Extracts relating to North Molton from 18th and 19th Century Newspapers
Provided by Lindsey Withers
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, April 10, 1800 - Issue 1905
An ingenious mechanic, named Locke, of the parish of Northmolton, has invented many implements of husbandry on an entirely new construction, and which have been much approved of by the Farmers in the neighbourhood; among them is an instrument for cutting the seed or eye out of potatoes, so that the seed only should be planted, and the body, which is usually lost, should be retained uninjured for the use of his family.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 20, 1800 - Issue 1936
Extraordinary Crop of Potatoes produced by an improved method of Planting, invented by Mr R. Locke, of Brinsworthy, near Northmolton -
In a field belonging to the said R. Locke, in the parish of Northmolton, Devon, on Wednesday the 5th inst. 75 three-bushel bags of potatoes (Winchester measure) were dug by one man, assisted only by a boy and two girls, to gather them from the ground. And on the same day, in the presence of two respectable farmers in the said parish, the same man dug 5 bushels of potatoes in the same field, in five minutes time. This extraordinary crop of potatoes was grown in a field of land not valued at more than ten shillings per acre. On the 11th inst. The Rev. C Chilcott, minister of Northmolton, and two respectable inhabitants of the same parish, were present and saw one perch of land measured, and dug (16 1/2 feet) which produced the weight of 317 lb. 13 oz. of good potatoes; the sets of which when planted did not exceed one pound per perch. The method of planting is very expeditious, the land better cleaned, and without sustaining an injury (as generally is the case) by digging too deep in a thin soil.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, September 3, 1801 - Issue 1977
List of Game Certificates issued in the said County between the 1st day of July, 1801 and the 1st Day of September following, inclusive.
Allen, John, gentleman - Northmolton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, September 17, 1801 - Issue 1979
List of Game Certificates Issued in the said County of Devon between the 1st day of September 1801 and the 10th day of September following, inclusive.
Merson, Francis, gentleman - Northmolton
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 28, 1805 - Issue 2162
Devon - To be Sold in fee, by auction, at the George Inn, in Southmolton, on Saturday the 30th day of March instant, at five o'clock in the afternoon all that compact and desireable estate, called MARSH situate in the parish of Northmolton, within one mile of the market town of Southmolton aforesaid; comprising a good farm house, with convenient outhouses, Courtlage, and gardens, 4 acres of excellent orchard, 23 acres of rich meadow, mostly watered, and 43 acres of arable, pasture, and grazing land, with a lime rock, now in a regular course of working.
The estate is pleasantly and advantageously situated having entirely a southern aspect, and watered by the river Mole, and is well calculated for a dairy farm.
The premises will be sold, either entire, or in two lots, as may best suit purchasers. Possession may be had either immediately or at midsummer next.
For viewing the premises apply to Mr John Allen, the proprietor , at Marsh aforesaid, and for further particulars to him or to Messrs. Foote and Karslake, attornies, Southmolton.
Dated March 14th, 1805
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 10, 1806 - Issue 2229
On Wednesday last was interred, at Northmolton, Mrs Prudence Thorne, aged 68, late of Stogumber.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 31, 1806 - Issue 2232
The Creditors of the late Henry Allen, of Northmolton, Devon, are requested to deliver an account of their respective demands, in writing, to Mary Allen, his administratrix, at the white hart, Southmolton, on Saturday the ninth day of August next, in order that a settlement of the same may be made. And all persons indebted to the said Henry Allen, are requested to pay the same to his said administratrix, or legal means will be taken to recover the same, without further notice.
Northmolton, July 15, 1806
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 27, 1806 - Issue 2249
NADRID BARTON, in the parish of Northmolton.
To be Lett for a term of 14 years, from lady-day next, all that capital barton, messuage, or farm, called Nadrid consisting of an excellent dwelling-house, two lofty barns, with every other convenient out-house; 160 acres of very good arable, well watered meadow, and prime pasture land, lying within a ring fence: now in the occupation of Mr George Cobley Smith, as tenant thereof; distant from Southmolton 2miles, and 10 from Barnstaple.
For which purpose a survey will be held at the swan inn, in Northmolton aforesaid, on Monday the 15th day of December next, at four o'clock in the afternoon; in the mean time the premises may be viewed by applying to the tenant; and further particulars known of Mr Richard Shapland, of Court Hall, in Northmolton aforesaid; or Mr Voysey of Broadclist.
Dated 21st. Nov. 1806
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 19, 1807 - Issue 2265
Lately died at Northmolton, Mr Radford, a respectable surgeon and apothecary of that place. He has bequeathed a handsome legacy to the poor.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, August 4, 1808 - Issue 2339
The Creditors of WILLIAM LOCK, of Northmolton, Devon, shopkeeper, are informed, that a Dividend of his effects is paying by Mr Richard Shapland, of Northmolton, aforesaid.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, October 19, 1809 - Issue 2372
Whereas I, the under-signed John Kingdon, of Northmolton, in the County of Devon, yeoman, did, on the 25th day of September last, abuse and assault Mr Richard Shapland, of Northmolton aforesaid, in consequence where of the said Richard Shapland hath preferred a bill of indictment against me at the last general quarter sessions of the peace for the said county; and whereas the said Richard Shapland hath agreed to stop all further proceedings on my defraying the costs, and paying for the insertion of this advertisement. I therefore hereby acknowledge myself to be in the fault, and thank him for his lenity, and promise never to be guilty of the like offence again. Witness by hand this 14th day of October, 1809.
Witnessed by James Pitts, jun.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 3, 1810 - Issue 2326
Devon - Capital Farms and Estates to be Let, for the term of 14 years, to commence from Lady-day next, situate in the parish of Northmolton.
Lot 1 - A messuage and tenement, called Great Combshead, now in the occupation of Mr John Norrish, as tenant thereof; consisting of a good Dwelling-house, with all convenient out-buildings, and about 130 acres of very good orchard, watered meadow, pasture and arable land.
Lot 2 - A messuage and tenement, called Under Hill now in the occupation of Mr Richard Kingdon, as tenant thereof; consisting of a good Dwelling-house, with all convenient out-buildings, and about 76 acres of excellent orchard, meadow, pasture, and arable land.
Lot 3 - A messuage and tenement, called West Brimsworthy, now in the occupation of Mr John Treble, as tenant thereof; consisting of a Dwelling-house, with convenient out-buildings, and about 28 acres of meadow, pasture and arable land.
Lot 4 - An Overland, called Narrowcombe now in the occupation of the said Mr John Treble, as tenant thereof; consisting of about 10 acres of very good watered meadow and pasture land.
The aforesaid estates have an extensive right of pasture, on the commons of Northmolton and Twitching, and at half price, on the Forest of Exmoor.
For letting the same, a Survey will be held at the Swan Inn, in Northmolton, on Wednesday, the 23rd day of May next, precisely by three o'clock in the afternoon.
For viewing the said premises, apply to Mr Richard Shapland, of Northmolton aforesaid; and for further particulars, either to him, or Mr Voysey, at Broadclyst, near Exeter.
Dated April 18th, 1810
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 9, 1811 - Issue 2379
Devon - Capital Farms and Estates.
To be Let for a term of 14 years, to commence from Lady-day next.
Lot 1 - A Messuage and Tenement, called West Park, with those Overlands, called Wester-Emmots and Middle Emmots, situate in the parish of Northmolton, now in the occupation of Mr Christopher Westcott and Mr James Quartley, as tenants thereof; consisting of about 184 acres of prime orchard, watered meadow, rich grazing pasture, and excellent arable land.
Lot 2 - A Messuage and Tenement, called Lower Popham, situate in the said parish of Northmolton, now in the occupation of Mr William Baker, as tenant thereof; consisting of about 101 acres of very good meadow, pasture and arable land.
