN: You fetched me.] Witness also saw the two children, STEPHEN, aged 9, and LUCY ANN, aged 7. The female defendant: There is Mr Vickery there, How are you? I want to speak to you. You know something about it. - Inspector Whetham, continuing, said he had had a complaint about the children, and asked the woman to let him see them. Witness found they had sufficient clothing, but were very dirty. Witness examined LUCY'S clothing more particularly. Her under clothing was black with dirt and looked as if it never had been washed. The boy's clothes were also very dirty. Witness examined the bodies of the children, and found that LUCY'S head was covered with sores. Her head and hair also contained vermin. - The male defendant: You are a liar, a ---- liar. - The female: Is there any about you? (meaning the inspector). The male defendant: Look at me, and see if you can see any about me. - Inspector Whetham, continuing, said both children were in an emaciated condition, and both looked very pale and bloodless. Witness should say that both had been badly nourished. He asked the female to let him see where the children slept. She pointed out an old sofa in the kitchen - The female defendant: Old sofa? You will not find very many old things about my furniture. - Inspector Whetham, continuing, said the female remarked "I and the two children sleep on that." Witness examined it, and found it was an old sofa covered with filthy sacking. Witness also found a piece of a blanket and a piece of quilting. Both smelt very bad. Witness asked her if that was the only bed clothing she had, and she replied, "Yes." He asked her how it was the bed clothes were in such a filthy condition, and she replied, "I can't wash them because they are the only ones I HAVE GOT." Witness asked her how many bedrooms she had, and she replied "One." Witness asked her to let him see it, which she did. On the floor was an old flock bed filthily dirty. The male defendant: He is telling --- lies. - The Inspector, continuing, said he found a piece of blanket, a piece of quilt, and two sacks which were very dirty and smelt badly. Witness asked the female who slept there, and she replied "My husband." - The female: I told you me and my children. - The male defendant: That is the case for the prosecution. Now let us know the other side. - The Inspector said the floor was also broken. - The male defendant: That is nothing to do with us; that is the landlord's work. - Witness went into the kitchen, which was in a filthy state and smelt very badly. Witness asked the female where her husband was, and she replied, "At the Star, drunk, where he always is." Witness saw the male defendant, and he said to witness, "What can I do, sir? If I can't get work I can't get food for my children." Witness replied, "You can get drunk at any rate." Defendant said he had the drink given him. - In reply to the defendant, witness told him that he had made enquiries and found that he could get work if he chose. Mr W. S. Campbell, surgeon, of Crediton, said he was called to see the children at the Crediton Workhouse. - The male defendant: - Mr Friend, you are acting unfair. - The Chairman told defendant to be quiet. - HATTEN: I shall speak as much as I like in a Court of Justice. - Mr Campbell, continuing, said both children were emaciated. There was no disease to account for the condition of the children. The girl was suffering from scabs, which would be produced by vermin. In the early part of November of last year witness saw the children, and they then looked neglected.
Sergeant Pratt, stationed at Crediton, corroborated the last witness. He said the female defendant was locked up in the cells charged with being drunk and disorderly on the 6th December. She w3as brought before the Court and sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment. On 11th January he saw her in Crediton, drunk with her two children. Witness frequently saw the male defendant going home the worse for liquor. He had cautioned the defendants as to the treatment of their children. On one occasion he read to the female defendant the section of the Act of Parliament under which the defendants were now charged. She said she knew all about it, as she had been punished before. On the night of the 15th January witness saw the male defendant come out of a public-house very drunk. P.C. Clinnick said he accompanied Inspector Whetham on the night of the 16th to defendant's house, but witness did not go into the house. Witness went to the Star Inn, and there found the male defendant drunk. When he saw witness he began to curse and swear. Witness had frequently seen the defendants drunk. - The female defendant: Why did you not take us into custody, then, instead of saying this against us now? You like your drop, and that you know. It would be better for you to be doing your round than watching us. - Witness, continuing, said that he had seen the children of the defendants go into a public house with a bottle. - The female defendant: They don't trust me as they do you.(Laughter) -
GEORGE LASKEY, a coal merchant, of Crediton, said on the 15th January he went to the house of the defendants to ask the male defendant to come to work Defendant went, and soon after he had begun he said he was dry and wanted a drink. Witness gave him a pint of beer. Next day he came to witness and said if witness would give him a drink he would come to work. Witness gave him the drink, but the defendant did not come back.
THOMAS BROOKE, builder, of Crediton, said the defendant was a capital workman. If he had been a steady man he could always have obtained employment. Witness himself had offered him 24s. a week if he would come to work for him, and keep away from drink. - The female defendant said she had never neglected her children, and when her husband could not get any money she had got food for the children herself.
Detective-Sergeant Vickery proved a previous conviction at Exeter. They were then sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour.
Both defendants were now committed for trial at the next Quarter Sessions. Bail was accepted.
Saturday 30 January 1892, Issue 7662 - Gale Document No. Y3200752144
Death Of MR JAMES GOVER, of Crediton - Mr JAMES GOVER, of Crediton, died at the ripe age of seventy-four years. The deceased carried on the largest wholesale tinplate worker's business in Crediton, which provides occupation for a considerable number of men and boys. MR GOVER, who was generally respected, leaves a widow and several children.
Saturday 30 January 1892, Issue 7662 - Gale Document No. Y3200752136
Death Of An Old Inhabitant At Crediton. - The oldest inhabitant of Crediton, a labourer named WILLIAM LUXTON, died at the ripe age of 98.
Saturday 6 February 1892, Issue 7668 - Gale Document No. Y3200752181
Death - February 3, at Mill-street, Crediton, MARY LEYMAN, aged 82.
Saturday 13 February 1892, Issue 7674 - Gale Document No. Y3200752199
Appointment. - MR LEWIS PERKINS, of Crediton, has received the appointment of collector of the market tolls for the lord of the manor (General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C.,) vacant through the death of the late MR JAMES CLEAVE.
Saturday 27 February 1892, Issue 7685 - Gale Document No. Y3200752282
Death - February 12, at 35 High-street, Crediton, ELIZABETH SIMPSON, aged 74.
Saturday 5 March 1892, Issue 7691 - Gale Document No. Y3200752315
Birth - March 3, at Crediton, the wife of MR F. MOOR, a son.
Birth - March 1, at 4 Market-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. THOMAS, a son.
Death - February 27, at 14 North-street, Crediton, MABEL, daughter of MR SAMUEL INCH, aged 16 months.
Saturday 5 March 1892, Issue 7691 - Gale Document No. Y3200752316
The Bankruptcy Of MR SEARLE. - The first meeting of the creditors of MR JAMES SEARLE, solicitor, of Crediton, will be held on the 18th instant.
Saturday 12 March 1892, Issue 7697 - Gale Document No. Y3200752349
Death - March 7, at Mill-street, Crediton, EDWIN ELSTON, aged 56.
Death - March 6, at 9 Springfield-road, Exeter, ELIZABETH MARWOOD, late of Crediton, aged 86.
Saturday 19 March 1892, Issue 7703 - Gale Document No. Y3200752371
The Bankruptcy Acts, 1883, and 1890 In The County Court Of Devonshire Holden At Exeter.
In Bankruptcy. - No. 12, of 1892. - Re: JAMES SEARLE, of Crediton, Solicitor.
Receiving Order made 18th February, 1892.
Date and place of first meeting 30th March, 1892, at the Castle, Exeter, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
Date of Public Examination 12th April 1892, at the Castle, Exeter, at 12, Noon.
Note. - All debts due to the estate should be paid to me.
Thomas Andrew, Official Receiver,
13 Bedford-circus, Exeter. 19th March 1892.
Saturday 19 March 1892, Issue 7703 - Gale Document No. Y3200752380
Death - March 9, at 21 Dean-street, Crediton, SAMUEL MADGE, aged 77.
Saturday 2 April 1892, Issue 7715 - Gale Document No. Y3200752442
Death - March 31, at Walham Green, London, MR PHILIP ANSTEY, late of Crediton, aged 39.
Saturday 9 April 1892, Issue 7720 - Gale Document No. Y3200752486
Devon Quarter Sessions
Theft By A Domestic Servant At Crediton.
ALICE SMITH, 19, general servant, was charged with stealing a silk neckerchief, value 3s. the property of ELIZABETH ANN BACKWELL, between the 18th and 25th December last at Crediton; also with stealing a silver tea spoon, value 5s; a plated table spoon value 4s; a dessert spoon, value 2s; six plated forks, value 8s; and a gold keeper ring, the property of her mistress, MARY BACKWELL, at Crediton, in or about the months of October and November last; also with stealing a gold brooch and a pin, value 10s. 6d, the property of ALICE MAUD NANKIVELL, at Crediton, on the 18th and 19th December last.
Prisoner pleaded guilty to the three indictments, and also admitted a previous conviction in 1887 for breaking into the dwelling house of DANIEL SMITH, at Crediton, and stealing £7 16s. when she was sentenced to three months' imprisonment and two years in a reformatory. She was sent to prison for one month with hard labour for each offence.
Saturday 16 April 1892, Issue 7725 - Gale Document No. Y3200752510
Presentation At Crediton. - MISS HECTOR, one of the assistant teachers at the Infants Hayward School, Crediton, has been presented with a time-piece subscribed for by the teachers and children, on the occasion of her marriage.
Saturday 23 April 1892, Issue 7731 - Gale Document No. Y3200752541
Death - April 16, at St Lawrence Cottage, Crediton, MAY GROVES FULL JELLARD.
Saturday 30 April 1892, Issue 7737 - Gale Document No. Y3200752577
The Late Cruelty To Children.
At Crediton Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Sir John Shelley and Mr Clayfield Ireland - Mr Francis Thynne Whetham, Inspector of the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, made an application that the children of STEPHEN HATTEN and CHARLOTTE HATTEN be handed over to the Rev. B. Waugh, honorary director of the society. He applied that a sum be determined upon for their maintenance.
The Inspector said the defendants were brought up before the Crediton Magistrates on the 27th January last, and on the 5th of April were sentenced at the Exeter Quarter Sessions to six months' imprisonment with hard labour. Sir John Shelley: I take it that we ought to have evidence of the conviction.
Inspector Wetham: I was present at the Quarter Sessions when the defendants were sentenced.
Mr Searle, who represented the defendants, applied that the case be adjourned for a month, but ultimately the Bench granted the Inspector's application, and made an order for 1s. 6d. for each child.
Saturday 7 May 1892, Issue 7743 - Gale Document No. Y3200752613
Success: - Among those who passed the minor examination of the Pharmaceutical Society is MR W. HORREL, son of MR E. HORRELL, of the Ship Hotel.
MR W. TOSKETT HORRELL, son of MR E. HORRELL, of the Ship Hotel, Crediton, is among those who passed the examination of the Pharmaceutical Society held in London last month.
Saturday 14 May 1892, Issue 7749 - Gale Document No. Y3200752648
Birth - May 7, at 12 North-street, Crediton, the wife of F. J. HELMORE, a son.
Death - May 6, at Park-street, Crediton, EDMOND DAVIE, aged 91.
Death - May 5, at Park Street, Crediton, Edward Davey, aged 76.
Death - May 10, at 13 East-street, Crediton, JOHN EWINGS, late of Rudge Farm, aged 84.
Saturday 14 May 1892, Issue 7749 - Gale Document No. Y3200752655
Funeral. - On Wednesday evening the funeral of the late MR E. DAVIE, aged 91, took place in the churchyard. A large number of friends of the deceased were present.
Saturday 21 May 1892, Issue 7755 - Gale Document No. Y3200752686
Death - May 13, MARY JANE, daughter of the late CHARLES HAINWORTH, of Crediton, aged 57.
Saturday 28 May 1892, Issue 7761 - Gale Document No. Y3200752726
Birth - May 25, at 79 High-street, Crediton, the wife of Sergeant-Instructor J. WAITE, a daughter.
Death - May 21, at Crediton, MARTHA, wife of WILLIAM GORWYN FINCH, aged 77.
Death - May 26, at 18 Charlotte-street, Crediton, JOHN RISDON, aged 76.
Saturday 28 May 1892, Issue 7761 - Gale Document No. Y3200752734
The Affairs Of A Refreshment House Keeper. - In the bankruptcy of WILLIAM LABBETT, refreshment house keeper, of High-street, the following are scheduled as creditors: W. Arundel, Crediton, £36 2s. 6d; W. Baker, Crediton, £10 8s; L. Cox, Crediton, £26 12s. 0d; J. W. Cox, Crediton, £26; Edwards and Campbell, Crediton, £113 16s; W. Groves, Crediton, £15 15s; S. Jones, Crediton, £13 2s; J. Kemp, Crediton, £20 12s. 7d; Messrs R. R. Langford and Co., Plymouth, £10 5s; W. J. Sparkes, Crediton, £11; Shapland, Crediton, £17 9s; Miss Smith, Dartmouth, £68; H. Tuckey, Crediton, £10 4s; Messrs Veale and Co., Exeter, £10; J. Wills, Exeter, £10 2s. 2d; fully secured creditor, £13 6s. 5d; preferential creditor, £36.
R.S.P.C.A. Prosecutions. - SAMUEL PONSFORD, Great Western Railway carrier, of Crediton, was summoned for working a horse in an unfit state on May 10th. Inspector Greenwell, R.S.P.C.A., appeared to prosecute, and Mr Dunn appeared for defendant, who pleaded not guilty. The case was dismissed.
Saturday 25 June 1892, Issue 7785 - Gale Document No. Y3200752869
Death - June 23, at Crediton-road, Crediton, GEORGE HEDDON, aged 50.
Saturday 25 June 1892, Issue 7785 - Gale Document No. Y3200752876
Crediton Petty Sessions
Affiliation. - FRANK EWES, of Newton St. Cyres, was summoned by ROSE PIKE, a single woman of Crediton, to show cause, &c. The case was adjourned from the Petty Sessions before the last. Mr Brown (Exeter) appeared for the applicant. Defendant did not appear. The Bench made an order of 1s. 6d. per week until the child attained the age of fifteen.
Drunk and Disorderly. - ALBERT HUTCHINGS, a shoemaker, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Park Walk, Crediton, on the 4th inst. P.C. Hutchings proved the case and said the defendant struck him in the chest. He also broke witness's cape. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs. The defendant also consented to pay 1s. for the damage to the cape.
Saturday 25 June 1892, Issue 7785 - Gale Document No. Y3200752874
Death of MR W. H. SYMES.
We regret to record the death of MR WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, senior partner in the firm of Messrs. Smith, Symes and Smith, solicitors, Crediton, and clerk to the magistrates of the division. MR SYMES was a loyal upholder of Conservative principles, and very generally respected. He had been only six weeks ill, and expired this morning at eleven o'clock.
Saturday 2 July 1892, Issue 7791 - Gale Document No. Y3200752903
Death - June 25, at the Manor House, Crediton, WILLIAM HENRY SYMES, aged 46.
Saturday 2 July 1892, Issue 7791 - Gale Document No. Y3200752913
Accident. - A lad named JAMES YARD, of Hookway, was driving a horse and trap in the Cullompton-road on Saturday, when the animal became restive, and gave the lad a severe kick. He was taken to Crediton, and afterwards to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Saturday 9 July 1892, Issue 7797 - Gale Document No. Y3200752940
CHARLES REYMOND DODDRIDGE, son of MR DODDRIDGE, High street, Crediton, has successfully passed the final examination in London, enabling him to practice as a solicitor. He was a pupil of MR F. E. EDWARDES, Crediton, and articled to MR JAMES SEARLE.
Saturday 16 July 1892, Issue 7803 - Gale Document No. Y3200752976
A Crediton Divorce Case.
The case of CHAMPNEYS v. CHAMPNEYS, came before Sir Francis Jeune in the Divorce Division on Tuesday. The petition as that of the wife, who, it was stated, from time to time acted at provincial theatres, for a divorce by reason of the desertion and adultery of her husband, Dr Champneys, now residing at Crediton. Petitioner gave evidence to the effect that she was married to the respondent, Dr Charles Thornton Champneys, on the 1st July, 1873, at Denmark Hill. The respondent was a surgeon. He drank a great deal and had assaulted her. Owing to his cruelty she left him, and he had never since contributed to her support. His mother was still alive, and had been to see her in 1885, but she refused to give her son's address. She heard that he was supposed to be dead, and at Tunbridge, where he was educated, it was so recorded. She afterwards heard that he was living at Crediton, and she then commenced these proceedings. A decree nisi, with costs, was granted, with custody of the child.
Saturday 16 July 1892, Issue 7803 - Gale Document No. Y3200752974
MR OWEN ILBERT, Head-master, of Crediton Grammar School, has resigned owing to ill-health.
On Monday, at the office of the Official Receiver (Mr T. Andrew), the first meeting of the creditors of RICHARD PALFREY, shopkeeper, of 8 Mill-street, Crediton, was held. Debtor's statement of affairs showed -
Liabilities - Unsecured creditors, £96 11s. 8d; creditors for rent, &c., recoverable by distress £5 4s; creditors for rates, taxes, wages, &c., payable in full, 9s.; deducted contra, £5 13s; gross liabilities, £102 4s. 8d; expected to rank, £96 11s. 8d; Assets - Cash in hand, £2; stock in trade, trade fixtures, fittings, utensils &c., £1 10s; growing crops and tenant right, £3; furniture, £10 - £16 10s. Book debts, good, 7s; bad, £11 13s. 6d - £16 17s. Deduct preferential creditors, £5 13s. - £11 4s. Deficiency, £85 7s. 8d. The causes of failure alleged by the debtor were - No trade; long family, and sickness of self and family.
The Official Receiver's observations were:- "The receiving order was made on the debtor's petition, filed in consequence of pressure by creditors. He commenced business in 1883, with a borrowed capital of £12. He has kept a day book only. He admits becoming aware of his insolvency in 1891, since which he says he has not contracted debts of any consequence."
The usual order was made.
Saturday 16 July 1892, Issue 7803 - Gale Document No. Y3200752969
Examination. - MR WILLIAM HOLSGRAVE FLOOD, of 44 High-street, has received a certificate of competency as regards his sanitary knowledge, to discharge the duties of Inspector of Nuisances. The examination took place at Cardiff on July 7th and 8th.
Saturday 23 July 1892, Issue 7809 - Gale Document No. Y3200753003
Nisi Prius Court. Before Mr Justice Wills.
The Crediton Breach of Promise Case.
The hearing of the breach of promise case of CASTHERINE LOUISE MARTIN, v. BERTRAND LEWIS SECKER, in which Mr C. Mathews and Mr Hugh Neville appeared for plaintiff and Mr Bullen for the defendant, was resumed today.
