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Northam Manor Court (1814-1836)

Volume 1 – 26th Oct 1814 to 21st Nov 1836
(A further volume covers 1837 to 1927, with gaps)

This volume contains the minutes of the Manor Court Leet and Court Baron of Northam

North Devon Record Office ref: 2863/1/1

Transcribed by David Carter 2018

Spelling remains verbatim.

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Index of Names:
Refer to years in text below, to find references to these people

NAME OCCUPATION YEARS
  (where given)  
  May apply to more than one person  
Ackford, Robert   1834
Ackland, John   1814
Allen, Mrs   1824
Allen, Thomas   1814
Artnoll, Charles   1814
Ash, Elizabeth   1822
Avery, Henry   1817, 1818, 1819, 1820
Avery, John Butcher 1822, 1824, 1827
     
Balsdon, Miss   1822
Barrett, Grace   1828
Barrett, Samuel   1836
Barton, R Admiral 1815, 1816, 1818
Barwick, Thomas   1829
Barwick/Berwick, Richard   1814, 1824, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832
Bassett, John   1815, 1819, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Bassett, William   1836
Bath, William   1815
Beachum, Mary   1823, 1825
Beara, Alexander Flour dealer 1821, 1833
Bear(a), John   1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Bear/Beer, James   1814, 1815, 1816, 1820, 1821
Beer, Jane   1825
Bear/Beer, William   1818, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1827, 1834, 1835
Bear, Phillip Of Westleigh 1823
Bear(a), Sarah   1817
Benson, John   1824
Berry, George   1822
Berry, John   1822, 1823
Berry, Richard   1823, 1824
Bignal, Mrs   1836
Birch/Burch, John Mason 1816, 1817
Birch/Burch, Richard   1820, 1822
Birch, Susan   1823
Blackmore, John   1814, 1818, 1822, 1827, 1829
Blackmore, William   1834, 1835
Bligh, Francis Lieutenant 1823, 1824
Boon/Booms, Isaac   1825, 1828
Bowden, Esther   1829
Bowden, John Of Instow 1823
Bowden, Joseph   1836
Bowden, Phillip Mariner 1829
Bowden, Robert Captain 1831
Bowden, Thomas Mason 1819
Bowen, James   1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Bowman, John   1835
Boyles, Ann   1825
Boyce, Henry Attorney 1820, 1821
Brayley, George   1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1836
Bridgeman, John   1825
Broom, James Butcher of Westleigh 1829
Broom, John   1819
Brown, James   1815
Browning, George   1814, 1818
Brownscom(b)e, James   1819, 1820
Burden, James Tailor 1820, 1821, 1822, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Burnicle, William   1827, 1828
Butt, John   1815, 1816
     
Caddy, Charles Andrew   1835, 1836
Cann, Edward   1828, 1829
Cann, John   1820
Cann, Samuel   1818
Callon, William Gentleman 1825
Carter, Charles Gentleman 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Carter, George   1836
Cawsey, George   1836
Causey, John   1823, 1834, 1835, 1836
Cawsey, Henry   1836
Cawsey, Thomas   1836
Causey/Cawsey, William   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835
Chalmers, Charles Baronet 1829, 1831, 1836
Channon, Thomas   1816
Chapman, Richard   1814, 1815, 1816
Chappell, Charles   1833, 1834, 1836
Chappell, James   1820, 1821, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Chappell, Thomas   1817, 1828, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1836
Chappell, William   1814, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834
Chizel, Thomazin   1826
Clark, John   1835, 1836
Clark, Thomas   1835, 1836
Clibbett, William   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1819, 1822, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Cobbledick, John   1831, 1832
Cock, John   1814, 1815, 1816, 1818, 1819
Cock, Thomas   1818, 1832, 1836
Cocks/Cox, James   1827, 1829, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Cock(s)/Cox, William   1815, 1827, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Cole, George   1818, 1820, 1822, 1836
Cole, John   1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Cole, William   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820
Coles, Harry   1836
Cook, Jane   1825, 1833
Cooke, Miss   1822
Cook(e), Thomas   1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835
Cooper, Richard   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Cooper, Mrs   1832
Couch, William   1836
Cox, Joseph   1833
Crealock, William   1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Crunn, John   1816
Cull, Thomas Lieutenant 1817
     
Dart, Richard   1819, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Davy, Ann   1825
Davey, Charles   1817
Davidson, James   1822
Day, Elizabeth   1815
Day, James   1816
Day, Robert   1819, 1825, 1827, 1828
Day, T   1836
Delham, Mr   1819
Denham, James   1816
Dennis, William   1829
Diamond, Isit   1820
Down(e), George   1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833
Downing, George Farmer 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831
Downing, Samuel   1819
Dunsford, Thomazin   1825, 1828, 1836
     
Eastman, George   1834, 1835, 1836
Edger/Hedger, Cesar   1825
Ellis, William   1814, 1815, 1816
England, Edmund   1814, 1819
England, Edward, Shopkeeper   1833
Evans, Joshua   1829, 1830, 1831, 1832
Evans, Mary   1825
Evans, Richard Cooper   1820, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835
Evans, William   1816, 1820
     
Keen, Fanny   1831
Fisher, Ann   1833
Fisher, Elizabeth/Betty   1816, 1822, 1824, 1836
Fisher, J B   1836
Fisher, Thomas   1825
Fishwick, James   1833
Fishwick, John   1833
Fishwick, Mrs   1835
Ford, John Shipwright 1829, 1830
Ford, Richard   1831
Ford, Silas   1815, 1818
Ford   1836
Fowler   1817
Fry, Humphry   1814, 1816
Fursdon, William   1820, 1823, 1824
     
Gallaway, Anne   1821
Galsworthy, John   1834
Gammon, Mary   1826
Geen, Thomas Shipwright 1818, 1819, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1833, 1835
Gibb, Samuel   1825
Gilbert, Thomas   1830
Gloyn, John   1833, 1834
Godfrey, Ann   1831
Gorvin, John   1821
Gould, John   1829
Go(u)ld, Charles   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826
Gould, Henry   1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Gould, Margaret   1821
Gregory, Elizabeth   1817
Gregory, George   1831
Gregory, William   1823
Gregory, Mr   1834
Gribble, Mrs   1825
     
Hall(e)s, Thomas   1816, 1822
Halls, Emanuel   1831
Halls, John Mason 1836
Hammett, Miles   1833
Hammett, Mrs   1822
Hammett, William   1822
Han(d)cock, John   1818, 1819, 1825, 1829
Hancock, Elizabeth   1824
Harding, Jane 1817    
Hares, Mary   1823
Harrington, William   1822
Harris, James Fish dealer of Parkham 1833
Hartnoll, Charles   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1832, 1833
Hartnoll, Jane Flour dealer 1833
Hatherly, John   1814, 1816
Hatherly, William Collins Attorney 1821
Hatherly, William Henry   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Harvey, Ruth   1822
Hawey, William   1817
Haydon, Langdon   1814
Haydon's houses   1826
Hayne(s), Mary, Mrs Flour dealer 1827, 1833
Heal, John, 1833, 1836    
Hern, John, 1821    
Hern, Richard   1814
Hernaman, Francis   1815, 1816
Hernaman, Henry   1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830
Hernaman, William   1815, 1816, 1819, 1821
Hodges, Mr Spirit merchant 1836
Hogg, Thomas   1814, 1815, 1816, 1833, 1835
Hole, William Lieutenant 1823
Holman, James Butcher of Westleigh 1821, 1824
Honey, Betty   1827
Honey, James   1819, 1820
Honey, Richard   1820, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1831, 1835
Hooper, John (Dr) Surgeon 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1821, 1822, 1835
Hooper, Richard   1818, 1820
Hooper, Mr(s)   1825
Hooper, Sarah   1831
Hooper, William Mariner 1829
Hore, Thomas   1824, 1825, 1831, 1832
Hortop, Susan   1829
Hortop, Thomas   1820, 1821, 1830
How, Thomas   1832, 1833, 1834
Hughes, Elizabeth   1816
Husband, John Bake Esquire 1816, 1821, 1822, 1825, 1827, 1828
Hutchin(g)s, John   1826
     
Irwin, James   1826, 1830
Irwin, Miss Elizabeth   1825, 1828, 1829
     
Jackson, Capt   1831, 1832
Jeffery, Henry   1816, 1825
Jeffery, William   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Jenkins, Mr   1822
Jewell, John   1820
Jewell, William   1820, 1822
     
Kelly, George   1833
Kell(e)y, John Shipwright 1818, 1822, 1823, 1828, 1829
Kelly, Richard   1823
King, Mary   1825
Knight, William   1825
     
Labbett, William   1820
Lang, James   1815
Lang, Peter   1827, 1829
Lang, Phillip   1819
Lashbrook, William   1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Leaker, George   1820
Lee, William   1818, 1821, 1833, 1835, 1836
Lemon, James   1835, 1836
Lemon, Robert   1834, 1835, 1836
Lemon, Thomas   1825, 1833
Lemon, William Of Westleigh 1831
Lewis, Anne   1823
Lewis, Christiana   1830
Lewis, John   1824
Lewis, Richard   1834
Lewis, William   1830
Ley, James Smith   1826, 1827, 1828
Ley, Joanne   1821
Ley, Susanna   1820
Lloyd, Richard Revd Mr 1815, 1816
Lobbett, John   1825
Lock, Mary, Mrs   1833
Lock, Peter   1825
Lock, Thomas   1819, 1828, 1831, 1832
Lock, William   1825, 1826, 1827
Luke, Mr   1830
Luxon, Robert Publican 1818
     
Marshford, John   1835, 1836
Martin, Henry Butcher 1819, 1829
Macgrath, Morrice   1815
Marshall, John   1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Matthews, Thomas   1815, 1816, 1821
Mill, Thomas Of Fremington 1829
Mill, Revd, Mr   1833
Moor/More, Joseph   1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Morgan, Rowland   1833
Morgan, William   1836
Morris, Elizabeth   1826
Morris, James   1826
Morrish, Dorothy Of Instow 1822
Morrish, Richard   1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Morton, Thomas Constant Pagett   1821, 1822
Moule, Robert Of West Yelland 1831
Mugford, Elizabeth   1817
Mugford, John   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1823, 1835, 1836
Mullins, Grace   1818
     
Near, John   1831
Nicholl, William   1814
     
O(a)tway, John   1825
Owens, Elizabeth   1817
Owen(s), John   1822, 1825
     
Palmer, John   1826, 1827
Parminter, John   1834
Parminter, Thomas   1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Partridge, James   1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Partridge, William   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1833, 1834
Passmore, Richard   1830, 1831, 1832
Patterson, William   1833
Peat, John   1825
Penhorwood, John   1814, 1815, 1816, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834
Penhorwood, Thomas   1823
Penney, John   1817, 1818, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1835, 1836
Penney, Thomas   1831, 1832, 1833
Penney, William   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835
Perkin, William   1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1835
Perry, Edward   1821
Perry, Eliza   1829, 1833
Phipps, Jacob   1832, 1833
Pickard, Bartholomew   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821
Pickard, James Butcher 1824, 1827, 1833
Pickard, Jasper   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822
Pickard, John   1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Pill, Biddy   1829
Pitts, Robert   1822, 1823
Pittwood, John   1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1823, 1824
Poole   1836
Popham, John   1822
Popham, Thomas   1815, 1816, 1821, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830
Pratt, Dr Surgeon 1834, 1836
Pyke, John   1815
Pyke, Samuel   1815
     
Reynolds, Edward   1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828
Reynolds, James Jones   1826, 1827, 1828
Robinson, Grace   1818
Rook, William   1819, 1820, 1821, 1830
Ross, Samuel   1823, 1825
Ross, William   1828
Row, John   1831, 1832, 1833
Rimas/Rymers, David   1828, 1836
     
Sampson, William   1814
Sanders, Edward   1826
Sanders, Robert Tailor 1836
Sanderson, Mrs   1822
Sa(u)nders, Emanuel   1822, 1834
Sa(u)nders, George   1834, 1835, 1836
Sa(u)nders, John (Cockram) Blacksmith 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1828, 1829
Sa(u)nders, John Mason / Victualler 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1833, 1836
Sa(u)nders, Samuel   1814, 1823
Saunders, Sarah Cockram   1815, 1833
Scalion, Elizabeth   1825
Scilly, Henry   1825
Seeley, Miss   1827
Sergeant, Robert Painter 1825, 1829, 1836
Shaxson, Mrs   1830
Short, John   1821, 1822
Short, Stephen   1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832
Short, Thomas   1817
Short, William   1834
Shoot/Shute, Susanna   1823
Shoot/Shute, Thomas   1823, 1824, 1836
Simmons/Symons, John   1827, 1836
Skinner, John   1835
Slade, Ann   1829
Slade(r), Thomas   1817, 1821
Smale, Charles   1819
Smallridge, William   1818
Smith, Elizabeth   1823
Smith, Thomas   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817
Smith/Smyth, William   1814, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834
Snow, Elizabeth   1829
Soudon/Sowdon, Thomas   1823, 1824
Sowden, Daniel   1822
Squance, Mary   1825
Stanbury, William   1818
Stapledon, Thomas   1825, 1829, 1830, 1833
Stapledon, William   1826, 1831, 1832, 1833
Starkie, Somerwill   1836
Stone, Joseph   1823, 1824
Stone, Mrs At Silford 1818
Stone, Thomas   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829
Strange, Miss   1822
Swindle, Mr   1825
     
Tatem, Eunice   1828
Tatem, Frances   1826
Tatem, Robert   1826, 1828
Tawton, John   1836
Tawton, Mary   1823
Tetherly, Anne   1819
Tetherly, Samuel   1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1823
Thomas, Elizabeth   1825
Thomas, John Shopkeeper 1824, 1832, 1833
Thomas, W P Reverend 1830
Townsend, Stephen   1826
Tucker, John Whitfield   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1820, 1836
Tudor, Thomas   1815, 1819
Tuplin, Gregory   1814, 1818
Turner, Daniel   1814, 1832
Turner, Elizabeth   1822, 1825
     
Underhill, Samuel   1814
UpJohn, Peter   1814
     
Vernham, John Coplestone   1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835
Vernon, Richard   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834
     
Whitson, William   1819
Willett, Augustus Saltren Lord of the Manor 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Willett, Frances Saltren Lady of the Manor 1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824
Williams, Elizabeth   1825, 1833
Williams, George   1814, 1832, 1833, 1834
Williams, Henry Chandler 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1832
Williams, John Captain / Harbourmaster 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1822, 1824, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1835, 1836
Williams, Joshua Joiner 1826, 1827, 1835, 1836
Williams, Richard   1819
Williams, William Captain / Sailmaker 1822, 1823, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1835
Williams, William Yeoman 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Wills, Thomas   1822
Winter(s), William   1823, 1836
Withycombe, William   1817
Wood, John Blacksmith 1830
Wood, William Blacksmith 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1830, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Woodley, Charles Esquire 1831
Wo(o)llacott, John   1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834
Wren, Josias   1815, 1818, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1833, 1834, 1835
     
Yeo, Thomas   1814, 1815, 1816, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821, 1822, 1823, 1824, 1825, 1826, 1827, 1828, 1829, 1830, 1831, 1832, 1833, 1834, 1835, 1836
Yeoland, Robert   1814, 1817, 1818, 1819, 1820, 1821

1814

26 Oct 1814

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and view of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow, of her Manor of Northam aforesaid, there holden and kept on Wednesday the twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fourteen, and in the fifty fifth year of the reign of King George the Third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Before William Henry Hatherly steward and bailiff of the Court and Manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary, used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet.
Thomas Hogg esquire, Foreman
John Hatherley esquire
William Chappell gentleman
Peter Upjohn gentleman
Langdon Haydon gentleman
Mr Jasper Pickard
Mr William Partridge
Mr Samuel Underhill
Mr Bartholomew Pickard
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr Humphry Fry
Mr Samuel Saunders

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present William Ellis, John Penhorwood, John Whitfield Tucker, George Williams, and Thomas Yeo, James Beer and Richard Berwick, and John Mugford to be constables.

We present Mr William Partridge and Mr Langdon Haydon to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, and Mr William Chappell, Mr Richard Cooper and Mr Charles Artnoll for Appledore.

And also Thomas Stone to be Tithingman.

Thomas Smith to be pound-keeper.

Daniel Turner and Charles Gold to be way drivers for Northam.

William Sampson and William Cole to be way-drivers for Appledore.

Samuel Saunders to be cryer for Northam and William Cole to be cryer for Appledore.

We present Edmund England and John Blackmore senior, John Blackmore junr, & Gregory Tuplin for laying dung in the street.

Also John Blackmore senior for his oven being an encroachment on the street.

Also Thomas Allen and John Saunders for the like offence.

We present John Cock for laying timber in the street.

We present a dangerous projection before William Nicholls's house in West Appledore.

We also present a Bad step in West Appledore.

We present all those who have made default in not attending this court this day, and fine them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each.

We also present Messrs Chapman, Clibbett, Saunders, and Mr William Smith for obstructing the Public Road through their respective premises.

Thomas Hogg
John Hatherly
Peter Upjohn
William Chappell
Robert Yeoland
Jasper Pickard
William Partridge
Langdon Haydon
Bartholomew Pickard
Samuel Underhill
Humphry Fry
Samuel Saunders

At this Court Thomas Yeo and John Mugford were sworn in constables.
Mr William Partridge and Mr Langdon Haydon were sworn in Inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, and Mr William Chappell and Mr Charles Artnoll for Appledore.
Thomas Stone was sworn to be the office of Tithingman, and Thomas Smith was sworn in pound-keeper.

This Court was adjourned to Wednesday the 30th November next at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

By the Court. Signed: W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.
 

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13 Nov 1814

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the Court of the said Manor held at Northam aforesaid this thirteenth day of November 1814 before: W H Hatherly steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

Charles Gould appeared, and was sworn in way-driver for Northam.

John Whitfield Tucker and William Ellis appeared and were sworn in constables.

John Penhorwood, George Williams, James Beer, and Richard Berwick, not appearing to be sworn in constables, John Saunders was appointed and sworn in constable in their place.

Thomas Allen appeared to answer a presentment against him for his oven being an encroachment on the street, and on promising to remove the nuisance, and paying a fine of one shilling imposed by the court the presentment was withdrawn.

John Ackland appeared on the behalf of Mr William Smith to answer a presentment against him, for obstructing the public road through his premises called Chircombe, but not having shewn sufficient cause to the contrary, it was ordered that the notice should be given to Mr William Smith to remove the same immediately.

John Saunders appeared to answer a presentment against him for his oven being an encroachment on the street, and on promising to remove the nuisance, and paying a fine of one shilling imposed by the court the presentment was withdrawn.

Edmund England appeared and stated that the nuisance for which he was presented, was not before his house but before the house of Richard Hern - the presentment was therefore discharged.

John Blackmore senior and John Blackmore junr appeared, and on proving the nuisances for which they were respectively presented, to be removed, and paying one shilling each, the presentments were withdrawn.

John Blackmore senior also, having promised to remove the oven for which he was presented, the presentment was withdrawn.