All the above estates have an extensive right of pasture on the commons of Northmolton and Twitching, and at half price on the Forest of Exmoor.
For letting the same, a survey will be held at the Swan Inn, in Northmolton aforesaid, on Wednesday the 22nd day of May instant, precisely by three o'clock in the afternoon.
For viewing the premises, apply to Mr R. Shapland, of Northmolton aforesaid, and for particulars, either to him or to Mr Voysey of Broadclist, near Exeter.
Dated 6thMay 1811
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, September 12, 1811 - Issue 2397
Notice to Creditors and Debtors.
All persons having any claims against the estate of William Burgess, late of the parish of Northmolton, in the county of Devon, yeoman, deceased, who died intestate, are requested, on or before the 21st day of September instant, to transmit the particulars of their demands to Mr R Shapland, of Northmolton aforesaid, one of the administrators of the intestate's estate, that the same may be adjusted and settled. And all persons who stand indebted to the said estate, are requested forthwith to pay to Mr R Shapland the amount of the debts due from them respectively.
Dated Sept. 3rd, 1811
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 25, 1815 - Issue 2594
Notice to Creditors
The Trustees of the Estate of Mr Edward Burnell, of Northmolton, in this county, hereby give Notice, that a Meeting of his Creditors will be held at the Bell Inn, in Northmolton aforesaid, on Thursday the eighth day of June next, at eleven o'clock in the forenoon, when a statement of his affairs will be laid before the Creditors, and a distribution of his effects will be made to such persons as are willing to sign the trust deed.
Northmolton, 16th May 1815
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 9, 1816 - Issue 2644
Whereas my Wife, Mary Kingdon, of Northmolton, Devon, eloped from me on Friday the 26th April last, without the least provocation, this is therefore to give notice, that I will not pay any debts that the said Mary Kingdon may contract.
Dated Northmolton, April 27th, 1816
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 25, 1816 - Issue 2655
On Tuesday last was married, at Southmolton, William Cole, Esq. of Northmolton, to Miss Maria Dale, third daughter of William Dale, Esq. of the former place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, April 10, 1817 - Issue 2691
Thursday was married at Northmolton, by the Reverent Mr. Hiern, Mr John Southcombe, grazier, to Miss Slader, daughter of the late P. Slader, esq. of Huntson-House.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, August 28, 1817 - Issue 2711
A Pleasant Sporting Residence - North of Devon
For Sale by private Contract (with possession to suit the convenience of a purchaser), the Fee-simple and Inheritance of Marsh House, with a good walled Garden, and about 45 acres of land surrounding the same; situate in the parish of Northmolton, about one mile and half from the cheap and well-supplied market-town of Southmolton, lately in the possession of Henry Foote, Esq. but now of George Hodder, Esq. the proprietor - The House is newly built, stands on a gentle eminence in a lawn well sheltered by thriving plantations, and contains a dining and drawing room, each 18 feet by 16 feet and about 12 feet high, with other rooms and offices in proportion.
The Furniture (which is modern) may be taken at a valuation.
For viewing the property, apply at the House; and for further particulars, and to treat for the purchase, to the Proprietor, or Mr William Henry Tanner, solicitor, Southmolton.
Dated 26th August 1817
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, February 21, 1833 - Issue 3511
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr William Avery of Northmolton, to Mrs Elizabeth Saunders, widow, of Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, April 10, 1834 - Issue 3570
Marriage - April 1, at Northmolton, Mr Hugh Passmore, of Mill-brooks Farm, to Miss Bucknell, of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, August 7, 1834 - Issue 3591
Capital Freehold Barton and Lands, within and near the Town of Northmolton, in the County of Devon.
The Leasehold Lands and Tenement called The Fulling Mill, or Hooper's Tenement, containing 8 Acres of Land or thereabout, with a Linhay thereon, in the parish of Northmolton aforesaid.
A Tenement called Brockhole, in Northmolton aforesaid, containing 29 Acres of Land or thereabouts; and a Barn, and a Farm-House and necessary Offices, with 41 Acres of Land or thereabouts in Northmolton aforesaid.
The several Tenants are requested to show the Premises; and Printed Particulars may be had (gratis) at the various offices.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, October 23, 1834 - Issue 3603
Marriage - At Southmolton, Mr John Thorne of Northmolton, to Miss Prudence Rumbelow, of the former place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 15, 1835 - Issue 3615
Northmolton and Bishopsnympton, Devon
To be Sold in Fee, by Public Auction, on Saturday the 28th day of February next, at the George Inn, in Southmolton, at four o'clock in the afternoon, a Messuage and Tenement called
Marsh, otherwise Meshland, otherwise Old Barn, situated in the several Parishes of Northmolton and Bishopsnympton, in the County of Devon, now in the occupation of Mr William Shapland Slader.
The Premises consist of a good Farm House with a Barn, Stables, and other necessary and convenient Outhouses, and about Sixty Acres of improvable Orchard, Meadow, and Arable Land; and are distant about one mile and half from the market town of Southmolton, and twelve miles from Barnstaple.
The Tenant will show the Premises, and further particulars may be known on application to Messrs. Loosemore and Govett, Solicitors, Tiverton.
Dated 13th day of January 1835
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 15, 1836 - Issue3716
Died - December 7, at Northmolton, Ann, wife of Mr T. Yendall, aged 58.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 23, 1837 - Issue3730
Devon and Exeter Assizes
Saturday - This morning Mr Justice Williams, resumed the business at the Crown Bar at 9 o'clock, when Wm. Treble, 22; Wm. Hodgers, 27; Henry Bawden, 27; were placed at the bar, charged with having on the night of the 3rd Dec. last, stolen from a field in the parish of Northmolton, two sheep, the property of the Earl of Morley. Mr Greenwood, was for the prosecution; Attorney, Mr Gould, Southmolton, ; Mr Rowe, defended Treble; Attorney, Mr Burford Furlong. The other prisoners were undefended. A second count also charged the prisoners with killing these sheep with intent to steal the mutton; and Hodgers and Bowden, were likewise further charged with having on the night of the 12th of December, stolen from an outhouse belonging to Mr Wm. Thomas, of Bishopsnympton, four geese his property. A search was made for these in the houses of the prisoners, and in those of Bowden and Treble, a quantity of mutton was found, not cut in a butcher like manner, and which matched the parts left with the skins, which had been found in a field. These circumstances were deposed to be Mr Rt. Stranger, the superintendent of the farm of the Earl of Morley, at Northmolton; the sheep in question being taken from 11 hog sheep which were in the same field. James Loosemore, a labourer in the Earl's employ; John Bird, a constable; James Torrington Partridge, of the London Police, who, at the time the sheep were stolen, was stationed at Northmolton. The latter witness also spoke to traces of footsteps from the spot where the skins were found, in the direction of, and to very near each of the prisoners' houses. One of the foot marks also had great peculiarity, and thus corresponded with the tread and mode of walking of Hodgers. The other footmarks also corresponded with the shoes of Treble and Bowden, as regards the distribution of nails, &c. Wm. Thomas, a butcher, also spoke of the unskilful manner in which the mutton found had been cut up,
The father of Treble was likewise called; and Elizabeth Gould, a female of very portly appearance, who acknowledged having been living with the prisoner Treble, at the time the sheep were stolen; saying, she was going to be married to him. For the prisoner Treble, Mr Rowe, at great length addressed the jury, and called the prisoner's mother; and Thomas Adams a farm labourer, in the service of the elder Treble, a small farmer at Northmolton, with a view to show that the parents had been in the habit of killing sheep and giving their son portions of mutton, and had done so in the course of the week preceding the sheep of the Earl of Morley being stolen. Adams also being intended to prove an alibi, by swearing that he entered the house of the prisoner Treble at 1/2 past 6 o'clock on the night of Saturday the 3rd December; slept there with Treble, and did not quit it until between 7 and 8 o'clock on Sunday morning; and that during the whole of that time the prisoner was not out of the house. The judge summed up and the jury, after a very short consideration, returned a verdict of guilty against Treble and Bowden; and not guilty as to Hodgers; the trial having occupied 4 1/2 hours; and the Judge remarking, 'Gentlemen, it is a very proper verdict'.