It will be remembered that the plaintiff resided at Fulham and the defendant is an assistant veterinary surgeon f Crediton.
Today Mr Mathews read several letters which had passed between the parties after the defendant having expressed his intention of not marrying the plaintiff. In the course of this correspondence the defendant expressed his sorrow that the plaintiff should have fallen ill on his account, and at the conclusion Mr Mathews' submitted that these letters were a corroboration of the promise of marriage. Defendant at first never repudiated the promise, but on the 24th June he stated on his oath that he had never made a promise.
The plaintiff was called, and stated that from her eleventh year she had been brought up by Mr Edwin Izod, of London. The defendant went to school with Mr Izod's sons, and witness first became acquainted with him when she was about 16, she now being 22. Aft3er a time he began to pay her some attention. On the 5th 'April, 1891, he came to Crediton, and between that time and July, a correspondence was carried on between them, but at defendant's request she had since destroyed the letters. On the 21st July she came to Dawlish for a summer holiday, and defendant saw her at Exeter. She stayed there until the 3rd August, and during the time the defendant at times visited her. On the evening of the 3rd August, defendant made her an offer of marriage, which she accepted. He also asked her if she loved him, and said he had had the matter on his mind since February. Defendant also said he was in a better position than formerly, and his father was going to buy him a practice. She returned to London in September, and the correspondence was still carried on between them. Defendant at times sent her presents, and she sometimes saw his people, who were always very nice to her. Defendant came to London on the occasion of the marriage of Miss Kitty Izod, and again on the following Shrove Tuesday. On this occasion witness saw the defendant off at Waterloo Station, where they parted on good terms, defendant kissing her on leaving. On the 4th of March, defendant wrote from Crediton saying he wished to part from her for ever, but would be a friend to her. On receiving that letter she fell to the ground, and was subsequently ill.
Cross-examined by Mr Bullen: She thought defendant told her that he was receiving £2 2s. a week at Crediton. Her par3ents resided at 20 Strand, London. Some of defendant's people were at Dawlish, a part of the time she was there.
Edwin William Izod, picture dealer, of Portland-street, London, stated that after the plaintiff was taken ill, he went and saw defendant's father, and subsequently, from what transpired, he put the matter into the hands of his solicitors. Mr Secker, senr. was a jeweller in a good way of business.
Mr Matthews said his friend informed him that he intended calling no witnesses, and therefore it fell to the jury only to assess the damages. He submitted to them what the position of the plaintiff was, and what it might have been, and he would also ask them to take into consideration the shock to the plaintiff's feelings.
Mr Bullen, for the defence, asked the jury to put aside all feelings of indignation which might have been stirred up by his friend's opening statement.
His Lordship, in summing up, expressed his surprise that the defendant should have had the hardihood up to the 24th of June to have denied making a promise. The feelings shown by the plaintiff appeared to be very genuine, and in his opinion she would have made a very good wife for a man like the defendant. The jury found a verdict for the plaintiff, with damages £225.
Saturday 30 July 1892, Issue 7815 - Gale Document No. Y3200753036
Death - July 23, at 15, The Green, Crediton, the infant daughter of MR A. W. ARSCOTT.
Saturday 30 July 1892, Issue 7815 - Gale Document No. Y3200753028
Crediton Petty Sessions
Licensing. - JOHN PERKINS applied that the license of the Crediton Inn, be transferred from himself to CHARLES MLFORD. Granted.
The license of the Ring of Bells Inn was transferred from the executors of the late WM. BADCOCK to JOHN PERKSINS.
MR FLOYD, of Crediton, was granted an occasional license to sell intoxicating liquors at a bazaar to be held at Downes on the 16th and 17th August.
Saturday 30 July 1892, Issue 7815 - Gale Document No. Y3200753038
The son of DR. H. M. BODY (Master GRANT TRENAVIN BODY), of Crediton, has succeeded in obtaining an entrance scholarship at Blundell's School, valued at £20 per year, for five years.
At the results of the examinations in agriculture, MR G. H. H. DAW, of Crediton, has passed second class in the advanced stage, and MARK MALLETT, of Crediton, second in the elementary stage.
Saturday 13 August 1892, Issue 7826 - Gale Document No. Y3200753105
Birth - August 5, at North-street, Crediton, the wife of MR SAMUEL INCH, a daughter.
Saturday 20 August 1892, Issue 7832 - Gale Document No. Y3200753132
Birth - August 12, at Albert-place, Crediton, the wife of the late ARTHUR WAY, of Exeter, a son.
Death - August 17, at 6 High-street, Crediton, LOUISA, wife of WM ELSTON, aged 64.
Saturday 27 August 1892, Issue 7838 - Gale Document No. Y3200753173
Sudden Death. - MRS ADAMS, wife of MR HERBERT ADAMS, boot and shoe manufacturer, of High-street, was taken ill early on Tuesday, and died in the evening from convulsions. She had only been married about twelve months.
Saturday 27 August 1892, Issue 7838 - Gale Document No. Y3200753166
Death - August 23, at 109, High-street, Crediton, KATE, wife of HERBERT ADAMS, and daughter of ALFRED BAILEY, of Exeter, aged 27.
Saturday 10 September 1892, Issue 7850 - Gale Document No. Y3200753235
Death - At Park-street, Crediton, JANE, widow of JOHN GOSS, late of West Worlington, aged 76.
Saturday 24 September 1892, Issue 7862 - Gale Document No. Y3200753314
MR T. JONES, builder, of Crediton, has the contract for the alteration and enlargement of Shobrook School. Mr Jones built the school.
A Discovery. - Wednesday, while ploughing in a field on Rudge Farm, a man named GEORGE HAYDON found a jar containing the bones and skull of a child.
Saturday 1 October 1892, Issue 7868 - Gale Document No. Y3200753345
Death - September 25, at 6 Buckingham-street, Fitzroy-square, London, EMMA DELL, wife of MR DELL, and daughter of the late MR WILLIAM BISHOP, of Crediton.
Saturday 1 October 1892, Issue 7868 - Gale Document No. Y3200753355
Sudden Death - A widow named MARY DART aged about 80 years, died suddenly on Tuesday at her house near the station. On going into the deceased's house her sister found deceased in her room in an unconscious state. Dr Boddy was sent for, but she expired, and he attributed death to heart disease.
Saturday 1 October 1892, Issue 7868 - Gale Document No. Y3200753358
Crediton Petty Sessions
License Transfer. - The license of the White Swan, Crediton, was transferred from MR WILKINS, to MR J. WATTS, of Barnstaple.
Another Drunk. - EDWARD JAMES, farmer, of Crediton was charged with being drunk at Crediton on the 21st September. P.C. Rounsefell proved the case. Two previous convictions were recorded, and defendant was now fined £1 and costs.
Saturday 8 October 1892, Issue 7874 - Gale Document No. Y3200753381
Marriage - October 5, at Crediton, MR JOHN ROWE, to MISS FANNY ADAMS, both of Crediton.
Death - September 30, at Liverpool, CAROLINE JANE SHUTE, fourth daughter of the late STEPHEN SHUTE, Esq., of Liverpool and of Crediton, aged 70.
Saturday 8 October 1892, Issue 7874 - Gale Document No. Y3200753389
Exeter Police Court
The Benefit of the Doubt. - STEPHEN HATTIN and CHARLOTTE HATTIN, natives of Crediton, were brought up on a charge of exposing their child, aged about three months. The Chief Constable said they were found the previous night in the Cowley Bridge-road in charge of the infant, which was exposed in such a way as to be dangerous to its health. When spoke to by a constable they refused to go to the Police Station to spend the night. They were discharged from prison during the day and were given passes to take them to Crediton, and a sum of money which belonged to them. P.C. Lewis said previous night about eleven o'clock he saw the prisoners drunk near the entrance to St David's Station yard in charge of a child about three months old. The infant's hands and feet were uncovered. They said they had missed the 9.30 train to Crediton. They made no attempt to get lodgings, and said they were going to walk to Crediton. He eventually took them to the Police Station, where he searched them and found that the man had 1s. 8 ½d. and the woman 6s. 2 ½d. The Chairman said the Bench would give defendants the benefit of the doubt, and they would be dismissed, but they must be careful as to their conduct in the future. The Bench commended the action of the constable.
Saturday 15 October 1892, Issue 7880 - Gale Document No. Y3200753418
October 8, at Clifton, ANN TRAIES, youngest daughter of the late JOHN TRAIES, of Crediton, aged 81.
Saturday 15 October 1892, Issue 7880 - Gale Document No. Y3200753426
Bankruptcy Of A Crediton Corn Dealer
A meeting of the creditors of JOHN PINN MORGAN, 16 High-street, Crediton, corn and seed dealer, took place at the Castle on Monday before the Official Receiver (Mr T. Andrew). The liabilities expected to rank amount to £1m710 7s, 10d. The assets are estimated to produce £439 16s. 2d, leaving a deficiency of £1, 270 11s. 8d. The causes of failure alleged by debtor are "bad debts, law suits about four years since, ill-health and accident o myself which incapacitated me from business for twelve months, and which resulted in a loss of business which I have been unable to recover." The Official Receiver's observations were - "The receiving order was made on the debtor's petition, filed in consequence of the refusal of the creditors to accept composition of 3s. in the £. He has kept a day book, cash book, and ledger, but has never prepared any trading or profit and loss accounts. He executed an assignment for the benefit of creditors on the 16th September. He commenced business in 1885 without any capital, previous to which he had been travelling on commission. He states that about twelve months since he knew there was a little difficulty in meeting his bills, but that he continued his business as he considered the spring trade would enable him to recover his position. It was resolved that Mr Honey, Exeter, be appointed trustee, and the following gentlemen to act as a committee of inspection:- Mr King, of Exeter; Mr Spreadbury, of Crediton; and Mr Telfer, of London.
Saturday 5 November 1892, Issue 7898 - Gale Document No. Y3200753535
Death - October 18, at Westwood, Crediton, JANE, wife of WILLIAM TREMLETT, aged 39.
Saturday 5 November 1892, Issue 7898 - Gale Document No. Y3200753523
MR W. H. TAPPER, for many years a member of the Crediton Improvement Commissioners, died on Wednesday at the age of 79.
Saturday 12 November 1892, Issue 7904 - Gale Document No. Y3200753572
Death - November 10, at Crediton, HAROLD CHARLES, son of MR J. BANKS, aged 5 months.
Death - November 2, at Gothic Cottage, Crediton, ELIZA, wife of CHARLES HAMLIN, aged 62.
Death - November 5, at 120 High-street, Crediton, MARGARET ANNA (Maggie) KELLAND, aged 5 years.
Saturday 3 December 1892, Issue 7922 - Gale Document No Y3200753670
MR GWEN ILERT, late Master of Crediton Grammar School, sails for New Zealand on the 9th December for the benefit of his health.
A Destructive Pauper. - On Monday at the Police Court, THOMAS RIDLEY was sent to prison for fourteen days for wilfully destroying his clothing at the Workhouse on Sunday.
Sudden Death - MR WILLIAM GRANT, a well-known tradesman, expired suddenly on Wednesday morning, being found dead on the floor by his wife. At the inquest a verdict of "Death from natural causes" was returned.
Saturday 10 December 1892, Issue 7928 - Gale Document No. Y3200753696
In the Matter of a Deed of assignment executed by A. W. ARSCOTT, of 15 St Lawrence Green, and 18 High-street, Crediton, Baker, Grocer, and Wine and Spirit Merchant.
Tenders are invited for the Purchase of the Business, Stock-in-#Trade, and Book Debts of the above-named, which must reach me not later than Wednesday next, 14th December, marked "Tender for Arscott's Stock."
The list of book debts and stock-in-trade may be inspected at my offices, 6 Castle-street, Exeter, where forms of tender and conditions may be seen. The highest or any tender not necessarily accepted.
John W. Reed, Trustee.
Monday, December 12th, Crediton, Devon
Frederick John Helmore will Sell by Auction, at the Ship Hotel, Crediton, (instructed by the Executor under the will of MR SAMUEL MADGE, deceased) at 3 for 4 o'clock in the afternoon, in one or more lots as may be determined, and subject to conditions which will be then produced all those 8 conveniently-arranged and well-built Cottages, with gardens thereto belonging, situate in Dean-street, in the town of Crediton, all occupied by respectable and reliable tenants, commanding a rental of £38 5s. per annum.
For cards to view and any further particulars apply to the Auctioneer, 12 North street, Crediton, or to Mr James Wellington, Jun., Solicitor, 2 Market-street, Crediton.
Saturday 17 December 1892, Issue 7934 - Gale Document No. Y3200753751
MR GILES WHITE and MRS HESTER BODDY died at Crediton on Saturday.
Saturday 24 December 1892, Issue 7940 - Gale Document No. Y3200753771
Death - December 20, at 128 High-street, Crediton, FRANCES FORRESTER MEAD, aged 65.
Saturday 24 December 1892, Issue 7940 - Gale Document No. Y3200753759
Mr SEARLE'S House. - It is stated that the directors of the Devon and Cornwall Bank have acquired the home and office lately owned by MR JAMES SEARLE.
MR F. C. EDWARDES, son of MR E. F. EDWARDES, of Crediton, has been elected to the Senior Mathematical Scholarship, valued at £80 a year, at St John's College, Cambridge. Mr Edwardes was a pupil of the Rev. G. T Robinson, B.A., at Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School.
Saturday 7 January 1893, Issue 7951 - Gale Document No. Y3200753844
Marriage - January 3, at the Parish Church of East Budleigh, DAVID BAKER HARTE, B.A., of Crediton, to JEAN, eldest daughter of MR JAMES CALLANDER, of Oak Hill House, East Budleigh.
Marriage - January 4, at the Parish Church, Kilmington, JAMES WELLINGTON, eldest son of MR JAMES WELLINGTON, of Crediton, to CALRA ELIZABETH, younger daughter of the late MR JAMES MATTHEWS, of Kilmington.
Saturday 14 January 1893, Issue 7957 - Gale Document No. Y3200753881
Death - January 8, at 18 Blagdon-place, Crediton, ERNEST G., son of MR G. CHILCOTT, aged 2.
Death - January 10, at Barnstaple Cross, Crediton, JAMES GRANT, aged 58.
Saturday 14 January 1893, Issue 7957 - Gale Document No. Y3200753895
Failure Of A Creditonian
Before Mr T. Andrew (Official Receiver) at the Exeter Bankruptcy Offices on Monday the first meeting of the creditors of
JOHN LABBETT, late butcher, and now haulier, of Park-street, Crediton, was held. A summary of debtor's statement of affairs showed liabilities £362 15s. 7d., and assets nil. The causes of failure alleged by debtor were - sickness, bad debts, losses in buying cattle and slaughtering same for London markets, losses by death of pigs. He accounted for his deficiency as follows: - Losses in buying cattle and slaughtering same for London market £100; bad debts, £122; loss through death of pigs, £15; interest and bank charges, £32; costs in connection with a deed of assignment executed in July, 1891, £16 16s. 6d; sickness of wife and family followed by death of children and expenses attendant on same, £76 19s. 1d. - £362 15s. 7d. The Official Receiver's observations were as follows:- The receiving order was made on the debtor's petition, filed in consequence of pressure by creditors. He commenced business about fourteen years since without any capital. About two years ago he executed a deed of assignment for the benefit of creditors in favour of MR F. J. HELMORE, of Crediton, who realized £34 16s. 6d. and paid thereout £18 for rent, leaving £16 16s. 6d. as shown in the above deficiency account. He states that his liabilities were then between £300 and £400, and his assets were about £30. No dividend was paid. He kept a day book only. The usual order was made.
Saturday 21 January 1893, Issue 7963 - Gale Document No. Y3200753918
Death - At Park-street, Crediton, GEORGE LOOSEMORE, aged 47.
Saturday 21 January 1893, Issue 7963 - Gale Document No. Y3200753935
Crediton Petty Sessions
Singing Drunk. - RICHARD SPRAGUE, shoemaker's machinist, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk in Union-road, on the 1st January. P.C. Rounsefell gave evidence to the effect that defendant was drunk on the night in question about twelve o'clock and he would not go home when cautioned. The witness also stated that defendant was singing in the streets. Fined 2s. 6d. and 8s. 6d. costs.
Wanted to Know Where He Was. - HENRY BUCKINGHAM, shoemaker, of Crediton, was charged with being drunk in Charlotte-street on the 24th December. P.S. Clements stated that about 11.20 on the night of the 24th December he saw the defendant lying in the roadway helplessly drunk. Witness helped him up, and after a time two men came along and took him home. The Bench fined defendant 2s. 6d. and costs. Defendant asked if he might put a question to the sergeant, and on being given permission to do so asked the latter if he was on the path or in the roadway. The Sergeant told him he was in the road with his head on the kerb, and defendant then amid laughter put his hand in his pocket and paid the money.
Saturday 18 February 1893, Issue 7987 - Gale Document No. Y3200754082
Crediton Petty Sessions
Unjust Scales and Weights. - SUSAN STONE, dairykeeper, of Crediton, was summoned for on the 30th January having in her possession for use for trade four unjust weights and unjust scale, and also one pair of scales unstamped. Defendant did not appear, but was represented by her son. Service of summons was proved by P.C. Hutchings. Inspector Latham appeared to prosecute, and stated that the scales were 3 ½ oz. against the purchaser. The weights were light. Witness could at first find no weights or scales, but he heard the defendant drop something, and then found them. He believed she sold half-pounds of butter and cream, but could never find anything she weighted them with. The Bench imposed a fine of 1s. and costs in each case.
Making Himself Comfortable. - JOHN GUEST, of Crediton, was summoned for obstructing the highway at Bow by leaving his cart standing outside the Tradesman's Arms Inn. P.C. Popham, in proving the case, said that after watching the trap for some time he entered the inn and saw defendant standing with his back to the fire smoking his pipe. The Bench thought defendant was acting under a misapprehension in the matter and dismissed the case, but expressed an opinion, through the Chairman, that the constable was perfectly justified in bringing the case forward, and they hoped the public of Bow and other places would understand this.
Saturday 25 February 1893, Issue 7993 - Gale Document No. Y3200754103
Death - February 22, at Park-street, Crediton, MARY ANN CHOWEN, aged 89.
Saturday 11 March 1893, Issue 8005 - Gale Document No. Y3200754172
Death - March 6, at Heavitree, ANNA, youngest daughter of the late J. H. DYMOND, of Crediton, aged 42.
Saturday 18 March 1893, Issue 8011 - Gale Document No. Y3200754212
The Death of MR JAMES THOMAS, a retired builder, of Crediton, at the age of 75, is announced.
Accident. - As a man named ASHMORE was felling a tree on Monday it fell unexpectedly and struck him, dislocating his collar-bone.