Be it remembered that at this court John Cock bailiff of the said Manor appeared and made oath that he (pursuant to a precept to him from the steward for that purpose) personally summoned John Penhorwood , George Williams , and Richard Berwick , to appear at this court and be sworn constables.
Also Richard Cooper , to appear and be sworn inspector of weights and measures for Appledore.
Also William Clibbett , John Cockram Saunders , and George Browning , to appear at this court, for default in not attending the court held on the twenty sixth day of October last, agreeably to their being summoned for that purpose, and to shew cause (if any) why the sum of two shillings and six pence should not be levied on each of them by distress for such neglect and non-attendance.

And the said deponent further made oath, that he left word at the dwelling house of Daniel Turner , for him to appear at this court and be sworn in way-driver for Northam, and also at the houses of William Sampson , and William Cole , for them to appear at this court and be sworn way-drivers for Appledore; and that he also left word at the House of William Nicholls to appear at this court, and answer a presentment for a dangerous projection before his house in West Appledore.
John Cock, bailiff.

Jasper Pickard and William Partridge were then sworn in Officers.

We Jasper Pickard and William Partridge do jointly upon our oaths, offer and amerce the several persons above mentioned who made default as above, and do fine them in two shillings and six pence each, to be levied on their goods and chattels respectively.

William Partridge
Jasper Pickard
By the court: W H Hatherly steward and bailiff.

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1815


26 Oct 1815

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and view of Frank pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett, widow, of her Manor of Northam aforesaid, there holden and kept on Thursday the twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and fifteen and in the fifth sixth year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. Before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the Court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary, used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Admiral Barton foreman
Thomas Hogg esquire
Mr Jasper Pickard
Samuel Pyke esquire
Mr Thomas Tudor
Mr Morrice Macgrath
Mr William Partridge
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr William Hernaman
Mr William Clibbett
Mr William Jeffery

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present William Ellis, John Penhorwood, Thomas Yeo, John Saunders, James Beer, & John Mugford to be constables for the ensuing year.

We present Admiral Barton, Thomas Hogg esquire, Rev'd Mr Lloyd, and Mr Charles Hartnoll, as inspectors of weights and measures and Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the following year.

We present Thomas Smith to be pound keeper.

We present Thomas Matthews and Charles Gould for Northam and William Cole and William Wood to be way-drivers and Thomas Yeo crier for Northam and William Cock crier for Appledore.

We present the surveyors of the highways for broken pavement before the houses of Silas Ford and John Bassett in Northam.

We present the surveyors of the highways for broken and ruinous pavements between the Alms Houses and James Lang at Appledore.

We present Mrs John Pyke for a ruinous and dangerous gutter before her dwelling house in Appledore.

We amerce Charles Gould as way drivers in the sum of two shillings and six pence for neglect of duty.

We present Mr Josias Wren for an encroachment on the waste belonging to the Lady of the Manor before his premises at Marshford Cottage.

We present John Butt for a dangerous step in front on his house in Appledore.

We present Mr John Williams water bailiff for making depredations on the right of the Lady of the Manor of Appledore.

We present all those what have not attended the court this day according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each (viz:) Mr Richard Vernon junr, Mr John Woollacott, Mr J C Saunders, Mr Francis Hernaman, Mr George Downing, Bartholomew Pickard, Mr Richard Chapman, Thomas Popham, William Penney.

R Barton
Thomas Hogg
Samuel Pyke
Jasper Pickard
Thomas Tudor
William Partridge
John W Tucker
Richard Cooper
W Clibbett
William Hernaman
William Jeffery
Morrice Mageath

At this court it was settled by the jury that the way drivers should have 6d a head for driving cattle.

At this court also, Charles Gould appeared and having promised to conduct himself better in future the amerciament imposed upon him was remitted.

At this court also, John Cock was fined the sum of two shillings and six pence (which he paid) for neglect of duty as bailiff of the said Manor in various instances, and particularly in not demanding from the defaulters at the court held on the 26th day of October 1814, the fines or amerciaments imposed upon them therefore pursuant to a precept to him directed from the steward of the said Manor for that purpose, dated the 18th day of April 1815.

This court was adjourned to Thursday the ninth day of November next at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

By the Court: W H Hatherly steward and bailiff.
 

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9 Nov 1815

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said Manor held at Northam aforesaid this ninth day of November 1815 before: W H Hatherly steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

Charles Hartnoll was sworn in Inspector of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

John Butt appeared to answer a presentment against him for a dangerous step in front of his house in Appledore, and on promising to remove or amend the same and paying a fine of one shilling imposed by the court the presentment was withdrawn.

The Rev'd Richard Lloyd not appearing to be sworn in Inspector of weights and measures, William Partridge was sworn in, in his stead.

William Cole having been summoned and not appearing to be sworn in way driver for Northam was fined by the court five shillings.

The Surveyor of the Highways appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement before the houses of Silas Ford and John Bassett in Northam and also for broken and ruinous pavements before the Alms Houses and James Langs house at Appledore, and on promising to amend the same and paying a fine of two shillings the presentment was withdrawn.

Mr Josias Wren not appearing to answer a presentment for an encroachment on the waste belonging to the Lady of this Manor before his premises at Marshford Cottage, was fined by the court ten shillings.

Mr Bartholomew Pickard and John Woollacott defaulters at the court held the 26th October last paid their fines of 2/6 each, according to presentment.

Be it remembered that at this court John Cock bailiff of the said Manor appeared and made oath, that he (pursuant to a precept to him from the steward for that purpose) personally summoned John Cockram Saunders, Francis Hernaman, George Downing, Richard Chapman, and William Penny to appear at this court for default in attending the court held on the ninth day of November last agreeable to their being summoned for that purpose, and to shew cause (if any) why the sum of two shillings and six pence should not be levied on each of them by distress for such neglect and non attendance.
And the said deponent further made oath that he left word at the dwelling houses of Richard Vernon, and Thomas Popham for them to appear at this court for default in not appearing at the said court, and to shew cause (if any) why the sum of two shillings and six pence should not be levied on each of them by distress for such neglect and non attendance.
Signed: John Cock

Mr Pyke appeared on the part of Mrs John Pyke to answer a presentment for a ruinous and dangerous gutter before her house in Appledore and on proving the same to be repaired and paying a fine of one shilling, the presentment was withdrawn.

James Bear appeared and was sworn in constable.

The following persons were fined respectively the sums set against their respective names for selling meat and groceries, by unlawful weights.
William Bath - half pound weights - 2 dhrames short - find 2s/6d - paid.
Sarah Cockram Saunders - 1lb weight - 2 dms short - fined 2s.6d - paid.
Elizabeth Day - 2lb weight - 1/4oz short, 1/2lb weight 1/4oz & 2 drms short, 1/2lb weight 2 dms short - 1/4lb weight 4oz short, 2oz weight 2 dms short - fined 15s - not paid.
James Brown - half pound weight 1/4oz short fined 5s - paid.
Bartholomew Pickard - half pound weight 1/4oz short - fined 5s - paid.
William Cawsey - 2lb brass weight 1/2oz short - fined 2s.6d - paid.

William Wood was sworn in way driver and cryer for Appledore.

By the Court: W H Hatherly steward and bailiff.

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1816


25 Oct 1816

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and view of Frank pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow, of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Friday the twenty fifth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and sixteen, and in the fifty seventh year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, before William Henry Hatherly gentleman, steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet
Mr Samuel Tetherly foreman
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Husband
Mr John Hatherly
Mr Jasper Pickard
Mr William Clibbett
Mr William Jeffery
Mr James Day
Mr John Woollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr John Pittwood
Mr Humphry Fry

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present William Evans for taking away pebblestones from Greason Hill.

We present William Ellis, John Penhorwood, Thomas Yeo, John Saunders, James Bear, and John Mugford to be constables for the year ensuing.

We present Admiral Barton, Thomas Hogg esquire, Rev'd Mr Lloyd and Mr Charles Hartnoll as inspectors of weights and measures, and Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Smith to be pound keeper.

We present Thomas Matthews and Charles Gould for Northam and William Cole and William Wood, to be way drivers and Thomas Yeo crier for Northam, and William Wood crier for Appledore.

We present the surveyor of the highways for a nuisance lodged in the lower end of the street leading from Gaping Street out onto the beach.

We present John Crunn for a nuisance lodged on the slip leading from his house to the beach.

We present John Butt for lodging a nuisance on a slip leading from Thomas Channon's to the beach.

We consider it absolutely necessary, that John Williams water bailiff should be again presented for still suffering deforedations to be committed on the right of the Lady of the Manor at Appledore.

We present the pavement of the streets which are out of repair both in Northam and Appledore.

We present all those that have not attended the court this day according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and sixpence each (viz:) William Chappell, James Denham, Richard Chapman, William Penney, Thomas Popham, John Hooper, Richard Vernon junr, Frances Hernaman, William Hernaman, John Whitefield Tucker, George Downing, Bartholomew Pickard, and William Cawsey.

Signed:
Samuel Tetherly
John Hatherly
B Husband
William Jeffery
John Pittwood
Jasper Pickard
John Woollacott
James Day
Richard Cooper
William Partridge
W Clibbett
Humphry Fry

At this court John Cock was fined five shillings for contempt of court.
By the court: W H Hatherly steward & bailiff.
 

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7 Nov 1816

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said Manor held at Northam aforesaid this seventh day of November 1816 before:
W H Hatherly steward
The following proceedings were then and there had.

John Saunders Blacksmith and John Birch mason, were sworn in constables for the year ensuing.

Thomas Smith was sworn in pound keeper.

William Cole was sworn in way driver for Appledore and Charles Gould was sworn in way driver for Northam.
Mr James Beer was sworn in constable for the year ensuing.

The jury having viewed the premises of John Crunn presented for a nuisance were satisfied of its having been removed and ordered the presentment to be discharged.

The nuisance complained of against John Butt appeared to be an error the presentment was therefore discharged.

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer a presentment against them for a nuisance lodged in the lower end of the street leading from Gaping Street out on the beach, and on proving the same to be removed the presentment was discharged.

Admiral Barton was sworn in inspector of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

Elizabeth Fisher was fined 2/6 for selling beer by unlawful measures.
Elizabeth Hughes was fined 2/- for selling potatoes by an unlawful measure.
Henry Jeffery was fined 1/- for selling bread by unlawful weights.

Thomas Hall was sworn in inspector of weights and measures for Appledore.

Be it remembered that at this court John Cock bailiff of the said Manor appeared and made oath that he (pursuant to a precept to him from the steward for that purpose) personally summoned William Chapple, William Penney, Thomas Popham, Bartholomew Pickard and William Cawsey to appear at this court, and answer the complaint of the jury of our Lord the King, for default in attending the court held on the twenty fifth day of October last for the said Manor, agreeably to their being summoned for that purpose, and to shew cause (if any) why the sum of two shillings and six pence should not be levied on each of them by distress for such neglect and non attendance.
Signed: John Cock.


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1817


25 Oct 1817

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Saturday the twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and seventeen and in the fifty eighth year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr John Marshall foreman
Mr Samuel Tetherly
Mr William Partridge
Mr Jasper Pickard
Mr William Jeffery
Mr Richard Vernon junr
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr John Wollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr George Downing
Mr Bartholomew Pickard
Mr John Penney
Mr Thomas Chappell
Mr William Chappell
Mr Henry Williams
Mr Thomas Cull
Mr William Cawsey

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present Thomas Yeo, John Mugford, Thomas Slader, Thomas Short & Charles Davey, John Burch to be constables for the year ensuing.

We present Mr John Penney, Mr Charles Hartnol, Mr William Chappell inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, Mr William Partridge, Mr George Downing and Mr John Woollacott for Northam part, and Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Smith to be pound keeper.

We present John Saunders and Charles Gould to be way drivers for Northam and William Cole and Henry Avery to be way drivers for Appledore and Thomas Yeo crier for Northam and William Wood for Appledore.

We present all those that have not attended the court this day according to summons, and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each (viz:) Mr William Clibbett, Dr Hooper, Mr John Pittwood, Mr John W Tucker, Capt John Williams senr.

We present Mr Cull for a nuisance at the bottom of Dark Lane in Appledore.

We present a nuisance at the back of the old maid's house at the end of the new causeway in Northam occupied by Elizabeth Owens, Elizabeth Mugford, Jane Harding and William Hawey.

Signed:
John Marshall
Richard Vernon
Robert Yeoland
Samuel Tetherly
Jasper Pickard
John Penney
Thomas Chappell
Thomas Cull
William Partridge
George Downing
Richard Cooper
John Woollacott
Henry Williams
William Chappell
William Cawsey
Bartholomew Pickard
William Jeffery

At this court the following persons were fined the several sums set against their respective names for selling meat and butter respectively by unlawful weights at Appledore within the said Manor, that is to say:
Sarah Bear otherwise Beara 2/6
William Cawsey 2/6
[blank] Fowler 3/-
Bartholomew Pickard 2/6
William Withycombe 2/6
Elizabeth Gregory 2/6
Which fines after paying the inspectors expenses thereout were given to the churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Northam to be bestowed in bread for the poor.

At this court also Thomas Yeo, John Mugford and John Burch were sworn constables for the year ensuing and John Penney, Charles Hartnoll and William Chappell were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore part of the Manor, and William Partridge, George Downing and John Woollacott for Northam part of the Manor for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stone was sworn Tithingman and Thomas Smith poundkeeper for the year ensuing, and John Saunders and Charles Gould were sworn way drivers for Northam for the year ensuing.

By the Court: W H Hatherly steward & bailiff.

This court was adjourned to Thursday the 20th day of November next by 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the usual place.
 

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20 Nov 1817

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this twentieth day of November one thousand eight hundred and seventeen before:
Signed: W H Hatherly steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

Lieutenant Cull appeared to answer a presentment against him for a nuisance at the bottom of Dark Lane in Appledore and the same not being removed he was fined 2/6 which he paid into the hands of the steward and the presentment was discharged on his promising to remove the same within one month.

John Wood blacksmith appeared to answer the complaint of the inspector of weights and measures for having in his possession unlawful weights at Appledore within the said manor but it appearing that the Lady of the Manors beam had lately been altered the presentment was discharged.

The presentment against the occupiers of the Old Maids House at the end of new cause way in Northam for a nuisance at the back of such houses was respited.

Capt John Williams and Mr John Whitefield Tucker's fines for non-attendance at the court held the 25th day of October last being mitigated to 1/3d each, they paid the same.

The fine on John Pittwood for the like offence in consequence of his being in attendance at Hunshaw court on a prior summons, was remitted.


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1818


29 Oct 1818

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Thursday the twenty ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and eighteen and in the fifty ninth year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Josias Wren foreman
Mr Samuel Tetherly
Mr William Partridge
Mr Richard Vernon junr
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr John Marshall
Mr William Chappell
Mr William Jeffery
Mr John Woollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr Bartholomew Pickard
Mr William Causey
Mr John Pittwood
Mr Henry Williams
Mr Jasper Pickard

We continue all former presentments not yet amended.

We present Robert Luxon publican and Samuel Cann, John Kelley and Thomas Geen shipwrights to be constables for Appledore and Thomas Yeo and Bartholomew Pickard for Northam for the year ensuing.

We present Mr John Penney, Charles Hartnoll and William Chappel inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and Messrs William Partridge, George Downing and John Woollacott for Northam part.

We present Thomas Stone to be tithingman for the year ensuing and William Smith to be pound keeper and way driver with Charles Gould for Northam and William Cole and Henry Avery for Appledore.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam and William Wood for Appledore.

We present all those persons who have not attended the court this day according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each (viz:) Mr John Hooper surgeon, Mr George Downing.

We present John Blackmore junr and Thomas Yeo for building two pigs houses on the waste at Bonehill.

We present 2 gates erected on the Cross Road by Mrs Stone at Silford.

We present a dung pit opposite J Blackmore junr.

We present Silas Ford for a pigs house opposite Admiral Barton's wall and a dung pit opposite William Lee's house, and another opposite George Cole's house in Northam Town.

We also present Samuel Cann and Bartholomew Pickard for erecting pigs houses on the Lady's waste without lease.

We present John Mugford for the gutter coming from his house being out of repair.

We present also Gregory Tuplin for a dangerous well and John Williams and Thomas Cock for lodging timber on the highway and (sic)

We present the whole of the present Jury to be conservators for the preservation of the fish and to prevent the destruction thereof within this manor.

We present William Beer and Grace Robinson for a dung pit before their doors and John Sanders for a wall and step and Grace Mullins for a dung pit, William Stanbury for a nuisance at the back of his house and Gregory Tuplin for keeping dung in the street.

We present William Cole of Appledore for fishing with a boat and nets within the manor without paying an acknowledgement to the lady thereof.
We present Richard Hooper for the like offence.
We present John Williams for ditto.
We present John Hancock for ditto.
We present William Smallridge for ditto.

Josias Wren
John Marshall
Samuel Tetherly
Robert Yeoland
Richard Vernon junr
William Partridge
Jasper Pickard
William Chappell
Richard Cooper
John Pittwood
William Jeffery
Henry Williams
John Woollacott
William Causey
Bartholomew Pickard

This court was adjourned to Thursday the 10th day of December 1818.
By the Court. Signed: W H Hatherly steward and bailiff.
 

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10 Dec 1818

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said Manor held at Northam aforesaid this tenth day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighteen, before: [blank] steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

John Kelley and Thomas Yeo were sworn in constables for Appledore for the year ensuing - Robert Luxon was excused doing his office, Samuel Cann and Thomas Geen were not summoned.

William Smith and Charles Gould were sworn way drivers for the year ensuing - Thomas Yeo and William Wood appeared and took upon them the office of criers for Northam and Appledore.

John Blackmore junr and Thomas Yeo were fined 1s each (which they paid), for erecting pigs houses on the waste at Bonehill, and they were to pay the Lady of the Manor such sum as they can agree with her for, in respect of the same in future.

Mrs Stone was fined one pound for erecting two gates on the Cross Road at Silford, but did not appear.

John Blackmore junr for a dung pit opposite his house was fined one shilling, but refused to pay the same.

John Williams for lodging timber on the highway was fined 2/6 which he refused to pay - having appeared.

Silas Ford for a pigs house opposite Admiral Barton's wall was fined 1s - but refused to pay the same [paid the same a few days after].

William Lee for a dung put opposite his house and George Cole for ditto having removed the nuisances the presentments were withdrawn.

Samuel Cann and Bartholomew Pickard for erecting pigs houses on the Lady's waste without leave were fined 1s each which they paid.

John Mugford for a gutter coming from his house being out of repair proved to be repaired and the presentment was withdrawn.

John Cock (instead of Thomas Cock) was fined 1s for lodging timber on the highway - which he refused to pay.

Gregory Tuplin presented for a dangerous well having proved the same to be repaired, the presentment was withdrawn.

William Beer presented for a dung pit before his door - left the Kingdom, but his wife promised to pay the fine of one shilling, and remove the nuisance.

Grace Robinson presented for a dung pit before her door was fined 1s for the same - which he paid.

Charles Hartnoll and Richard Cooper (in the stead of John Penney) were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

John Saunders presented for a wall and step encroaching on the street - having proved the same to be removed, the presentment was withdrawn.

Grace Mullins presented for a dung pit, was fined 2/6 but did not pay the same.

William Stanbury presented for a nuisance at the back of his house was fined 1 shilling.

Gregory Tuplin for keeping dung in the street was fined 1s.