Hodgers was then further indicted for stealing the four geese from Mr Wm. Thomas. But the jury acquitted the prisoner on this charge also. In dismissing him from the bar, however, the Judge said, Hodgers, you had better be careful, it is quite impossible that things of this kind can go on; and should you hereafter be detected and convicted of any offence, what has now passed would most surely be remembered, and it is quite certain you would be sent from this country, you had better take caution while there is time.
Treble and Bowden were now replaced at the bar, and sentenced to transportation for life.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 20, 1843 - Issue 4049
Coroner's Inquests - On the 10 inst. at Northmolton, before R. Bremridge, Esq., Coroner, on the body of John Shapland, aged two years, infant son of Mr Shapland, yeoman, who, on the preceding day, was attacked by epileptic fits, of which he died. Verdict - 'Visitation of God'.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 11, 1844 - Issue 4105
Marriage - July 4, at Northmolton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, Vicar, Mr Richard Headon, yeoman, to Betsey, daughter of Mr Robert Abbott, both of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 21, 1847 - Issue 4230
Birth - January 12, at the Vicarage, Northmolton, the lady of the Rev. W. Burdett, of a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 4, 1847 - Issue 4236
To be Let, by Tender, for a Term of Ten Years, from Lady Day next (Tithe free) all those desirable Farms called
Home Tenement and Lawdy's Upcott, Situate in the Parish, and within one mile of the Town of Northmolton;
Consisting of a good Farm House, two cottages, convenient Outhouses, and about 118 Acres of rich Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land.
The taker will be required to pay all Rates and Taxes (except Land Tax and Landlord's Property Tax) and to keep the Gates, fences and Thatch in good repair, being allowed Rough Timer, and £1. 1s per hundred Sheaves of Reed and to take the Manure and Young Clover Grass at a valuation.
For viewing, &c. application may be made to Mr R. Stranger, Jun., Court House, Northmolton, aforesaid; and for further particulars to Mr John Gould, Poltimore, near Exeter to whom Tenders in writing must be sent on or before the 24th day of March next, or to Mr R Stranger shortly after which period the Person whose offer has been accepted will be apprised of the same.
Dated March 1st, 1847
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 7, 1848 - Issue 4330
Birth - November 20, at the Vicarage, Northmolton, the wife of the Rev. W. Burdett, of a daughter.
Devon General Sessions
Prisoners receiving three months with hard labour
John Fowler, 30, unlawfully assaulting and beating John Baker, a constable in the execution of his duty, on the 29th October at Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 4, 1849 - Issue 4335
Marriage - December 21, at St Peter's, Tiverton, by the Rev. A. I. Hammer, Mr John Collard of Northmolton, to Miss Elizabeth Prickman, of Tiverton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 5, 1849 - Issue 4361
Marriage - June 27, at Southmolton, Mr John Stoneman, of Rapscott Farm, Northmolton, to Mary Ann Bird, daughter of Mr Robt. Chapple, of Burnacott, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, September 13, 1849 - Issue 4371
North Devon News-
On Friday last James Caldwell, Elias Williams and two other men, 'navvies', were brought up charged by Policeman Baker with being drunk and disorderly on the previous night at Northmolton. From the evidence adduced it appears that they with others had been drinking at the Swan Inn, and at last had got so drunk that the landlord was obliged to seek the assistance of Baker. After a length of time, Baker with the assistance of another constable cleared the house, but no sooner had the landlord closed the doors, then they felled Baker to the ground. Regaining his legs, he contrived with assistance to take them into custody. They were fined 5s. with expenses, which amounted together to £3 and in default to be imprisoned for 14 days. Summonses were then issued against the defendants to appear at Southmolton for assaulting the constables.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 21, 1850 - Issue 4398
Devon and Exeter Assizes
Ann Loosemore (17) was charged with breaking an entering the dwelling-house of Thomas Lock, of Northmolton, and stealing 12 lbs. of candles.
Mr Holdsworth was for the prosecution.
The prosecutor and the prisoner lived under the same roof, but in different apartments: on the 11th of February Mr Lock made some candles, which were placed in his dairy: on the 18th of February he missed some of his candles. Three days afterwards the prisoner took 2 lbs. of candles to Mr Freame, a shopkeeper of the same place, and exchanged them for some meal; she stated that she had received the candles from a man named Chuley, for whom she had made some caps. There was a peculiarity about the candles which rendered them easy of identification. The prisoner was apprehended on the 1st of March, when she said she was very sorry that she had done it, and that if she had harkened to her mother she would not have been where she then was. The jury convicted the prisoner of stealing the candles, but not of housebreaking. To be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for one month.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 23, 1851 - Issue 4442
Guildhall, Tuesday - Market Tolls
Johannah Trix, of Northmolton, was summoned by the lessee of the market, for the non-payment of the market tolls on 24 fowls sold to Mr Chambers, Goldsmith-street, on the 31st December last.
Mr Gidley appeared for the lessee, and Mr G. W. Turner for the defendant.
Mr Gidley called Mr Chambers, who deposed that he was in the habit of ordering weekly, of the defendant 24 fowls, to be of a certain quality, and at a stipulated price, to be delivered on the market day following, and that on the above day he received the fowls according to his order. In his cross-examination he stated that should the fowls not turn out when he expected, he should either return them or make a deduction from the price fixed.
Mr Turner, for the defence, contended that the defendant had not been guilty of any offence under the market act, which provided that any person retailing certain goods in this city, other than in the markets, was liable to a fine. In this instance the transaction was of a wholesale character, the defendant undertaking to supply Mr Chambers with certain orders at a stipulated price, and which articles the defendant was at liberty to deliver on any day the purchaser choose to have them. The Bench might as well attempt to enforce the toil on corn, hay, straw, &c. contracted for by a farmer to be delivered at the residence of a gentleman, as in the case before them. Had the transaction between Mr Chambers and the defendant been for price subject to the state of the market when the articles were delivered, the purchase might then be said only to have taken place at the time of delivery. Independent of that, he contended that the lessee had already charged tollage for these fowls, having demanded 3s. on that market day for the same baskets he had since charged but 2s.
This the lessee denied, he had only charged according to the number of feet occupied by the defendant.
Mr Gidley, for the lessee, contended that the transaction between the parties in question could not be considered a contract in point of law, as Mr Chambers could have refused taking the fowls, and the defendant could not have enforced the contract in a court of law.