Saturday 25 March 1893, Issue 8017 - Gale Document No. Y3200754246
Sudden Death. - A labourer named JOHN LAVIS, in the employ of Sir John Shelley, was found dead in a roofhouse on Sunday morning about half-past eight.
Saturday 1 April 1893, Issue 8022 - Gale Document No. Y3200754283
Crediton Petty Sessions.
Knocked Down Like A "Bullock." - JAMES MANNING, of Crediton, was summoned by JAMES BURRIDGE, of Crediton, for assaulting him on the 18th February. Defendant's brother-in-law appeared for him and said he was away. Sergeant Clements proved service of summons, stating that the defendant told him that he was working at St Budeaux. The prosecutor said on Saturday last he was in the Star Inn, Crediton, and while there the defendant and a stranger came in. The stranger asked witness to have a glass of beer, but he refused, and said he would rather "stand him a glass." The defendant then deliberately came over to witness and knocked him down. Witness afterwards left the Inn, but defendant followed and again knocked him down. Witness had never had an angry word with the defendant in his life. WILLIAM ELSTON corroborated and said the defendant knocked the prosecutor down "Like a bullock." - (Laughter) - Defendant was fined £1 inclusive.
Saturday 22 April 1893, Issue 8040 - Gale Document No. Y3200754414
MISS BESSIE POTTER, assistant at Hayward Schools, Crediton, has been appointed assistant- mistress of Hookway Board School.
MR ROBERT YULE, of Crediton, who for many years was steward and farm-bailiff to the late Earl of Portsmouth, died on Saturday.
MR OWEN ILBERT, formerly Head-master of Crediton Grammar School, has been appointed Head-master of the Grammar School at Hooklin, New Zealand.
While attempting to mount a horse in East-street on Saturday, MR E. JAMES, of Westacott Farm, Crediton, was thrown violently to the ground owing to the animal swerving, sustaining severe cuts about the head.
Saturday 29 April 1893, Issue 8046 - Gale Document No. Y3200754456
The Sign Dispute. - In the High Court of Justice the Crediton Improvement Commissioners applied for an injunction restraining MR W. H. HOOPER from interfering with them in removing a sign against his house in High-street. It was agreed that the motion should be treated as the trial of the action, and the case was adjourned.
Saturday 6 May 1893, Issue 8052 - Gale Document No. Y3200754494
Accident. - While a boy named HASKINGS was at work at Messrs. Gimblett and Co's factory on Wednesday, one of his hands became entangled in the machinery, and it was found necessary to amputate one of the fingers.
Accident. - On Monday a gardener named LANGWORTHY was knocked down by a horse which had shied near the Ship Yard, and received a kick in the head. He was taken to the Constitutional Club, where his injuries were attended to by Dr Campbell.
MR JOHN HANCOCK, of the Devon and Cornwall Bank, Kingsbridge and Modbury, son of MR J. HANCOCK, late Town Clerk of Liskeard, Cornwall, was on Wednesday married to MISS E. M. CHURCHER, third daughter of MR H. CHURCHER, steward to Sir John Shelley, at the Crediton Parish Church.
Saturday 6 May 1893, Issue 8052 - Gale Document No. Y3200754482
The Fatal Cab Accident at Crediton.
Inquest This Day.
At the Duke of York Inn, Crediton, this morning an inquest touching the death of THOMAS D. LANGWORTHY, who was knocked down by a horse and cab in Market-street last Tuesday, and died on Thursday night from the injuries received - as reported in our yesterday's issue - was held before Mr Deputy Corner H. W. Gould, the foreman of the jury being Mr John Venn.
Bessie Goodere, wife of Mr Alfred Goodere, editor of the "Salisbury Times," and residing at 98 Fisherton-street, Salisbury, identified the body as that of her father, who was a gardener, but had not done anything recently. He was 70 years of age.
Dr Campbell said he was called to see the deceased at the Constitutional Club, Market-street. He found him suffering from severe scalp wounds on the left side of the head, without a fracture of the skull, though the bone was bare and slightly bruised at one spot. There was also a severe bruise on the right frontal. Deceased was further suffering from shock and never rallied. He died about nine o'clock on Thursday evening from the effects of the shock and meningitis. Deceased told witness he was not able to get out of the way of the fly as he was crippled with rheumatism. He attached no blame to the driver of the cab.
WILLIAM LUCAS, labourer, said he saw the accident occur, at about 1.30 on Monday. The horse jumped and knocked deceased down. The driver said the horse shied at a piece of paper. There were several pieces of paper blowing about in the wind. There was plenty of room in the road for the cab to pass. Deceased was on the right side of the road. On witness suggesting that deceased should be put into a cab and taken home, MR LANGWORTHY said "No, let me have my stick and I can walk home." Witness fetched Dr Campbell, after taking the deceased up.
WILLIAM POWLESLAND, the driver of the horse and cab by which deceased was knocked down, said the horse shied at a piece of paper, as he was passing the deceased and knocked the latter down. He could not have avoided the accident, and was very sorry it had occurred.
The jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death," and added that they did not consider the driver to blame in any way.
Saturday 13 May 1893, Issue 8058 - Gale Document No. Y3200754524
Death - May 11, at Dean-street, Crediton, JAMES WOLLACOTT, aged 58.
Saturday 13 May 1893, Issue 8058 - Gale Document No. Y3200754541
The late MR THOMAS LANGWORTHY was buried, on Monday, amid many signs of mourning, at Crediton.
Saturday 20 May 1893, Issue 8064 - Gale Document No. Y3200754587
Death of The Dowager Lady Shelley.
We regret to hear today of the death of the DOWAGER LADY SHELLEY. Her ladyship had been ill for some time at her residence, Posbury House, Crediton. She was a daughter of the late Rev. Henry Hippisley, of Lambourne Place, Berks, and married the late Rev. Sir Frederick Shelley, father of the present baronet, in 1845. Her ladyship was generally beloved, and the poor in the district will miss a kind and generous friend.
Saturday 17 June 1893, Issue 8089 - Gale Document No. Y3200754736
MR H. ELSTON has been elected a member of the Crediton School Board in the place of MR G. WARREN, retired.
The death is announced at the age of 75, of MR WILLIAM SEARLE, who formerly carried on business as a chemist at Crediton.
Saturday 24 June 1893, Issue 8094 - Gale Document No. Y3200754773
The Sad Bathing Fatality At Crediton
At the Kings Arms Inn, Crediton, on Tuesday, Mr H. W. Gould, Deputy Coroner, held an inquest on the body of FRANK WILLMETT, who was drowned while bathing in the River Yeo on Sunday afternoon. SELINA WILLMETT, of Crediton, identified the body as that of her brother, aged ten years. GEORGE MORTIMER, of Crediton, proved seeing the deceased go into the River Yeo to bathe. He tried to swim across the river on his back. When in the middle deceased went down, but came up again directly. Deceased disappeared again, and witness did not see anything more of him afterwards. SAMUEL VICARY, shoemaker, of Crediton, proved recovering the body on Sunday in about seven feet of water. Mr Henry Marten Body deposed that the body presented the usual appearances of death from drowning. The jury returned a verdict to the effect that deceased met his death by drowning.
Saturday 1 July 1893, Issue 8100 - Document No. Y3200754796
Crediton Petty Sessions
Assault On Sergeant Clements
OBERT STEER, labourer, of Crediton, was charged with assaulting P.S. Clements at Crediton on the 27th inst. while in the execution of his duty. Defendant pleaded guilty. P.S. Clements said about 11.15 he saw the defendant in High-street. He asked witness if he knew where ROBERT STEER lived, and witness told him he must be "gone wrong," or else he would know where he lived. Defendant then walked away and began using very bad language. Witness ordered him away, but he refused to go. He then took him custody, and defendant caught him hold by the cape, with the result that both came to the ground. A scuffle ensued, during which defendant kicked witness on the nose, making a scar. P.C. Rounsefell came to witness's assistance, and defendant was with difficulty taken into custody. On being put in the cells defendant put his fingers up his nose making it bleed, and then accused P.C. Rounsfell of striking him. Defendant said when he got inside the cells the policeman kicked him about. He had only just come home from training. A previous conviction as recorded against defendant, who was fined £1 and costs, or in default of payment fourteen days' imprisonment.
Licensing. - The license of the London Inn, Crediton, was transferred from MR LEACH to MR BURROWS.
Saturday 22 July 1893, Issue 8118 - Gale Document No. Y3200754920
Birth - July 14, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR WILLIAM MERRIFIELD, a daughter.
Saturday 29 July 1893, Issue 8124 - Gale Document No. Y3200754956
Birth - July 22, at Exeter-road, Crediton, the wife of MR SAMUEL PURSE, a son.
Saturday 12 August 1893, Issue 8135 - Gale Document No. Y3200755050
MR CHARLES KEMP, for several years footman to the Duchess of Albany, died on Tuesday at Crediton, at the age of 26.
Saturday 19 August 1893, Issue 8141 - Gale Document No. Y3200755090
In North-street on Tuesday, a boy named FRED PARKER, fell off the L. and S. W. R. wagon, and two wheels passed over him causing severe bruises. He was attended at the surgery of Drs. Body and Powne.
Saturday 26 August 1893, Issue 8147 - Gale Document No. Y3200755113
Birth - August 16, at 129 High-street, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM SNELL, a daughter.
Saturday 26 August 1893, Issue 8147 - Gale Document No. Y3200755107
MR J. L. BUTSON, master carpenter, f this town, died of small pox on Saturday. A fresh outbreak was on Sunday stated to have taken place in St Saviour's-court.
Saturday 2 September 1893, Issue 8153 - Gale Document No. Y3200755155
Death - August 28, at Crediton, ARTHUR HENRY ST LO, son of L. E. S. AUBERY, aged 1 year 10 months.
Saturday 16 September 1893, Issue 8165 - Gale Document No. Y3200755251
MRS MARY BROWNING, wife of MR THOMAS BROWNING, fish dealer, died suddenly on Sunday afternoon.
The 'Gentlewoman' contains a capital portrait of MR J. B. CHALLEN, head master of the Crediton Grammar School, and his bride, who are spending their honeymoon at Lynton.
Saturday 23 September 1893, Issue 8171 - Gale Document No. Y3200755293
At Crediton Parish Church on Wednesday a marriage took place between MR EDWARD ERNEST JACKSON, son of MR W. JACKSON, of Crediton , and MISS M. G. RIGNALL, younger daughter of MR J. R. RIGNALL, of Taw Vale-terrace, and formerly of Enfield, Middlesex.
Saturday 30 September 1893, Issue 8177 - Gale Document No. Y3200755328
Crediton Petty Sessions
Licensing. - Mr F. H. H. ORCHARD (Exeter) applied for the transfer of the license of the Plymouth Inn, Crediton, from MR J. MARTIN to MR G. HAMMETT. - Granted.
An Exeter Soldier in Trouble. - Edward Scott, of the R. A. Topsham Barracks was charged with stealing a pair of boots value 11s. from WILLIAM MURCH, of Crediton on the 26th September. The complainant said on Tuesday morning there were two pairs of boots near his shop door. Witness went away a few minutes but on returning found a pair of them missing. He put the matter in the hands of P.S. Clements. ROBERT WHITE, 14, said he saw the prisoner with a pair of boots under his arm. HENRY SNELL, labourer, said prisoner asked witness if he wanted to buy a pair of boots, for 2s. saying, "I am hard up and wants a drink." He afterwards offered them to witness for 1s. 6d., but witness refused them. Sergeant Clements proved finding the boots in the prisoner's possession. Prisoner pleaded guilty, and was sent to prison for fourteen days with hard labour.
A Caution To Boys. - GEORGE BOLT and WALTER LATTANEY, boys, of Crediton, were summoned by Superintendent Ellacott for throwing stones at Crediton on September 13th. Both defendants pleaded guilty, and were ordered to pay 6d. each and costs.
Keeping Up The "5th" Beforehand. - FRANK ELSTON, of Crediton, was summoned by Superintendent Ellacott for throwing fireworks in Union-road, on September 22nd. Fined 6d. and costs. P.C. Nicholls proved the case.
Unlicensed Dogs. - JOHN TREMLETT, of Crediton, was summoned for keeping two dogs without a license at Crediton, on July 31st. Defendant pleaded not guilty. On the 31st of July defendant had eight fully grown dogs, for two of which he had no license. Defendant was ordered to pay £1 including costs. Defendant: That's hard lines, sir.
Saturday 7 October 1893, Issue 8183 - Gale Document No. Y3200755353
JAMES BAILEY, a veteran soldier, who has been through the Indian Mutiny and was at the Relief of Lucknow, died at Crediton yesterday at the age of nearly 80 years.
Saturday 21 October 1893, Issue 8195 - Gale Document No. Y3200755452
Crediton Petty Sessions
Couldn't Stand. - WILLIAM PASSMORE, labourer, of Crediton, was summoned for being drunk in Park-street, Crediton, on the 7th October. Defendant did not appear. P.C. Nicholls proved service of summons. P.C. Hutchings said that about 11.30 p.m., he saw defendant lying against the wall, and too drunk to stand. A fine of 2s. 6d. and costs was inflicted.
Should Have Been Labelled. - WILLIAM GOSS, labourer, of Crediton, was summoned for being drunk in Park-street, Crediton, on October 7th. Defendant's wife appeared for him. P.C. Hutchings said defendant was dead drunk at 11.30 p.m., and did not know his name or address. Defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
Saturday 21 October 1893, Issue 8195 - Gale Document No. Y3200755426
The Sudden Death Near Crediton
At the inquest on Tuesday on the body of THOMAS BAXTER, 63, labourer, who died suddenly at Uton, near Crediton, on Saturday evening, the medical evidence showed that death was due to cardiac syncope, following on fatty degeneration of the heart, and a verdict accordingly was returned.
Saturday 29 October 1893, Issue 8201 - Gale Document No. Y3200755490
At the County Court on Wednesday, before his Honour Judge Edge, the action, WILLIAM PRIOR v. DANIEL PRIOR was concluded. Plaintiff sought to set aside an agreement entered into between DANIEL PRIOR and ELIZA PRIOR that the sum of £190, deposited in the Provincial Bank, Crediton, in their joint names, should belong to the survivor of the two. Plaintiff contended that at the time the agre3ement was entered into ELIZA PRIOR (now deceased) was of unsound mind. Plaintiff was non-suited with costs.
Saturday 11 November 1893, Issue 8213 - Gale Document No. Y3200755568
Much regret was felt here on Saturday when the news became known that MR GEORG BODY, the Captain of the Town football club had passed away. He had played in a great many matches for the County, and was looked upon as a good forward player. BODY played in his last match against Paignton, a fortnight since. He caught a cold on that day, and has not been well since. On Friday he was thought to be much better, but there was a turn for the worse, and he died on Saturday. The deceased was the big drummer in the G Company 1st V. B. D. R. Band, and his funeral will be a military one. He leaves a wife and three children to mourn his loss, and much sympathy is felt for them. He was 25 years old.
Tiverton. - JOHN ASH, a rabbit trapper, of Crediton, trapped during last week on a farm in the parish of Tiverton, a total of 454 rabbits in five nights.
Saturday 18 November 1893, Issue 8219 - Gale Document No. Y3200755584
Birth - November 13, at 122 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR E. POLLARD, son.
Death - November 112, at Fordton House, Crediton, MARY THOMAS, aged 62.
Saturday 25 Nov ember 1893, Issue 8225 - Gale Document No. Y3200755637
Death - November 10, at Knowl, Crediton, WM. MOGFORD, aged 90.
Saturday 25 November 1893, Issue 8225 - Gale Document No. Y3200755616
Wedding At Crediton.
A very pretty wedding was solemnised at Crediton on Tuesday between MISS LYDIA WELLINGTON (daughter of Mr J. WELLINGTON, steward to Mr R. Buller) and MR W. J. BERRY, eldest son of MR W. B. BERRY, builder and contractor of the town. The bride was given away by her father. After the ceremony was over the happy pair were driven to Exeter en route for London. The bells of Holy Cross rang many merry peals during the afternoon. Mr Proctor, of the Ship Hotel, supplied the carriages. The employees of MR W. B. BNERRY, sat down to a supper in the evening at the King's Arms, given by the bridegroom in honour of the event, have presented him with a marble clock and ornaments. The gifts were numerous.
Saturday 2 December 1893, Issue 8231 - Gale Document No. Y3200 755682
At the inquest on the body of MARY LOUISA MANNING, who died on Sunday after being severely burnt while in a fit, the jury returned a verdict of "Accidental Death."
Saturday 2 December 1893, Issue 8231 - Gale Document No. Y3200755678
Crediton Petty Sessions
Weights and Measures - CORNELIUS TUCK, of Crediton, was fined 2s. and costs for having an unjust balance and false weights in his possession.
Saturday 9 December 1893, Issue 8237 - Gale Document No. Y3200755720
While a man named WILLIAM EDWARDS employed by MR BERRY, of Crediton, was pulling down a wall at that place on Thursday, the wall fell on him, breaking his leg. He was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Saturday 16 December 1893, Issue 8243 - Gale Document No. Y3200755736
As a result of the examinations recently held at Crediton Grammar School, MASTER PERCY HECTOR, son of MR W. HECTOR, jeweller of this town, has been elected to a Queen Elizabeth scholarship to the value of £10 per annum, in addition to W. S. Eyles and C. H. Berry.
The weather in and around Crediton has been very rough for the last few days. The rivers Creedy and Yeo are overflowing and several of the meadows are submerged. A showcase in front of Mr W. J. SOUTHWOOD'S shop in High-street was blown down and smashed.
Saturday 16 December 1893, Issue 8243 - Gale Document No. Y3200755766
Accident Near Crediton
Last evening MR L. W. WRIGTHT was returning from Exeter Market and when near Blagdon-place his horse shied and threw MR WRIGHT out under the trap and dragged him some distance. He was taken into the Horse and Jockey Inn and Dr Michie was soon in attendance.
Saturday 30 December 1893, Issue 8253 - Gale Document No. Y3200755839
The death took place on Thursday of a very fold and much respected townsman, MR JAMES HECTOR, tailor, of High-street, who for many years sat on the Board of Commissioners, and was for many years trustee of the Unitarian Chapel.
Saturday 30 December 1893, Issue 8253 - Gale Document No. Y3200755813
Funeral At Crediton
The funeral of the late WILLIAM LOOSEMORE took place on Wednesday in the Crediton Churchyard, when a number of the members of the Ancient Order of Foresters attended, together with Captain E. F. Parry-Jones and the members of the Crediton Fire Brigade, with their small engine, drawn by a pair of grey horses, and on which, the coffin was drawn to the churchyard. The Rev. J. Jessop Teague read the funeral service very impressively. The breastplate bore the following:- WILLIAM LOOSEMORE, died December 17th, aged 42 years.