William Cole, Richard Hooper, John Williams, John Hancock and William Smallridge of Appledore presented for fishing with boats and nets within the manor, without paying an acknowledgment to the Lady thereof, the jury conceiving they had no cognizance over the matter, directed this presentment to be withdrawn.

Mr John Hooper surgeon and George Browning presented for default in attending the court held on the 29th day of October 1818, agreeably to their being summoned for that purpose were fined 2/6 each, for such neglect and non attendance, which fines were regularly affeered and affirmed, by the jury and leet, according to custom.

Mr Josias Wren
Mr Samuel Tetherly
Mr William Partridge
Mr Richard Vernon junr
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr John Marshall
Mr William Chappell
Mr William Jeffery
Mr John Woollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr Bartholomew Pickard
Mr William Causey
Mr John Pittwood
Mr Henry Williams
Mr Jasper Pickard

By the court: signed W H Hatherly steward & bailiff.


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1819

5 Nov 1819

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Friday the fifth day of November one thousand eight hundred and nineteen and in the sixtieth year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Richard Vernon junr foreman
Mr John Marshall
Mr William Partridge
Mr William Jeffery
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr John Woollacott
Mr William Hernaman
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr George Downing
Mr Bartholomew Pickard
Mr Henry Williams
Mr Samuel Tetherly

We continue all former presentments not yet amended.

We present Thomas Gean and Thomas Bowden junr mason, to be constables for Appledore also James Brownscombe constable for Northam.

We present Messrs William Partridge, George Downing and John Woollacott to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam and Richard Dart and Charles Hartnoll for Appledore.

We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing and William Smith to be pound keeper and way driver with Charles Gould for Northam and William Cole and Henry Avery for Appledore.

We present Thomas Yeo to be cryer for Northam and William Wood for Appledore.

We present all those persons who have not attended this court according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each (viz) William Chappell, Jasper Pickard, William Clibbett, William Cawsey, Dr John Hooper, John Williams and John Pittwood.

We present the Amphitrite of Bristol stranded on the Manor of Northam 12th February 1819 as liable to an acknowledgement to the Lady of the Manor that will appear in the receipts.

We also present three pieces of timber taken up by Mr Marshall.

We present the whole of the present jury and John Hancock and William Winters to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon and to prevent the destruction thereof within this manor.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
Samuel Tetherly
William Partridge
William Hernaman
Robert Yeoland
Richard Cooper
John Marshall
John Woollacott
George Downing
Henry Williams
William Jeffery
Bartholomew Pickard

William Whitson versus John Cock.
be it remembered that at this court John Cock appeared to a writ of Right Close issued out of his Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster against him at the suit of William Whitson directed to the bailiffs of the said Manor of Northam for recovery of one Toft one garden one curtilage and one acre of land with the appurtenances situate lying and being in the parish of Northam in the Manor of Northam aforesaid and he the said John Cock consented to give possession of the property in dispute and gave the demandant possession thereof accordingly in the presence of Thomas Tudor and Charles Smale the demandants attorney on being allowed ten days to remove his timber &c therein.

At this court also William Partridge, George Downing and John Woollacott were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for Northam. At this court John Mugford complains of Richard Williams in a plan of trustees on the case. The same complains of Anne Tetherly in a plea of trespass on the case.

This court was adjourned to Monday the twenty ninth day of November instant by 4 o'clock in the afternoon at the usual place.

By the court: signed W H Hatherly steward & bailiff.
 

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29 Nov 1819

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this twenty ninth day of November one thousand eight hundred and nineteen. W H Hatherly steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

Thomas Stone was sworn tithingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Geen, Thomas Bowden junior and James Brownscombe were sworn constables for the year ensuing.

Charles Hartnoll and Richard Dart were sworn inspector of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo for Northam and William Wood for Appledore appeared and took upon them the office of cryers.

William Smith and Charles Gould were sworn pound keepers and way drivers for the year ensuing.

John Bassett was appointed and sworn in bailiff of the said Manor of Northam for the year ensuing in the room of John Cock.

Henry Martin was fined five shillings by the steward for contempt of court which was afterwards remitted upon his making an apology.

John Broom was likewise fined five shillings by the steward for the like offence having stated that there was neither sense nor reason in the proceedings of this court or words to that effect - which fine he paid.

John Cock was likewise fined five shillings by the steward for contempt of court.

The following persons were fined the several sums set against their respective names for having in their respective possessing unlawful weights and measures within the said Manor of Northam, viz: Henry Martyn 1s, Samuel Downing 1s, John Broom 1s, Mr Delham 2/6, William Rook 2/6, Thomas Lock 2/-, James Honey 2/-, Edmund England 2/6, Philip Lang 2/6, and Robert Day 5s - which with the expenses were all paid.

John Mugford v. Richard Williams - summons retainable at this court but defendant did not appear and plaintiff prayed an attachment against him.

Same [John Mugford] versus Ann Tetherly - summons retainable at this court defendant appeared and paid debt and costs.

Be it remembered that at this court John Hooper surgeon William Causey 2/6 and William Clibbett 2/6 were affeered and affirmed the several sums set against their respective names for default in appearing at the court held on the 5th day of November instant pursuant to their being summoned for that purpose. John Cock having made oath that he personally served them with due notice to attend.

By - Richard Vernon, Samuel Tetherly, John Marshall - who were duly sworn.

This court was adjourned to Monday the 20th day of December next at 3 of the clock in the afternoon.

Richard Vernon foreman of the jury
Samuel Tetherly
Richard Cooper
William Partridge
Henry Williams
William Jeffery
William Hernaman
George Downing
Bartholomew Pickard
William Chappell
John Marshall
Robert Yeoland

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.

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20 Dec 1819

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 20th day of December 1819, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 10th day of January 1820.

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1820

10 Jan 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 10th day of January 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 31st day of January 1820.
 

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31 Jan 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 31st day of January 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 21st day of February 1820.

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21 Feb 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 21st day of February 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 13th day of March 1820.

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13 Mar 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 13th day of March 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 3rd April 1820.

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3 April 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 3rd day of April 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 24th April 1820.

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24 April 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 24th day of April 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 15th May 1820.

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15 May 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid on Monday the 15th day of May 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 5th June 1820.

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5 June 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid the 5th day of June 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 26th June 1820.

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26 June 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid on Monday the 26th day of June 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 17th July 1820.

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17 July 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 17th day of July 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 7th August 1820.

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7 Aug 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 7th day of August 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 28th August 1820.

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28 Aug 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 28th day of August 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 18th August [sic] 1820.

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18 Aug 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 18th day of August 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.

Thomas Hortop complains of William Labbett in a plea of trespass on the case to his damages of 39/11d. Defendant appeared and paid debt and costs.

John Penny complains of James Beer in a plea of trespass on the case to his damage of 39/11d. Defendant did not appear but time was given to him to appear at the next court.

Adjourned to Monday the 9th October 1820.

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9 Oct 1820

At the adjournment of the court of the said manor held at Northam aforesaid this 9th day of October 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.

James Beer appeared by Henry Boyce his attorney to a plaint entered at the last court at the suit of John Penny and made a motion for Plt [sic] to deliver a particular of his demand against the next court and in the mean time all proceedings to be stayed which was ordered by the court accordingly.

John Tucker complains of William Evans in a plea of trespass on the case to his damage of 39/11s. Defendant appeared and agreed (with leave of the court) to pay debt and costs at the next court.

James Beer complains of Susanna Ley in a plea of trespass on the case to his damage of 39/11s. Defendant appeared and paid debt and costs.

James Beer complains of Richard Evans in a plea of trespass on the case to his damage of 39/11s. Defendant did not appear.

Adjourned to Monday 30th October 1820.

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30 Oct 1820

Manor of Northam

The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Monday the thirtieth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty and in the sixtieth year of the reign of King George the third over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Richard Vernon junr foreman
Mr William Chappell
Mr John Marshall
Mr Josias Wren
Mr William Partridge
Mr Jasper Pickard
Mr Robert Yeoland
Mr John Woollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr George Downing
Mr John Pittwood
Mr Henry Williams
Mr William Causey
Mr Bartholomew Pickard

We continue all former presentments not yet amended.

We present John Mugford for lodging dung opposite his new house.

We present the occupier John Saunders of a certain house in Burrough Street for suffering a number of heaps of rubbish to lay there.

We present James Honey for an encroachment by building a house on the waste of the Lady of the Manor.

We present Bartholomew Pickard for suffering dung to lay on the turnpike road leading from Northam to Appledore.

We present a dangerous pavement before the house of Richard Honey and before John Jewells barn.

We present Richard Burch for an encroachment by building a garden wall opposite John Jewells barn.

We present a dangerous pavement before the house of James Honey.

We present William Jewell and William Fursdon for an encroachment by a garden wall in the occupation of George Cole and William Jewell.

We present William Rook for an encroachment by a dangerous garden wall in his occupation.

We present a dangerous pavement before the house of James Burden taylor.

We present a dangerous pavement before the house of Isit Daimond (sic).

We present a dangerous pavement before the garden wall of John Saunders.

We present John Cann, James Burden and James Brownscome to by constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

We present William Partridge, George Downing and John Wollacott to be inspector of weights and measures for Northam and Richard Vernon, Josias Wren and William Chappell for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be the tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith to be the pound keeper and way driver for Northam.

We present William Cole and Henry Avery to be way drivers for Appledore.

We present Thomas Yeo to be cryer for Northam and William Wood for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present all those persons who have not attended the court this day according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each.

We present the whole of this our jury to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon and to prevent the destruction thereof within this manor.

Signed:
Richard Vernon foreman
William Chappell
John Marshall
Josias Wren
William Partridge
Jasper Pickard
Robert Yeoland
John Woollacott
Richard Cooper
George Downing
John Pittwood
Henry Williams
William Causey
B. Pickard

Adjourned to Monday 20th of November 1820.

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.

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20 Nov 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid this 20th day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
W H Hatherly steward.
The following proceedings were then and there had.

John Cann, James Burden and James Brownscombe were sworn in constables for the year ensuing.
Charles Hartnoll was sworn in inspector of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

James Honey presented for a dangerous pavement before his house the same being repaired the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1s for the summons.

John Mugford presented for lodging rubbish opposite his new house having removed the same the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1 shilling for the summons.

George Leaker for selling butter under weight was fined 5 shillings and expenses which he paid.

Bartholomew Pickard presented for lodging dung on the turnpike road the nuisance being removed the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1s for a fine.

William Rook presented for an encroachment by a dangerous garden wall having promised that the same should be removed the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1 shilling for the summons.

Richard Burch presented for an encroachment by a hedge of his garden on the public highway opposite John Jewells barn appeared and the matter was postponed for further consideration.

William Jewell presented for an encroachment on the highway by a garden wall having promised to remove the same the presentment was withdrawn on his paying one shilling for the summons.

James Burden presented for a dangerous pavement before his house the same having been repaired the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1s for the summons.

Isit Diamond presented for a dangerous pavement before her house having promised to repair the same the presentment was withdrawn on her paying 1s for the summons.

Richard Honey presented for a dangerous pavement before his house the same having been repaired the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1s for the summons.

John Saunders presented for a dangerous pavement before his house the same having been repaired the presentment was withdrawn on his paying 1s for the summons.

Thomas Yeo and William Wood appeared and took upon them the office of cryers for the year ensuing.
William Smith appeared and was sworn way driver and pound keeper for the year ensuing.

Mr Samuel Titherly and Mr William Jeffery were excused their fines for not attending at the last court on account of illness.

Mr James Chappell presented for default in attending the court held on the 30th November 1820 agreeably to being summoned for that purpose was fined 2/6 for such default which fine was regularly afferced and affirmed according to custom.

We the undersigned having been duly sworn for the purpose do affeer and affirm James Chappell for not attending the court on the 30th October last in the sum of two shillings and six pence according to the custom. Richard Vernon, John Marshall, Richard Cooper.

Adjourned to Monday 11th December next at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Signed:
Richard Vernon foreman
John Marshall
John Woollacott
Bartholomew Pickard
Robert Yeoland
George Downing
Henry Williams
John Pittwood
William Partridge
Jasper Pickard
William Chappell
Richard Cooper

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11 Dec 1820

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor held at Northam aforesaid this 11th of December 1820, the following proceedings were then and there had.
Adjourned to Monday the 1st of January 1821.


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1821

1 Jan 1821

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor held at Northam aforesaid this first day of January 1821, the following proceedings were then and there had.

Alexander Beara complains of Joanna Ley in a plea of trespass on the case to his damages of 39/11d, Defendant appeared by William Collins Hatherly her attorney and plaintiff is to file his declaration at the next court or be nonsuited.

Adjourned to Monday the 22nd of January 1821.
 

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22 Jan 1821

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor held at Northam aforesaid this 22nd day of January 1821, the following proceedings were then and there had.

Alexander Beara versus Joanne Ley: Declaration filed by Mr Henry Boyce plaintiff's attorney and plea entered by Mr William Collins Hatherly defendants attorney.

John Penney versus James Bear: Declaration filed by Mr William Collins Hatherly plaintiff's attorney and rule granted to plead next court.

Adjourned to Monday 12th February 1821.

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12 Feb 1821

Manor of Northam
At the court held on Monday the 12th of February 1821 the following proceedings were then and there had.

Alexander Beara versus Joanne Ley: Replication filed by plaintiff's attorney and issue delivered with notice of trial for the next court.

John Penney versus James Bear: No plea entered by defendant.

Adjourned to Monday 5th March 1821.

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5 Mar 1821

Manor of Northam
At the court held on Monday the 5th day of March 1821 by adjournment before Richard Vernon and Henry Williams freesuitors of the same court the following proceedings were then and there had.

Alexander Beara versus Joanne Ley: A jury being sworn and Henry Boyce appearing on behalf of the plaintiff and William Collins Hatherly on behalf of the defendant who having stated the case to the jury; the plaintiff obtained a verdict for one pound and five shillings damages besides his costs of suit.

John Penney versus James Bear: Interlocutory judgement signed for want of plea.

Adjourned to Monday 26th March 1821.

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26 Mar 1821

Manor of Northam
At the court held on Monday the 26th day of March 1821 by adjournment before Henry Williams and Bartholomew Pickard freesuitors of the same court the following proceedings were then and there had.

Adjourned to Monday 16th April 1821.

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16 Apr 1821

Manor of Northam
At the court held on Monday the 16th day of April 1821 by adjournment before Henry Williams and John B Husband esquire freesuitors of the same court the following proceedings were then and there had.

Thomas Matthews complains of Thomas Hortop in a plea of trespass on the case to his damage of 39/11d. defendant appeared and paid debt and costs.

Alexander Beara v. Joanne Ley - This case ended.

John Penney v. James Bear - adjourned.

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25 Oct 1821

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Thursday the 25th day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty one and in the second year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
John Husband esq, foreman
Josias Wren
William Partridge
Jasper Pickard
William Jeffery
Richard Vernon
Thomas Morton
Richard Dart
William Partridge junr
William Beer
John Woollacott
Richard Cooper
George Downing
Bartholomew Pickard
William Causey
Henry Williams
John Penhorwood
John Hooper (surgeon)
John Penney
William Hernaman
Thomas Stone

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present John Hern? for lodging stones before his house.

We present Bartholomew Pickard for having a dung pit on a waste spot belonging to the Lady of the Manor adjoining the turnpike road.

We present William Rook junr for having broken pavement and also a heap of dung before his house.

We present [blank] Holman for having broken pavement and also a heap of dung before his house.

We present John Gorvin for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Margaret Gould for having broken pavement before her house.

We present [blank] Slade for having broken pavement before his house.

We present John Saunders for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Anne Gallaway for having broken pavement before her house.

We present William Lee for having a dangerous house.

We present Edward Perry for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Charles Gould, John Short and James Burden to be constables for Northam for the year ensuing.
We present William Partridge, George Downing and John Woollacott to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam and Richard Vernon, Josias Wren, William Chappell and Charles Hartnoll for Appledore for the year ensuing.
We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.
We present William Smith to be pound keeper and way driver for Northam.
We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam, and William Wood for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present all those persons who have not attended the court this day according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each.

We present the whole of this our jury to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon and to present the destruction thereof within this manor.

Signed:
John B Husband foreman
Josias Wren
John Hooper
William Hernaman
T C P Morton
Richard Dart
John Penney
William Partridge junr
Henry Williams
William Causey
Bartholomew Pickard
Jasper Pickard
John Woollacott
Richard Vernon
John Penhorwood
William Jeffery
William Partridge
Thomas Stone
George Downing
Richard Cooper
William Beer

At this court Mr John Marshall appeared and paid 2/6 for not attending on the jury this day according to summons.

Be it remembered that at this court John Bassett bailiff of this manor made oath that he personally summoned Robert Yeoland, James Chappell, Thomas Popham and Richard Morrish and went to the house of John Pittwood and left notice with his wife to be and appear at this court.
Signed: John Bassett bailiff.

Richard Vernon, John Penney, John Hooper and Josias Wren were then sworn in affeerors and affeered and affirmed the following persons in the fines and amerciaments set against their respective names, viz:
James Chappell 2/6.
Thomas Popham 2/6.
Richard Morrish 2/6.
John Pittwood 2/6.
John Pickard 2/6.
Signed: Richard Vernon, Josias Wren, John Hooper, John Penney.

At this court Charles Gould and John Short were sworn in constables for Northam for the year ensuing.
William Partridge, George Downing and John Wollacott for Northam and Richard Vernon for Appledore were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for the year ensuing.
Thomas Stone was sworn tythingman for the year ensuing.

Adjourned to Monday 12th day of November next by 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.

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12 Nov 1821

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid holden at Northam aforesaid this twelfth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty one.
W H Hatherly steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

John Hern presented for lodging stones before his house having proved the same to be removed the presentment was discharged on payment of one shilling for the summons.

Bartholomew Pickard presented for having a dung pit on a waste spot belonging to the Lady of the Manor adjoining the turnpike road having proved the same to be removed the presentment was discharged on payment of one shilling for the summons.

William Rook junr presented for broken pavement and also a heap of dung before his house having proved the same to be repaired and removed, the presentment was discharged on payment of one shilling for the summons.

[blank] Holman presented for broken pavement and also a heap of dung before his house - it appearing that Holman was a pauper the presentment was discharged.

John Gorvin presented for broken pavement before his house having promised to repair the same and paid 1 shilling for the summons was discharged.

Margaret Gould presented for broken pavement before her house having proved the same to be repaired and paid 1s for the summons the presentment was discharged.

[blank] Slade presented for broken pavement before his house having promised to repair the same and paid 1s for the summons the presentment was discharged.

John Saunders presented for broken pavement before his house having promised to repair the same and paid 1s for the summons the presentment was discharged.

Anne Galloway presented for broken pavement before her house - respited.

William Lee presented for a dangerous house - respited.

Edward Perry presented for a broken pavement before her house - respited.

James Burden was sworn in constable for the year ensuing.
William Smith and John Saunders were sworn in way drivers and William Smith took upon having the office of pound keeper for the year ensuing.
Thomas Yeo and William Wood took upon them the office of cryers for Northam and Appledore for the year ensuing.

James Chappell presented and fined or amerced two shillings and six pence for non attendance at the court held on the 25th day of October last having through his agent proved that he had resided for the last two years in the County of Cornwall and when summoned was only on a visit to his sister in Appledore - the presentment was withdrawn and the fine remitted.