The Bench, however, were of opinion that this was a contract to supply, and therefore, dismissed the case.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 6, 1851 - Issue 4481
North Devon - Southmolton
On Tuesday week, George Lock was taken before H. J. N. Bawden, Esq., charged with stealing a pair of boots and a saw, the property of his master, Mr James Davy, of Northmolton. The case was fully proved, and he was committed for trial at the next county sessions.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 11, 1851 - Issue 4486
Huxtable v. Huxtable - This was an action for the distributive share of an intestate's effects. The case occupied the attention of the court for some time, but the facts appeared to be shortly these:- Mr William Huxtable, the intestate, lived for many years, and died, at a farm in Northmolton; the defendant, his son, lived with him up to his death, on which event he possessed himself of the whole of his father's property, alleging that his father gave it to him some years before his death. The plaintiff, another son, however, disbelieving the defendant, made a claim for his distributive share. All matters in dispute were referred to John Gould, Esq., of Poltimore and Richard Ley, Esq., of Southmolton, who awarded in favour of defendant. The plaintiff, not being satisfied had recourse to this court. His Honour said he should reserve his judgment until he had examined Mr Gould in Exeter; but his present impression was, that the defendant was not entitled to the whole of the intestate's effects.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 29, 1852 - Issue 4492
The grand jury ignored the bills against Jane Shapcott, of Northmolton, for stealing some articles of grocery at the North Country Inn, in Southmolton, and James ford for receiving goods knowing them to have been stolen.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 4, 1852 - Issue 4497
Devon County Sessions - Prisoners receiving sentence of Three Months
James Colville, for stealing potatoes at Northmolton, from Richard Newton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 20, 1852 - Issue 4508
Devon Intermediate Sessions
John Bawden and Eliza Bawden (man and wife) were indicted with stealing various articles of wearing apparel Highbray and Northmolton, the property of James Squire, Edmund Balman, Mary Ann How, and John Rendle.
There were counts in the indictments charging them with receiving the goods knowing them to have been stolen. The Jury found the female guilty, but acquitted the husband. Imp. 12 months to hard labour.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 23, 1852 - Issue 4538
Death - December 19, at Northmolton, Mr Avery of the Poltimore Arms, aged 67. The deceased died almost suddenly.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 30, 1852 - Issue 4539
On Tuesday the 21st at inquest was held at the Poltimore Arms in Northmolton, on the body of Mr John Avery, late of the Poltimore Arms Inn. The jury were engaged nine hours, and in the course of their investigation it appeared that on Saturday the 18th, he purchased at Mr Attwater's (druggist), three ounces of oil of vitriol, which he took home with him, and about six o'clock the same evening he swallowed the whole of it. He lingered on in the most awful agonies until about the same hour on Sunday, when he expired. A post-mortem examination was made, the result of which plainly showed that the deceased had died from the effects of the poison. It appeared that he had been in a desponding state of mind for some time past; but his friends had no idea that he contemplated such an act. The Jury returned a verdict - 'That the deceased died from the effects of drinking oil of vitriol, while in a state of temporary insanity. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 20, 1853 - Issue 4542
Death - January 16, at Bentwitching, Northmolton, of small-pox, Mr Thorne, aged 28.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, June 23, 1853 - Issue 4564
Potato Stealing - On Friday last Susan Gould, servant to Mr Veysey, of Northmolton, butcher, was committed for trial at the county sessions for stealing potatoes from her master's malthouse. Elizabeth Alford was committed at the same time for receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 7, 1853 - Issue 4565
Devon Midsummer Sessions
John Blackford was charged with stealing at Northmolton, on the 16th of May, a quantity of potatoes, the property of his master, John Frayne. Mr Bere prosecuted. Six weeks' imprisonment with hard labour.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 12, 1854 - Issue 4581
Barnstaple - Guildhall, Monday
James Kingdon, a carrier between Barnstaple and Bratton, was summoned on the complaint of Mr C. J. Partridge, of Northmolton, for not keeping on the right side of the road and for using insulting language on Friday evening the 30th December. Mr Lionel Bencraft appeared for the complainant. It appeared that Mr Partridge was returning from Barnstaple on the evening in question in a dog-cart, in which were two females, and on approaching a place called Standard-lane end, Kingdon's van was discovered on the wrong side of the road. The complainant, however, called out loudly several times, and at length the van was drawn closer to the hedge; but in passing the van the wheel of the dog-cart came in contact with a hard heap of earth, and the consequence was the one of the females was thrown from the vehicle and dragged a little way on the road, luckily without sustaining any serious injury. On the defendant's being asked his name, he became exceedingly insolent to the complainant, who would not have proceeded further in the matter had it not been for the offensive epithets used on the occasion. There was a great deal of crimination and recrimination between the parties. A witness for the defendant swore that 'although Kingdon was not drunk, yet he'd had a drap', but all the l* the blame was on Mr Partridge's side, who was driving a stretch gallop at the time'. For this stretcher, the witness obtained the entire disbelief of the Bench, and the defendant was fined 1s. with 8s. expenses.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 19, 1854 - Issue 4582
Marriage - January 12, at Northmolton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, Mr Thomas Greenslade of St Nicholas, Rochester, to Jane, third daughter of Mr Henry Westcott, of West-park Farm, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, April 13, 1854 - Issue 4594
Devon Easter Sessions
William Passmore on bail, was charged with stealing, at Northmolton, a quantity of corn, bran and pollard, the property of Mr Robert Stranger. Mr Jerwood prosecuted and Mr Ring defended the prisoner. The prosecutor lives with his nephew, Mr Richard Stranger, farmer of Northmolton and keeps a horse for his own use. On the 29th the corn chest was left safe, but the next morning it had been broken open and a mixture of corn, pollard and bran taken. The prosecutor asked the prisoner, who was a farm servant, employed by Mr Richard Stranger, how it happened that the chest was opened; and he said his own chest had been opened as well. The parish constable was sent form, and the prisoner told him that he locked the stable door on the previous evening and on returning in the morning found that the chest had been broken open. A person could get into the stable when the door was locked, by going into the loft and slipping back a bolt. The constable tried to enter in the manner, but could not. He afterwards searched the loft and found a quantity of oats and bran concealed under the straw.
In the night he watched near the stable, and saw the prisoner lock, or pretend to lock the door. He continued to watch and at about five o'clock in the morning the prisoner went into the stable. The constable followed him and asked whether he had heard anything more about the corn, and he said he had not. The constable then left, but shortly afterwards returned to the loft, and found that the corn and bran had been removed. He then opened another chest of which the prisoner kept the key, and in which he found a bag marked 'R. Stranger', containing about a bushel of corn and bran, similar to that which he had seen in the loft. The Jury retired for about half a hour, and, on their return, gave a verdict of not guilty.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, June 15, 1854 - Issue 4602
Ridd v. Dartch.
The parties are farmers - the plaintiff resides at Pilton, and the defendant at Northmolton. Mr Palmer appeared for the former, and Mr Shapland, of Southmolton, for the latter. The action was for the recovery of £50. There were some very peculiar circumstances in the case, and it excited a good deal of interest. It appears that some time since Mr Thomas Ridd, the father of the plaintiff, lent £60 to the defendant, who gave a promissory note for the same; but this document had been abduced from the possession of the lender. It might be recollected that the senior Mr Ridd, who lately resided at Swanamore, Tawstock, was a defendant in a case that was heard at a former court; and it might not perhaps be forgotten that Mrs Ann Andrews, the housekeeper, played a very conspicuous part in the proceedings. Mr Ridd is a very old man, and this Ann Andrews seems to have succeeded in obtaining a vast quantity of the property belonging to her master. This woman was wholly concerned in the issue of the recent trial, and during her evidence she admitted a knowledge of the missing promissory note. Her testimony in the present case was, therefore, very material; but she contrived to elude the summoning officer of the court, and the case was at first adjourned. There was another action, however, to come before his Honour; and it would seem that the notable Ann Andrews could not forgo the temptation of coming into court to hear the result of that case, in which she was likewise interested. It had not proceeded far before she was discovered, and, at the instance of his Honour, she was detained. On the resumption of the above case, the promissory note was produced by Ann Andrews, and it appeared that there had been several instalments paid towards the liquidation of the £60. The sum left unpaid, however, amounted to £24. 14s. including interest, and his Honour gave judgment for that amount.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, September 21, 1854 - Issue 5614
Devon Intermediate Sessions
Two Months Imprisonment - John Sanders, 25, stealing reaping hooks, at Northmolton, from Thomas Follett and Richard Follett.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, July 12, 1855 - Issue 4656
Devon Midsummer Sessions
John Jones (29) and Elizabeth Jones (25) his wife, were charged with stealing at Northmolton, on the 19th May last, some brass &c. the property of the Britannia Gold and Copper Mining Company. Mr Plumptre prosecuted and Mr Ring defended the prisoners. The male prisoner had been working on the mine, and suspicion of his honesty was first entertained in consequence of his wife having disposed of a quantity of old brass to Mr Widgery. Enquiries were made and the brass so sold was found to correspond with brass missed from some machines used at the mine. The learned Chairman, in summing up, expressed his opinion that there was no evidence affecting the female prisoner, as she received it from her husband; and the female was acquitted. The male prisoner having been found guilty, and a previous conviction proved against him, was sentenced to four years' penal servitude.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, February 14, 1856 - Issue 4688
County Court -
Palfreman and Wife v. Henry Kingdon
The defendant is a farmer of Northmolton. The action was brought to recover £2, being the balance remaining due of a legacy of £10, given by the will of Susan Fairchild, to the female plaintiff, who is the daughter of the defendant. Assets were proved to have come to the defendant's hands; and his Honour gave judgment for the amount.