There were several wreaths sent by the friends of the deceased, one being from the members f the Fire Brigade.
Saturday 30 December 1893, Issue 8253 - Gale Document No. Y3200755843
Crediton Petty Sessions
Mr W. L Brown (Dunn and Brown) applied for the transfer of the license of the White Swan Inn, Crediton, from Mr Nation to Mr Slade. The Bench granted the license for three months.
WILLIAM ATKINS, of Crediton, summoned for being drunk in High-street on December 9th, was also let off with a caution.
Saturday 6 January 1894, Issue 8259 - Gale Document No. Y3200755867
Marriage - December 24, at the Parish Church, Eggesford, WILLIAM MURCH, of Crediton, to CLARA VICKERY, of Eggesford, North Devon.
Saturday 20 January 1894, Issue 8271 - Gale Document No. Y3200755957
Birth - January 9, at Forches Cottage, Crediton, the wife of MR EDWARD ADAMS, a daughter.
Death - January 13, at Gunstone Mills, Crediton, ELIZABETH, wife of JOHN BUBEAR, aged 60.
Death - January 14, at 2 Hafer-road, Clapham Common, London, MARY ANN, widow of FRANK CHANNON, late of Crediton.
Saturday 20 January 1894, Issue 8271 - Gale Document No. Y3200755963
MRS ELIZABETH BUBEAR, of Gunstone, Crediton, aged 60 years, mother of GEORGE BUBEAR, the sculler, was buried in the Crediton Cemetery on Tuesday.
Saturday 17 February 1894, Issue 8295 - Gale Document No. Y3200756118
Birth - February 11, at Posbury House, Crediton, the wife of EDWARD SYDENHAM FURSDON, a daughter.
Saturday 17 February 1894, Issue 8295 - Gale Document No. Y3200756124
A joiner named JOHN TUCKER, in the employ of MR W. DART, attempted to adjust a saw worked by a steam engine on Wednesday, when his arm came in contact with the saw and he received serious injuries. He was medically attended and taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital.
Fatal Accident at Crediton. - A man named ISAAC ALFORD met with a fatal accident on Thursday. He was employed at Downes, Crediton, the residence of General Sir Redvers Buller, and was engaged it is stated to another man in trimming a tree, when he fell a distance of 60 feet. It was seen that ALFORD was seriously injured, and he was removed to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, where he died soon after his admission.
Saturday 24 February 1894, Issue 8301 - Gale Document No. Y3200756135
The Affairs of A Crediton Tradesman
Before Mr Registrar Daw at Exeter Bankruptcy Court on Thursday the public examination of GEORGE ARSCOTT was held. Mr Brown appeared for the Devon and Cornwall Bank and Mr Beal appeared for debtor, who, in answer to questions put to him by the Official Receiver, said he had been a baker in Crediton for twenty-seven years and commenced business with a capital of £20 or £30. He found he was in difficulties about three months ago. About fifteen months ago he became involved at the Devon and Cornwall Bank relative to his son's business at the top of the town, when he made an assignment for his creditors. Debtor became guarantee at the back for £450. He had no investments outside his own business except £160 he had at the same bank on an interest note. He subsequently gave up a note for £150. He had had five or six writs recently. Beyond the £160 he had invested, his estate, after paying his creditors was worth nothing, and he told Mr Sprague so. He had enough stock to meet his own liabilities. His son had carried on the business at the head of the town in debtor's name. About Christmas the Bank obtained judgment and issued an execution against him for £40 odd, but that was withdrawn on his consenting to give a bill of sale for £283 that was owed. The Official Receiver: Did they threaten you if you did not do so? Debtor: I don't know that they threaten me. My nephew a clerk in Mr Dunn's office, asked me on behalf of the bank for a bill of sale, and it was under his persuasion that I consented. He told me it would be the means of shutting out their creditors. The Official Receiver: And you, knowing it would shut out other creditors consented? Debtor: I did it under his persuasion. Mr Andrew: I will not ask you further questions on that. Mr Brown said he was not aware that their clerk had seen debtor on the subject. He thought there should be an adjournment in order to clear the matter up. The examination was, however, continued, and adjourned until tomorrow for debtor to produce his bank pass book.
Saturday 3 March 1894, Issue 8307 - Gale Document No. Y3200756197
Marriage - February 27, at the Bible Christian Chapel, Northernhay-street, Exeter, FRANK J. H. LOCKE, of Gutton, Crediton, to SARAH JANE MARTIN, of Exeter.
Saturday 10 March 1894, Issue 8313 - Gale Document No. Y3200756261
MR WILLIAM POWELL, farmer, of Lower Creedy, near Crediton, died yesterday. On Saturday last in jumping off a machine in his barn he fell and sustained injury to his back. Deceased, who was about 50 years of age, leaves a widow and three children.
Saturday 10 March 1894, Issue 8313 - Gale Document No. Y3200756234
Inquest At Crediton - This Day.
This morning an inquest was held at Lower Creedy Farm by the Deputy Coroner, Mr W. H. Gould, respecting the death of WILLIAM POWELL, aged 49, of Lower Creedy Farm, near Crediton, who died as the result of injuries caused through falling off a threshing machine. MARY POWELL, widow of the deceased, identified the body. Deceased told witness he had met with an accident, having fallen from a threshing machine and injured his back and leg. He was seen by a doctor the same day. Mr Henry Martin Body, surgeon, said he saw the deceased on the 5th instant. He was suffering from laboured breathing and complained of great pain in the spine. He expired yesterday. Upon examination of the body he found a bruise on the right hip and on the lower part of the back. He attributed death to concussion of the spine, followed by inflammation. During deceased's illness he told witness that in jumping off the threshing machine he fell. He did not attach blame to anyone. Verdict "Accidental Death."
Saturday 24 March 1894, Issue 8324 - Gale Document No. Y3200756326
Marriage - March 16, at Crediton, RICHARD JAMES, of Sandford, to MARIA LUCAS, of Crediton.
Saturday 24 March 1894, Issue 8324 - Gale Document No. Y3200756333
The Drowning Case At Crediton
An inquest was held by Mr Deputy-Coroner H. W. Gould at Crediton on Tuesday touching the death of WILLIAM BENNETT, 56, shoemaker, who was found dead on Sunday in the River Yeo. WILLIAM BENNETT, son of the deceased, said his father had been out of work, and he was very low-spirited. LOUISA MERRIFIED, a neighbour, said she had thought him strange at times, but had never heard him speak of suicide. Mr T. R. Elston, Exeter, said he went with a friend to the river Yeo to search for the deceased, and found him in the water on the opposite side from Crediton, near MR GREGORY'S house. P.S. Clements said the body was in about four feet of water. Mr Leslie Powne, surgeon, said death was probably due to drowning, and a verdict of "Found Drowned" was returned.
Saturday 31 March 1894, Issue 8330 - Gale Document No. Y3200756369
Birth - March 24, at Dunscombe, Crediton, the wife of RICHARD BROWNE, a daughter.
Marriage - At the Congregational Church, Crediton, MR SAMUEL BAKER to MISS KATE WHITE, both of Crediton.
Saturday 31 March 1894, Issue 8330 - Gale Document No. Y3200756373
As a steam thrashing machine was passing through the town on Wednesday, a little boy named POWLESLAND, about 7 years old, got under the wheels of a portion of the machinery which went over the lower part of his body. No bones were broken, but the boy was very much bruised.
On Monday evening, as MR BUZZACOTT, cab proprietor of the town was driving down to the station, his vehicle came into violent collision with a pony and trap belonging to MR GUEST, baker. The latter's trap was smashed, and the cab horse killed on the spot. No one was injured.
Saturday 14 April 1894, Issue 8342 - Gale Document No. Y3200756471
Continuation Classes At Crediton
In connection with the Girls' Continuation Classes held in the Hayward School, Crediton, the prizes were presented to the successful students last evening, when the session was brought to a close. The average attendance has been about twenty. The prizes were awarded as follows:- Good conduct and diligence in work - ADA HATTEN and ALICE TUCKETT; drawing - NORA BUZZACOTT, EDITH PAYNE, and FLORENCE PITTS; needlework - EMMA COUCH, CAROLINE HATTEN, ALICE BENNELLICK, LILLIAN ELSTON, and BERTHA EWINGS; arithmetic - ETHEL POLLARD and GERTRUDE BICKNELL. A special prize was awarded to EMILA STONE. At the close of the distribution Miss Couch, on behalf of her fellow students asked the teacher (Miss Fanny Elston) to accept an album and candelabra, subscribed for by the pupils, as a recognition of her kindness and the trouble she had taken with them. Miss Elston suitably returned thanks.
Saturday 21 April 1894, Issue 8348 - Gale Document No. Y3200756522
MR JAMES SEARLE, solicitor, formerly of Crediton, was yesterday struck off the rolls.
Saturday 28 April 1894, Issue 8354 - Gale Document No. Y3200756544
Birth - April 23, at 14 North-street, Crediton, the wife o MR SAMUEL INCH, a son.
Saturday 5 May 1894, Issue 8360 - Gale Document No. Y3200756590
Birth - April 29, at Penton, Crediton, the wife of LEOPOLD A. D. MONTAGUE, a son.
Death - May 3, at Runford Barton, Sandford, JOHN, youngest son of MR JOHN CHALLICE, Parkside, Crediton, aged 41.
Saturday 9 June 1894, Issue 8390 - Gale Document No. Y3200756794
Death - May 27, at Crediton, DULCIBELLA DUNSFORD, aged 73.
Death - June 3, at Crediton, MR PETER MUIRHEAD MILLER, aged 67.
Saturday 9 June 1894, Issue 8390 - Gale Document No. Y3200756821
Funeral at Crediton
The funeral of MR P. M. MILLER took place at Crediton on Thursday. The chief mourners were Mr G. C. M. Miller (son), Sir Donald Currie, M.P., Captain G. A. K. Wisely, R.C., Captain R. N. Gamble, (10th Regiment), Mr Miller Munn, and Mr Herbert Belfield. There were also present Mr B. C. Cleave, Revs. T. Llewellyn-Robinsons, J. Jessop Teague, Messrs H. Oke Smith, W. Pope, J. B. Challen, J. M. Pope, Dr and Mrs Powne. Several Crediton tradesmen closed their places of business. Amongst those present at the graveside were Messrs W. Dart, J. Rowe, W. Ching, and J. Morgan.
The coffin was of unpolished English oak with moulded cover and panelled sides, with bands of East Indian teak. The polished brass breastplate was inscribed:- PETER MUIRHEAD MILLER, Born September 2nd, 1826. Died June 3rd, 1894.
The body was borne from Palace Cottage, deceased's residence, on the bearer's shoulders. The service was conducted by the Rev. Prebendary Felton Smith, Vicar of Crediton, assisted by the Rev. T. Middlemore Whithard. The organist (Mr Clark) played the "Dead March" in Saul whilst the body was borne to the graveside. The brick grave was bordered with evergreens and flowers, and the many beautiful wreaths sent were lowered with the coffin. Mr W. J. Dart conducted the funeral arrangements.
MR PETER MUIRHEAD MILLER was the second son of the late MR JOHN MILLER, of Andercraig House, Bute, a member of an old Lanarkshire family situated at Frankfield for 200 years, and we find that on Mr Miller's mothers side the Muirheads are descended from Grahame of Claverhouse, "Bonnie Dundee." Mr Geo. Miller, of Frankfield, is, we notice, a D. L., J.P., and C.C., for Lanarkshire. Mr Miller was born in 1826 and education at Trinity College, Dublin, and has resided in the South, for some years at Budleigh Salterton, latterly at Crediton. He was generally respected in the town. A keen yachtsman in his day, he was also a lover and judge of art, and the close study of nature was the simple solace of his last years. Mr Miller married an American lady some forty years ago, whom he leaves behind with one son.
Saturday 16 June 1894, Issue 8396 - Gale Document No. Y3200756870
At Crediton, yesterday, LUCY WOOLLACOTT and EMMA MADGE, married women, of Tolley's-court, near Mill-street, were, as briefly reported in the special edition of the Post last evening, committed for trial at the Assizes, charged with breaking into the dwelling house of RICHARD GRANT, at Tolley's-court, and stealing 2s. 6d. and some sweets. P.C. Hutchings was secreted in the house and the half-a-crown was one the constable had marked.
Saturday 23 June 1894, Issue 8402 - Gale Document No. Y3200756889
At the Devon Assizes on Monday, EMMA MADGE and LUCY WOOLLACOTT, married women, of Crediton, pleaded guilty to entering the residence of RICHARD GRANT on the 15th June and stealing some sweets and 2s. The prisoners said they had no reason to give as to why they entered the house. The Judge bound them over to come up for judgment when called upon, their husbands becoming sureties in the sum of £5 each.
Thursday 28 June 1894, Issue 8406 - Gale Document No. Y3200756971
Crediton Petty Sessions
WILLIAM ROBERT COLE, a boy, of Crediton, was brought up in custody on a charge of stealing on the 25th inst., a quantity of bread and meat, value 9d. from ROBERT MOORE. The evidence of the prosecutor was to the effect that while at work in Mr Dart's field at Crediton he put his dinner, wrapped in paper, beside the hedge, but on going to fetch it he found it to be gone. The prisoner was afterwards brought back by P.C. Hill, who proved arresting the prisoner with the food in his possession. A previous conviction of theft was recorded against the prisoner, who was now bound over to come up for judgment when called upon.
Saturday 14 July 1894, Issue 8423 - Gale Document No. Y3200757017
A man named MAUNDER employed by MR DART, of Crediton, had his leg badly crushed today through the wheels f a timber wagon going over it.
Saturday 11 August 1894, Issue 8450 - Gale Document No. Y3200757109
Accident At Crediton
As FREDIE HOOPER, three years of age, was at play this morning on a hedge at Crediton, he was pulled off by a boy named BENNETT, the result being that his thigh was broken.
Saturday 15 September 1894, Issue 8485 - Gale Document No. Y3200757223
H. C. ADAMS, bootmaker, Crediton, has been adjudicated a bankrupt.
Saturday 3 November 1894, Issue 8534 - Gale Document No. Y3200757410
Death - October 27, at 15 Newport-terrace, Barnstaple, MARIA LOUISA COUCH (formerly of Crediton), aged 75.
Saturday 17 November 1894, Issue 8546 - Gale Document No. Y3200757471
Birth - November 11, at 12 North-street, Crediton, the wife of MR FRED J. HELMORE, a son.
Saturday 15 December 1894, Issue 8570 - Gale Document No. Y3200757605
MR F. S. SPRAGUE, who has been for the past sixteen years manager of the Crediton Branch of the Devon and Cornwall Bank, was presented last evening with a silver tea set, a claret and hot water jug, and a case of fish knives and forks, subscribed for by the town-people, on his leaving the town.
Saturday 5 January 1895, Issue 8586 - Gale Document No. Y3200757712
Birth - January 2, at Church-street, Crediton, the wife of MR SAMUEL WARE, a daughter.
Saturday 26 January 1895, Issue 8604 - Gale Document No. Y3200757814
Death - January 23, at 3 Wonford-road, St Leonard's, Exeter, MARY, relic of the late WILLIAM DAVID, of Crediton, aged 80.
Saturday 2 February 1895, Issue 8610 - Gale Document No. Y3200757850
Serious Fire At Crediton. This Morning.
Two Cows and a Calf Roasted to Death. - A fire broke out this morning on the premises of the Market House inn, Parliament-street, Crediton. It appears that MRS BENNETT, the wife of the landlord, woke soon around five o'clock and saw that a large shed was on fire. She immediately ran out of doors in her nightdress and raised an alarm. Being close to the police station, the police were soon on the scene, and the firemen, under the command of Captain Parry Jones, were also quickly in attendance with their hose reel. It was found, however, that the hydrants were frozen, and boiling water was obtained from the police station to thaw them. This being accomplished, two jets were speedily directed onto the flames. There were in the shed three cows, a calf, and some horses, whilst the lofts over contained two large ricks of oats. Two of the cows and the calf were roasted to death and the other cow severely scorched over the head an back. The ricks of oats, which were in sheaves, were also destroyed, as were also several farm implements, including chaff cutters, and two pulpers, and a large number of miscellaneous articles. The horses were luckily saved, their halters being cut. The premises are the property of General Sir Redvers Buller, who is believed to be insured. The cattle and implements belonged to MR BENNETT, the landlord of the Market House Inn, who also carried on a small farm, but is not insured.
Saturday 23 February 1895, Issue 8628 - Gale Document No. Y3200757977
Death - February 23, at Charlotte-street, Crediton, MRS WILLIAM PIKE, aged 78.
Saturday 16 March 1895, Issue 8646 - Gale Document No. Y3200758070
At Crediton Police Court on Tuesday - before Mr W. B. Berry - WILLIAM KING was sent to prison for seven days for being drunk and disorderly in Market-street. Sergeant Clements proved the case. There was a previous conviction in July last.
Saturday 16 March 1895, Issue 8646 - Gale Document No. Y3200758066
Birth - March 14, at Kiddicott, Crediton, the wife of MR A. VEAL, a daughter.
Saturday 23 March 1895, Issue 8652 - Gale Document No. Y3200758110
An Ex-Convict in Trouble At Crediton
At the Crediton Police Court on Thursday the magistrates Messrs W. B. Berry and L. B. Gamlyn had before them an ex-convict named SAMUEL ROWE, who was charged with wilfully breaking the plate-glass window of MR KIELL, clothier and outfitter, of High-street, yesterday morning, and doing damage to the extent of £4. There was a second charge preferred against the prisoner for assaulting P.C. Hutchings, whilst in the execution of his duty. On the prisoner, when arrested, was found a paper which showed that he was convicted at the Hereford Assizes on December 5th, 1889 for arson and sentenced to seven years penal servitude. That term expired on March 5th. From the evidence adduced it appeared that the prisoner came into Crediton, and meeting P.C. Burrows asked him to lock him (the prisoner) up. This the constable told him he could not do, and, prisoner then replied that he would soon give him a job. He then walked up Market-street and into High-street and when outside the shop of MR KIELL he deliberately put one of his feet through the plate-glass window. P.C. Hutchings, who was near by, at once arrested him. Prisoner struggled very violently and both fell to the ground. A regular scuffle ensued, during which the prisoner struck out with his fists and kicked the constable several times, making his head bleed just behind the ear.
P.C. Burrows came to his comrades assistance, and the prisoner was safely lodged in the cell, but not without a struggle. The Magistrates said the offence was a serious one, and the police must be protected. Prisoner would be sent to prison for fourteen days with hard labour for each offence.