John Pickard presented and fined in like manner the court thought proper, (it appearing he had no goods or chattels whereon to levy the fine or amerciament, he not being a house keeper) to withdraw the presentment and remit the fine.

Signed:
J B Husband
Josias Wren
Thomas Hooper
T C P Morton
Richard Dart
john Penney
William Partridge junr
Henry Williams
William Cawsey
Bartholomew Pickard
Jasper Pickard
Richard Vernon
John Wollacott
William Jeffery
William Partridge
George Downing
Richard Cooper
William Beer (his mark)


By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.


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1822

25 Oct 1822

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Friday the twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty two and in the third year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr George Brayley foreman
Mr John Husband
Mr John Marshall
Mr William Partridge
Mr Jasper Pickard
Mr Richard Vernon
Mr Thomas C P Morton
Mr Richard Dart
Mr William Partridge junr
Mr Thomas Wills
Mr John Wollacott
Mr Richard Cooper
Mr George Downing
Mr Henry Williams
Mr John Hooper
Mr William Clibbett
Mr John Penney
Mr Richard Morrish
Mr William Beer
Mr William Williams
Mr John Pickard

We present Charles Gould, John Short, and James Burden to be constables for the year ensuing for Northam.
we present William Partridge, George Downing, and John Wollacott to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam and Richard Vernon, Josias Wren, William Chappell and Charles Hartnoll for Appledore for the year ensuing.
We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present James Davidson and Richard Birch for lodging a heap of rubbish under the trees opposite the workhouse and also Robert Pitts for having broken pavement before his house.

We present John Blackmore for his ruinous pighouses on Bonehill erected on the waste of the Lady of the Manor.

We present George Cole for having stone and rubbish before his house.

We present Richard Birch for not lopping the trees and bushes of his garden hedge.

We present John Saunders the blacksmith for having a heap of rubbish near Miss Balsdons house.

We present John Saunders mason for having rubbish before his building.

We present Robert Pitts for having broken pavement before the house of William Wood.

We present John Owens for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Eliz Turner for having broken pavement before her house.

We present John Berry for having broken pavement before his house.

We present George Berry for having broken pavement before his house.

We present John Popham for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Miss Strange for having broken pavement before her house.

We present Miss Cooke for having broken pavement before her house.

We present Mr Jenkins for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Mrs Eliz: Fisher for having broken pavement before her house.

We present William Hammett for having broken pavement and a heap of rubbish before his house.

We present Mr William Harrington for having broken pavement before his house.

We present William Jewell, Mrs Sanderson and Ruth Harvey for having broken pavement before their respective houses.

We present Thomas Halles for having broken pavement before his house.

We present Mrs Hammett for a dangerous well.

We present Emanuel Sanders for a dangerous hole.

We present the several occupiers of houses in One End Street for a dangerous well at the top of the said street.

We present the surveyors of the highways for broken pavement throughout Cox's Lane.

We present John Williams the Harbour Master for nuisances on the beach at Appledore.

We present the surveyors of the highways for a slip called Bad Step also a slip at the end of Meeting Street.

We present Daniel Sowden for having broken pavement before his house.

We present all those persons who have not attended this day at the court according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each.

We present William Smith and John Sanders to be way drivers for the year ensuing.

We present the whole of this our jury to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon & to prevent its destruction within this manor.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for the year ensuing for Northam and William Wood for Appledore. Their fees to be for Appledore 9d each and for Northam 6d each cry.

Resolved unanimously at this court that every person in future to be summoned to attend the courts of this manor and who shall not appear in pursuance of such summons and answer to his name when called upon for that purpose shall forfeit and pay the sum of 2/6 as a fine for such neglect - except in cases of sickness regularly certified.

Signed:
George Brayley foreman
Richard Vernon
J B Husband
Jasper Pickard
John Penney
Richard Dart
William Partridge junr
William Williams
William Partridge
George Downing
John Pickard
Thomas Wills
John Marshall
William Beer
Richard Cooper
Henry Williams
John Wollacott
Richard Morrish
William Clibbett
T C P Morton
John Hooper

At this court William Partridge, George Downing and John Wollacott were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for Northam and Richard Vernon, Josias Wren and William Chappell for Appledore for the year ensuing.
Thomas Yeo was sworn in cryer for Northam for the year ensuing.
William Smith took up him the office of pound keeper and was sworn in way driver for the year ensuing.

This court was then adjourned to Thursday the 28th day of November next by twelve o'clock at noon.

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.
 

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28 Nov 1822

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid holden at Northam aforesaid this twenty eighth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.
W H Hatherly steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

William Hammett appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement and a heap of rubbish before his house in Appledore and having proved the same to be repaired and removed the presentment was discharged.

Ruth Harvey appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement before her house in Appledore and having promised that the same should be forthwith repaired the presentment was respected.

Robert Pitts presented for broken pavement before his house proved the same to be in repair and the presentment was discharged.

Robert Pitts also presented for broken pavement before the house of William Wood proved the same to be in repair and the presentment was discharged.

Dorothy Morrish of Instow for having in her possession two pounds of butter deficient in weight and one strike not according to the standard was fined five shillings.

John Woollacott of Northam for having one strike in his possession not according to the standard was fined four shillings.

Elizabeth Ash of Northam for having one pound and half of butter deficient in weight was fined two shillings and six pence.

John Avery of Northam for having two weights in his possession not according to the standard was fined one shilling.

Charles Hartnole was sworn in inspector of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

Thomas Halls for having broken pavement before his house it appearing that the pavement belonged to the surveyors of the highways and the presentment was discharged.

James Davidson and Richard Birch for lodging a heap of rubbish under the trees opposite the workhouse proved the same to be removed and the presentment was discharged.

John Blackmore presented for ruinous pigs houses on Bonehill erected on the waste of the Lady of the Manor proved the same to be removed and the presentment was discharged.

George Cole presented for having stone and rubbish before his house proved the same to be removed and the presentment was discharged.

Richard Birch for not lopping the trees and bushes of his garden hedge having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

Miss Strange presented for broken pavement before her house having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

Mr William Harrington presented for broken pavement before his house having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

John Saunders (mason) presented for having rubbish before his building in Northam having proved the same to be removed the presentment was discharged.

John Sanders (blacksmith) presented for a heap of rubbish near Miss Balsdon's house proved the same to be removed and the presentment was discharged.

Mr Jenkins presented for broken pavement before his house it appearing that this pavement belonged to the surveyors of the highways the presentment was discharged.

The several occupiers of houses in One End Street presented for a dangerous well at the top of the said street having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

John Kelly was sworn in cryer for the year ensuing for Appledore.

Emanuel Sanders presented for a dangerous well having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

The surveyors of the highways presented for broken pavement throughout Cox's Lane, Also for a slip called Bad Step and a slip at the end of Meeting Street - respited.

Thomas Yeo was sworn in cryer for the year ensuing for Northam.

Charles Gould was sworn in constable for the year ensuing.

William Cawsey presented for not attending the last court proved he was sick and excused the fine.

Daniel Sowden and William Perkin were sworn in constables for the year ensuing.

Be it remembered that at this court John Bassett bailiff of this manor made oath that he summoned William Jeffery and John Penhorwood to be and appear at the court held on the 25th day of October last and also at this court.
Signed: John Bassett.

Mr George Brayley, Mr Thomas Wills, Mr John Marshall and Mr Thomas Constant Pagett Morton were then sworn in affeerors and affeered and affirmed the following persons in the fines and amerciaments set against their respective names, viz: William Jeffery 2/6 and John Penhorwood 2/6.
Signed:
George Brayley
Thomas Wills
John Marshall
T C P Morton

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.


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1823

25 Oct 1823

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Saturday the twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty three and in the fourth year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Lieutenant Francis Bligh foreman
Ditto John Marshall
Mr William Jeffery
Mr Richard Vernon
Mr Richard Dart
Lieut William Hole
Mr John Wollacott
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Penney
Mr William Beer
Mr Thomas Cooke
Mr Samuel Sanders
Mr Robert Pitts
Mr John Mugford

We present the surveyors of the highways for a dangerous slip at the end of Meeting Street.

We present several occupiers of the Western Street in Appledore for broken pavement before their respective houses viz:
Mr William Chappell
Elizabeth Smith
William Gregory
John Berry
William Winter
Richard Kelly
Mary Tawton
Thomas Penhorwood
Samuel Ross
Mary Hares
Mary Beachum

We present the surveyors of the highway for a road out of repair in Northam at the back of the Work House leading to Bonehill.

We present the surveyors of the highways for Wretchers lane being in a dangerous state of repair.

We present Henry Williams for a heap of dung before his house.

We present Susan Birch for broken pavement before her house.

We present Charles Gould, William Perkin and Thomas Soudon to be constables for the year ensuing for Northam.

We present Mr John Penney, Richard Dart and Charles Hartnoll to be inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and Mr John Wollacott, William Partridge and William Beer for Northam each for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.
We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for the year ensuing for Northam and John Kelley for Appledore.

We present William Wood of Appledore for presuming to go round the Town of Appledore with cries he not being duly authorised by this court to do so.

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present William Smith and John Saunders to be way drivers for the year ensuing.

We present all those persons who have not attended this day at this court according to summons and amerce them in the sum of two shillings and six pence each.

We present the whole of this our jury to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon and to prevent its destruction within this manor.

Signed:
Francis Bligh foreman
John Marshall
William Hole
John Wollacott
William Beer
William Jeffery
Richard Vernon
Richard Dart
John Penney
Samuel Sanders
John Mugford
William Partridge
Thomas Cooke
Robert Pitts

At this court John Penney and Richard Dart were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and John Wollacott, William Partridge and William Beer for Northam for the year ensuing.

This court was then adjourned to Monday the 17th day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon at the usual place.


By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.
 

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17 Nov 1823

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid holden at Northam aforesaid this seventeenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty three.
W H Hatherly steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer a presentment for a dangerous slip at the end of Meeting Street and having promised that the same should be repaired the presentment was respited.

Mr Chappell appeared on the part of himself and several of the occupiers of the Western Street in Appledore to answer a presentment for broken pavement before their respective houses and having proved the same to be under repair the presentment was respited.

The surveyors of the highway also appeared to answer a presentment for a road out of repair in Northam at the back of the work house leading to Bonehill and having promised that the same should be repaired the presentment was respited.

The surveyors of the highway also appeared to answer a presentment for Wretches lane being in a dangerous state and having promised that the same should be repaired the presentment was respited.

Anne Lewis appeared on the part of Elizabeth Smith one of the occupiers of the houses in Western Street in Appledore to answer a presentation for broken pavement before her house and having proved that the same to be in repair the presentment was discharged.

Samuel Sanders appeared on the part of Henry Williams of Northam to answer a presentment for having a heap of dung before his house and having proved that the same was not on his property but on the public highway the presentment was discharged.

Susanna Shoot appeared to answer a presentment against her husband Thomas Shoot for having a broken gutter before his house and it appearing that he was not liable to repair thereof the presentment was discharged.

William Smith appeared and was sworn into the office of pound keeper and way driver for the year ensuing.

Susan Birch appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement before her house and having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

Charles Hartnoll appeared and was sworn in inspector of weights and measures for the year ensuing for Appledore.

Charles Gould, William Perkin and Thomas Soudon appeared and were sworn in constables for the year ensuing for Northam.

Thomas Yeo appeared and was sworn in cryer for the manor and parish of Northam for the year ensuing.

William Wood appeared to answer a presentment for presuming to go round the Town of Appledore with cries he not being duly authorised by this court so to do and having shewn no cause to the contrary was fined in the sum of fifteen shillings which he refused to pay.

John Bowden's wife of Instow appeared to answer a summons against the said John Bowden for having in his possession within the manor a one pound weight not according to the standard being six drachms short of weight and was fined in the sum of two shillings and six pence, and expenses, which she paid.

John Causey appeared to answer summons against him for having a four pound weight in his possession not according to the standard being three quarters of an ounce deficient and was fined one shilling and expenses which he paid.

Philip Bear of Westleigh appeared to answer a summons for having in his possession within the manor a seven pound weight not according to the standard being half an ounce short of weight and was fined one shilling and expenses which he paid.

Mr George Brayley, Mr Thomas Popham, William Williams, Richard Berry, Richard Cooper and John Penhorwood appeared to answer a presentment for default in attending the court held on the 25th October last agreeably to their being summoned for that purpose and each of them paid into the hands of the steward the sum of two shillings and six pence for such neglect and default.

William Jeffery appeared to answer a complaint for leaving the court held on the 25th October last before the court was adjourned and was fined one shilling which he paid into the hands of the steward.

William Bear appeared to answer a complaint for leaving the court held on the 25th October last before the court was adjourned and was fined one shilling which he refused to pay.

Be it remembered that at this court John Bassett bailiff of this manor made oath that he summoned Josias Wren, Samuel Tetherly, George Downing, John Pittwood, Henry Williams, Richard Morrish, John Pickard, Joseph Stone, William Fursdon and William Beer to be and appear at the court held on the 25th day of October last and also at this court.
Signed: John Bassett.

Mr Francis Bligh foreman, Mr John Marshall and Lieutenant William Hole were then sworn in affeerors and affeered and affirmed the following persons in the fines and amerciaments set against their respective names, viz:
Josias Wren 2/6
Samuel Tetherly 2/6
George Downing 2/6
John Pittwood 2/6
Henry Williams 2/6
Richard Morrish 2/6
John Pickard 2/6
Joseph Stone 2/6
William Fursdon 2/6
William Beer 1/-
William Wood 15/-
Signed: Francis Bligh foreman, John Marshall, William Hole.

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.

Note: The several fines received by the steward of the defaulters were applied towards the expenses of the Court Dinner this day; and the fines imposed upon persons for using false weights and measures after deducting 2s.6d paid to Charles Hartnoll the inspector for his trouble, were paid over to the churchwardens of Northam to be expended in bread for the poor.


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1824

25 Oct 1824

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Frances Saltren Willett widow of her Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Monday the twenty fifth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty four and in the fifth year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Henry Hatherly gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr William Partridge foreman
Mr John Marshall
Mr George Brayley
Mr William Jeffery
Mr William Partridge junr
Mr Richard Berry
Mr John Penney
Mr Richard Berwick
Mr John Wollacott
Mr Henry Williams
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr Richard Morrish
Mr William Beer
Mr Joseph Stone
Mr Richard Dart
Mr Thomas Cooke

We present Mr John Williams for laying timber rubbish &c opposite and near his dwelling house and workshop.

We present the executors of the late John Benson for a bad pavement in the street between Thomas Shutes and Mrs Allens houses.

We present Mr William Chappell for broken pavement in several places in West Appledore.

We present Charles Gould, William Perkin, Thomas Sowdon and William Crealock to be constables for the year ensuing.
We present John Penney, Richard Dart and Charles Hartnoll as inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and John Wollacott, William Beer and John Penhorwood for Northam.
We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman.
We present Thomas Yeo cryer for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore.
We present William Smith and John Sanders to be way drivers.

We present all those persons who have not attended this day at this court according to summons and amerce them in the sum of five shillings each.

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present the whole of this our jury to be conservators for the preservation of the salmon and to prevent its destruction within this manor.

We present Mr George Brayley for being absent after being sworn.

We present John Lewis, James Pickard and John Avery butcher and George Downing farmer for having short weights in their possession.
Also Elizabeth Hancock and John Thomas for selling bread short of weight.
We also present James Holman of Westleigh butcher for short weights.

At this court William Crealock was sworn in constable for the year ensuing.

At this court also the steward declared he had received the following fines or amerciaments which were imposed at the court held on the 25th October 1823, viz:
Mr Josias Wren 2/6
George Downing 2/6
John Pittwood 2/6
Richard Morrish 2/6
Henry Williams 2/6
John Pickard 2/6
William Beer 1/-
which after paying the expenses of collecting were applied towards the court dinner.

At this court also Richard Berwick and Joseph Stone paid 2/6 each on account of its being their first appearance at this court according to custom, and Mr John Marshall paid his fine of 2/6 imposed at this court.

This court was then adjourned to Monday the 8th day of November next by 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

Signed:
William Partridge
John Marshall
William Jeffery
Richard Dart
William Partridge junr
Richard Berwick
John Penney
William Bear
Thomas Cooke
Joseph Stone
Richard Berry
John Wollacott
John Penhorwood
Henry Williams
Richard Morrish

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.
 

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8 Nov 1824

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid holden at Northam aforesaid this eighth day of November 1824.
W H Hatherly steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

Be it remembered that at this court John Bassett bailiff of this manor made oath that he summoned Josias Wren, William Clibbett, Edward Reynolds, Richard Vernon and George Brayley to be and appear at the court held on the 25th day of October last and also at this court.
And also that he summoned John Williams for laying timber and rubbish opposite his dwelling house and workshop in Northam aforesaid to be and appear at this court to answer for his offence.
Signed: John Bassett bailiff.

Mr William Partridge, John Marshall and John Penney were then sworn in affeerors and affeered and affirmed the following persons in the fine and amerciament set against their respective names, viz:
Josias Wren 5/-
Richard Vernon 5/-
William Clibbett 5/-
George Brayley 5/-
Mr Edward Reynolds 5/-
John Williams 5/-
Signed: Wm Partridge, John Marshall, John Penney, affectors.

Mr William Chappell appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement in West Appledore and having proved the same to be repaired the presentment was discharged.

Charles Gould, William Perkin and Thomas Hore appeared and were sworn in constables for the year ensuing.

John Penney, Richard Dart, Charles Hartnoll, John Wollacott, William Beer and John Penhorwood appeared and were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stone appeared and was sworn in tythingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo and Stephen Short appeared and were sworn in cryers for the year ensuing.

William Smith appeared and was sworn into the office of pound keeper and way driver for the year ensuing.

John Sanders appeared and was sworn into the office of way driver for the year ensuing.

Thomas Popham and Lieut Bligh appeared to answer a presentment for default in attending the court held on the 25th October last agreeably to their being paid into the hands of the steward the sum of 5s for such neglect and default.

William Fursdon appeared to answer a presentment for the like offence and having produced a surgeons certificate that he was ill the presentment was discharged.

Richard Cooper presented for the like offence and it being proved to the court that he was above the age of 70 years the presentment was discharged.

John Williams presented for laying rubbish and timber opposite his dwelling house and not appearing was fined 5/- for his offence.

Elizabeth Hancock appeared to answer a summons for having in her possession within the manor 20 penny loaves not according to the standard being 12 drachms each short of weight and was fined 3/- and expenses which she paid.

Betty Fisher appeared to answer a summons for having in her possession a two penny loaf within the manor not according to the standard being 1oz short weight was fined 1/- and expenses which she refused to pay.

James Holman of Westleigh appeared to answer a summons for having in his possession within the manor a 4lb weight 5drms a 1lb weight 2drms a 1/2lb weight 2 drms short of weight was fined 6/- and expenses which he paid.

John Lewis appeared to answer a summons for having in his possession within the manor a 4lb weight which was 11 drachms short of weight and was fined 4/- and expenses which he paid.

James Pickards wife appeared to answer a summons against the said James Pickard for having in his possession within the manor a 4lb weight - 4oz and a 1lb weight 1/4oz short of weight and was fined 5/- and expenses which she paid.