Thorne v. Buckingham - The plaintiff, a farmer of Northmolton, sued the defendant, a farmer of Exmoor, for £5 3s. 9d. the defendant admitted that he bought the turnips for the sum in question, but said it was with the proviso that they should be protected. However, before he had taken half of them away, a hundred sheep were allowed to consume the residue. Looking at the circumstances of the case, Judge Tyrrell considered that £4. 10s. was as much as was due, and gave judgment for that amount.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, January 29, 1857 - Issue 4738
Birth - January 18, at Northmolton, the wife of Mr R. H. Spicer, surgeon, of a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, February 19, 1857 - Issue 4741
Death - February 11, at his residence, Northmolton, Jas. Partridge, Esq., aged 63.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 12, 1857 - Issue 4744
Northmolton, Devon - Desirable Farm
To be Let, by Private Contract, for a Term of Ten Years, from Lady-day 1858, all that desirable Farm called Popham, situate in the parish of Northmolton, and comprising an excellent Dwelling-house well situated in the centre of the Estate, together with all necessary farm buildings and 206 acres of rich watered meadow, pasture and arable land, and orchard. The Estate is in a high state of cultivation and is to be let in consequence of the death of the late occupier.
The incoming tenant may come into such portion of land immediately as may be desirable for tilling turnips, mangle wurzell, or other green crops, taking the manure that may be upon the premises, making compensation in the way provided for in the conditions of letting, which said conditions can be inspected on application to Mr Richard Stranger, the Bailiff at Court House, Northmolton, or at the farm. Mr Stranger will also direct a person to shew the Estate.
For further particulars, and to treat for the same, application must be made to Messrs. Gould and Drew, Land Agents, Poltimore or Powderham, near Exeter.
March 9th, 1857.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, March 12, 1857 - Issue 4744
Death - March 7, at Great Ash, Winsford, aged 64, Mr John Baker, formerly of Poole, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, June 18 1857 - Issue 4758
Marriage - June 9, at Northmolton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, B.A., Mr W. Tucker of Southmolton, to Elizabeth, third daughter of the late Mr James Partridge, of Popham, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, October 15, 1857 - Issue 4775
Marriage - October 13, at St. David's, by the Rev. C. C. Bartholomew, R. R. Elsam, Esq., of Mayfield, Sussex, to Mary Ann Dee, second daughter of the late Jas. Partridge, Esq., Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, April 29, 1858 - Issue 4803
Marriage - April 19, at Northmolton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, vicar, Mr Thomas Slader, farmer, to Betsey, daughter of Mr William Slader, both of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, May 6, 1858 - Issue 4804
Death - April 28, at Great Heasley, Northmolton, Thos. Hutchins, Esq., late of Exeter, aged 78.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 9, 1858 - Issue 4835
Death - December 4, at Minehead, in his 12th year, William Henry, the eldest and much loved son of the Rev. W. Burdett, vicar of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, June 2, 1859 - Issue 4860
Marriage - May 26, at Christ Church, Exeter, by the Rev. A. L. Mitchell, Frederick W. Wilson, Esq., M.B. of East Grinstead, to Ellen, youngest daughter of the late James Partridge, Esq., of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, June 23, 1859 - Issue 4863
All Persons having any Claims on the Estate of the late Mr Robert Chapple, of Bornacott Farm, in the Parish of Northmolton, are requested immediately to send the same to the Executrix, Miss Honor Chapple, of Bornacott, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 10, 1859 - Issue 4883
Combmartin - Petty Sessions, Nov. 7
Henry Bawden and William Slade, both of Northmolton, were fined 2s. 6d. each, with 5s. expenses, for riding in their carts contrary to the provisions of the Act of Parliament. Bawden preferred a fortnight's imprisonment to the payment of the fine.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 17, 1859 - Issue 4884
Barnstaple County Court
Purchase v. Dallyn
The plaintiff resides at Northmolton, and the defendant at Challacombe. Mr Incledon Bencraft appeared for the former. On the 21st of September the plaintiff purchased ten sheep from the defendant at Barnstaple fair; and in paying for them the plaintiff declared that he gave Mr Dallyn two sovereigns more than he ought. The sovereigns were alleged to have been wrapped up in two five pound notes, and he now sought to recover the amount. The evidence in support of the claim was of the most trumpery character; and the judgment went in favour of the defendant, who was allowed 10s. 6d. expenses.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, November 24, 1859 - Issue 4885
Death - November 10 at Northmolton, Charles, son of Mr Henry Westcott, of West Park Farm, aged 24.
Death - November 7, at Northmolton, Mr Robert Abbott, aged 72.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 1, 1859 - Issue 4886
Braunton Divisional Petty Sessions
Henry Gill, landlord of the Poltimore Arms, Yard Down, Northmolton, was fined 2s. 6d. with the expenses, for riding in his cart on the 9th instant, in the parish of Goodleigh. The information was laid by Supt. Ross; and Mr Incledon Bencraft appeared for the defendant, who entertained the notion that he had a right to ride provided that he had reins.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Thursday, December 22, 1859 - Issue 4888
South Molton News - Serious Accident
On Saturday, the 10th inst., as Mr Jno. Smith, of Bentwitchen, Northmolton, accompanied by his wife and nieces, was returning in a cart from our market, some part of the harness broke in going down Sharland's-hill, about quarter of a mile from this town, and the consequence was the cart came in contact with the horse's tail, which caused the animal to run away at a furious speed and one of the wheels coming in collision with a post on the side of the road, upset the vehicle and dashed the whole of the occupants out with great violence, fractured one of Mr Smith's ribs, and otherwise injured him, bruised Mrs Smith about the head and face in a frightful manner, and inflicted some injury on the little girl. Very fortunately Mr Lake, of Oldridge, came by at the time in a market cart, and took them up, and carried them to the King's Arms Inn, Northmolton, when Mr Ley, surgeon, was sent for, and under his care, they are going on favourably. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 14, 1860 - Issue 4903
Southmolton - County Petty Sessions
Henry Burgess, carpenter, of Northmolton, summoned John Rogers, beerhousekeeper, of that place, for assaulting him at Northmolton on Saturday, 17th March lat. Mr J. T. Shapland appeared for the complainant. Defendant was fined 10s. and costs - £1 3s. 6d., which he paid.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, May 23, 1860 - Issue 4910
Death - May 19, at Northmolton, Ann, relict of Mr R. Crocombe, of Wheatland Farm, Northmolton, aged 74.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, June 20, 1860 - Issue 4914
Death - June 3, at Marsh House, Northmolton, Ellen, youngest daughter of John Dinsey, Esq., after a long illness, aged 19.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, August 8, 1860 - Issue 4921
Death - August 1, the wife of Mr Edmund Passmore, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, September 5, 1860 - Issue 4925
Combmartin - Petty Sessions
George Congram, of Northmolton, for riding in a wagon without reins, at Kentisbury, on the 22nd of August, was fined 2s. 6d., with the expenses.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, September 12, 1860 - Issue 4926
Death - August 28, at Northmolton, aged 94, Betsy, widow of Mr Philip Passmore, who was for a great number of years clerk of the parish; she was also the oldest female inhabitant.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, March 6, 1861 - Issue 4951
Marriage - March 5, at Northmolton, by the Rev. W. Burdett, Mr W H. Huxham of Whithegate Barton to Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of T. Rew, Esq., of great Heasley, of the same place.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 17, 1861 - Issue 4956
Marriage - April 6, at Northmolton, by the Rev. William Burdett, Mr Richard Thorne, Woolhanger Barton, Lynton, to Miss Anne Burgess of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 24, 1861 - Issue 4957
Birth - April 10, Mrs Follet, Northmolton, a daughter.