Saturday 11 May 1895, Issue 8693 - Gale Document No. Y3200758368
Dr Charles Fenwick, of Dunsford, Exeter, has been married at Crediton, to Miss Ellen Sophia Fenwick, eldest daughter of the late Rev. W. G. N. Fenwick, rector of Fisherton Delamere, Wilts.
Saturday 29 June 1895, Issue 8735 - Gale Document No. Y3200758613
We regret to hear of an accident which befell MR W. DART one day this week. It appears that he was crossing the line at the railway station when he was caught by an engine, which came upon him unawares and knocked him down. He was very slightly injured, but in consequence of the shock he has been medically ordered away for rest.
Saturday 27 July 1895, Issue 8759 - Gale Document No. Y3200758772
A receiving order in bankruptcy has been granted against ALICE T. STAINTHORP, stationer, of Crediton.
Saturday 3 August 1895, issue 8765 - Gale Document No. Y3200758805
The public examination of ALICE STAINTHORP, fancy dealer and stationer, of 134 High-street, Crediton, took place at the Castle of Exeter on Thursday. She said that before she resided in Devonshire she was a teacher in painting and drawing. Debtor was allowed to pass.
Saturday 24 August 1895, Issue 8782 - Gale Document No. Y3200758913
At Crediton on Friday, MR JENNINGS, was knocked down by a pony and trap, the wheels of the vehicle passing over him. He as badly bruised and received a cut on the head.
Saturday 7 September 1895, Issue 8794 - Gale Document No. Y3200758999
Fatal Accident at Crediton
MR JENNINGS, of Crediton, who met with a carriage accident on Friday, the 23rd of August, died on Wednesday from his injuries. Deceased was 60 years of age, and was generally respected.
Saturday 14 September 1895, Issue 8800 - Gale Document No. Y3200759039
Marriage - September 9, at Okehampton, CHARLES G. LOVESEY, of the School House, North Tawton, to MINNIE, eldest daughter of the late FRANCIS BADCOCK, of Crediton.
Saturday 28 September 1895, Issue 8812 - Gale Document No. Y3200759105
As MR J. BILLING, of Crediton, was proceeding to Longbarn on Wednesday he killed a viper measuring over two feet in length, in the road near Sir J. D. Ferguson Davie's park.
Saturday 9 November 1895, Issue 8848 - Gale Document No. Y3200759330
A man named HAWKINGS, in the employ of MR PROCTOR, Crediton, was kicked by his master's horse yesterday, and lies in a critical condition.
Saturday 4 January 1896, Issue 8894 - Gale Document No. Y3200759600
Marriage - January 1, at the Parish Church, Crediton, JAMES WALTERS, of Kingston Farm, Higher Brixham, to JULIA ETTA BRADRIDGE HEWETT, only daughter of MR H. F. HEWETT, of Wilson Farm, Crediton.
Saturday 1 February 1896, Issue 8918 - Gale Document No. Y3200759756
Birth - January 23, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR JAMES TRICKEY, a son.
Saturday 15 February 1896, Issue 8930 - Gale Document No. Y3200759833
Death - February 9, at Exeter-road, Crediton, ADA ELIZABETH BEDFORD, aged 14.
Death - February 8, at 2 Charlotte-street, Crediton, RHODA, the wife of FRANK PIKE, aged 34.
Saturday 15 February 1896, Issue 8930 - Gale Document No. Y3200759804
As GEORGE ANDREWS, 44, of Crediton, was driving a wagon and pair of horses belonging to Mr Ford, of Great Leigh, on Monday the horses ran away, and ANDREW was thrown into the road. The wagon passed over his legs, breaking one of them. He was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital and detained.
Saturday 14 March 1896, Issue 8954 - Gale Document No. Y3200759980
Publican's Breach of Promise - Damages for a Crediton Barmaid.
At the London Sheriff's Court, EMMA STONE, of Crediton, a barmaid at the Railway Tavern, Fenchurch-street, London, sought to recover from Richard Phipps, public-house manager, £500 as damages for breach of promise of marriage. The facts, as stated, were that the courtship had extended over three years, the acquaintance beginning at a public-house where defendant was engaged as barman, at the latter part of 1892. There they agreed to keep company with each other, and took long walks together. Mr Davis for plaintiff, announced that the case had been satisfactorily settled, defendant agreeing to a verdict being entered against him for £50. A verdict for £50 as damages was accordingly entered, with £25 costs.
Saturday 21 March 1896, Issue 8960 - Gale Document No. Y3200760000
Birth - March 13, at Prospect House, St George's, Bristol, the wife of MR H. HOARE, late of Crediton, a daughter.
Marriage - March 16, at Crediton, MR A. G. BICKNELL, to MISS KATE DULLEN, both of Crediton.
Saturday 21 March 1896, Issue 8960 - Gale Document No. Y3200760012
An inquest was held at Hookway, near Crediton, on Thursday on the body of FRANCIS MOORE, aged 14, who died on Wednesday last from shot wounds received through the bursting of a gun which his brother was carrying. A verdict of "Accidental Death" was returned. The Coroner cautioned the brother as to the way in which he handled guns in the future.
Saturday 11 April 1896, Issue 8977 - Gale Document No. Y3200760132
Birth - April 4, at Denton, Crediton, the wife of LEOPOLD A. D. MONTAGUE, a daughter.
Saturday 11 April 1896, Issue 8977 - Gale Document No. Y3200760114
MR JOHN GREGORY, farmer, of Park Farm, Crediton, died suddenly on Tuesday evening, at the age of 56.
Saturday 6 June 1896, Issue 9025 - Gale Document No. Y3200760445
Birth - May 31, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR J. ASH, a daughter.
Saturday 6 June 1896, Issue 9025 - Gale Document No. Y3200760477
Birth - June 5, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR A. C. DURANT, a son.
Saturday 13 June 1896, Issue 9031 - Gale Document No. Y3200760495
The cottage of MRS PIKE, a widow, at Landscore, Crediton, was entered on Monday while she was at Exeter, and a gold ring, a silver brooch, cuff links, and a pin were stolen.
Saturday 18 July 1896, Issue 9061 - Gale Document No. Y3200760692
On Wednesday about 10 o'clock a fire was discovered at the Crediton Post Office. It appears that a son of MR STOYLE, the Post master, was playing with matches in the basement, when some paper and boxes, became ignited, and had it not been for the prompt action of MR KERSWELL, one of the postmen and one of the telegraph messengers, who threw several buckets of water over the flames, the fire would have been of a serious nature. As it was the ceiling caught fire, but the Fire Brigade prevented the conflagration from spreading in that direction.
Saturday 25 July 1896, Issue 9067 - Gale Document No. Y3200760735
Marriage - July 22, at Crediton, FRED W. AINGER, of Stroud Green, to MARY ELIZABETH FLOUD, of Crediton.
Saturday 1 August 1896, Issue 9073 - Gale Document No. Y3200760772
Crediton - During hay saving operations on the Hollacombe estate a viper was killed by MR J. PARKER. The reptile measured 2 feet 7 ½ inches in length.
Saturday 8 August 1896, Issue 9078 -Gale Document No. Y3200760817
During excavation work for a new sewer in High-street, Crediton, on Wednesday, about four or five tons of earth fell in nearly covering GEORGE KEMP. He was extricated as soon as possible and taken to the surgery of Drs. Body and Powne, where on examination it was found that no bones were broken. KEMP was subsequently removed to his home in Park-street, Dr Powne accompanying him.
Saturday 22 August 1896, Issue 9090 - Gale Document No. Y3200760924
Birth - August 14, at North-street, Crediton, the wife of MR SIDNEY ADAMS, a daughter.
Saturday 22 August 1896, Issue 9090 - Gale Document No. Y3200760904
MR WILLIAM BEER, who has resigned his situation as foreman of Crediton Gasworks after 20 years' service, has been presented with a handsome clock by the directors.
Saturday 22 August 1896, Issue 9090 - Gale Document No. Y3200760914
Birth - August 20, at Grove-terrace, Crediton, the wife of E. ERNEST JACKSON, a son.
Saturday 12 September 1896, Issue 9108 - Gale Document No. Y3200761033
Obituary - MR GOERGE WATTS, WHO FOR THE PAST EIGHTEEN YEARS HAS BEEN TICKET COLLECVTOR AT THE STATION, DIED ON Sunday morning, aged 52. He had been unwell for some time but continued to work up to Tuesday night. He had been in the employ of the company for 32 years.
Saturday 19 September 1896, Issue 9114 - Gale Document No. Y3200761078
Obstinate - Some excitement was caused in the neighbourhood of the Town Hall on Wednesday by the conduct of a bull. While MR SHAPLAND, butcher, was driving it to be slaughtered the animal stopped and refused to move. Various efforts were made to get him along, but without avail until he was head-roped to a cart and dragged along by main force - a proceeding at which he evinced the strongest displeasure.
Saturday 10 October 1896, Issue 9132 - Gale Document No. Y3200761217
Death - September 14, at Walsenburg, Colorado, JOHN C. HECTOR, late of Crediton, aged 57.
Saturday 10 October 1896, Issue 9132 - Gale Document No. Y3200761228
The Mysterious Death of a Creditonian
Singular Case of Poisoning - An Open Verdict.
The City Coroner (Mr H. W. Hooper) held an inquest at the Devon and Exeter Hospital this morning on the body of
GEORGE SPEAR, aged 22 years, who died at that institution on Thursday last under mysterious circumstances as reported in last evening's Post. -
Mr H. Denham was foreman of the jury.
ELIZABETH ANN LUXTON, wife of SAMUEL LUXTON, a farm labourer, of 6,Duke's-court, Crediton, identified the deceased as that of her brother, formerly a gardener, but who had lately been in the Navy and stationed on H.M.S. Lion at Devonport. He came up to Crediton on furlough on the 21st August and intended to stay with witness for two days. He was then apparently in good health, and did not complain of anything. On the Sunday, the last day of his visit, the deceased went to see his father, and on returning he said he felt very unwell. Witness asked him what was the matter and he said there was something burning in his stomach. He also said he had picked up an apple near Fordton and he had been unwell ever since he had eaten it. He thought there must have been something in it. At his request witness gave him a cup of milk and after he had taken it he vomited. He suffered great pain. He subsequently left the house to go to the Station to return to Devonport but a young sailor named Lane took him to Dr Campbell who gave him some medicine and ordered him to bed. He was consequently put to bed in witness's house and remained there until he was conveyed to the Hospital on the 1st October. He continued taking the medicine prescribed by Dr Campbell but none other. He was always in his right mind. He entered the Navy as a sailor boy and appeared fond of the Navy. He had no complaint against him. He joined the Navy on the 27th May last.
By the Coroner: Deceased said he did not discovered anything distasteful until after he had eaten the apple.
By a juror: There might have been a wasp in the apple.
Several jurors expressed the opinion that the deceased might possibly have been stung.
Mr H. Andrew, house surgeon, said the deceased was admitted into the hospital on the 1st October. He was very emaciated and complained of a difficulty in breathing and swallowing. He was put to bed but gradually got worse. Some ulceration could be seen far back in his throat. He died on Thursday last. Witness had since made an examination of the body. There were three ulcerated strictures of the oesophagus, a large ulcer in the stomach, ulceration about the lungs, intense inflammation extending into the lungs. In witness opinion the cause of death was poisoning by corrosive acid.
The Coroner: Do you think, as some of the jury think, that it might have been produced by deceased swallowing an insect in the apple? - No, sir.
The acid might have been in the apple? - I do not see how it could have been.
The jury returned an open verdict to the effect that the deceased died from corrosive poisoning, but how or by whom it was administered it was impossible to tell.
Saturday 31 October 1896, Issue 9150 - Gale Document No. Y3200761330
Birth - October 25, at Rudge, Crediton, the wife of FRANK CHALLICE, a son.
Saturday 14 November 1896, Issue 9162 - Gale Document No. Y3200761403
Birth - November 8, at Dunn's Endowed School, Crediton, with wife of C. G. LOVESEY, a daughter.
Saturday 21 November 1896, Issue 9168 - Gale Document No. Y3200761430
Crediton - Inquests
An inquest was held at the Railway Hotel on Tuesday by Mr F. Burrows touching the death of HENRY CANN, a labourer, who died on the 11th instant from blood poisoning. JAMES TURNER, a labourer, said while scooping apples his scoop accidentally struck deceased's hand, and took off a piece of skin. PHILLIP JAMES, foreman of the works at the Cider Stores, Crediton, said the deceased had to leave work the Saturday after breakfast. Dr H. Body stated that he attended the deceased on the 14th of October, and he died on November 11th from blood poisoning. A verdict accordingly was returned.
A second inquest was held at the White Swan Hotel by the same Coroner touching the death of MRS MARY MARTHA WIDGERY, who was found dead in her bedroom on Thursday. Dr Powne, who was called, said deceased had a fatty heart and chronic bronchitis, and stooping would make her giddy, whilst a hassock on which she was found lying would further impede her breathing. Witness was of opinion that suffocation was the cause of death. A verdict accordingly was returned.
Saturday 5 December 1896, Issue 9180 - Gale Document No. Y3200761523
Birth - November 23, at Bell Court, Crediton, the wife of WM. BOND, a daughter.
Birth - November 23, at Threshers, Crediton, the wife of GEORGE TUCKER, a son.
Saturday 26 December 1896, Issue 9197 - Gale Document No. Y3200761641
Death - December 20, at the Star Inn, Crediton, SOPHIA HAMMETT, aged 35.
Saturday 9 January 1897, Issue 9209 - Gale Document No. Y3200761800
Death - January 6, at St Saviours, Crediton, ANN THORNE, aged 62.
Thursday 14 January 1897, Issue 9213 - Gale Document No. Y3200761903
The Somerset Tragedy - Accused a Crediton Man.
The District Coroner (Mr T. Foster Barham) held an inquest today on the bodies of the murdered woman ELIZABETH ROACH and her infant daughter JESSIE, the victims of the North Petherton tragedy. The alleged perpetrator of the crime, CHARLES ROACH, is a native of Crediton. His parents now live a short distance down the line towards Yeoford, from Crediton Station. On Tuesday morning they received a letter from their son, and later in the day they received a telegram requesting them to come at once.
Wednesday 20 January 1897, Issue 9218 - Gale Document No. Y3200762030
Death - January 20, at Paradise-place, Crediton, ANNIE eldest daughter of JAMES FURSMAN, aged 19.
Wednesday 20 January 1897, Issue 9218 - Gale Document No. Y3200762032
WILLIAM TOWNSEND was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for on the 8th January not having proper control over his horse. P.C. Holland said defendant was asleep in the wagon.
A DYER, W. GOSLAND, E. COLES, J. MATHER, and W. PARSONS were fined 2s. 6d. each for playing pitch and toss at Downhead on December 20th. All the defendants appeared except DYER and pleaded guilty. P.C. Hutchings gave evidence and the Bench severely cautioned the defendants.
Monday 25 January 1897, Issue 9222 - Gale Document No. Y3200762148
Death - January 24, at the Green, Crediton, MISS R. HOOPER, aged 74.
Saturday 30 January 1897, Issue 9227 - Gale Document No. Y3200762279
Inquest at Crediton
An inquest was held today at the Star Inn, Crediton, by Deputy Coroner, Mr F. Burrows, touching the death of JANE LAKE, a widow, aged 71, who died on the previous day. On the 28th December deceased fell down in her backyard and sustained a fractured thigh. Dr Campbell said the deceased died from bed sores following her injury and the jury returned a verdict accordingly.
Saturday 6 February 1897, Issue 9233 - Gale Document No. Y3200762415
The funeral of the late MRS TUCKER took place at Crediton yesterday.
Wednesday 10 February 1897, Issue 9236 - Gale Document No. Y3200762492
Death - February 8, at Dean-street, Crediton, HARRIETT, the wife of HY. BULL, aged 67.
Wednesday 17 February 1897, Issue 9242 - Gale Document No. Y3200762680
Crediton Petty Sessions
Heavy Fines For Cruelty - WM. MAY, carter, Crediton, was summoned for cruelty to a horse by working it whilst in an unfit state, and HENRY COPP, Crediton, the former defendant's master, was summoned for a similar offence. Mr W. Brown, Exeter, appeared for the defendants, who pleaded not guilty. P.C. Hutchings stated that he saw MAY in charge of a wagon and three horses, one of the latter walking lame, and he asked defendant where he was going. Defendant replied that he was going to Bow and witness thereupon examined the animal. He found a large open wound between its buttocks and as the animal walked the thighs rubbed one against the other. Witness told defendant the horse was not fit for work and the animal was taken out of the wagon. Witness further found blood flowing from the wound down the horse's legs. P.C. Champion gave corroborative evidence. HENRY DAVEY, Veterinary surgeon of Crediton, said he saw the animal on January 27th. The inner side of the thighs were in a sore condition. There were warts there and also the deep fissure spoken of by the constables extending from the two thighs. The animal was totally unfit for use. Superintendent Allicott also gave evidence. Mr Brown called FREDERICK RAWLE, farrier, of Crediton, who said he saw the animal about a month ago and also last Saturday week. He told defendant that he worked the animal lightly. The animal was in a very good condition. The Bench retired, and on coming into Court eh chairman said it was a bad case of gross cruelty. HENRY COPP would be fined £5 and costs or a month's imprisonment and MAY £1 and costs or fourteen days. The Chairman complimented the police on bringing the case before them, and hoped they would look out for similar cases.
A Shoemaker Fined - THOMAS ALLEN, shoemaker, Crediton, was fined 5s. and costs for being drunk and incapable on January 13th. Defendant's mother appeared on behalf of him, and Sergeant Clements proved the case.
Thursday 25 February 1897, Issue 9249 - Gale Document No. Y3200762873
Marriage - February 22, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, ALBERT HAMMETT, to LILY LOUISA WESTCOTT, both of Crediton.
Saturday 27 February 1897, Issue 9251 - Gale Document No. Y3200762942
North Petherton Tragedy.
At North Petherton near Bridgwater, on Monday the inquest was resumed on the bodies of ELIZABETH ROUCH, wife of CHARLES TUCKER ROACH, striker at the Great Western Carriage Works, Bridgwater, and a native of Crediton, and JESSIE, their ten month old daughter, who were found dead in bed with their throats cut on January 12th. The inquiry had been twice adjourned through ROACH being unable to leave the infirmary, where he was suffering from self-inflicted wounds to his own throat. He now attended, but was very weak. A dairyman, named Jones, said he entered the house and found the woman and child dead in bed with their throats cut and ROACH sitting up in the same bed bleeding from a wound in his throat. ROACH told witness that he first killed his wife and child. His wife was not asleep, and begged him to spare her life. P.C. Coles proved finding a rope hanging from a beam stained with wet blood. Neighbours deposed that the parties lived happily together, but that they were only married on the previous Saturday, the child, therefore being illegitimate. The jury returned a verdict of "Wilful murder" against ROACH, who was brought before the magistrates on Tuesday and remanded.