John Avery appeared to answer a summons for having in his possession a 7lb weight within the manor which was 2dms short of weight and was fined 6d and expenses which he paid.

George Downing appeared to answer a summons for having in his possession within the manor a 1/4lb weight 2 drachms and 2lb weight 1/4oz short of weight and was fined 5/- and expenses which he paid.

By the Court - W H Hatherly, steward and bailiff.


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1825

31 Oct 1825

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of his Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Monday the thirty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty five and in the sixth year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before William Callon the younger gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr John B Husband foreman
Mr Edward Reynolds
Mr Josias Wren
Mr Richard Vernon
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Woolacott
Mr William Partridge junr
Mr Richard Dart
Mr Henry Williams
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Pickard
Mr Thomas Cooke
Mr William Lock
Mr John Penney

We present the surveyors of the highways for a dung pit opposite Miss Irwins house; and also for allowing the road to be blocked up leading round the strand towards New Quay.

We present the above for broken pavement and also a dirty gutter opposite Mrs Gribble's garden wall.

We present Peter Lock, Jane Cook, Ann Boyles and Elizabeth Scalion for a nuisance opposite their houses.

We present Thomas Geen for constantly throwing saw dust unto the highway opposite Miss Irwins.

We present Mr Swindle, Robert Sergeant and Thomas Fisher for having a dangerous gutter opposite their houses.

We present William Knight for bad pavement opposite his premises in Meeting Street.

We present John Handcock for bad pavement and a dangerous gutter opposite his house.

We present Thomazin Dunsford, Isaac Boon, Samuel Ross and John Oatway for a dirty gutter opposite their houses.

We present Samuel Gibb for having a heap of dung near his house.

We present Mr William Chappell for bad pavement before his several houses from Mrs Hoopers house to Robert Day's, also opposite his new house - also for a nuisance opposite Mary Squances and for bad pavement opposite his stable.

We present Thomas Stapledon, Mary Beacham, Henry Scilly for bad pavement opposite their houses.

We present Henry Jeffery for bad pavement before his several houses in West Appledore.

We present John Lobbett for bad pavement before his several houses in West Appledore.

We present Mr Josias Wren, Mr William Chappell, Mr Richard Vernon and Mr Charles Hartnoll as inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and Mr William Partridge, Mr John Woollacott and Mr George Downing for Northam.

We present Mr Thomas Stone to be tything man.

We present Thomas Yeo crier for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore and also way driver.

We present John Saunders and William Smith to be way drivers for Northam.

We present George Brayley, William Williams, Thomas Popham and William Clibbett for non attendance at the court having been duly summoned.

We present all former presentments not yet amended.

We present William Perkin, Charles Gould and Thomas Hore constables for Northam.
We present John Owen and John Bridgeman to be constables for Appledore.

Signed:
John B Husband
Edward Reynolds
Josias Wren
Richard Dart
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
John Woollacott
Thomas Cook
John Penney
Henry Williams
William Partridge junr
William Lock
John Pickard
William Cawsey

At this court William Crealock was sworn constable for the year ensuing.

At this court the stewards reported that he had received the following fines or amerciaments:
Edward Reynolds and Richard Vernon for non attendance at the last court 2s.6d each.
William Lock being his first appearance 2/6, which were applied towards the expenses of the court dinner.
George Brayley, William Williams, Thomas Popham and William Clibbett did not appear.

The court was then adjourned to Thursday the 24th day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon.

By the court: William Callon junr, steward and bailiff.
 

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24 Nov 1825

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid, holden at Northam aforesaid this twenty fourth day of November 1825.
Charles Carter steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

Be it remembered that at this court, George Downing and William Williams were sworn in the jury in the course of absent members, and Richard Vernon was sworn as foreman of the jury pro tempore.

The surveyor of the highways appeared to answer a presentment for a dung pit opposite Miss Irwins's house and also for allowing the road to be blocked up leading round the strand towards new quay - the presentment was respited.

The surveyor of the highways also appeared to answer a presentment for a dirty gutter opposite Mrs Gribbles garden wall which was discharged.

Thomas Cook appeared for his mother Jane Cook and Elizabeth Scalion appeared for herself and Ann Boyles who was sick, to answer a presentment against them for a nuisance opposite their houses, and on proving their nuisance removed, and promising not to continue them, the presentment was discharged.

Robert Serjeant appeared for himself and Mrs Swindle, and Thomas Fisher to answer a presentment for having a dangerous gutter opposite their houses, and on proving the gutter repaired the presentment was discharged.

William Knight appeared to answer a presentment for bad pavement opposite his premises in Meeting Street - respited.

Peter Lock appeared to answer a presentment for a nuisance opposite his house - respited.

Thomas Lemon appeared to answer a presentment, for throwing rubbish in a pathway between Mrs Irwin's house and Mr Wren's house - discharged.

John Otway appeared for Thomazin Dunsford, Isaac Boon, Samuel Ross and himself, to answer a presentment for a dirty gutter opposite their houses - discharged.

[blank] Gibb appeared for Samuel Gibb, for having a heap of dung near his house, the presentment of which was discharged.

Mr William Chappell appeared, to answer a presentment for bad pavement before his several dwelling houses, from Mr Hooper's house to Robert Day's, also opposite his new house, also for a nuisance opposite Mary Squance's, and for bad pavement opposite his stable - discharged.

Thomas Geen appeared, to answer a presentment for constantly throwing saw dust into the highway opposite Miss Irwins - discharged.

Jane Beer appeared for Henry Jeffery, to answer a presentment for bad pavement before his several houses in West Appledore - discharged.

Josias Wren, William Chappell, Richard Vernon, and Charles Hartnoll, appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Partridge, John Woollacott and George Downing appeared, and were sworn in inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, for the year ensuing.

Mr Thomas Stone, presented to be tythingman, was excused from attendance, on account of ill health.

Stephen Short appeared, and was sworn in cryer and way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo appeared, and was sworn in cryer for Northam for the year ensuing.

John Peat was presented by the jury, to be way driver for Northam, and the said John Peat and William Smith presented at a former court were sworn in way drivers for Northam for the year ensuing.

At this court George Brayley, William Williams, and William Clibbett appeared, to answer a presentment for non attendance at the court held on the 31st October last, and on their paying a fine of two shillings and sixpence each, the presentment was discharged.

Thomas Popham did not appear, but as he paid five shillings for non attendance at a former court he was excused from the fine for non attendance at the court on the 31st October last.

William Perkin, Charles Gould and Thomas Hore, appeared and were sworn in constables for Northam for the year ensuing, and John Bridgeman was sworn in constable for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Cesar Hedger [Edger] appeared, and paid a fine of one shilling each, for Elizabeth Williams, Mary Evans, Mary King, Elizabeth Thomas, Henry Jeffery, Ann Davy and Elizabeth Turner, who were all summoned to appear here this day for having on their possession and exposing for sale bread deficient in weight.

John Bassett bailiff of this manor made oath that he summoned John Handcock, Thomas Stapledon and John Lobbett, to appear at this court to answer to the several presentments made against them respectively at the court held on the 31st day of October last.
Signed: John Bassett.

William Partridge, Richard Vernon and John Woollacott were then sworn in affeerors and affeered and affirmed the following persons in the fines and amerciaments set against their respective names (that is to say):
John Handcock 2/6
Thomas Stapledon 2/6
John Lobbett 2/6
Signed: William Partridge, Richard Vernon, John Woollacott, officers.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1826

28 Oct 1826

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of his Manor of Northam aforesaid there holden and kept on Saturday the twenty eighth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty six and in the seventh year of the reign of King George the fourth over the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Joshua Williams foreman
William Chappell
Josias Wren
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
William Partridge junr
George Downing
John Penney
John Pickard
Richard Dart
John Penhorwood
William Williams
John Palmer
William Lock
Thomas Cooke

We present Mr William Chappell, for broken pavement and a dangerous slip opposite the new house at Rock.

We present the surveyors of the highways, for broken pavement and dangerous gutters in the two drangs leading to the narrow quays at Appledore.

We present James Morris and John Hutchings for broken pavement opposite their several houses in Cox Street otherwise One End Street in Appledore.

We present Richard Dart, for not paving the street opposite his shop door at Appledore.

We present the surveyors of the highways, for a nuisance in not repairing the bottom of the lane leading to Mr Vernon's house. Also for broken pavement throughout Meeting Street at Appledore, and also throughout West Appledore.
Also for a nuisance in permitting the gutter in front of Mr James Irwin's house, and from thence to the slip at Appledore to be constantly choked with dirt and filth.
Also for a nuisance, in suffering obstructions to block up the highway on the outside of William Clibbetts and Thomas Geen's yards at Appledore, and thereby preventing the free passage of his Majesty's subjects.

We present Robert Tatem, for a broken and dangerous pavement in front of his house at the point in Appledore.

We present Stephen Townsend and Thomazin Chizel for a nuisance in permitting stagnated filth to remain in the gutters opposite their houses in West Appledore.

We present the Mayor and Corporation of Southmolton, for not fencing off the public footway between East and West Appledore, whereby the passage of his Majesty's subjects is rendered most dangerous.

We present Mary Gammon and William Stapledon, for a ruinous wall before their several houses in West Appledore, the same being a nuisance and dangerous to his Majesty's subjects passing thereby.

We present Thomas Geen, for a nuisance in suffering dirt and filth to remain in the gutter outside his yard opposite the alms houses in Appledore.

We present William Clibbett, for a nuisance in suffering dirt and filth to remain in the gutter outside his yard opposite Haydon's houses in Appledore.

We present Josias Wren, William Chappell, Richard Vernon and Charles Hartnoll to be inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and William Partridge, John Woollacott and George Downing to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo, to be crier for Northam and Stephen Short to be crier for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Henry Hernaman, to be way drivers for Northam and Stephen Short to be way driver for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

We present William Crealock, William Perkin, Charles Gould, and John Bassett to be constables for Northam, and Edward Sanders and John Cole to be constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present James Smith Ley, William Clibbett, Henry Williams, Edward Reynolds, James Reynolds, William Cawsey and Thomas Popham who have been duly summoned to attend at this court for their default in not attending pursuant to the summons, and amerce them in two shillings and six pence each.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that these presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Joshua Williams, foreman
William Chappell
Josias Wren
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
William Partridge junr
George Downing
John Penney
John Pickard
Richard Dart
John Penhorwood
William Williams
John Palmer
William Lock
Thomas Cooke

William Crealock was sworn constable of Northam in pursuance of the presentment made by the jury.

This court was then adjourned to Monday 13th November next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.
 

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13 Nov 1826
Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid, holden at Northam aforesaid this thirteenth day of November 1826.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

The following proceedings were then and there had.

The following members of the jury appeared
William Chappell
Josias Wren
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
William Partridge junr
George Downing
John Pickard
Richard Dart
John Penhorwood
William Williams
William Lock
Thomas Cooke

Joshua Williams, John Penney, and John Palmer, members of the jury, having absented themselves from this court are amerced by the jury in two shillings and six pence each.

William Chappell appeared to answer a presentment for broken pavement and a dangerous slip opposite the new house at Rock, and on proving the same repaired the presentment was discharged.

The surveyors of the highways appeared, to answer a presentment for broken pavement and dangerous gutter in the two drangs leading to the narrow quays at Appledore - respited.

The surveyors of the highways also appeared, to answer the presentment for a nuisance in not repairing the bottom of the lane leading to Mr Vernon's house, and on promising to put the same in repair the presentment was respited.

The surveyors of the highway also appeared, to answer the presentment for broken pavement throughout Meeting Street at Appledore, and also throughout West Appledore which was respited.

The surveyors of the highways also appeared, to answer the presentment for a nuisance in permitting the gutter in front on Mr James Irwin's house and from thence to the slip at Appledore to be constantly choked with dirt and filth, which was respited.

The surveyors of the highways also appeared, to answer the presentment for a nuisance in suffering obstructions to block up the highway on the outside of William Clibbetts and Thomas Geens yards at Appledore, and thereby preventing the free passage of his Majesty's subjects - also respited.

James Morris appeared (by his wife Elizabeth Morris) to answer the presentment for broken pavement opposite his house in Cox Street otherwise One End Street in Appledore, and on proving the same to be repaired, the presentment was discharged.

John Hutchins appeared (by Thomas Cooke) to answer the presentment for broken pavement opposite his house in Cox Street otherwise One End Street in Appledore, and on proving the same to be repaired, the presentment was discharged.

Richard Dart appeared to answer the presentment for not paving the street opposite his shop door, at Appledore - presentment respited.

Robert Tatem appeared (by Frances Tatem his wife) for a broken and dangerous pavement in front of his house at Appledore, and on promising to get the same repaired forthwith, the presentment was discharged.

Steven Townsend and Thomazin Chizel appeared for a nuisance in permitting stagnated filth to remain in the gutters opposite their houses in West Appledore - respited.

Mary Gammon and William Stapledon for a ruinous wall before their several houses in West Appledore, the same being a nuisance and dangerous to his Majesty's subjects passing there - respited.

Thomas Geen for a presentment for a nuisance in suffering dirt and filth to remain in the gutter outside his yard opposite the almshouses in Appledore, having repaired the same, the presentment was discharged.

William Clibbett appeared, to answer the presentment for a nuisance in suffering dirt and filth to remain in the gutter outside his yard opposite Haydon's houses in Appledore - respited.

Josias Wren, William Chappell, Richard Vernon, and Charles Hartnoll were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore.

And William Partridge, John Woollacott and George Downing, were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stone did not attend to be sworn tithingman, but being ill was excused.

Stephen Short appeared, and was sworn crier for Appledore and Thomas Yeo appeared, and was sworn crier for Northam, for the year ensuing.

Stephen Short was sworn way driver for Appledore, for the year ensuing and William Smith and Henry Hernaman appeared and were both sworn way drivers for Northam for the year ensuing.

William Perkin, Charles Gould, and John Bassett appeared and were sworn constables for Northam, and Edward Saunders and John Cole appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

James Smith Ley, William Clibbett, Henry Williams, Edward Reynolds, James Reynolds, William Cawsey and Thomas Popham severally paid their fines of two shillings and six pence each, as presented at the last court.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1827

27 Oct 1827

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frank Pledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School Room in Northam Village, within the said Manor, on Saturday the twenty seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, before Charles Carter steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr John Bake Husband (foreman)
Mr James Smith Ley
Mr Edward Reynolds
Mr William Partridge
Mr William Partridge junr
Mr George Downing
Mr John Penney
Mr Henry Williams
Mr John Pickard
Mr Richard Dart
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr William Lock
Mr John Woollacott
Mr Richard Barwick
Mr William Clibbett

We present John Williams for a dangerous pent-house.

We present John Blackmore junior for broken pavement before his house and also for a pigshouse on Bonehill.

We present the Old Maids house, for a nuisance behind the same.

We present Richard Honey, for leaving his cart in the highway.

We present William Burnick [Burnicle] and Mrs Haynes, for a nuisance in having pigs houses on the bank, opposite their houses.

We present Mr Peter Lang, Mr Robert Day, Miss Seeley, Capt William Williams, and Mr William Cox (Tavern) for broken pavement opposite their several houses.

We present Mr William Cox, for having a dangerous thoroughfare through Chappell-Fields.

We present Josias Wren, William Williams, John Penny, Richard Dart and Charles Hartnoll, to be sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and William Partridge, John Woollacott, and George Downing, to be sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be sworn tythingman, for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo, to be sworn crier for Northam and Stephen Short, to be sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Henry Hernaman to be way driver for Northam, and Stephen Short to be way driver for Appledore.

We present William Crealock, William Perkin, John Sanders mason, and George Down and John Cole to be constables for Appledore.

We present Mr William Chappell, Mr Josias Wren, Mr Richard Vernon, Mr James Jones Reynolds, Mr Thomas Popham, and Mr Thomas Cook, who have been duly summoned to attend at this court, for their default in not attending pursuant to the summons, and amerce then in three shillings and six pence each.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

John B Husband (foreman)
Jats(?) Ley
Edward Reynolds
William Partridge
William Partridge junr
George Downing
John Penney
Henry Williams
John Pickard
Richard Dart
John Penhorwood
William Williams
William Lock
John Woollacott
W Clibbett
Richard Barwick

At this Court,
John Sanders mason, was sworn constable.
Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam.

And this court was then adjourned, to Monday the twelfth day of November next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Signed: Chas Carter, steward.
 

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12 Nov 1827

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid, now held at the School Room in Northam Village on the twelfth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty seven, before...
The following members of the jury appeared

John Bake Husband foreman
William Partridge
William Partridge junr
George Downing
John Penney
Henry Williams
John Pickard
Edward Reynolds
Richard Dart
John Penhorwood
William Williams
William Lock
John Woollacott
William Clibbett
Richard Barwick

William Crelock appeared and was sworn constable for Northam for the year ensuing.

William Burnicle and Mrs Hayne appeared to answer the presentments made against them for a nuisance in having pigs houses on the bank opposite their houses and on their promise to keep the same clean and to enlarge the drain leading therefrom their presentments were respited.

Richard Honey appeared by Betty Honey his wife to answer the presentment for leaving his cart on the highway and on promise not to continue the same in future the presentment was discharged.

James Cox appeared to answer the presentment made against him for a dangerous thoroughfare through Chapel Fields which presentment was respited and the steward was desired to write to the Dean and canons of Windsor concerning it - respited.

James Pickard appeared by his wife to answer the complaint of the inspector of weights and measures for Appledore for refusing to give up a seven pound weight to be examined and was fined two shillings and sixpence which was paid.

John Avery appeared to answer the complaint of the inspector of weights and measures for Appledore for having in his possession a defective half pound weight which was ordered to be forfeited and the said John Avery paid for the summons.

William Beer the surveyor of the highways appeared to answer the presentment for the nuisance behind the old maids house and the surveyor having engaged that fresh straw shall be laid in the dung pit forming the nuisance weekly and that the pit shall be cleaned out once a month of oftener if necessary during his continuance in office the presentment was respited.

William Williams, John Penney, Richard Dart and Charles Hartnoll were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing - Mr Josias Wren was excused.

Thomas Stone did not attend to be sworn tithingman but being ill was excused.

John Symonds appeared to answer a presentment for a dangerous penthouse and on proving the penthouse taken down the presentment was discharged.


John Blackmoor junr appeared to answer the presentment for broken pavement before his house and also for a pigs house on Bonehill, and on proving the pavement repaired and Mr Lock undertaking, on behalf of the Lord of the Manor to shew the pigs house and to have it taken down if it was such the presentment was discharged.

Stephen Short appeared and was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Stephen Short was sworn way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing and William Smith appeared and was sworn way driver for Northam for the year ensuing.

George Down and John Cole appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr Josias Wren's fine was remitted as he was not summoned to attend the last court.

Mr William Chappell, Mr Richard Vernon, Mr James Jones Reynolds, Mr Thomas Popham and Mr Thomas Cook paid their fines which were reduced to three shillings each for non attendance at the last court.

Mr John Penney and Mr Joshua Williams well excused from his fine for non attendance at the last adjourned Manor Court on account of illness and John Palmer was executed on account of not being summoned.

William Perkin and John Bassett junr appeared and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

Mr James Smith Ley was amerced in the sum of two shillings and sixpence for non attendance at this adjourned court.