Death - April 15, at the Lodge, Court Hall, Northmolton, William Handford, aged 63, a faithful servant to Lord Poltimore and his father for a period of more than half a century.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 2, 1862 - Issue 5006
Marriage - March 24, at Northmolton, Mr John Bird, to Miss Avery, both of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post -Wednesday, April 9, 1862 - Issue 5007
Divisional Petty Sessions, April 7th - Roger Abbot, labourer, Northmolton, was summoned by James Gardiner, of the same place, for assaulting him at Northmolton. Fined 5s. and costs. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 2, 1862 - Issue 5019
Birth - June 16, at Popham, Northmolton, Mrs May, a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 24, 1862
Death - September 9, at Northmolton, John, only son of Mrs Avery of the Poltimore Arms Inn, after a long illness, aged 28. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 28, 1863 - Issue 5049
Exeter Guildhall - Thursday, before H. Hooper and W. Tombs, Esqrs.
Robert Westcott, pig jobber, of Northmolton, was charged with selling nine carcases on the previous Thursday out of market, thereby evading toll. Mr Toby appeared for the lessee (Mr Gardner). It appeared that the defendant brought the carcases by rail to the St. David's station, and on proceeding into the city met Mr Henry Scott, a butcher, of Goldsmith-street, who purchased and paid for three of the carcases, which were delivered at his house. Daniel Chaunter, toll collector, inquired of the defendant whether he had any carcases, and he at first answered in the negative, but on subsequently meeting him defendant said he had, and they were coming by the two o'clock train. Chaunter then desired him to take them to the market, weigh them, and pay the toll. Defendant said he would, but afterwards neglected doing so. Defendant pleaded guilty, but said he was unacquainted with the law - he thought it was the same as the Southmolton market. Thomas Bradford, butcher, of St. Sidwell's said defendant called at his house, and he purchased six carcases, and fetched them from the St. David's station. The Bench said the lessee must be protected, and fined defendant 40s. and costs in each case, amounting altogether to £5 17s.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 1, 1863 - Issue 5058
Death - March 19, at Northmolton, Mr Francis Burdett, aged 52.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 10, 1864 - Issue 5103
Birth - February 2, the wife of Robert H. Scanes Spicer, M.D., of Northmolton, a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 31, 1864 - Issue 5125
Exeter County Court - Wednesday
Alford v. Pook - In April last the defendant a butcher of this city, purchased three pigs from the plaintiff, who lives at Northmolton. The pigs were to have been delivered on a Thursday evening, but they were not there till Friday morning, when Mr Pook refused to take them. Plaintiff now sued for their value - £2 7s. 8d; but judgment was given against him.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17, 1865 - Issue 5165
The Devon Session
Edward Galliford, coal merchant, of Barnstaple was charged with indecently assaulting Mary Pardon, of Northmolton, on the 20th April. Acquitted.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 7, 1866 - Issue 5241
Marriage - November 1, at South Norwood, by the Rev. F. G. Blomfield, rector of St. Andrew's Undershaft, and prebendary of St. Paul's, John Dee Shapland, Esq., surgeon, of Thornton-heath, croydon, youngest son of G. Shapland, Esq., of Oakford, Northmolton, Devon, to Mary Anna, eldest daughter of G. Westacott, Esq., 1, St Mary Axe, city and Manor Cottage, Manor-road, South Norwood.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 14, 1866 - Issue 5242
Chulmleigh Petty Session
Peter Friend, of Northmolton was charged with stealing some reed and two or three pieces of old board, which belonged to Lord Poltimore. The theft was proved and the defendant had to pay 23s. 2d.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 11, 1867 - Issue 5285
Death - September 5, at Northmolton, Mr Bird, aged 66.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 2, 1867 - Issue 5287
Southmolton Petty Session
Mr John Westcott, of Northmolton, summoned Mr William Passmore of Twitchen, for being drunk at Northmolton. Complainant said that defendant abused him very much, which he would not have done had he not been drunk. Complainant was sure that Mr Passmore was drunk, because he 'kickhammered'. But two witnesses swore that defendant was not drunk; and the case was dismissed, with costs, amounting to £1 7s. 6d., which plaintiff paid.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 20, 1868 - Issue 5320
Death - May 8, at Wellshead, Exford, Mr Richard Haydon, of Sannacott Farm, Northmolton, aged 54.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 4, 1868 - Issue 5344
Northmolton News - Mr Frederick Veysey, the youngest son of Mr William Veysey of this town, obtained a prize in Divinity, at Trinity College, Dublin, at the last examination. There were upwards of two hundred examined. Mr Frederick Veysey's two elder brothers are also undergraduates of the same university.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, December 9, 1868 - Issue 5349
Death - November 25, at the residence of her son-in-law, St George's-road, Southwark, London, aged 82, Sarah, widow of Mr Thomas Headon, formerly of Northmolton, Devon.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 27, 1869 - Issue 5355
Death - January 19, Mary the beloved wife of Mr T. Rew, of Great Heasley, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 4, 1869 - Issue 5381
Death - June 26, at Savannah, Missouri, U.S., John, son of Mr Parminter, Fullaford, Highbray, Northmolton, aged 19.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 18, 1869 - Issue 5383
Marriage - August 9, at the Registry Office, Mr W. Stoneman, of Holloway-street, Exeter, to Nina Maria, eldest daughter of Mr John Westcott, yeoman, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 5, 1870 - Issue 5403
Northmolton - William Baker, miller, farmer, and shopkeeper of Northmolton, had has bankruptcy proceedings opened in the Exeter Court of Bankruptcy on Friday before Mr Registrar King. The bankrupt owes to unsecured creditors £800; rent and taxes about £22. Assets - good debts about £50; furniture £40; stock in trade £30; cash paid solicitor £10. Mr J. Stoneman of Northmolton was appointed assignee.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 30, 1870 - Issue 5415
In the Southmolton County Court last week, a young man named Hulford sued Policeman Moore for £5 damages for false imprisonment. The litigants live at Northmolton and on the night of the 26th December they and others were keeping up Christmas at the Swan Inn. By-and-bye the plaintiff uttered the word 'carrots' the defendant taking it to imply to himself from the colour of his hair; and when they got into the street the officer took Hulford into custody for drunken and riotous behaviour keeping the alleged offender in durance vile till the next day, when Hulford was compelled to appear before a magistrate at Southmolton, who then discharged the accused. But for the same offence he was now summoned before the bench of magistrates at Southmolton on the 10th of January, but the charge was not made out against him - hence the proceedings in the County Court. Mr Deputy-Judge Henniker gave judgment for the plaintiff for 10s. with costs. Mr Shapland for the plaintiff, and Mr R. M. Riccard for the defendant.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 5, 1870 - Issue 5442
Southmolton Petty Session.