Wednesday 10 March 1897, Issue 9260 - Gale Document No. Y3200763200
Sudden Death at Crediton
An old man, named JOHN WEBB, about 78 years old went this morning at Crediton to fetch his parish pay. On passing No. 57, High-street, he said to MISS STONE "I FEEL RATHER QUEER IN MY HEAD," THEN FELL, RECEIVING A COMPOUND FRACTURE TO THE BACK OF HIS HEAD. He was taken into No. 57 and Dr Lamb who was coming home from his round was called. He pronounced life to be extinct. P.C. Hutchings procured the stretcher and deceased was carried to his home.
Wednesday 17 March 1897, Issue 9266 - Gale Document No. Y3200763358
Today's Crediton Sessions.
ANN MATHEWS, of Crediton, for allowing fifteen pigs to stray near Fordton Bridge, was fined 6d. each pig and costs.
MOSES WOLLAND, a farmer, of Crediton, for allowing fifteen bullocks to stray, was fined 6d. per head and costs.
ERNEST COLES, JOHN HATTEN, and FRANCIS NORRISH, for obstructing a footpath near the Star, were fined 5s. each inclusive.
JAMES and ELIZA BURRIDGE, of Crediton, was summoned for stealing a tub the property of S. VANSTONE, widow. Prosecutrix said she missed the tub from her back door. The tub was produced and MRS VANSTONE identified it as her property, valuing it in 2s. It was not tarred when she saw it on Sunday. It was now tarred all over. Defendants pleaded not guilty. JAMES BURRIDGE was dismissed, but ELIZA BURRIDGE was fined £1 or fourteen days.
EMILY JANE HILL summoned WILLIAM SOWDEN for an order to maintain her female child, of which she said he was the father. The case was dismissed.
Hard Swearing. - SAMUEL THOMAS, for whom Mr Martyn (Tiverton) appeared, was summoned for neglecting to maintain his wife and family. MRS THOMAS said her husband left her about three weeks ago. She had two children at home. Cross-examined by Mr Martyn: He told me to do away with the children and go with WILLIAM WAYE. My husband was very dirty, inside and out, and I would not sleep with him after he came home from Exeter. WAYE slept in our house for two nights whilst he was idle. My husband helped him to bed. I was in the room with WAYE. If my husband says I was in bed with WAYE he tells a lie. I was on the box by the side of the bed. I have told my husband that I would not turn WAYE out. I have been in the Horse and Jockey Inn with WAYE, but I have never put my arm round his neck. Mr Martyn made a forcible defence, and called defendant, who said he left his wife on the 27th February. She had not spoken to him since Christmas. He missed one of his beds in his mother's house. WAYE and witness's son slept upon it. On the 28th July last he saw WAYE in his bed. On the 29th July he slept with his son. When he dressed in the morning he saw his wife in bed with WAYE. She had threatened him and wished he would be killed. He was willing to maintain the youngest child. She had told him she should not get rid of WAYE for "such a ---- like me." G. RANDALL, a labourer, said he remembered being at the Horse and Jockey when WAYE and MRS THOMAS came in. He saw MRS THOMAS put her arms around WAYE'S neck. W. THOMAS, a son, said he had heard his mother say she should not do away with WAYE for anybody. He had heard his mother say she would poison his father. MR MANNING, a farmer, said THOMAS had been in his employ for nearly seven years. He always found him truthful and very willing. WAYE denied that he had been in bed with MRS THOMAS. Defendant offered to give his wife 2s. a week and look after the youngest child. The Bench retired, and on coming into Court the Chairman said they had decided to dismiss the case.
Wednesday 14 April 1897, Issue 9290 - Gale Document No. Y3200764009
Accident - As MR FRANCIS DRAKE, youngest son of MR H. DRAKE, of Winswood House, was driving to his home in company with his sister yesterday afternoon the horse shied at a furniture van standing outside the White Hart Hotel, and bolting round the corner started towards Winswood House. The wheels of the vehicle came in contact with the pathway, and the occupants were thrown out close to their own doorway. The shafts of the carriage were broken and the vehicle otherwise injured. the horse kicked itself free of the harness and ran into Park-street. MISS DRAKE was much bruised and received one of two bad cuts. MR DRAKE was also bruised, but was not seriously hurt.
Monday 19 April 1897, Issue 9293 - Gale Document No. Y3200764081
Death - April 18, at 24 Cleveland-street, St Thomas, Exeter, MARY ANN, the wife of SAMUEL MOORE, late of Crediton, aged 40.
Tuesday 27 April 1897, Issue 9300 - Gale Document No. Y3200764271
Fatal Accident at Crediton
A lad named SOUTHCOTT was kicked by a pony at Crediton yesterday so severely that he died this morning.
Tuesday 4 May 1897, Issue 9306 - Gale Document No. Y3200764446
At an inquest held at Crediton on Monday on the body of JOHN HASKINS, who died from injuries caused by a wagon passing over his body on Saturday, a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.
Wednesday 5 May 1897, Issue 9307 - Gale Document No. Y3200764456
Attempted Housebreaking at Crediton.
JAMES GAVIN, on tramp, was brought up at Crediton Police Court this morning - before Major L. A. D. Montague - charged with being on the premises of MR JOHN ARSCOTT, solicitor's clerk, for an unlawful purpose this morning, shortly after three o'clock. JOHN ARSCOTT said he was awakened between two and three o'clock, and on opening the window heard a noise under the verandah. He asked who was there, and told prisoner that if he moved he would shoot him as he had a revolver. Witness covered him while Mr Sprague and Mr Steer came up and seized the man. The Sergeant of the Police took him into custody. Asked if he had any questions to ask, prisoner replied, "None whatever." JAMES STEER said he was awakened by a dog barking, and could distinctly hear a man's voice. He listened for some time, and on hearing footsteps he dressed and went to Searle-street, where he heard ARSCOTT say "There is a man under verandah." Witness saw the man there standing by the front door, and with Mr Sprague went and held him until the Sergeant came. Sergeant Clements sae he saw MR ARSCOTT at his bedroom window and the prisoner held by Messrs Sprague and Steer. He took him into custody and locked him up. Prisoner was sober. On searching him he found a knife and an empty purse. Prisoner had asked at the Police Station for a ticket for the casual ward of the Workhouse, but was too late. Prisoner, who had nothing to say, was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour.
Saturday 15 May 1897, Issue 9316 - Gale Document No. Y3200764730
Marriage - May 10, at Crediton Church, JAS. LOCK, Surrey to ALICE S. STONE, Crediton.
Thursday 20 May 1897, Issue 9320 - Gale Document No. Y3200764842
Accident - As a married woman named EMMA HOOKWAY was going from her front to her back kitchen this morning she stepped on a small piece of wood, falling down and breaking both bones of one of her legs just above the ankle. Her husband is a labourer working in one of the tan yards in Crediton. Drs. Body and Powne set the broken bones.
Saturday 5 June 1897, Issue 9334 - Gale Document No. Y3200765253
Marriage - June 3, at Crediton, HUGH RICHARDS CHARLEY, of Crediton, to SOPHY BURROWS.
Marriage - June 2, at Crediton, EDWIN WILLIAMS, of Tavistock, to GRACE H. (Gracie) FITZELL, only daughter of the late HENRY A. FITZELL, R.I.C., Ireland.
Friday 11 June 1897, Issue 9339 - Gale Document No. Y3200765377
The Murder by a Crediton Man.
Accused Insane. - At the Somerset Assizes at Wells on Thursday CHARLES TUCKER ROACH, aged 32, labourer, a native of Crediton, was brought up before Mr Justice Day charged with the wilful murder of his wife, ELIZABETH ROACH, and her child, MESSIE WILLIAMS, at North Petherton, on January 12th. JESSIE DRAKE, sister of the prisoner, stated that one the night before the murder he was nursing the baby; he appeared very low-spirited. Next morning the dairyman could make no one hear. Witness remained near the house, and saw the prisoner come to the door; he then went upstairs, and she followed him, and saw him get into bed. The bodies of the mother and baby were in the bed. There was no sign of a struggle. She said, "My dear brother, what have you done?" but he made no answer. Prisoner had his arm around the child. Witness further stated that a relative of prisoner died in Exminster Asylum, and an uncle at Clifton was subject to epileptic fits. Some time since he was seized with a fit at Crediton and was attended by Dr Body. George Morgan, deputy registrar at Exeter, deposed that prisoner was married at Exeter three days before the murder, the address being given as Turk's Head-court, St Thomas. Constables who watched ROACH at Bridgwater Infirmary said he stated to them that he could not think what made him do it. He got up at midnight and had a pipe of baccy and then stopped until he felt cold, when he went back to bed. He afterwards went downstairs and obtained a razor, and an unexplainable feeling came over him, which made him take the life of his wife and afterwards killed the child, as he could not leave it to be knocked about in the world. The defence was a plea of insanity, and the jury found the prisoner guilty, but insane. Prisoner was ordered to be detained during her Majesty's pleasure.
Saturday 3 July 1897, Issue 9357 - Gale Document No. Y3200765595
Death - June 25, MARY ANNE, the wife of WILLIAM JACKSON of 16 High-street, Crediton, aged 69.
Saturday 5 July 1897, Issue 9358 - Gale Document No. Y3200765618
Fire. - A slight conflagration occurred at the house of MR GEORGE BULLEN, Blagdon-place, on Saturday, caused by the ignition of the thatch of the roof by a spark. The Fire Brigade, under Captain Parry-Jones, were speedily on the spot, but their services were not required.
Wednesday 21 July 1897, Issue 9372 - Gale Document No. Y3200766033
Today's Crediton Sessions
R. LABBETT was summoned for assaulting ALFRED BALSOM, 13 years of age, on June 24th. Mr Dunn appeared for LABBETT. There was a cross-summons. The Bench fined LABBETT 5s. and costs and dismissed the case against BALSOM.
RICHARD VANSTONE, of Crediton, was summoned for illtreating his child ELIZABETH MARY VANSTONE, aged 12 years, by beating her on 15th July. Defendant pleaded guilty. P.C. Hutchings deposed to examining the girl, who had sever wounds, which she said had been caused by her father with a stick. VANSTONE said he was very sorry that he had to thrash the girl. He lost his wife nearly nine years ago. One of his daughters in Exeter had jumped out of a window three storeys high, and he had tried to put this one in a Home. The Bench said it was a painful case, as the child was not in her right mind. They fined Defendant £2 inclusive.
Tuesday 17 August 1897, Issue 9394 - Gale Document No. Y3200766725
Sad Affair. - On Sunday MARY ELSLIN, 86 years of age, living by herself in Blagdon-place, Crediton, was not seen as usual, and yesterday not having made her appearance, MR GOSS, a neighbour, went to the window and thought he saw her at the bottom of the stairs. He fetched P.C. Champion, who broke open the door and found her at the bottom of the stairs in an unconscious state. They fetched Dr Campbell, who said the woman could not survive, and had a bed put in the kitchen for her.
Monday 30 August 1897, Issue 9405 - Gale Document No. Y3200767123
Sudden Death. - On Saturday MR and MRS SALTER, of Neopardy, a village about two miles from Crediton, paid a visit to Crediton Fair, and on their return home in their usual health went to bed. In the morning when MRS SALTER woke she was startled to find that her husband was dead. The police were brought acquainted with the matter, and they communicated with the coroner.
Funeral. - The remains of MRS ANN GALE, widow of the late MR ROBERT GALE, formerly in the service of the late Earl of Portsmouth, were consigned to their last resting place in the Parish Churchyard on Saturday amidst tokens of respect in the same grave as that of deceased's late husband. The deceased leaves one daughter.
Wednesday 1 September 1897, Issue 9407 - Gale Document No. Y3200767203
Today's Crediton Sessions
MARY MOORE and FREDERICK PEDRICK, were summoned for assault HARRIET BAKER on the 28th August. SUSAN BAKER said MARY MOORE hit her mother four times, and the boy struck her once. MARY BAKER corroborated. There was a cross-summons against HARRIET BAKER for assaulting MOORE. The Bench dismissed BAKER and fined the boy MOORE 1s. and costs, 10s. 6d. altogether.
ELIZA THOMAS, R. REDDAWAY, and PETER COLEMAN were each fined the costs (3s. 6d.) for not having their dogs muzzled.
JOHN WAY and DANIEL WAY for being drunk on the highway were fined 7s. each. P.C. Kiff proved the case.
SAMUEL HAYDON was fined 7s. 6d. for not having proper control of his horse and wagon. P.C. Rowland proved the case.
An order was made on DANIEL SHARLANDS to pay 1s. 6d. per week towards the maintenance of his father, aged 72 years. Mr J. Wellington, Clerk of the Guardians, appeared to prosecute.
JOHN KELLY was summoned for not having proper control over his horse and cart on 24th July. P.C. Hulland said he saw the defendant asleep in the cart. Fined 10s. 6d. inclusive.
BESSIE DAVEY, was fined 9s. 6d. for annoying the residents of Mill-street on the 2nd August. Sergeant Clements proved the case.
On behalf of MR A. JAMES, Mr Arscott was granted an ejectment order against JANE STEER, living at Fordton.
SAMUEL SNELL, for being drunk on the 12th May, was fined 11s. 6d. inclusive. P.C. Hutchings gave evidence.
WILLIAM LUCAS was summoned for being drunk on the 12th May. He pleaded not guilty, and called his brother in support, but the Bench fined him 11s. 6d. inclusive or seven days. As the police began to remove him below defendant shouted, "Here's the money, maister."
Wednesday 22 September 1897, Issue 9425 - Gale Document No. Y3200767787
Today's Crediton Sessions
MRS WINIFRED ROBINSON, of Crediton; WILLIAM JAMES HOOPER, of Crediton; EMMA ELSTON, of Crediton; A. C. DURANT, of Crediton; WILLIAM DART, of Crediton, were summoned for not having their dogs muzzled. Mrs Robinson, Emma Elston and W. Dart who did not appear were fined 4s. 6d; the others were fined the costs, 3s. 6d.
GEORGE PONSFORD and JAMES RISDON, labourers of Crediton, were summoned by JAMES STRONG, keeper to General Sir Redvers Buller, for being on lands in the occupation of Miss Ann Mathews in search of coneys. Defendants pleaded guilty and were fined 5s. and costs each. The ferrets and net used were forfeited.
Thursday 23 September 1897, Issue 9426 - Gale Document No. Y3200767812
Death of MR T. S. WHITE. - MR T. S. WHITE, of Union-terrace, died suddenly from heart-failure on Tuesday. He was Mr J. C. Hoskin's predecessor in the business now carried on by him, was member of the Improvement Commissioners, School Board and the Guardians, and was a director of the Gas Company. He was 58 years of age.
Wednesday 20 October 1897, Issue 9449 - Gale Document No. Y3200768561
Today's Crediton Session
THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN, of Crediton, for torturing a cat by setting dogs at it, and running it through with a pick, was sent to gaol for seven days.
WILLIAM HARRIS, baker of Crediton, for having deficient weights and an unjust beam in his possession was fined £2 inclusive.
WILLIAM SNOW, of Crediton, for a similar offence was fined £1, to include costs. Inspector Sloggett proved the charges.
Friday 12 November 1897, Issue 9469 - Gale Document No. Y3200769251
Birth - November 11, at 118, High Street, Crediton, the wife of W. J. SOUTHWOOD, a daughter.
Wednesday 8 December 1897, Issue 9490 - Gale Document No. Y3200769861
A Narrow Escape. - MR STARK, manager at Messrs. Ward and Co's coal and manure stores, had a narrow escape of being run over at the station on Tuesday. He had occasion to speak to one of the railway servants, and, standing close to the line of rails, moved a step or two backwards just as a train began to move out of the station, with the result that he was knocked by the engine sideways against a telegraph post. Fortunately, he escaped with a cut or two on the head, not sufficient to disable him from work.
Tuesday 14 December 1897, Issue 9496 - Gale Document No. Y3200769977
As some boys were going to the Hayward School this morning, one of them kicked a stone which went through a pane of glass in the window of MR W. HECTOR, jeweller, High-street. The glass is insured.
Saturday 22 January 1898, Issue 9528 - Gale Document No. Y3200770375
MR WILLIAM SNOW, who died at Crediton yesterday in his 78th year, was for many years chairman of Crediton Board of Guardians and chairman of Crediton Improvement Commissioners; also a member of the School Board, and a governor of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, and a trustee of the Hayward Schools.
Saturday 26 March 1898, Issue 9582 - Gale Document No. Y3200770777
Birth - March 19, at 45 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR J. TRICKEY, a son.
Saturday 2 April 1898, Issue 9588 - Gale Document No. Y3200770829
Death - March 27, at the Sanctuary, Crediton, EVELYN, youngest daughter of W. CORNISH CLEAVE.
Death - March 24, at High-street, Crediton, MR JOHN HORRILL, aged 74.
Saturday 16 April 1898, Issue 9599 - Gale Document No. Y3200770912
Birth - April 12, at Dunscombe, Crediton, the wife of R. BROWNE, a daughter.
Birth - April 8, at the White Hart, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM BURROWS, a son.
Birth - April 11, at South View, Crediton, the wife of H. R. CHARLEY RICHARDS, a daughter.
Death - April 11, at Palace Villa Cottage, Crediton, EDWARD BADCOCK, aged 71.
Saturday 23 April 1898, Issue 9605 - Gale Document No. Y3200770973
Birth - April 18, at 7 North-street, Crediton, the wife of JOHN ASH, a son.
Marriage - April 18, at Crediton, P.C. F. R. HUTCHINGS, of Southtawton, to CAROLINE S. BERRY, of Crediton.
Saturday 14 May 1898, Issue 9423 - Gale Document No. Y3200771105
Strange Attempted Suicide Case At Ottery.
Crediton Youth Charged at Exmouth. - At the Exmouth Police Court on Thursday - before General Bamfield -
ARTHUR WILLIAM DAVIE, 18, of Crediton, was charge by P.C. Madge, stationed at Ottery, with attempting to commit suicide by drowning in the river Otter.
Mr John Ireland, of the Mills, Ottery, said about 11.45 the previous day he saw prisoner about 100 yards from the mill. He was wet and shivering and was divested of all his clothing. In reply to a question as to what he was going defendant said he was strolling down by the river and saw some men fishing and he was watching them. Witness took him into the mill and gave him something warm to drink and some fresh clothes and then acquainted P.C. Madge with the affair.