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1828

27 Oct 1828

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School Room in Northam Village, within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, before Charles Carter steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr John Bake Husband (foreman)
Mr William Chappell
Mr Richard Vernon
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr James Partridge
Mr George Downing
Mr William Clibbett
Mr John Pickard
Mr Richard Dart
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr Thomas Lock
Mr Richard Barwick
Mr Thomas Chappell
Mr John Williams

We present David Rymers for a dangerous well and broken pavement opposite his house.

We present the surveyors of the highways for bad pavement extending from Runer's [Rymer's] House to the Western Hill and several other parts of the Town. Also for a nuisance to remain near Miss [blank] house - and also for a dangerous and filthy gutter in New Street.

We present Thomazin Demsford [Dunsford], Isaac Booms and for a filthy gutter opposite their several houses.

We present Robert Tatam [Tatem] for allowing a dirty gutter to overflow the pavement.

We present Elizabeth Irwin for a dangerous step projecting on the footpath.

We also present Edward Cann for dangerous pavement before his house in New Street.

We present Robert Day for a dangerous step in Meeting Street.

We present Grace Barrett for a dangerous step below his (sic) house.

We present Richard Dart, Mr Williams, William Chappell, Thomas Cook and Charles Hartnoll to be sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and Mr William Partridge, John Woollacott, John Penhorwood to be sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be sworn tithingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be sworn crier for Northam and Stephen Short to be sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Henry Hernaman to be way drivers for Northam; and Stephen Short to be way driver for Appledore.

We present William Crealock, William Perkin, John Sanders mason, and John Bassett junr to be sworn constables for Northam and Richard Honey, George Down, William Ross and John Kelly to be constables for Appledore.

We present Mr James Smith Ley, Mr Edward Reynolds, Mr Josias Wren, Mr William Clibbett junr, Mr John Penney, Mr Henry Williams, Mr James Reynolds, Mr Thomas Popham, for their default in not appending pursuant to summons and amerce them in the sum of three shillings and six pence each.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that the presentments may be altered in force but not in substance.

Signed:
John Bake Husband (foreman)
Richard Vernon
W Clibbett
William Partridge
Thomas Cook
Richard Dart
William Williams
Richard Barwick
John Woollacott
George Downing
William Chappell
John Pickard
James Partridge
John Penhorwood
John Williams

Court adjourned to Monday the seventeenth day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon.
 

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17 Nov 1828

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid, now held at the School Room in Northam Village on the seventeenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty eight, before...
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
John Bake Husband (foreman)
Richard Vernon
William Clibbett
William Partridge
William Williams
Richard Barwick
John Woollacott
Thomas Cook
George Downing
William Chappell
Thomas Chappell
John Pickard
James Partridge
John Penhorwood
John Williams
Richard Dart

David Rymers appeared by Thomas Chappell to answer the presentment against him for a dangerous wall and broken pavement opposite his house and on the said Thomas Chappell representing the wall to be repaired and that the whole street was to be repaired, the presentment was discharged.

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer the presentment against them for bad pavement extending from Rymers house to the Western Hill and several other parts of the Town, also for a nuisance suffered to remain near Miss Irwin's house, also for a dangerous and filthy gutter in New Street which presentments were respited as the same were under the consideration of the parish.
The surveyors of the highways who appeared to answer the presentment against them for a nuisance behind the Old Maid's houses which on their undertaking to remove the nuisance was respited.

Thomazin Duniford [Dunsford] and Isaac Booms appeared to answer the presentment against them for filthy gutters opposite their several houses and the gutters being represented to be clean the presentments were ordered to be discharged (on payment of fees).

Eunice Tatain appeared for Robert Tatain for suffering a dirty gutter to overflow the pavement and on its being represented that a grate had been erected to obstruct the nuisance the presentment was discharged.

Mr John Bake Husband appeared for Miss Elizabeth Irving [Irwin] to answer the presentment against her for a dangerous step projecting on the footpath.

Robert Day and Grace Barrett also appeared to answer the presentments against them for dangerous steps and it was ordered to be referred to Mr Richard Vernon, Mr William Clibbett, Mr John Williams, Mr William Williams, Mr Richard Dart, Mr John Wollacott and Mr William Partridge the elder to decide what shall be done in regard to their presentments.

The presentment against William Burnicle and Mrs Hayne for pigs houses being nuisances was discharged.

Edward Cann appeared to answer the presentment against him for a dangerous pavement before his house in New Street and on his promising to repair the same before Christmas the presentment was respited.

Richard Dart, William Chappell, Thomas Cook and Charles Hartnoll were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore and William Partridge, John Woollacott and John Penhorwood were sworn inspecors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stone did not attend to be sworn tithingman but being ill, was excused.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam and Stephen Short was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Smith was sworn way driver and pound keeper for Northam and Stephen Short and Richard Honey were sworn way drivers for Appledore for the year ensuing.

John Sanders mason, William Perkin, John Sanders blacksmith and John Bassett junior were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

Richard Honey, George Down, William Ross and John Coll [Cole?] were constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr Josias Wren's fine was remitted for non attendance at the last court in consequence if his being ill.

The fines of Mr James Smith Ley still remain unpaid, Mr Edward Reynolds, Mr William Clibett junior, Mr John Penney, Mr Henry Williams, Mr James Reynolds and Mr Thomas Popham paid their fines for non attendance at the court.

Be it remembered that on the 23rd day of December 1828 Richard Vernon and Josias Wren were sworn bailiffs of the Manor of Northam for the year ensuing before Charles Carter steward of the manor.

Be it remembered that on the 27th day of January 1829 William Crealock was sworn constable for Northam for the year ensuing before Charles Carter steward of the manor.


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1829

29 Oct 1829

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon holden and kept at the School Room in Northam Village, within the said Manor, on Thursday the twenty ninth day of October one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, before Charles Carter steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and approved.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Richard Vernon foreman
Mr William Chappell
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr James Partridge
Mr George Downing
Mr William Clibbett
Mr William Clibbett junr
Mr John Penney
Mr William Cock
Mr John Pickard
Mr Richard Dart
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr Thomas Cook
Mr Richard Barwick
Mr John Williams
Mr Richard Cooper Evans
Mr Joshua Evans

We present the surveyors of the highway for the following viz:
A slip in front of Mr W Williams house in bad repair,
A slip at the corner of Mr Geen's yard,
Bad pavement at the extremity of West Appledore near the watch house,
Two dangerous places opposite the houses of Ann Slade and [blank] Blackmore,
Dangerous gutters opposite the houses of John Handcock and others,
Dirty gutter in Rosemary Lane,
Bad piece of road opposite Mr Dart's smith shop,
Bad pavement opposite the house of Sir Charles Chalmers Bart,
And nuisances in the narrow passage or drang at Appledore.

We present Mr William Chappell for a slip at Rock in bad repair and a dangerous gutter.

We present Edward Cann for bad and dangerous pavement opposite his house in New Street.

We present John Gould for a dangerous chimney.

We present Biddy Pill for dangerous and broken pavement.

We present Richard Honey for dangerous and broken pavement.

We present Thomas Stapledon for dangerous and broken pavement.

We present Philip Bowden (mariner) for a filthy gutter opposite his house.

We present Mr William Chappell for a nuisance at the entrance to his Rope Walk.

We present Eliza Perry (widow) for broken pavement.

We present William Hooper (mariner) for a filthy gutter opposite his house.

We present The Corporation of South Molton for Chappel Fields a dangerous path between east and west Appledore.

We present Robert Serjeant for a dangerous and dirty gutter.

We present Elizabeth Snow (widow) for broken pavement.

We present Esther Bowden (widow) for broken pavement.

We present Miss Elizabeth Irwin, a dangerous step encroaching into the highway.

We present William Dennis (Northam) for dangerous and broken pavement.

We present Mr Richard Vernon, Mr John Penney, William Clibbett junr and Charles Hartnoll senr to be sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore.

We present Mr William Partridge senr, John Woollacott and Mr John Penhorwood as inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Stone to be sworn tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be sworn a crier for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Henry Hernaman to be drivers for Northam and Stephen Short and Richard Honey for Appledore.

We present William Crealock, John Saunders mason, John Sanders blacksmith and John Bassett junr to be sworn constables for Northam and Richard Honey, George Down, John Cole and John Kelly and Charles Hartnoll junr to be sworn constables for Appledore.

We present James Cocks, William Williams, Peter Lang and Thomas Popham for their default in not attending pursuant to the summons and amerce them in the sum of three shillings and sixpence each.

We present William Smith for acting contrary to his duty by letting a bullock or cow out of the pound without proper authority.

We present James Broom butcher of Westleigh for a weight being deficient.

We present Henry Martin butcher for a weight being deficient.

We present [blank] Mill of Fremington for a weight being deficient.

We present J Evans of Watertown for butter being short of weight.

We present Susan Hortop [of] Northam for a weight being deficient.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon foreman
John Penney
Richard Dart
William Partridge
Joshua Evans
John Pickard
James Partridge
John Woollacott
Thomas Cook
William Clibbett junr
Richard Barwick
George Downing
John Penhorwood
William Cock
William Cawsey
William Chappell
John Williams
Richard Cooper Evans
William Clibbett

At this court William Crealock was sworn constable for Northam in the usual form.

This court was then adjourned to Monday the sixteenth day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.
 

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16 Nov 1829

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid, now held at the School Room in Northam Village on the sixteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and twenty nine, before...
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
Richard Vernon, foreman
William Chappell
William Partridge
John Woollacott
James Partridge
William Clibbett junr
John Penney
William Cock
William Clibbett
John Pickard
Richard Dart
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
Thomas Barwick
John Williams
Richard Cooper Evans
Joshua Evans
George Downing
Thomas Cooke

The surveyors of the highway appeared to answer the following presentments
A slip in front of William Williams house in bad repair,
A slip at the corner of Mr Geen's yard,
Bad pavement at the extremity of West Appledore near the watch house,
Two dangerous places opposite the houses of Ann Slade and [blank] Blackmore,
Dangerous gutters opposite the houses of John Handcock and others,
A Dirty gutter in Rosemary Lane,
Bad piece of road opposite Mr Dart's smith's shop,
Bad pavement opposite the house of Sir Charles Chalmers Bart,
And nuisances in the narrow passage or drang at Appledore.
All which presentments were respited.

Mr William Chappell for a slip at Rock in bad repair, and a dangerous state, and for a nuisance at the entrance to his rope walk, and the slip being repaired and nuisance removed, the said presentments were discharged.

Thomas Mill, for a one pound brass weight being deficient half an ounce in weight, was ordered to pay one shilling, and the weight was declared to be forfeited.

Edward Cann appeared by his wife for bad and dangerous pavement opposite his house in New Street, and on her promising to get the same repaired, the presentment was respited.

James Broom for a two pound iron-weight being deficient one quarter of an ounce, also for a seven pound iron weight one ounce deficient in weight, was ordered to pay one shilling, the two pound iron weight was declared forfeited, and the seven pound weight was ordered to be rectified.

Henry Martin, for a half-pound iron weight, being a quarter of an ounce deficient in weight, was ordered to forfeit the weight but was not fined.

Susan Hortop, for a half a quarter of a pound weight brass, being deficient one drachm, was ordered to pay one shilling for the summons and the weight was ordered to be rectified.

John Gould, for a dangerous chimney was discharged.

Mr Joshua Evans, for four half pounds of butter, being short of weight, was ordered to pay one shilling for the summons.

Robert Serjeant appeared by his wife, for a dangerous and dirty gutter, which presentment was respited.

Elizabeth Snow and Esther Bowden did not appear, to answer their presentments for broken pavement, but the pavement being repaired the presentments were discharged.

Mr Josias Wren appeared for Miss Elizabeth Irwin, to answer the presentment against her, for a dangerous step incroaching on the highway, and the surveyor of the highways was ordered to remove such step at the expense of the parish.

William Dennis did not appear to answer the presentment for dangerous and broken pavement, but the same have been repaired the presentment was discharged.

William Smith appeared, to answer the presentment for acting contrary to his duty by letting a bullock or cow out of the pound without proper authority, which presentment on Mr Smith's explanation was discharged.

Richard Vernon, Charles Hartnoll senr, John Penney and William Clibbett junr were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and William Partridge the elder, John Woollacott and John Penhorwood were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stone did not appear to be sworn tythingman, but being ill, was excused.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam and Stephen Short was sworn crier for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

William Smith was sworn way driver for Northam for the year ensuing.

Stephen Short and Richard Honey were sworn way drivers for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

Richard Honey appeared, to answer the presentment against him for broken pavement, which being repaired the presentment was discharged.

John Saunders mason, John Saunders blacksmith, and John Bassett junr were sworn constables for Northam, and Richard Honey, George Down, and John Cole, were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Charles Hartnoll junr, refused to take upon himself the office of constable, and was fined by the steward - five shillings.

James Cocks, William Williams and Thomas Popham paid their fines of three shillings and sixpence each, for non attendance at the last court and Peter Lang's fine was remitted on account of illness.

Charles Hartnoll afterwards paid the fine of five shillings.

Be it remembered that on the 22nd day of September 1830, John Saunders blacksmith was discharged by me from his office of constable, and John Ford of Northam shipwright was sworn constable of Northam in the place of the said John Saunders, before me:
Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1830

21 Oct 1830

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon holden and kept at the School Room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Thursday the twenty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary, used and approved.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Richard Vernon foreman
Mr William Chappell
Mr Josias Wren
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr James Partridge
Mr William Clibbett
Mr William Clibbett junr
Mr John Penney
Mr William Cox
Mr John Coplestone Vernham
Mr John Pickard
Mr Richard Dart
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr Richard Barwick
Mr Richard Cooper Evans
Mr Joshua Evans
Mr William Penney
Mr John Beara

We present the surveyors of the highways for the following viz:
Bad pavement, and dirty gutter outside the house of Charles Hartnoll junr,
A gutter out of place in Rosemary Lane, New Street,
Bad pavement below the Post Office,
Broken pavement in several places in Bude Street,
Broken pavement near the Union.

We present the Corporation of South Molton for Chapel Fields a dangerous passage between east and west Appledore.

Also the Rev'd W P Thomas for a dirty gutter at the back of Dock Cottage.

Also John Wood blacksmith, for leaving anchors in the street.

Also Mrs Shaxon of One End Street for a step projecting in the street.

Also Mr Luke, for a step projecting in the road at Bude Street.

Also the proprietors of the house late James Irwins, for a dangerous step in the road.

We present William Williams, to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo, to be crier for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Henry Hernaman, to be drivers for Northam and Stephen Short and Richard Passmore to be drivers for Appledore.

We present William Crealock, John Saunders mason, John Ford, John Bassett junr, Thomas Hortop and William Rook junr, to be sworn constables for Northam, and George Downe, John Cole, Charles Hartnoll junr, and Thomas Stapledon, to be sworn constables for Appledore.

We present Thomas Popham and George Downing, for non attendance in pursuance to the summons and amerce them in the sum of three shillings and sixpence each.

We present Stephen Short for neglect of duty, charged against him by Mr Chappell, and William Wood for crying without authority.

We present Mr Richard Vernon, Mr John Penney, William Clibbett junr, and Charles Hartnoll senr, to be inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Rook junr, Thomas Gilbert and [crossed out: Mr William Lewis?] widow, for having weights being deficient of the standard.

We present Mr James Partridge, Mr John Woollacott, and Mr John Penhorwood, to be inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, for the year ensuing.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
William Chappell
Josias Wren
William Partridge
John Woollacott
James Partridge
W Clibbett
William Clibbett junr
John Penney
William Cox
John Coplestone Vernham
John Pickard
Richard Dart
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
William Williams
Richard Barwick
Richard C Evans
William Penney junr
John Beara
Joshua Evans

The court was then adjourned to Wednesday the third day of November next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.
 

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3 Nov 1830

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid now held at the School Room in Northam Village on the third day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty before...
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
Mr Richard Vernon, foreman
Mr William Chappell
Mr Josias Wren
Mr William Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr James Partridge
Mr William Clibbett
Mr William Clibbett junr
Mr John Penney
Mr William Cox
Mr John Copleston Vernam
Mr John Pickard
Mr Richard Dart
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr Richard Barwick
Mr Richard Cooper Evans
Mr Joshua Evans
Mr William Penney
Mr John Beara

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer the following presentments:
For bad pavement and dirty gutter outside the house of Charles Hartnoll junr,
For a gutter out of repair in Rosemary Lane, New Street,
For bad pavement below the Post Office,
For broken pavement in several places in Bude Street,
And for broken pavement near the Union.
Which presentments being under repair were respited.
The presentment against the Rev'd W P Thomas for a dirty gutter at the back of Dock Cottage was discharged.

The presentment against Mrs Shaxson of One End Street for a step projecting in the street was discharged.

William Rooke the younger, for half a quarter of a pound brass weight deficient in weight one drachm, was fined one shilling, and ordered to pay one shilling for the summons and the weight was declared to be forfeit.

Thomas Gilbert, for half a quarter of a pound brass weight, deficient in weight two drahms, was fined two shillings, and ordered to pay one shilling for the summons, and the weight was declared to be forfeited.

Christiana Lewis, for a two pound iron weight, deficient three quarters of an ounce, was ordered to pay one shilling for the summons, and the weight was ordered to be rectified.

The presentment against Mr Luke, for a step projecting in the road at Bude Street, was respited.

The proprietors of the house late James Irwins, were not summoned to answer the presentment for a dangerous step in the road.

John Wood blacksmith did not appear pursuant to summons, to answer the presentment made against him for leaving anchors in the street.

William Williams, was sworn tythingman, for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam and Stephen Short was sworn crier for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

William Smyth was sworn pound keeper for Northam for the year ensuing.

William Smyth and William Rooke the younger, were sworn way drivers for Northam, and Stephen Short and Richard Passmore were sworn way drivers for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Crealock, John Ford, John Bassett junr, Thomas Hortop and William Rooke junr were sworn constables for Northam, and George Downe, John Cole, and Charles Hartnoll junr were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

John Saunders mason was excused from being sworn constable for Northam, and Thomas Stapledon was excused from being sworn constable for Appledore.

George Downing paid his fine of three shillings and six pence for non attendance at the last court, and Thomas Popham's fine was remitted on account of illness.

Richard Vernon, John Penney, William Clibbett junr, and Charles Hartnoll senr were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and James Partridge, John Woollacott and John Penhorwood were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam, for the year ensuing.

At this court it was resolved that each juryman who neglects to attend the General annual court at twelve o'clock at noon and the adjourned court at a quarter after four o'clock in the afternoon, shall be fined one shilling.

It was also resolved that at each adjourned court the foreman of the jury for the then next annual court shall be appointed and that such foreman shall give directions for the dinner and spirits to be provided for each meeting.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Be it remembered that on the seventh day of March 1831 William Rooke the younger was discharged by me from his office of constable for Northam. Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1831

24 Oct 1831

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty one, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Mr Richard Vernon foreman
Mr William Partridge
Mr James Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr William Clibbett junr
Mr John Coplestone Vernham
Mr William Cocks
Mr Richard Dart
Mr John Beara
Mr John Pickard
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr Richard Cooper Evans
Mr Joshua Evans
Mr William Penney
Mr Thomas (John crossed out) Penney
Mr John Williams

We present the surveyors of the highways for the following viz:
Dirty gutter opposite Sarah Hooper's house, occasioned by raising the pavement.
Bad pavement adjoining the Market Place.
Bad pavement opposite the house lately occupied by Capt Robert Bowden.
Bad pavement opposite the house occupied by Ann Godfrey.
Bad pavement between the house occupied by Capt Jackson and that lately occupied by Sir Charles Chalmers Baronet.
Gutter in New Street, out of repair.