William Tamlyn, of Northmolton, was charged with stealing a potato knife (valued at 8d) towards the end of 1868 or the beginning of 1869, from Mr Robert German, an innkeeper of Northmolton. Mr J. T. Shapland (for the accused) contended that after a lapse of nearly two years no man could be charged with theft for having a stolen thing in his possession. The magistrate concurred in this interpretation of the law, and dismissed the case.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, November 9, 1870 - Issue 5447
Birth - October 29, at Northmolton, the wife of Mr C. A. Passmore, a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 17, 1871 - Issue 5474
Death - May 7, at Northmolton, Elizabeth, widow of Mr Robert Abbot, aged 83.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Monday, September 4, 1871 - Issue 5494
Death - September 26 at Northmolton, Mr A. Wilson, aged 79
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 19, 1873 - Issue 5651
Devon Lent Assizes
George Dunn, 36, labourer, was indicted for setting fire to the dwelling houses of William Parkin, William Tamblyn and others, on the night of the 19th or n the 20th Oct., 1872 at Northmolton. Mr Clarke prosecuted; prisoner was undefended. Mr W. Parkin, farmer, Northmolton, testified to the fire having taken place, and the difficulty that was experienced in rescuing the inmates of the houses, one old woman being taken from abed that was in flames. He saw the prisoner there and accused him of having set the buildings on fire, but he denied it. When apprehended he again denied being the cause of the conflagration, but afterward admitted his guilt. He now again disowned having anything to do with it - he was drunk when he blamed himself. Guilty, without intent to injure. Sentence deferred.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 26, 1873 - Issue 5652
Devon Lent Assizes - Deferred Sentences
George Dunn, who was found guilty on a charge of arson at Northmolton on the 19th October, was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 3, 1873 - Issue 5675
Marriage - September 1, at Northmolton parish church, Mr Geo. Hutchings to Margaret Frayne, oldest daughter of Mr Geo. Cockings, of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, January 14, 1874 - Issue 5693
Northmolton - District News
Mr Richard Squire, the occupier of Flitton Mills, Northmolton, one day last week turned off the water from the wheel to stop his mill, and removed the driving-belt in order to clean away the smut which had accumulated. On going between the machinery to replace the driving-belt the wheel suddenly went round carrying the man with great violence between the cog-wheel and the wall, crushing him severely. It was some time before he could be extricated, and when brought out he was quite dead. A severe contusion was found on the back of the head, so that death must have been instantaneous. Deceased was seventy years of age, and had lived on the premises a great number of years.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 26, 1874 - Issue 5724
Southmolton District News
Dr Spicer, of Northmolton, was, with his son, driving to see a patient at Winsford on Thursday, when, near Sandy Way, the son got out to open a gate across the common, whereupon the horse became restive and began to kick. He got into the trap again, the horse continued kicking, and at last started off at a furious rate. A woman driving a horse and cart happened to be coming towards them, when Dr Spicer, in order to prevent a collision and to avoid injury to the woman or child, turned his horse's head and drove up over a fence. In doing so the trap overturned. Dr Spicer and his son were thrown out, and in the upset the former had his hip and shoulder dislocated, and was otherwise inured. The son escaped with a shaking. The horse immediately turned round again, and started for the gate they had just passed; and upon nearing it took a flying leap over the gate, smashing the trap to atoms. Dr Flexman, of Southmolton, surgeon, was sent for to attend Dr Spicer, who is progressing favourably.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 7, 1875 - Issue 5756
Death - April 2, at North Radworthy Farm, Northmolton, Mr S. Passmore, aged 58.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 14, 1875 - Issue 5757
Marriage - April 7, at the Parish Church, Northmolton, by the father of the bride, assisted by the Rev. J. L. Robinson, R.N., the Rev. Apsley Chase Ranger, B.A., of Boxmoor, Herts, to Mary Augusta, second daughter of the Rev. W. Burdett, Vicar of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 21, 1875 - Issue 5758
Northmolton District News
A fatal accident has befallen Hugh Blackford, a foreman of a 'corps' of men at the Bampfylde Mines, near Heaselley Mill, in this parish. It appears that about ten o'clock, on Friday night, as his 'corps' was ascending one of the shafts of these mines, to leave work, they met Blackford, whose lamp was out, on one of the levels. One of the men lit his lamp, and asked him if he were not going to ascend, but obtaining no direct reply proceeded without him, and when they had arrived at the mouth of the pit, proceeded homewards, thinking the deceased might have ascended by another shaft, and so been in advance of them. On arriving at Northmolton town one of the 'corps' enquired at Blackford's house whether he had arrived home, but finding he had not, they returned to the mines, and called up the captain thereof, and in his company descended the shaft, on one of the flats of which they found the body of the poor fellow literally torn to pieces, the distance fallen being about 300 feet. The captain had the body gathered together and conveyed to the deceased's house, where on Saturday the Deputy Coroner, J. H. Toller Esq., opened an inquest thereon, but adjourned it to obtain the attendance of the Inspector of Mines. The deceased was about fifty years of age, and leaves a widow and five children totally unprovided for.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 11, 1875 - Issue 5774
Death - August 2, at Ivy Cottage, Northmolton, Elfrida Adelaide, the wife of Mr F. Dobbs, aged 58.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 24, 1876 - Issue 5806
Northmolton District News
Old House-Farm, in the occupation of Mr John Westacott, was partially destroyed by fire on Wednesday last. The fire broke out soon after five in the morning, and is supposed to have been caused by a spark falling from the kitchen chimney on to the dry thatch. The dairy part of the dwelling-house was destroyed, and the barn, stables and outbuildings were save. The property belongs to the Right Hon. Lord Poltimore and is not insured.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 7, 1876 - Issue 5808
Marriage - June 1, at Southmolton, Mr W. H. Darch, Bishops-tawton, to Miss M. Yendell, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, April 11, 1877 - Issue 5852
Birth - April 5, at Weymouth, the wife of the Rev. F. L. Bazeley, M.A., Vicar of Northmolton, a daughter.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 27, 1878 - Issue 5902
Death - March 20, at Northmolton, Mr Henry Westcott, aged 60.
Death - March 19, at Chenney, near Northmolton, Anna, wife of Mr James Westcott, aged 29.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, February 19, 1879 - Issue 5949
Death - February 16, at Southmolton, Mr Edwin Maunder, late of Heasley Mill, Northmolton, aged 64.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 23, 1879 - Issue 5971
Death - July 15, at Heasley, Northmolton, Mr Thomas Rew, aged 85.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, July 30, 1879 - Issue 5972
Marriage - July 24, at Northmolton, Mr E. Palmer, of Cullompton, to Miss Emma Sophia Stranger, of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 1, 1879 - Issue 5981
Divisional Petty Sessions
Peter Payne, of Northmolton, was fined 10s. and costs for threatening to knock John Knott Merson off his horse, on the 10th August.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, March 16, 1881 - Issue 6057
Death - March 8, at Northmolton, Wm. Terrell Shapland, aged 66.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 4, 1881 - Issue 6064
Marriage - April 27, at Southmolton, Mr A Richards, of Exmoor, to Miss L. E. Yendell, of Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 18, 1881 - Issue6066
Devon and Cornwall Assizes, Wednesday - Northmolton - Assault
William Knill, 17, labourer, was indicted for feloniously assaulting Mary Jane Leeworthy, at Northmolton, on February 20th. The Hon. Bernard Coleridge prosecuted. The prosecutrix was a servant in the employ of Mr Gould, farmer, Northmolton, and the prisoner filled a similar occupation at the farm of Mr Burnell, of the same place. On February 20th, the prosecutrix went to Mulland Cross Church, and whilst on her way home alone the prisoner jumped out from a hedge, and, after violently assaulting the prosecutrix, committed the offence of which he was charged. In addition to throwing the prosecutrix down he placed his hand upon her mouth, telling her that if she did not stop calling out he would kill her. In defence, the accused stated that the prosecutrix was twenty-five years of age, had had a child, and was again enceinte. This was admitted on the part of the prosecutrix. After the summing up by his lordship the jury found the prisoner guilty, but recommended him to mercy. Sentence deferred.