The defendant said he was leaning on two posts watching two fish when he became giddy, and overbalancing fell into the river.
P.C. Madge deposed to being called to the defendant, whose explanation was similar to that given above. Prisoner also said that he had no relations; but on making enquiries it was found that his father was living at Crediton. Witness said he found some pieces of paper in the water, and on putting them together the writing was found to be to the effects that the writer was bidding his friends good-bye. When questioned in regard to the letter prisoner said he had written it some time ago in Exeter. He also told witness that he often had severe pains in his head, and that sometimes he did not know what he was doing. He had been out of work for a long time, and had tried hard to get a job of some sort, but his failure had made him very down-hearted.
Prisoner's father, who came from Crediton, was then called, and said he was unaware of his son's trouble. He did not think he would commit suicide. The witness appealed to the Magistrate to dismiss the prisoner, and said that if he would let him off he would take him home and look after him.
General Bamfield said upon that undertaking he would discharge the prisoner.
Saturday 28 May 1898, Issue 9635 - Gale Document No. Y3200771180
Birth - May 26, at North-street, Crediton, the wife of MR ALBERT HAMMETT, a son.
Birth - May 25, at 3 Western Villas, Crediton, the wife of MR G. T. ROBERTS, A DAUGHTER.
Saturday 28 May 1898, Issue 9635 - Gale Document No. Y3200771173
Accident at Crediton
An accident, which resulted in the amputation of a limb, occurred at Crediton on Wednesday afternoon. It appears that a man named THOMAS BUBBEAR aged 46, in the employ of MR SNELL, tanner of Crediton, was feeding a chopping machine, when his hand was caught in the machine. The unfortunate man was taken to the Devon and Exeter Hospital where it was found necessary to amputate the injured limb.
Saturday 28 May 1898, Issue 9635 - Gale Document No. Y3200771169
FREDERICK GREENSLADE, in the employ of General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., was returning home on Wednesday evening, and whilst on the level crossing, about half a mile below Crediton Railway Station, was knocked down by a light engine returning to Exeter and was instantly killed. Deceased was shockingly mutilated, especially about the head. Deceased was between 45 and 50 years of age, and drives the engine that works the machinery at Downes. Deceased, it was believed, was crossing the line in the height of the thunderstorm, and did not notice the approach of the engine. He leaves a widow and several children.
Saturday 4 June 1898, Issue 9641 - Gale Document No. Y3200771225
Drowned Near Crediton.
HENRY TREMLETT, about 14 years of age, in the employ of MR BRAGG, farmer, Stockey Down, near Crediton, was on Wednesday evening standing on a bridge across the River Yeo, at Stockey Down, watching MR S. ADAMS, of Crediton, fishing about sixty yards further down the stream, when the rail gave way and he fell into the water, which is about eight to ten feet deep at this spot. MR ADAMS heard a splash and ran to the boy's rescue, but TREMLETT did not rise after MR ADAMS got into the water. MR ADAMS shouted for assistance, but the body was not recovered for nearly an hour and a half. It was removed to his father's house at Westwood, Crediton.
Saturday 4 June 1898, Issue 9641 - Gale Document No. Y3200771244
Marriage - May 29, at Sandford, JAMES COLES, of Crediton, to ADELINE LUCY RICKETT, of Sandford.
Death - May 28, at 29 Mill-street, Crediton, MR W. MOORE, aged 75.
Saturday 11 June 1898, Issue 9647 - Gale Document No. Y3200771297
Marriage - June 4, at Crediton Church, STEPHEN JOHN LYNN, of Anerley, S.E., to EMMA, eldest daughter of the late GEORGE LOOSEMOORE, of Crediton.
Saturday 11 June 1898, Issue 9647 - Gale Document No. Y3200771282
The late MR WILLIAM SNOW, Maltster, of Crediton, who left personal estate of the net value of £25,523 and the gross value of £33,993, bequeathed £20 to the Devon and Exeter Hospital, £20 to the West of England Blind Institution, and £20 to the West of England Eye-Infirmary.
Saturday 2 July 1898, Issue 9665 - Gale Document No. Y3200771410
Birth - June 26, at Chapel Cottages, Crediton, the wife of GEORGE STONE, a daughter.
Saturday 9 July 1898, Issue 9671 - Gale Document No. Y3200771479
Birth - July 2, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of JAMES MSURCH, a son.
Birth - July 7, at 60 High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR HENRY SPRAGUE, a son.
Saturday 9 July 1898, Issue 9671 - Gale Document No. Y3200771464
On Thursday as MR T. ISAAC was at work at Knowle at the steam saw he met with an accident, by which one of his thumbs was cut off.
Saturday 9 July 1898, Issue 9671 - Gale Document No. Y3200771473
MR W. H. SNOW, of Crediton, was on Monday night presented with a handsome silver teapot and an illuminated address, containing the names f about sixty subscribers, as wedding gifts. The presentation was made by Mr F. J. Helmore.
Saturday 9 July 1898, Issue 9671 - Gale Document No. Y3200771456
Torquay Day by Day
A Drunk Beggar - At the Borough Court this morning a tramp, but a native of Crediton, named JAMES SETTERS, for being drunk and begging in St Marychurch-road last night was, on the evidence of P.C. Podger, sentenced to seven days' imprisonment in each case, the sentences not to run concurrently.
Saturday 16 July 1898, Issue 9677 - Gale Document No. Y3200771529
Birth - July 15, at 4 High-street, Crediton, the wife of WILLIAM LEY, a son.
Death - July 12, at Union-road, Crediton, EDGAR, youngest son of MR J. S. BROOK, aged 10.
Death - July 15, at Winstout, Crediton, JOHN ARDEN FRANCIS, aged 70.
Saturday 23 July 1898, Issue 9683 - Gale Document No. Y3200771538
Francis Henry Back, of Exeter, Asylum attendant, was summoned by EMMA MERRIFIELD, a single woman, for a maintenance order in respect of her female child born on 17th June, of which she alleged he was the father. Mr Dunn, of Exeter, appeared for the complainant. The Bench made an order for the payment of 3s. per week until the child reached the age of 13 and all incidental expenses. The defendant did not appear.
Saturday 30 July 1898, Issue 9689 - Gale Document No. Y3200771629
Birth - July 27, at Western-road, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. LOOSEMORE, a daughter.
Marriage - July 23, at Crediton, WILLIAM SAYEARS, to MISS MIRA SLADE, of Crediton.
Saturday 13 August 1898, Issue 9700 - Gale Document No. Y3200771725
Death - August 8, at Crediton, ERNEST CHARLES, only son of C. KIELL, aged 24.
Saturday 20 August 1898, Issue 9706 - Gale Document No. Y3200771774
Crediton Farmer Killed.
While walking along a foot crossing at the London and South-Western Railway Station at Launceston yesterday, MR E. G. HURDON, a retired farmer, residing at Crediton, was run into by a down train and killed instantly. MR HURDON has recently been visiting his sister at Launceston, and had been at the station to engage a box for the removal of a horse which he had purchased, and availed himself of the railway crossing as a short cut to the Railway Inn stables, where the horse was temporarily placed. The deceased was very deaf.
Saturday 1 October 1898, Issue 9742 - Gale Document No. Y3200772050
Death - September 26, at Charlotte-street, Crediton, SARAH ANN, the wife of MR WILLIAM HARRIS, aged 49.
Saturday 1 October 1898, Issue 9742 - Gale Document No. Y3200772043
As MR W. DODDRIDGE, boot and shoe manufacturer, of this town, was driving towards Sandford, the pony and trap went against the wall at the top of Forches Hill, and MR DODDRIDGE and a lad named ARSCOTT were thrown out, the former being knocked about the shoulders, whilst ARSCOTT was bruised. They are under the care of Dr Powne. MR DODDRIDGE, who is nearly 70 years of age, thinks the reins must have become crossed.
Saturday 15 October 1898, Issue 9754 - Gale Document No. Y3200772143
Death - October 6, at 1 Charlotte-street, Crediton, WILLIAM PIKE, aged 83.
Death - October 9, at Little Lee Farm, Crediton, MR W. RUDD.
Death - October 10, at Threshers, Crediton, MRS SARAH WHITE, widow of the late MR JOHN WHITE, aged 85.
Saturday 5 November 1898, Issue 9772 - Gale Document No. Y3200772283
Marriage - October 30 at St Petrock's, Exeter, WILLIAM CLEAVE, Crediton, to FRANCES ISAAC, Knowle, Copplestone.
Death - November 3, at Taw Vale, Crediton, JEANETTE EMMA, the wife of HENRY CHURCHER, aged 71.
Death - October 28, at Downe's Mills, Crediton, WALLACE GEORGE, son of MR H. M. MALLETT, aged 22.
Saturday 5 November 1898, Issue 9772 - Gale Document No. Y3200772263
MR J. C. HOSKINGS, who last year, was Chairman of the Urban District Council, has, since his official duties were over, been on a pleasure tour to the gold fields of KLONDIKE. He returned to Crediton on Tuesday. He has been absent from Crediton about seven months.
The marriage took place at the parish church on Wednesday of MISS ETHEL BURROWS, youngest daughter of the late Surgeon-Major BURROWS, of Crediton, and MR WALTER H. O. GARDE, surgeon, H.M.S. Victory, and fourth son of the late Dr Garde, of County Cork. The bride, who wore a white satin dress with tulle veil, was given away by her sister, MRS H. OKE SMITH. the bridesmaids, MISS GARDE, sister of the bridegroom, and MISS EXHAM, wore grey cloth dresses and white chiffon, with hats to match. Both the bridegroom and his best man, Mr R. B. Garde, R.N., H.M.S. Skate, were in uniform. Rev. E. S. Donovan, rector of Timoleague, County Cork, officiated, assisted by Rev. J. A. M. Morley, assistant curate of Crediton. The wedding March was played by the organist (Mr C. W. Clark) as the bridal party entered and left the church, and peals were rung during the day. A reception was held at St Martin's, the residence of the bride's sister and brother-in-law, Mr H. Oke Smith. The bride and bridegroom left for Bath, en route for Killarney.
Saturday 12 November 1898, Issue 9778 - Gale Document No. Y3200772330
Birth - November 6, at the Grammar School, Crediton, the wife of C. F. MERMAGEN, a son.
Saturday 26 November 1898, Issue 9790 - Gale Document No. Y3200772421
Wedding at Crediton.
A wedding took place in the parish church, on Tuesday, between MR THOMAS JOHN LOCK, of Hillards Farm, Curry Rivel, Somerset, and MISS ALICE KATE LITTLEWORTH, daughter of MR CHARLES LITTLEWORTH, of Landscore House, Crediton. The bride was given away by her father, and was attended by her two sisters, the MISSES CLARA and NELLIE, and MISS GERTIE LOCK and MISS FLO LOCK, sister of the bridegroom, as bridesmaids. Each carried a handsome bouquet and wore gold curb chain bangles, the gifts of the bridegroom. The bridge wore a white brocaded satin dress, and tulle veil with orange spray, and carried a handsome bridal bouquet. The best man was Mr William Lewis Lock, brother of the bridegroom. The Rev. J. A. Morley conducted the service. Joyous peals were rung from the belfry. there were numerous presents, including a handsome travelling clock in case from the Dowager Countess of Portsmouth and a tea tray from Lady Henrietta Carbury Evans. The newly-married couple left for London to spend the honeymoon.
Saturday 3 December 1898, Issue 9796 - Gale Document No. Y3200772435
The funeral of MR HARRIS, formerly a daily carrier between Crediton and Exeter, took place in Crediton churchyard on Sunday afternoon. The deceased was 74 years of age.
Saturday 10 December 1898, Issue 9802 - Gale Document No. Y3200772499
Marriage - December 5, at Crediton, W. D. BURROW, Parkham, to ELIZABETH P. ENDICOTT, Crediton.
Saturday 10 December 1898, Issue 9802 - Gale Document No. Y3200772509
Collapse Of A House At Crediton.
The inhabitants of Exeter-road, Crediton, were alarmed about two o'clock on Wednesday by the noise of material falling into the road. It transpired that the front wall of a cottage in the thoroughfare, near the White Hart, and occupied by MRS LUXTON, a widow, had fallen into the road. The tenant, who had only gone into the house the previous day, fortunately escaped without injury. The property belongs to MR REED, of Exeter-road.
Saturday 17 December 1898, issue 9808 - Gale Document No. Y3200772549
Death - December 14, at 10 Fordton, Crediton, MR F. W. A. CONIBEAR, late of Summerland House, Exeter, aged 41.
Saturday 24 December 1898, Issue 9814 - Gale Document No. Y3200772594
Birth - December 17, at 118 High-street, Crediton, the wife of W. J. SOUTHWOOD, a son.
Marriage - December 23, at Crediton, W. JOHN KERSLAKE, to ELLEN LABDON, both of Crediton.
Saturday 24 December 1898, Issue 9814 - Gale Document No. Y3200772589
The Affairs OF a Crediton Shopkeeper.
The first meeting of the creditors of ILLIAM JAMES ROACH, general shopkeeper, of Dean-street, Crediton, was held at Exeter on Wednesday. Mr Thomas appeared for the debtor. The statement of accounts showed liabilities to amount to £258 10s. 11d. and assets £13 9s. 1d., leaving a deficiency of £245 1s. 10d. The debtor alleged his failure to be due to his having had to pay interest on mortgaged property, and depreciation of property and business. The Official Receiver's observations were:- The debtor states that he commenced business forty years ago at Crediton with a capital of £100. He has kept a day book only. He admits becoming aware of his insolvency six or seven months ago, when the mortgagees gave notice to call in their money, since then he has continued to trade in a small way hoping to be able to arrange his affairs or transfer the mortgage. He has never taken stock nor prepared any statement of his liabilities and assets. There are twelve unsecured creditors for goods supplied, of whom six are for sums over £10, several of which appear to have been running for some years. The partly secured creditor holds a mortgage for £400, a shop and four cottages at Crediton, which are not likely to realise the sums due on mortgage. Debtor was afterwards allowed to pass his public examination at the Castle of Exeter before the Registrar (Mr R. R. M. Daw).
Saturday 28 January 1899, Issue 9843 - Gale Document No. Y3200772778
Death - January 2, at Mill-street, Crediton, SIMON POPE, aged 50.
Death - January 22, at the Devon and Exeter Hospital, MAUD, second daughter of R. SPRAGUE, Crediton, aged 17.
Saturday 25 February 1899, Issue 9867 - Gale Document No. Y3200772953
Death - February 20, in London, BARTHOLOMEW, second son of the late JOHN EWINGS, of Rudge, Crediton, aged 60.
Death - February 17, at Western-road, Crediton, the daughter of MR W. H. LOOSEMORE.
Saturday 11 March 1899, Issue 9879 - Gale Document No. Y3200773052
Marriage - March 4, at the Registry Office, Exeter, WALTER GEROGE RADFORD to EMMA MARIAH GRANT, both of Crediton.
Saturday 22 April 1899, Issue 9914 - Gale Document No. Y3200773335
Death - April 18, at Ashbrook, Totnes, LOUISA ELIZABETH HEALE, wife of J. B. HEALE, Crediton.
Saturday 6 May 1899, Issue 9926 - Gale Document No. Y3200773435
Birth - May 2, at Dunn's Endowed School, Crediton, the wife of C. G. LOVESEY, a son.
Saturday 17 June 1899, Issue 9962 - Gale Document No. Y3200773731
Death - June 9, at Dunstable, FRANK R. CARTHEW, fifth son of the late JOHN CARTHEW, of Crediton, and Exeter, aged 46.
Saturday 15 July 1899, Issue 9986 - Gale Document No. Y3200773872
Fire at Crediton.
The Lamp Again. - On Wednesday night an alarm of fire was raised at Crediton, and the brigade were soon ready. It appears that MR A. ELSTON and his son retired to rest shortly after nine, leaving a lighted lamp on the kitchen table, MRS ELSTON having gone out with a sick grandchild. About eleven o'clock the son awoke and found his room full of smoke. He immediately ran out of doors and raised an alarm. It was found that the lamp, which had a glass container, had exploded. Some shelves over the table and two table covers were burned, and the table was scorched. Willing hands stopped the progress of the flames, and thus prevented what might otherwise have been a serious conflagration.
Saturday 22 July 1899, Issue 9992 - Gale Document No. Y3200773965
Marriage - July 19, at the Church of the Holy Cross, Crediton, WILLIAM NORRIS GOLDSMITH, of Kenniford, Clist St. Mary, to ETHEL, daughter of HENRY BRICE BIRMINGHAM, of Penton, Crediton.
Saturday 22 July 1899, Issue 9992 - Gale Document No. Y3200773927
Wedding at Crediton.
On Wednesday the marriage was solemnised at the Parish Church, Crediton (by the Vicar, the Rev. Prebendary Smith) between MR WILLIAM NORRIS GOLDSMITH, of Kenniford, Clyst St. Mary, and ETHEL, daughter of MR BRICE BIRMINGHAM, of Penton, Crediton. The bride's dress was of ivory bengaline silk, trimmed chiffon and pearls. She carried a choice bouquet of white exotics, and was given away by her father. Miss M. Birmingham and Miss A Passmore (sister and cousin of the bride) acted as bridesmaids. The best man was Mr E. Coombe. After the ceremony the wedding party returned to Penton (the residence of MR BRICE BIRMINGHAM), and later in the afternoon the happy couple left en route for Paris. Mr Leamon supplied the carriages and Mrs Grove catered.
Saturday 22 July 1899, Issue 9992 - Gale Document No. Y3200773964
Crediton Woman Found Drowned.
MRS CHARLOTTE HARRIS, wife of MR HARRIS, carpenter and furniture dealer of Crediton, has been missing from her home in East-street since Wednesday afternoon, and yesterday the body was found in a pond near Sir John Shelley's mansion.
Saturday 29 July 1899, Issue 9998 - Gale Document No. Y3200774010
Birth - July 22, at the Green, Crediton, the wife of MR F. BAKER, a daughter.
Saturday 29 July 1899, Issue 9998 - Gale Document No. Y3200773973
Fire At Crediton
£400 Damage. - Considerable excitement prevailed among the inhabitants of Crediton on Thursday when it became known that a fire had broken out in Dean-street, one of the poorest neighbourhoods in the parish. The scene of the outbreak was at a very old thatched cottage, one of a number occupied by MR BODDY (shoemaker), MR T. HALL, MR J. LORAM (shoemaker), MR ROSEVERE (porter on the L. and S.W.R.), whilst one was unoccupied, and another was used as a workshop by MR BACKWELL, jun., who is the owner of the whole rank.