We present Mr Chappell, for a dangerous gutter opposite the house now occupied by Fanny Keen.

We present Mr Emanuel Halls, for a dangerous place at the end of the drang adjoining his court.

We present William Williams to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith, Thomas Hore and Richard Honey junr to be drivers for Northam, and Stephen Short, Richard Passmore and George Gregory to be drivers for Appledore.

We present William Crealock, John Cobbledick, John Bassett junr, James Burden and Thomas Lock to be constables for Northam and George Downe, John Cole, William Stapledon and John Row junr for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at 12 o'clock according to the resolution of last year, in the sum of one shilling each, and those who have absented themselves altogether in the sum of three shillings and sixpence each.

We present Mr Richard Vernon, Mr William Penney, William Clibbett junr, Mr John Near and Mr Thomas Parminter to be weighers for Appledore, Mr James Partridge, Mr John Woollacott and Mr John Pickard to be weighers for Northam for the year ensuing.

We present Mr Robert Moule of West Yelland in the parish of Fremington, for having two pounds of butter short of weight.

We present William Lemon of Westleigh for having a pound deficient of weight.

We present Thomas Hore of Northam for having a two ounce weight deficient.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
John Woollacott
Richard Dart
Thomas Penney
Joshua Evans
William Penney junr
John Beara
James Partridge
Richard C Evans
William Cock
John Penhorwood
William Partridge
John Pickard
William Cawsey
John C Vernham
William Williams
William Clibbett junr
John Williams

The court was then adjourned to Monday the fourteenth day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Signed: Chas Carter steward
 

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14 Nov 1831

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid now held at the School room in Northam Village on the fourteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty one before...
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
Mr Richard Vernon, foreman
Mr William Partridge
Mr James Partridge
Mr John Woollacott
Mr William Clibbett junr
Mr John Copleston Vernam
Mr William Cocks
Mr Richard Dart
Mr John Beara
Mr John Pickard
Mr William Cawsey
Mr John Penhorwood
Mr William Williams
Mr Richard Cooper Evans
Mr Joshua Evans
Mr Thomas Penney
Mr John Williams

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer the following presentments:
For a dirty gutter opposite Sarah Hooper's house which they promised to repair.
Also for a bad pavement opposite the Market Place.
Also for bad pavement opposite the house lately occupied by Capt Robert Bowden.
Also for bad pavement opposite the house occupied by Ann Godfrey.
Also for bad pavement between the house occupied by Capt Jackson and Sir Charles Chalmers.
And a gutter in New Street, out of repair, which presentments the surveyors promised to repair before Christmas day next, and a penalty of twenty shillings was imposed by the court in case default should be made in repairing the said several presentments by Christmas day next, which presentments were respited.

Mr Chappell appeared by his son for a dangerous gutter opposite a house occupied by Fanny Keen, which presentment was respited on the understanding that the surveyor and Mr Chappell would look into the presentment and that it should be repaired by the party liable to repair the same.

Emanuel Halls did not appear, to answer the presentment against him for a dangerous place at the end of the drang adjoining his court yard, it appearing on the oath of John Bassett that the said Emanuel Halls was duly summoned to answer the presentment, and that he stated to the bailiff at the time of the summons that he would not appear he was fined in the sum of two shillings and sixpence, and also ordered to pay one shilling for the summons.

Robert Moule for having two pounds weight of butter short in weight, and it appearing to be a trifling deficiency he was discharged, on paying two shillings for the summons.

William Lemon, for having a one pound weight deficient in weight, and it appearing to be a trifling deficiency, was ordered to pay two shillings for the summons and service.

Thomas Hore appeared, to answer a presentment against him for a two ounce weight deficient, and the deficiency appearing to be trifling, he was discharged on paying two shillings for the summons and service.

William Williams was sworn tithingman for the year ensuing, but was fined one shilling for not being present at four o'clock, pursuant to summons.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam for the year ensuing and Stephen Short was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Smith was sworn pound keeper for Northam for the year ensuing.

Richard Honey, Thomas Hore and Richard Ford were sworn way drivers for Northam and Richard Passmore and George Gregory were sworn way drivers for Appledore, for the year ensuing.

John Cobbledick, John Bassett junr, James Burden and Thomas Lock appeared, and were sworn in constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

John Cole, William Stapledon and John Row were sworn in constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Richard Vernon, William Clibbett junr, John Bear and Thomas Parminter were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and James Partridge, John Woollacott and John Pickard were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Thomas Chappell and George Downing paid their fines of three shillings and sixpence each, for non attendance at the last court.

John Williams and Richard Barwick paid their fines of one shilling each, for not being present at twelve o'clock at the last court.

Thomas Cook, William Clibbett, William Cawsey and William Clibbett junr were severally amerced in one shilling for not being present at this court, at a quarter past four o'clock, which sum they severally paid.

Mr John Penney inspector of weights and measures for Appledore, not having appeared at this court, pursuant to his duty, he was fined in the sum of three shillings and sixpence.

Mr William Penney junr was fined in the sum of one shilling, for non attendance this day.

At this court the jury requested the steward to apply to the lord of the Manor, that an indictment may be preferred against Charles Woodley esquire for rescuing cattle from Richard Passmore way driver as he was driving the same to the pound.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1832

22 Oct 1832

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire, of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty second day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty two, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid, according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and accustomed.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Richard Vernon foreman
Thomas Chappell
James Partridge
William Clibbett
William Clibbett junr
John Penney
William Cocks
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Coplestone Vernham
John Pickard
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
William Williams
Thomas Cook
John Williams
Richard Cooper Evans
Joshua Evans
William Penney
Thomas Penney
Jacob Phipps
James Chappell

We present the surveyors of the highways for the following viz:
Dirty gutter and pavement near the Coach and Horses, and adjoining houses.
Dirty gutter near the house, lately occupied by Captain Jackson.

We present Mr Chappell, for several nuisances near his small houses in the Western Street.

We present Mrs Cooper, for a dangerous well opposite the house of Charles Hartnoll junr.

We present Mr James Cocks, for Chapel fields as a dangerous nuisance.

We present William Williams to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam and Stephen Short for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith, Thomas Hore and Daniel Turner to be drivers for Northam, and Stephen Short and Richard Passmore to be drivers for Appledore, and according to the determination of the jury, the following sums are to be levied on cattle that trespass viz:
Horses 6d each, bullocks 6d, sheep to be charged 1/6 per score, pigs 6d each, but if more of horses bullock or pigs, the whole charge not to exceed one shilling and sixpence independent of the charge of the pound keeper.

We present William Crealock, John Cobbledick, John Bassett junr, James Burden and Thomas Lock, to be constables for Northam, and George Downe, John Cole, George Williams junr, John Row and Henry Williams (chandler) to be constables for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at 12 o'clock according to the resolution of former years, in the sum of one shilling each, and those who have absented themselves altogether in the sum of three shillings and sixpence each.

We present Mr John Beara, Mr James Cocks, and Mr Thomas Parminter to be inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore, and Mr John Pickard, Mr John Woollacott and Mr James Partridge, to be inspectors for Northam.

We present John Thomas shopkeeper in Market Street Appledore, for three weights, the same being short.

We present John Pickard of Northam, for a dirty pigsty near his house, and for a dung pit also near his premises in Northam.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
Thomas Chappell
William Williams
John Beara
William Penney junr
Richard Dart
Richard C Evans
Thomas Penney
Thomas Cook
John C Vernham
John Williams
James Chappell
John Penney
Joshua Evans
James Partridge
John Pickard
Jacob Phipps
John Penhorwood
William Cocks
William Clibbett
William Clibbett junr

The court was then adjourned to Wednesday the seventh day of November next by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.
 

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7 Nov 1832

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid now held at the Schoolroom in Northam Village, on the seventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty two before...
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
Richard Vernon
James Partridge
William Clibbett
William Clibbett junr
John Penney
William Cocks
Richard Dart
John Coplestone Vernam
John Pickard
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
William Williams
Thomas Cook
John Williams
Richard Cooper Evans
Joshua Evans
William Penney
Thomas Penney
Jacob Phipps
James Chappell

The surveyors of the highway appeared to answer the following presentments:
For a dirty gutter and pavement near the Coach and Horses, and adjoining houses, which it appeared was ow under repair, and the presentment was therefore respited.
Also for a dirty gutter near the house lately occupied by Captain Jackson, which being also now under repair this presentment was also (on payment of one shilling) respited.

Mr William Chappell appeared by his son and an arrangement being made between him and the surveyor of the highways respecting the nuisances near his houses in Western Street for removing such nuisances, this presentment was (on payment of one shilling) respited.

Mrs Cooper appeared by Cooper Evans, to answer to a presentment for a dangerous well opposite the house of Charles Hartnoll, and having engaged to get the nuisance removed before the next court, the presentment was (on payment of one shilling) respited.

James Cocks, for Chapel Fields, did not appear.

William Williams appeared, and was sworn tithingman.

Thomas Yeo appeared and was sworn crier for Northam. Stephen Short appeared and was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Smith appeared, and was sworn poundkeeper for the year ensuing.

Thomas How appeared, and was sworn way driver for Northam for the year ensuing. Stephen Short and Richard Passmore appeared and were sworn way drivers for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Crealock, John Cobbledick, John Bassett junr, James Burden and Thomas Lock severally appeared, and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

George Down, John Row, William Stapledon (as substitute for Henry Williams) George Williams junr and John Cole severally appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

John Beara, James Cocks and Thomas Parminter appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

John Pickard, John Woollacott and James Partridge severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

John Thomas did not appear, and not being summoned the matter was adjourned.

Richard Barwick and John Woollacott severally paid their amerciaments of three shillings and sixpence each.

John Pickard appeared and having engaged to keep his pigsty clean, the presentment was discharged without paying his fee.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1833

21 Oct 1833

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge, together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire, of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty first day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty three, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and accustomed.
Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Richard Vernon foreman
William Partridge
James Partridge
John Woollacott
William Clibbett junr
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Coplestone Vernam
William Penney
William Patterson
John Pickard
Thomas Chappell
John Fishwick
William Clibbett senr
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
William Williams
Thomas Cook
John Williams
Richard Cooper Evans
Jacob Phipps
William Lashbrook
James Bowen
Thomas Penney
William Williams (yeoman)
James Chappell
Charles Chappell

We present the surveyors of the highways for the following nuisances, viz:
Bad step West Appledore in a bad state of repair.
Bad pavement from the top of Bude Street to Mr Hoggs house.
Bad pavement opposite the Globe in Appledore and near the house occupied by Joseph Cox.
A dirty gutter proceeding from Messrs T Lemon's and Charles Hartnolls senr houses.
For allowing timber to be lodged on the highway at Mr Geen's yard.
For a dirty gutter in New Street.

We present Mr Chappell, for Rock Slip at Appledore in a dangerous state (which he has promised to repair) sufficient time being allowed him.

We present Mr John Penny, for leaving his donkey cart continually on the public road at Bude Street.

We present the Rev'd Mr Mill for bad pavement adjoining the house occupied by John Saunders victualler.

We present James Burden, for bad pavement adjoining his house.

We present Mrs Mary Lock, and the overseers of the poor for bad pavement near her house in Northam, also Sarah Sanders for bad pavement opposite her house, near Edward England's shop.

We present William Lee, for a heap of rubbish near his stable, also Thomas Cook for a heap of rubbish near Bonehill.

We present James Pickard (butcher) for a dirty water-table at the back of his house.

We present William Williams to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam, and William Wood to be crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Thomas How to be way drivers for Northam, and Thomas Stapledon and John Heal to be way drivers for Appledore, and according to the determination of the jury the following sums are to be levied on cattle, that trespass, viz:
Horses 6d each.
Bullocks 6d.
Sheep 1/6 per ten.
Pigs 6d each.
But if more of either bullocks horses & pigs the whole charge not to exceed 1/6, independent of the charge of the pound keeper.

We present William Crealock, John Bassett junr, James Burden, Henry Gould and Joseph Moor to be constables for Northam and George Down, John Cole, George Williams junr, John Row junr and William Stapledon to be constables for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at twelve o'clock according to the resolution of former years, in the sum of one shilling each, and those who have absented themselves altogether in the sum of three shillings and sixpence each.

We present Mr James Chappell, Mr Thomas Penney, Mr Richard Dart, Mr George Down to be inspectors of weights and measures and provisions for Appledore, Mr John Woollacott and Mr Jacob Phipps, and Mr John Pickard, and Mr Penhorwood to be inspectors for Northam.

We present the following for short weights: Jane Cook (Pitt), George Kelly (Tomouth Estate), Elizabeth Williams, at Mr Geens, Rowland Morgan New Street, Jane Hartnoll (flour dealer), Mary Haynes ditto, Alexander Beara ditto, Elizabeth Williams Market Street, John Thomas Market Street, Eliza Perry West Appledore, Thomas Stapledon West Appledore, William Williams yeoman Commons Northam, and James Harris fish dealer of Parkham, and we request that Mr James Cocks and Mr Thomas Parminter be summoned to the adjourned court to prosecute the defaulters.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
William Williams
John Pickard
Thomas Chappell
John Woollacott
Thomas Cook
William Penney junr
James Chappell
Richard Dart
Thomas Penney
Richard Cooper Evans
William Clibbett
John Coplestone Vernam
James Bowen
William Clibbett junr
Jacob Phipps
John Fishwick
William Lashbrook
John Penhorwood
John Beara
William Cawsey
Charles Chappell
James Partridge
William Williams
John Williams

The court was then adjourned to Monday the eighteenth day of November by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Signed: Chas Carter steward
 

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18 Nov 1833

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid held at the Schoolroom in Northam Village, on the eighteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty three before...
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The following members of the jury appeared
Richard Vernon
William Partridge
William Williams, sailmaker
John Pickard
Thomas Chappell
John Woollacott
Thomas Cook
James Chappell
Richard Dart
Thomas Penney
James Bowen
Richard Cooper Evans
William Clibbett
Jacob Phipps
William Clibbett junr
John Fishwick
John Penhorwood
John Beara
William Cawsey
Charles Chappell
James Partridge
William Williams
William Lashbrook
John Williams

The surveyors of the highways appeared to answer the following presentments.
For a bad step West Appledore in a bad state of repair.
Bad pavement from the top of Bude Street to Mr Hoggs house.
Bad pavement opposite the Globe in Appledore and near the house occupied by Joseph Cox.
A dirty gutter proceeding from Messrs T Lemon's and Charles Hartnolls senr houses.
For allowing timber to be lodged on the highway at Mr Geen's yard.
For a dirty gutter in New Street.
Which several presentments were respited.

Mr William Chappell appeared (by his son) to answer a presentment for Rock slip at Appledore in a dangerous state of repair which presentment Mr Thomas Chappell engaging to get the step removed was respited.

Mr John Penney appeared to answer a presentment for leaving his donkey cart continually in the road at Bude Street which being removed the presentment was discharged.

The Rev'd Mr Mill appeared by proxy to answer a presentment for bad pavement adjoining the house occupied by John Saunders victualler which being repaired the presentment was discharged.

James Burden appeared to answer a presentment for bad pavement opposite his house, which being repaired the presentment was discharged.

Mary Lock and the overseers of the poor appeared to answer a presentment for bad pavement near the said Mary Locks house in Northam, which being repaired the presentment was on payment of one shilling discharged.

Sarah Sanders appeared to answer a presentment for bad pavement opposite her house near Edward England's shop, which being repaired the presentment was discharged and the said Sarah Sanders on account of her poverty was excused from payment of the expense of the summons.

William Lee appeared to answer a presentment for a heap of rubbish near his stable, which being removed the presentment was ordered to be discharged on payment of the sum of one shilling.

James Pickard appeared to answer a presentment for a dirty water-table at the back of his house, which being removed the presentment was discharged.

The following persons were fined the several sums set against their respective names for having in their respective possessions false and deficient weights, viz:

James Harris for a two pound iron weight fined one shilling and expenses which he paid and the weight was forfeited.

Thomas Stapledon for a half pound lead weight, fined one shilling and expenses which he paid and the weight was forfeited.

Elizabeth Williams for a two pound iron weight, fined sixpence and expenses which she paid and the weight was forfeited.

Jane Hartnoll, for two one pound lead weights and half pound lead weight, fined one shilling and sixpence and expenses which she paid.

Elizabeth Williams Market Street, for a half pound brass weight was ordered to pay sixpence the expense of the summons.

George Kelly for several deficient weights was fined one shilling and expenses which he paid and the weights were ordered to be rectified.

Jane Cook for a two pound iron weight, was fined one shilling and expenses which she paid and the weight was forfeited.

Rowland Morgan for a two pound iron weight was fined sixpence and expenses which he paid and the weight was forfeited.

Mary Haynes for a one pound brass weight was fined one shilling and expenses which she paid and the weight was forfeited.

William Williams (Commons) for two deficient weights was fined one shilling and sixpence which he paid and the weights were forfeited.

Alexander Beara for a seven pound iron weight was fined sixpence and expenses which he paid and the weight was forfeited.

Eliza Perry, for a half pound brass weight was fined sixpence and expenses which she paid and the weight was forfeited.

Ann Fisher for two deficient weights was not summoned but the weights were forfeited.

John Thomas (who was personally summoned to answer a presentment) for having in his possession a half pound iron weight (deficient four drachms) not appearing was fined two shillings and expenses.

The thanks of the jury were voted to the inspectors for their vigilant conduct in detecting and prosecuting the defaulters.

William Williams appeared and was sworn tythingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam and William Wood was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Smith appeared and was sworn pound keeper for the year ensuing.

Thomas How was sworn way driver for Northam for the year ensuing, and John Heal was sworn way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Thomas Stapledon who was also presented to be way driver for Appledore appeared and claimed to be exempted and he was accordingly excused.

William Crealock, James Burden, Joseph Moor and John Gloyn vice Henry Gould severally appeared and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing - John Bassett junr being ill was excused.

John Cole, George Williams junr and John Row junr severally appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr James Chappell, Mr Thomas Penney, Mr Richard Dart and Mr Thomas Parminter (vice George Down) severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr John Woollacott, Mr Jacob Phipps, Mr John Pickard and Mr John Penhorwood, severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Mr William Cox paid his fine of three shillings and sixpence for non attendance at the last court.

Mr Josias Wren did not appear nor pay his fine of three shillings and sixpence at the last court.

Mr Miles Hammett was excused from the payment of his fine.

Mr Thomas Chappell, Mr Charles Chappell, Mr William Clibbett, Mr James Chappell, severally paid their fines of one shilling each for not being present at twelve o'clock at the last court.

James Fishwick was excused from the payment of his fine of one shilling for not being present at the last court at 12 o'clock.