Third Day - Thursday, the Northmolton Assault Case.
William Knill, 17, labourer, who had been found guilty of violently assaulting Mary Jane Leeworthy, at Northmolton, on February 20th, was sentenced to penal servitude for five years.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 15, 1881 - Issue 6070
Death - June 6, at Northmolton, Mrs Margaret Avery, aged 81.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, September 28, 1881 - Issue 6085
Death - September 20, at Honeywins, Northmolton, Mary Ann, wife of Mr W. Slader, aged 62.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, August 15, 1883 - Issue 6040
Death - August 8, at Northmolton, Mr Robert Rendle, aged 73.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, October 24, 1883 - Issue 6050
Death - October 16, at Southmolton, Mr W. Thorne, of East-yard, Northmolton, aged 80.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 13, 1885 - Issue 6130
Death - May 3, at Mole Mills, Northmolton, Miss Sarah Ley, aged 47.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, May 27, 1885 - Issue 6132
Death - May 21, at the Poltimore Arms Hotel, Northmolton, Mr John Holloway, aged 62.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Wednesday, June 10, 1885 - Issue 6134
Death - June 4, at Yard Gate, Northmolton, Mr Henry Thorne, aged 85.
Death - June 3, at Northmolton, Catherine, widow of Mr W. Westcott, late of Combehead, Northmolton, aged 82.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, January 3, 1889 - Issue 6752
Death - December 27, at Court House, Northmolton, Richard (Jane) Abbott, aged 57.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Monday, January 28, 1889 - Issue 6773
Sudden Death at Northmolton
On Saturday an inquest was held at Little Rapscott Farm, Northmolton, by Mr J. F. Bromham (County Coroner), on the body of Thomas Follett. From the evidence of the widow, it appeared that the deceased, who was a farmer, and 69 years of age, had not been in good health lately, and that she and her husband slept in separate rooms. On Thursday the deceased went to bed about nine o'clock. When Mrs Follett went in to call him the next morning at eight o'clock she noticed something was wrong, and ran at once to a neighbour and called assistance. James Newton, a farmer, came in and found that Follett was dead. He had been suffering from dropsy, and had been medically attended. Dr Kendall said he had examined the body of the deceased, and had no hesitation in saying that he died from syncope, consequent on heart disease. A verdict in accordance with the medical testimony was returned.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Thursday, August 8, 1889 - Issue 6929
Marriage - August 7, at Northmolton Parish Church, Mr Jno. Smyth, Chelsea, London, son of Mr Jno. Smyth, Northmolton, to Miss Nellie Phillips, younger daughter of Mr Jno. Phillips, Coombe Farm, Southmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Monday, December 23, 1889 - Issue 7044
Birth - December 19, at Court House, Northmolton, the wife of Mr R. J. Stranger, a son.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 21, 1891 - Issue 7417
A Fatal Kick - On Thursday a farm labourer named Charles Scott, aged 27 years, while working at Rapstone Farm, Northmolton, was kicked by a horse in the abdomen, from the effects of which he died yesterday. An inquest will be held.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, July 30, 1892 - Issue 7815
Death - July 26, at Heasley House, Northmolton, William, eldest son of the late George Langdon of Ashford House, near Barnstaple, aged 55.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, September 10, 1892 - Issue 7850
Southmolton Petty Sessions - A butcher of Northmolton, named Westcott was fined £5 and costs for having unwholesome meat on his stall in the market on the 17th of August.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, September 24, 1892 - Issue 7862
Barnstaple - Inquest. On Saturday an inquest was held on the body of Thomas Hodge, 78, carpenter of Northmolton, who fell over a flight of stairs, sustaining concussion of the brain. A verdict of 'Accidental death' was returned.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, October 1, 1892 - Issue 7868
Southmolton Sessions - At the County Petty Sessions on Monday, William Jones and William Lewis of Northmolton, were fined 5s. each and costs for being drunk and disorderly on the 31st ult.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, February 11, 1893 - Issue 7981
Death - February 3, at Northmolton, Maria, wife of W. Trebble, aged 56.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, December 2, 1893 - Issue 8231
Marriage - November 23, at the Parish Church, Northmolton, Frederick Loveband, second son of the late Frederick Loveband Smyth, of Wistland Pound, Barnstaple, to Elizabeth Davy, eldest daughter of the late William Langdon of Heasleigh House, Northmolton.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, December 1, 1894 - Issue 8558
Death - November 27, at Marsh House, Northmolton, Frances, eldest and only surviving daughter of the late Mr John Dinsey, aged 62.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, August 17, 1895 - Issue 8776
Harriet Hobbs, a Northmolton woman, was on Monday bound over to keep the peace towards her daughter, Eliza Hancock, whom, it was alleged she threatened to murder.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, June 20, 1896 - Issue 9037
A little girl named Letheby, the daughter of a farm labourer, of Northmolton, who fell into the fire on Sunday, has succumbed to her injuries. Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, February 12, 1898 - Issue 9546
Matrimonial Cases at Barnstaple - Remarkable Evidence
Bride Pays For Her Wedding Ring
At Barnstaple Petty Sessions on Thursday Mary Jane Cooke, wife of Thomas Cooke, a grocer's porter, living in Queen-street, applied for a separation from her husband. They were married in 1891, but for the past two years the husband had been cruel to her. He had taken to drink, so it was stated by Mr G. W. F. Brown, who appeared for her. There was at present one child by marriage. Evidence of cruelty was given, and the applicant said she had been obliged to leave her husband and go to live with her father, Mr Martin at Northmolton. She only had 17s a week, and she had to pay for other things besides housekeeping. She had had to pay for her wedding ring since she had been married. The husband denied the cruelty, and complained of her allowing bills to run up unknown to him. He had never struck her, but he might have taken hold of her and given her a shaking. The Bench made a separation order, the husband to pay 7s. a week, and the wife to have charge of the child.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 26, 1898 - Issue 9582
Death of a Northmolton Farmer
News reached the County Coroner (Mr J. F. Bromham) at Barnstaple today that an aged farmer of Northmolton had died, and the circumstances pointed to the assumption that his death was the result of the cold weather. His name was John Stoneman, and he lived at Barnacott Farm. On Friday evening he was returning from Barnstaple market in a trap, of which he was the sole occupant. About a mile and a half from his house a woman on the road noticed the horse and cart, but not seeing anyone in the cart she stopped the horse. Mr Stoneman was then discovered to be lying in the cart, and he was quite dead. It is supposed that he was suffering from heart complaint. His age was 70 years.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, April 23, 1898 - Issue 9605
Death - April 16, at Northmolton, Robert Henry Scanes Spicer, M.D., aged 70.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, October 29, 1898 - Issue 9766
Death - October 25, at Southmolton, William Huxtable Hodge, of Northmolton, aged 79.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, March 11, 1899 - Issue 9879
Death - March 3, at Northmolton, Robt. Charley, of Fremington, aged 85.
Trewman's Exeter Flying Post - Saturday, May 6, 1899 - Issue 9926
Death - April 27, at Blakesville, Northmolton, Charlotte, widow of John Terrell Shapland, of Southmolton, aged 81.