The fire originated in the house occupied by MR BODDY, through, it is believed, a spark falling on the thatched roof. The thatch immediately beneath the chimney had been apparently smouldering for some time, and was eventually noticed by someone. MRS BODDY informed her husband, who was at work at the time of the affair, and MR CHARLES VICARY, shoemaker, residing close by, gave information to the police. Communication was made with the Fire Brigade, and Captain Jones and about half a dozen firemen, with Police-Sergeant Staddon and Constables Lake and champion, were soon on the spot with a quantity of hose. The flames had spread with great rapidity, and alarm became general amongst the occupiers. Every assistance was forthcoming, and every effort made to get out the furniture. As none of the occupiers were insured it is fortunate that the furniture was saved, thanks to the efforts of many willing helpers. It was a curious sight to see furniture, bedding, &c., being stacked in the roadway.
By the time the furniture had been removed the whole six cottages were ablaze, and the roofs speedily collapsed. The burning thatch sent up dense clouds of smoke, making the work of the firemen very difficult. The brigade directed their effects to saving the surrounding property, and two jets of water from hydrants in close proximity were thrown upon the adjoining thatched cottages. Suddenly the front cob wall of two of the cottages fell into the street, which is very narrow at the part, but fortunately the police had kept the roadway clear of the public, and no one was injured.
During operations Engineer Bennett had a narrow escape. He was clearing some thatch when he fell through the roof, but his fall was broken after he had dropped six feet and he escaped with only a shaking and some abrasions on the leg. Prominent amongst the willing helpers was the Surveyor (Mr Jones), who was perched upon an adjoining roof from when he poured a jet of water on to the thatch to prevent the fire from spreading. Through the kindness of MR BACKWELL, sen., and MISS SMITH, the firemen were enabled to get to the back of the burning cottages, where they had a wider scope for operations.
It is said that the destruction of the cottages, which are insured in the Commercial Union, a great improvement might be effected by the District Council in widening Dean-street at this part. It is interesting to note that the cottages were about two centuries old, and formerly belonged to the Northcote family. There was some exceedingly fine oak panelling in two or three of the houses.
Police Superintendent Ellacott was present, and Foreman Woollacott superintended operations during Captain Jones's absence. The damage is estimated at about £400.
Saturday 19 August 1899, Issue 10015 - Gale Document No. Y3200774136
Birth - August 11, at the King's Arms, Crediton, the wife of MR ED. BODDY, a son.
Saturday 16 September 1899, Issue 10039 - Gale Document No. Y3200774335
Crediton Baker's Bankruptcy.
The creditors of SAMUEL GILLARD, baker, of St Lawrence Green, Crediton, were called together in the matter of his bankruptcy, at the office of the Exeter Official Receiver (Mr T. Andrew) on Thursday. Debtor's accounts showed gross liabilities £678, of which £450 was covered by security, leaving £219 3s. 9d. to rank for dividend. Against this debtor had £32 11s. 5d. assets, leaving a deficiency of £186 12s. 4d. Failure was alleged to be due to sickness in debtor's family, loss of business though a fire, and bad debts.
At his public examination, held subsequently before Mr Registrar Daw, debtor said he had not applied for discharge from his previous bankruptcy, and did not know there was such a thing as discharge - he was allowed to pass.
Saturday 30 September 1899, Issue 10051 - Gale Document No. Y3200774442
J. HEATH, of Crediton, who did not appear, was summoned for being drunk on 14th September. P.C. Hulland gave evidence and said defendant asked him to plead guilty for him, giving him 10s. with which to pay his fine. Defendant was fined 10s. inclusive.
FREDERICK MURCH, a shoemaker, of Crediton, for being drunk in Crediton on the 9th inst., was fined 2s. 6d. and costs. P.C. Champion was the constable concerned.
JAMES RICE, of Crediton, summoned for being drunk on the 15th instant, pleaded guilty. P.C. Hulland stated the case, and defendant was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
F. HATTEN, of Crediton, who did not appear, for being drunk, at the same time and place, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
CHARLES LONG, SUMMONED FOR BEING DRUNK AND DISORDERLY AT Crediton on Sunday, the 10th inst., pleaded guilty. P.S. Staddon stated the case. Fined 5s. and costs.
Saturday 7 October 1899, Issue 10057 - Gale Document No. Y3200774477
Birth - October 3, at 26, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR W. H. SNOW, a son.
Saturday 11 November 1899, Issue 10087 - Gale Document No. Y3200774661
An inquest was held at Crediton Wednesday on WILLIAM WARNE, aged 41 years, a shoemaker, of Crediton, who died from injuries received by falling over a railway bridge at Dunscombe, near Crediton, on Saturday. It appeared that deceased was crossing over the bridge after dark and stumbled over the side, falling a distance of 16 feet, breaking his back and right thigh. He was sober at the time. A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned. Deceased leaves a widow and thirteen children.
Saturday 18 November 1899, Issue 10093 - Gale Document No. Y3200774711
Birth - November 11, at 45, High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR C. BICKNELL, a son.
Saturday 25 November 1899, Issue 10099 - Gale Document No. Y3200774756
Death - November 20, at Union-terrace, Crediton, MARY ELIZABETH, widow of FRANCIS BADCOCK, aged 42.
Saturday 9 December 1899, Issue 10111 - Gale Document No. Y3200774834
Marriage - December 6, at St Michael's Church, Exeter, WILLIAM JACKSON, of Crediton, to ELIZABETH, elder daughter of the late MR BENJAMIN WARE, of Bridgwater.
Saturday 9 December 1899, Issue 10111 - Gale Document No. Y3200774854
Fatality at Crediton
A Boy Killed. - About 12 o'clock today a young man named COLES was driving a cart with coal at Crediton. At the time some little boys were at play in Park-street, when one of them named SUTTON fell under the horse, the wheel of the vehicle going over his head. He lived for about an hour after the accident. The boy is about seven years of age.
Saturday 16 December 1899, Issue 10117 - Gale Document No. Y3200774882
Shortly after seven on Thursday morning MR ELIAS JAMES, of Crediton, went to call his mother, but on going to her bedside he found her quite dead. Deceased was about 60 years of age and a widow.
Saturday 16 December 1899, Issue 10117 - Gale Document No. Y3200774899
Death - December 13, at St Saviour, Crediton, JOHN TREMLETT, aged 73.
Saturday 23 December 1899, Issue 10123 - Gale Document No. Y3200774946
Birth - December 17, at Sunny Syde, Crediton, the wife of FREDERICK J. HELMORE, a daughter.
Death - December 17, at 9 North-street, Crediton, MRS CATHERINE BADCOCK.
Death - December 15, ELIZABETH, widow of GEORGE MORTIMER, of Culver House, Crediton, aged 83.
Saturday 30 December 1899, Issue 10128 - Gale Document No. Y3200744992
The Crediton Suicide.
At the Crediton Town Hall last evening Mr Deputy-Coroner Burrow held an inquest on the body of FRED WRIGHT, who committed suicide on Thursday. Mr C. Kiell was foreman of the jury. MRS E. WRIGHT said her late husband was a wheelwright living at Crediton, and was 48 years of age. She last saw him alive on Thursday at 2 o'clock, when he asked her to go to the doctor for him. He was in very low spirits. She was only away about twenty minutes, and when she came back her son said "Father is gone in the garden with a razor." She said "You fool, why did you not go after him?" She ran up the garden and saw him on the ground in the fowl house. In answer to the Coroner witness said deceased was in an asylum about four years ago for about ten weeks. Dr W. Scott Campbell said he found deceased dead with a wound in his throat five inches deep. The jury returned a verdict of "Suicide while temporarily insane," and gave their fees to the widow.
Saturday 6 January 1900, Issue 10134 - Gale Document No. Y3200775016
Birth - January 3, at Parliament-street, Crediton, the wife of F. BIDMEAD, a son.
Death - January 2, at New Cut, High-street, Crediton, EDWARD STONE, aged 62.
Saturday 13 January 1900, Issue 10140 - Gale Document No. Y3200775064
Marriage - January 4, at Crediton Church, SAMUEL REGINALD WRIGHT, L.R.C.P. London., M.R.C.S., Engl, of Romford, to ANNIE JANE, older daughter of MR and MRS D. M. NORRISH, of Fordton, Crediton.
Saturday 20 January 1900, Issue 10146 - Gale Document No. Y3200775118
Birth - January 1, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of HENRY LOCK, a son.
Death - January 12, at East-street, Crediton, THOMAS WILLCOCKS, late of Colebrooke, aged 82.
Saturday 17 February 1900, Issue 10170 - Gale Document No. Y3200775287
JOHN VILE, for carrying and using a gun without a license, was fined 10s., and ordered t take out a license and pay the costs, £1 5s. 6d. in all.
WILLIAM BROOM, Plymouth Inn, Crediton, for having a pint measure unjust was fined 1s. and costs, and the measure forfeited.
JAMES RISDON, labourer, was sent to prison for four weeks' hard labour for being in the enclosed yard of the Market House Inn and attempting to steal two ferrets.
WILLIAM and RICHARD WARREN, 9 and 11 years old, were charged with setting fire to a rick of straw, valued at £1 10s., on Chapple Down Farm, the property of MOSES WOLLAND. The boys lighted fires, and one took a lighted stick and put it to the straw rick, and "blew to it with his mouth to make a blaze" - The Bench ordered them to receive six strokes with the birch rod.
Saturday 24 February 1900, Issue 10176 - Gale Document No. Y3200775338
Marriage - February 20, at the Bible Christian Chapel, MARK COUSENS to ALICE MILFORD, both of Crediton.
Saturday 24 March 1900, Issue 10200 - Gale Document No. Y3200775463
MR WILLIAM STOYEL, late Postmaster for 28 years, was presented with a handsome marble clock and a pair of massive bronze horses on the occasion of his retirement with the best wishes of the staff and sub-postmaster of the office. MR PENNY made the presentation.
Saturday 21 April 1900, Issue 10223 - Gale Document No. Y3200775660
Marriage - April 16, at Allhallows-on-the-Wall, Exeter, FREDERICK LABBETT, of Crediton, TO EDITH HARRIETT JERRETT, of Exeter.
Death - April 18, at North-street, Crediton, JOSEPH ROWE, aged 69.
Saturday 21 April 1900, Issue 10223 - Gale Document No. Y3200775677
J. VANSTONE and W. PARKER, who did not appear, were charged with stealing snowdrops and daffodils and breaking down the hedges, the property of Mr J. M. Pope, Spencecombe. P.C. Hulland proved the case. Mr Pope valued the damage at 6d. He did not wish to press the charge. Fined 6d. each and costs.
GEORGE ELSTON was fined 5s., EMMA L. STRONG 1s., and ELLEN GRANT 2s. 6d. for not sending their children regularly to school.
BESSIE JAMES for being drunk in High-street, as proved by P.C. Crocker, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs.
Saturday 28 April 1900, Issue 10229 - Gale Document No. Y3200775712
Birth - April 24, at the Parade, Crediton, the wife of W.H. ROWE, a daughter (prematurely).
Saturday 26 May 1900, Issue 10253 - Gale Document No. Y3200775901
On Sunday it was discovered that an out-house belonging to JOHN HARRIS, of Middle Hollacombe, near Crediton, had been burned down during the night. Two pigs and two puppies were burnt to death.
Saturday 26 May 1900, Issue 10253 - Gale Document No. Y3200775932
GEORGE ELSTON, of Crediton, was fined 2s. 6d. and costs for being drunk.
For driving without lights, FRANK PASSMORE, labourer, of Crediton, was fined 2s. and costs.
Saturday 2 June 1900, Issue 1-259 - Gale Document No. Y3200775948
Fires Near Crediton.
Alleged Arson By a Boy. - The Crediton Fire Brigade were on Sunday called to a chimney fire at Moore Farm, but it had been extinguished when they arrived. They were subsequently summoned to Prescombe, where they found the cellar, pound-house, and corn chamber ablaze. The building was gutted, but they prevented the fire from spreading to other buildings. Most of the cider was removed, but the cider press and a lot of other machinery, together with several tons of manure and a large quantity of corn, were totally destroyed. The owner, MR J. M. POPE is insured in the Commercial Union, whilst the tenant, MR J. BROOKS, is insured in the Sun Office. A lad about 13 years old was subsequently arrested by the sergeant of the police, charged with setting fire to the premises.
Prisoner was on Monday sentenced to receive twelve strokes with the birch.
Saturday 9 June 1900, Issue 10265 - Gale Document No. Y3200776009
Birth - May 29, at 9 Hookway, Crediton, the wife of MR GEORGE BULLEY, a son.
Saturday 16 June 1900, Issue 10271 - Gale Document No. Y3200776061
Death - June 12, at Dean-street, Crediton, CHARLES KENWOOD, aged 36.
Saturday 14 July 1900, Issue 10295 - Gale Document No. Y3200776257
Birth - July 8, at High-street, Crediton, the wife of MR EDGAR ELSTON, a son.
Marriage - July 9, at the Parish Church, Crediton, W. D. HODGES, of Bere Alston, TO H. LABBETT, of Crediton.
Saturday 21 July 1900, Issue 10201 - Gale Document No. Y3200776312
Marriage - July 17, at the Bible Christian Chapel, Crediton, CHARLIE, third son of MR JOHN PARK, to BESSIE, only daughter of the late MR RICHARD CANN, of Exeter.
Saturday 28 July 1900, Issue 10307 - Gale Document No. Y3200776367
Marriage - July 24, at Christ Church, Clifton, CHARLES EDWARD CONGDON, of Crediton, and Mafeking, to BESSIE, granddaughter of the late JOHN TOMS, of Clifton, Bristol.
Saturday 4 August 1900, Issue 10213 - Gale Document No. Y3200776416
Birth - July 28, at Landscore, Crediton, the wife of THOMAS CLAY, a daughter.
Saturday 4 August 1900, Issue 10313 - Gale Document No. Y3200776441
On Thursday evening at the Bible Christian Y.P.S.C.E. weekly meeting MR CHARLIE PARK was presented with a dinner service on the occasion of his marriage in recognition of his past services to the church, Sunday school and Y.P.S.C.E. Short addressed were given by the Rev. Lewis H. Court and Mr Ware, to which Mr Park suitably responded. Mr C. Hedger, vice-president of the society, presided, and made the presentation.
Saturday 8 September 1900, Issue 10342 - Gale Document No. Y3200776664
WALTER TOLLMAN, baker, of Crediton, who did not appear, was summoned for using obscene language at Crediton on July 20th. There were previous convictions against the defendant, who was fined 40s. and 6s. 6d. costs.
HENRY and RHODA ELSTON, husband and wife, of East-street, Crediton, who did not appear, were summoned for using abusive language at Crediton on July 21st. They did not appear, but a neighbour named TRICKEY appeared on their behalf and pleaded not guilty. After hearing the evidence of Sergeant Staddon, the Bench inflicted a fine of 40s. and costs, jointly.
SAMUEL SALTER was summoned for a similar offence at Crediton, on the 31st August. He pleaded guilty. Sergeant Staddon said defendant came out of the White Swan while he was talking to some one and made use of the most obscene language. Fined 5s. and costs.
HENRY BUCKINGHAM, aged 68, an inmate of the Workhouse, was summoned for being drunk in the People's Park, on the 15th inst. He admitted the offence and asked for leniency on the grounds that during the last nine months he had lost his wife and daughter and had three sons at the front. Taking this into consideration the Bench inflicted a fine of 1s. and remitted the costs.
Saturday 8 September 1900, Issue 10342 - Gale Document No. Y3200776652
A Crediton Love Affair.
At Crediton Sessions on Wednesday GEORGE KEMP, a young man of Crediton, was summoned for assaulting MRS ARUNDELL, at Crediton, on the 27th ult. Complainant stated that defendant kept company with her daughter and on the day in question he came to her house very late and when witness told him it was too late to come there, he struck her on the arm. MRS STRONG and MRS MADGE also gave evidence but the Bench decided to dismiss the case as it was a family quarrel, but ordered defendant to pay costs.
Saturday 6 October 1900, Issue 10366 - Gale Document No. Y3200776867
Birth - September 19, at Western-road, Crediton, the wife of MR H. BERRY, a son.
Saturday 13 October 1900, Issue 10372 - Gale Document No. Y3200776897
MR J. WIDGERY, who has been in the service of General Sir Redvers Buller, V.C., as clerk of works for a period of over 20 years, and who has retired in consequence of ill-health, has been the recipient of a silver-mounted walking stick, suitably inscribed, from the employees of General Buller.
Saturday 27 October 1900, Issue 10384 - Gale Document No. Y3200777013
Marriage - October 17, at Crediton, MR GEORGE W. SANDERS, of Kenton, to MISS LUCY EDWORTHY, of Copplestone.
Saturday 10 November 1900, Issue 10396 - Gale Document No. Y3200777125
Birth - November 4, at 108, High Street, Crediton, the wife of W. STONE, a daughter.
Saturday 8 December 1900, Issue 10420 - Gale Document No. Y3200777327
Midnight Chase at Crediton.
Theft of Fowls. - At Crediton on Tuesday WM. PALMER, 34, a shoemaker, was brought up before Mr A. Ferguson Davie, B.C. (in the chair), Major L. A D. Montague, Captain J. Mortimer, and Mr W. Dart, charged with stealing nine fowls, the property of J. BORNE, and valued at 30s., on Sunday last. Prosecutor, a postman, living in High-street, identified the fowls, which he kept in an orchard near Baptist Chapel Court, and which he missed on Sunday morning. P.C. Hooper said about one o'clock in the morning he was on duty in the Barnfield and saw two men walking across the allotments. He followed them and saw the prisoner carrying a bag on his shoulder. On seeing the constable approaching, prisoner dropped the bag and the two men ran away in the opposite directions. Witness chased the prisoner who fell with witness on top of him. Having identified the prisoner he let him go and picked up the bag, which contained nine dead fowls, quite warm. Witness and Sergeant Staddon afterwards went to the prisoner's residence in Cooke's lane twice, but could not see the prisoner. When subsequently charged he denied that he knew anything about the fowls. P.S. Staddon also gave evidence. When he went to the defendant's house he heard someone come down and secure the front door. When subsequently charged, witness asked prisoner how the marks came on his face. He said "That is what your chap done when he fell on me." In MR BORNE'S orchard and adjoining fields witness saw some footprints which corresponded with prisoner's boots. Prisoner pleaded not guilty, and his advocate (Mr Brown, Exeter) called JAMES VICARY, who said he and prisoner left the Ring of Bells on Saturday night at eleven o'clock and went home to his house and had supper. He gave him permission to go to the Barnfield after some vegetables. W. H. Palmer and Bella Palmer, a sister, also gave evidence. The Bench did not think there was any doubt in the case, and sentenced prisoner to one month's hard labour.