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1834

27 Oct 1834

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge, together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty seventh day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty four, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and accustomed.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
Richard Vernon foreman
William Partridge
James Partridge
John Woollacott
William Clibbett junr
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Coplestone Vernam
John Pickard
William Cawsey
John Penhorwood
Thomas Cook
Richard Cooper Evans
James Chappell
James Bowen
William Williams (yeoman)
James Cocks
William Beer
Thomas Chappell

We present the surveyors of highways for the following nuisances:
Bad road in Chapel Fields at both ends.
Bad pavement in front of George Williams houses in West Appledore.
Slip between the houses of Mr Richard Lewis and Mr Vernon next the Strand.
Bad pavement opposite the Globe Inn.
Water often ponding at the entrance of a new slip adjoining Market Street.

We present W Smith for allowing the accumulation of filth in the pound.

We present the surveyor of the trust roads for allowing a dirty gutter to run over the highway near the house of John Galsworthy at Northam.

We present J Wren Esq for stopping up a foot path leading from Silford to Bideford.

We present John Pickard, Northam, for allowing a nuisance from his cow house running over the pavement at Clerkenwell.

We present Mr William Chappell for fixing a stone at the corner of Gregory's house in West Appledore thereby narrowing the road, also for the projection of the same house.

We present William Williams for a penthouse and large stone projecting in the highway, and William Short for stones also projecting in the highway.

We present William Williams to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam and William Wood to be crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

We present William Smith and Thomas How to be way drivers for Northam and George Sanders to be way driver for Appledore and according to the determination of the jury the following sums are to be levied on cattle that trespass viz:
Horses 6d
Bullocks 6d
Sheep 1/6 per score
Pigs 6d each
But if more of either bullocks horses of pigs the whole shall not exceed 1/6 independant of the charge of the poundkeeper.

We present William Crealock, John Bassett junr, James Burden, Henry Gould and Joseph Moor to be constables for Northam and John Cole, Robert Ackford, Robert Lemon, William Blackmore and George Eastman to be constables for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at 12 o'clock according to the resolution of former years, in the sum of one shilling each and those who have absented themselves altogether without cause in the sum of three shillings and six pence each.

We present Mr James Chappell, Mr Richard Dart, Mr Thomas Cook and Mr Thomas Parminter to be surveyors of weights measures and provisions for Appledore and Mr William Bear, Mr Lashbrook, Mr Woollacott and Mr William Williams to be surveyors for Northam.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
Richard Vernon
Richard Dart
John C Vernam
John Beara
Richard Cooper Evans
William Williams
Thomas Cook
James Partridge
John Penhorwood
John Pickard
William Partridge
James Chappell
William Beer
Thomas Chappell
John Woollacott
William Cawsey
James Bowen
William Clibbett junr
James Cocks

The court was then adjourned to Thursday the thirteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.
 

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18 Nov 1834

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid held at the Schoolroom in Northam Village, on the thirteenth day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty four.

The following members of the jury appeared
Richard Vernon
Richard Dart
John Coplestone Vernam
John Beara
Richard Cooper Evans
James Partridge
John Penhorwood
William Williams
John Pickard
Thomas Chappell
William Cawsey
John Woollacott
James Bowen
James Cocks
William Partridge
James Chappell

The surveyors of highways appeared to answer the following presentments:
For bad road in Chapel Fields at both ends.
For bad pavement in front of George Williams houses in West Appledore.
For slip between the houses of Mr Richard Lewis and Mr Vernon next the Strand.
For bad pavement opposite the Globe Inn.
For water often ponding at the entrance of a new slip adjoining Market Street.
Which presentments were respited.

William Smith appeared to answer a presentment for allowing the accumulation of filth in the pound which presentment was discharged.

The presentment against the surveyors of the Trust Road for allowing a dirty gutter to run over the highway near the house of John Galsworthy at Northam was respited.

John Pickard appeared to answer a presentment for allowing a nuisance from his cowhouse running over the pavement at Clerkenwell which presentment was respited.

Mr William Chappell appeared to answer a presentment for fixing a stone at the corner of Gregory's house in West Appledore thereby narrowing the road also for the projection of the same house which presentment was respited.

William Williams appeared by Emanuel Saunders to answer a presentment for a penthouse and large stones projecting in the highway which presentment was respited.

William Short appeared by his wife to answer a presentment for stones projecting in the highway which presentment was respited.

William Williams appeared and sworn tythingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo was sworn crier for Northam and William Wood was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Thomas How was sworn way driver for Northam and George Saunders was sworn way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Smith was sworn pound keeper for the year ensuing.

John Bassett junr, James Burden, John Gloyns and Joseph Moor severally appeared and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

John Cole, Robert Ackford, William Blackmore, George Eastman and Robert Lemon severally appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr James Chappell, Mr Thomas Cook, Mr Richard Dart and Mr John Parminter severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr William Bear, Mr Lashbrook, Mr Woollacott and Mr William Williams severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures for Northam for the year ensuing.

Mr William Penney was excused from the payment of his fine of three shillings and sixpence for non attendance at the last meeting, on producing a certificate under the hand of Mr Pratt surgeon that he was incapable of attending.

Mr Charles Chappel paid his fine of three shillings and sixpence for non attendance at the last court.

William Cocks and Mr John Cawsey severally paid their fine of one shilling each for not being present at 12 o'clock at the last court.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1835

26 Oct 1835

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge, together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire, of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon, holden and kept at the School room in Northam Village within the said Manor, on Monday the twenty sixth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty five, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor, from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and accustomed.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
William Clibbett junr, foreman
James Partridge
William Cocks
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Pickard
William Cawsey
William Williams
John Williams
James Chappell
William Lashbrook
William Williams (yeoman)
James Cocks
John Cawsey
William Beer

We present the Surveyors of Highways for the following nuisances:
Bad pavement near the house lately occupied by Doctor Hooper in West Appledore.
Bad pavement in One End Street.
Bad road, near Mr Geen's yard and near the Alms Houses.
New Street Hill in a bad state.
For allowing a nuisance to remain in the highway near Perkin's Field.
Bad pavement near John Skinners house.
Bad gutter near John Bowman's premises, and two slips leading to the beach in Appledore, one near the Tavern the other near Mrs Fishwick.

We present the Trustees of the late Mr Hogg, for raising the road near the Lawn at Odun Hall.

We present William Lee for allowing a dung hip [sic] to remain near his premises.

We present Richard Honey senr for a dung hip near his house.

We present John Bowman for allowing rubbish and bad pavement near his premises.

We present J Wren esq for stopping up a foot path leading from Silford to Bideford.

We present William Williams, to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam.

We present William Wood to be crier for Appledore and request the court will admonish him, as to removing handbills put up by other people.

We present Thomas Clark and John Marshford to be way drivers for Northam and George Sanders and John Clark to be way drivers for Appledore, sums to be levied on cattle as before.

We present Mr Crealock, John Bassett junr, James Burden, Henry Gould and Joseph More, to be constables for northam and John Cole, Robert Lemon, James Lemon, James Cocks, John Penney, Thomas Cook, William Blackmore and George Eastman to be constables for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at 12 o'clock according to the resolution of former years and amerce them in the sum of one shilling each, and those who have absented themselves altogether without cause in the sum of four shillings and six pence each.

We present Mr Dart, Mr John Penney, Mr Joshua Williams, and Mr Parminter, to the surveyors of weights and measures and provisions for Appledore and Mr W Williams and Mr John Mugford and Mr John Cawsey, to be surveyors for Northam.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance-
William Clibbett
James Partridge
James Chappell
John Pickard
John Cawsey
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Williams
William Lasbrook
William Cock
James Cock
William Williams
William Williams
William Cawsey
William Beer

Personally appeared John Bassett, bailiff of the manor and made oath that he personally summoned Charles Andrew Caddy, John Copplestone Vernam, William Penney, Thomas Cook and Richard Cooper Evans, to appear at this court to pay do and perform their several rents suits and services, according to the custom of the manor, and that he left a verbal notice with the daughter of James Bowen at his dwelling house, that the said James Bowen should also appear at this court, to pay do and perform his rents suits and services according to such custom, and the said John Bassett further saith that the said Charles Andrew Caddy, John Copplestone Vernam, William Penney, Thomas Cook, Richard Cooper Evans and James Bowen have not nor hath either of them appeared at this court, in pursuance of such summons.
Sworn in open court before me, John Bassett, bailiff, Chas Carter steward of the manor.

The said Charles Andrew Caddy, John Copplestone Vernam, William Penney, Thomas Cook, Richard Cooper Evans and James Bowen are fined in the sum of four shillings and sixpence each by me.
Chas Carter steward.

The court was then adjourned to Wednesday the eleventh day of November next, by four o'clock in the afternoon.
Chas Carter steward.
 

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11 Nov 1835

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid now held at the Schoolroom in Northam Village, on the eleventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty five.
Signed: Chas Carter steward

The following members of the jury appeared
William Clibbett
James Partridge
Richard Dart
John Pickard
John Williams
James Cocks
William Lashbrook
William Williams
John Cawsey
William Cock

The surveyors of highways appeared to answer the following presentments:
For bad pavement near the house lately occupied by Doctor Hooper in West Appledore, which presentment was respited.
For bad pavement in One End Street which was also respited.
For bad road, near Mr Geen's yard and near the Almshouses, which presentment was discharged.
For New Street Hill in a bad state which was respited.
For allowing a nuisance to remain in the highway near Perkin's Field which was discharged.
For bad pavement near John Skinners house which was respited.
For bad gutter near John Bowman's premises and two slips leading to the beach in Appledore which was respited.

The trustees of the late Mr Thomas Hogg appeared to answer the presentment for causing the road near the Lawn at Odun Hall which presentment was dicharged.

William Lee appeared to answer the presentment for allowing a dung heap to remain near his premises which presentment was respited.

Richard Honey senr appeared to answer the presentment for a dung heal near his house which presentment was discharged.

John Bowman appeared by his son to answer the presentment for allowing rubbish and bad pavement near his premises which presentment was respited.

Thomas(sic) Wren esquire did not appear to answer the presentment for stopping up a foot path leading from Silford to Bideford.

William Williams appeared and was sworn tithingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo appeared and was sworn crier for Northam and William Wood appeared and was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Thomas Clark and John Marshford appeared and were sworn way drivers for Northam and George Sanders was sworn way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Crealock, John Bassett junr, James Burden, Henry Gould and Joseph Moor severally appeared and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

Robert Lemon, James Lemon, James Cocks, Thomas Cook and William Blackmore severally appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Richard Dart, John Penney, Joshua Williams and Thomas Parminter severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures and provisions for Appledore for the year ensuing.

William Williams, John Mugford and John Cawsey severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures and provisions for Northam for the year ensuing.

Charles Andrew Caddy, John Coplestone Vernam, Thomas Cook, Richard Cooper Evans and James Bowen severally paid their fines of four shillings and sixpence each for non attendance at the last court.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.


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1836

24 Oct 1836

Manor of Northam
The Court Leet and View of Frankpledge together with the Court Baron of Augustus Saltren Willett esquire of and for his Manor of Northam in the County of Devon holden and kept at the Schoolroom in Northam Village within the said Manor on Monday the twenty fourth day of October one thousand eight hundred and thirty six, before Charles Carter gentleman steward and bailiff of the court and Manor aforesaid according to the custom of the said Manor from the time whereof the memory of man is not to the contrary used and accustomed.

Sworn of the Jury and Leet:
James Chappell, foreman
James Partridge
William Cocks
Richard Dart
John Beara
John Pickard
George Brayley
Samuel Barrett
Joshua Williams
John Penny
Thomas Cawsey
John Williams
James Bowen
William Williams (yeoman)
James Cocks
John Cawsey
Joshua Williams (joiner)
William Clibbett junr
Henry Cawsey
George Cawsey
Thomas Parminter

We present the Surveyors of Highways for the following nuisances in Appledore:
No pavement outside Ford's House in West Appledore.
Sunken pavement near T Dunford's house.
Bad pavement at Mrs Bignals, Harry Coles, J Heales and other houses.
Choked gutter and drain at T Day's house in West Appledore.
Impassable road from rubbish at the back of Dock House.
Bad and broken pavement from the house late of Sir C Chalmers to Dr Pratts.
Bad and dangerous quay opposite John Coles &c. B Fishers houses.
Bad pavement and bad gutters on Pitthill.

We present John Halls mason for a drain from a pigs house across the road.

We present Mr Charles Chappell for bad pavement outside his malthouse courtlage door.

We present David Rimas for bad pavement at his house.

We present William Clibbett junr as agent of Mr John Tucker Bristol for a dangerous well outside Pooles house in Bude Street.
We present the Harbour Master for allowing a quantity of clay to be lodged on the beach at Appledore. And we present Mr Hodges spirit merchant and Mr R Serjeant painter for lodging the aforesaid nuisance.


We present the waywardens for the following nuisances in Northam:
An open gutter below W Lees Barn.
A dangerous well in the centre of Northam.
A dangerous and disgraceful road called Oxenhams Lane.
An open gutter opposite Joseph Bowdens.

We present John Tawton for a nuisance proceeding from his courtlage.

We present William Couch for a dungpit near the public road.

We present Thomas Cock for allowing dirt under his walls.

We present Thomas Shute for an encroachment in building a shed on Bonehill.

We present George Cole for a dangerous well near the premises occupied by George Carter.

We present John Simmons & William Lee for dangerous pavement leading to Bonehill.

We present John Bassett, William Bassett and John Saunders mason for a dirty gutter in Castle Street.

We present Robert Sanders (tailor) for bad pavement outside his door.

We present William Williams to be tythingman for the year ensuing.

We present Thomas Yeo to be crier for Northam.

We present William Wood to be crier for Appledore.

We present Thomas Clark and John Marshford to be way drivers for Northam and John Clark and George Sanders to be way drivers for Appledore. Sums levied as before.

We present Mr Crealock, John Basset, James Burden, Henry Gould and Joseph Moor, to be constables for Northam, and John Cole, Robert Lemon, James Lemon, George Eastman, William Morgan and John Halls mason to be constables for Appledore.

We present those who were not present at 12 o'clock according to the resolution of former years and amerce them in the sum of one shilling each, and those who have absented themselves altogether without cause in the sum of two shillings and sixpence each.

We present Mr R Dart and Mr John Penney, Mr Joshua Williams (Bude Street) and Mr Thomas Parminster to be surveyor of weights and measures and provisions for Appledore, and Mr Lashbrook, Mr John Cawsey and Mr Thomas Cawsey to be surveyors for Northam.

And we continue all former presentments not yet amended, and agree that the presentments may be altered in form but not in substance.

Signed:
James Chappell, foreman
James Partridge
William Cock
Richard Dart
John Beara
Samuel Barrett
Joshua Williams
John Penny
John Williams
Thomas Cawsey
William Williams
Joshua Williams
Henry Cawsey
George Cawsey
Thomas Parminter
James Cocks
John Cawsey

The court was then adjourned to Monday the twenty first day of November 1836 by four o'clock in the afternoon.

Signed: Chas Carter steward.
 

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21 Nov 1836

Manor of Northam
At the adjournment of the court of the manor aforesaid now held at the School-room in Northam Village, on the twenty first day of November one thousand eight hundred and thirty six.

The following members of the jury appeared
Richard Dart
John Pickard
George Brayley
Joshua Williams
John Penney
William Williams (yeoman)
James Partridge
John Williams
John Cawsey
Joshua Williams (joiner)
Henry Cawsey
Thomas Parminter
Thomas Cawsey

The surveyors of highways appeared to answer the following presentments:
Bad pavement outside Ford's House in West Appledore.
Sunken pavement near T Dunford's house.
Bad pavement at Mrs Bignals, Harry Coles and J Heales.
Choked gutter and drain at T Day's house in West Appledore.
Impassable road from rubbish at the back of Dock House.
Bad and broken pavement from the house late of Sir C Chalmers to Dr Pratts.
Bad pavement and bad gutters on Pitthill, which several presentments were discharged.

For bad and dangerous Quay opposite John Coles and J B Fisher's house, which presentment was respited.

John Halls (mason) appeared to answer the presentment for a drain from a pigshouse across the road which presentment was [blank].

William Winter appeared by John Halls to answer the presentment for bad pavement outside his house and the same being repaired was on his payment of one shilling ordered to be discharged.

Mr Charles Chappell did not appear to answer the presentment against him for bad pavement outside his Malthouse courtlage door and it being proved by John Halls that was repaired the same was on payment of one shilling ordered to be discharged.

David Rimas appeared by John Halls to answer the presentment for bad pavement at his house, and having proved that the pavement was repaired his presentment was on payment of one shilling ordered to be discharged.

William Clibbett junr did not appear to answer a presentment for a dangerous well outside Poole's house in Bude Street.

The Harbour Master appeared to answer a presentment for allowing a quantity of clay to be loged on the beach at Appledore which presentment was discharged.

Mr Hodges did not appear to answer the presentment against him for lodging the aforesaid nuisance.

Mr Robert Serjeant appeared and the presentment against him was on payment of one shilling discharged.

The waywardens appeared to answer the following presentments:
An open gutter below W Lees Barn.
A dangerous well in the centre of Northam which was discharging.
A dangerous and disgraceful road called Oxenhams Lane (their liability to repair which was disputed).
An open gutter opposite Joseph Bowdens which was discharging.

John Tawton did not appear to answer a presentment for a nuisance proceeding from his courtlage.

William Couch did not appear to answer a presentment for a dung pit near the public road.

Thomas Cock did not appear to answer a presentment for allowing dirt under his wall.

Thomas Shute appeared to answer a presentment for an encroachment in building a shed on Bonehill and on promising to pay the Lord of the Manor two shillings and six pence yearly as an acknowlegement and one shilling for the summons the presentment was discharged.

George Cole did not appear to answer a presentment for a dangerous well near his premises but the danger being removed the presentment was discharged.

John Simmons and William Lee did not appear to answer the presentments against them for dangerous pavement leading to Bonehill.

The presentment against William Bassett and John Bassett for a dirty gutter in Castle Street was discharged.

Robert Sanders appeared to answer the presentment for bad pavement outside his door which on payment of one shilling was ordered to be discharged.

John Sanders appeared to answer the presentment for a dirty gutter in Castle Street which presentment was respited.

William Williams appeared and was sworn tithingman for the year ensuing.

Thomas Yeo appeared and was sworn crier for Northam and William Wood appeared and was sworn crier for Appledore for the year ensuing.

John Marshford appeared and was sworn way driver for Northam and John Clark appeared and was sworn way driver for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Joseph Moor, John Bassett, James Burden and Henry Gould severally appeared and were sworn constables for Northam for the year ensuing.

William Morgan, Robert Lemon, George Eastman and James Lemon severally appeared and were sworn constables for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr Richard Dart, Mr John Penney, Mr Joshua Williams and Mr Thomas Parminter severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures and provisions for Appledore for the year ensuing.

Mr John Cawsey, Mr Thomas Cawsey and Mr William Lashbrook severally appeared and were sworn inspectors of weights and measures and provisions for Northam for the year ensuing.

William Williams and Mr John Mugford severally paid their fines of one shilling each for not attending at 12 o'clock at the last court.

Mr Thomas Chappell, Mr Charles Andrew Caddy, Mr Somerwill Starkie and Mr George Brayley were severally excused from payment of their fines of two shillings and sixpence each for non attendance at the last court.

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