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Series QSR
Quarter Sessions Rolls


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QSR 38-132 were dealt with in 1933. Documents relating to closure or diversion of rights of way were removed. Depositions were also removed and now form QSD 0/1 to 0/30. QSD 1-32 continue the series to 1899. After that only sample years kept. The remaining records are corner-filed, one file for each session:

See also QSR 34, 34a (Addenda).

Note. - In the arrangement of the rolls for binding, the original order was unfortunately broken up by the Record Agents, and the rolls were arranged by years.



QSR 26

Covering Dates: 1823 - 1824

1823
Reference: 437

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Thos Chas. Higgins, Turvey, esq.
Reference: 438

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Geo. Lucas, Newport Pagnell, gent
Reference: 439

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Fra. Pym, junr., esq., Kneesworth House, ?Bassingbourn, Cambs
Reference: 440

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Edmund Burke Lewis, Toddington, clerk
Reference: 452-3

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Sacrament and other business: Oaths of allegiance: Form of oath to be sworn by J.P.
Reference: 78,83,451,696-7

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Corn rents: Papers relating to Flitwick
Reference: 79,85-8,450,695

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Corn rents: Papers relating to Ampthill
Reference: 90-93,699

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Corn rents: Papers relating to Clophill.
Reference: 670

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Bridges: J.P's presentment that "Clay Bridge" between Southill and Clifton is broken and out of repair
Reference: 108

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Highways: J.P's order stepping a footpath in Warden.
Reference: 109

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Highways: Plan accompanying 108.
Reference: 110

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Highways: Notice of 108.
Reference: 111

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Highways: J.P's order apportioning length of road, running on the boundary between Limbury and Streatley, to be repaired by each parish.
Reference: 112

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Highways: Plan accompanying 111
Reference: 441

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Highways: J.P's certificate that read in Billington is in good repair (See Misc 432)
Reference: 457,458,547,505,586

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Gaol bills: Draper's.
Reference: 459,545,548,582,605

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Gaol bills: Ironmonger's.
Reference: 464,526,597

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Gaol bills: Bread return (and New House of Correction)
Reference: 465,528,565-7,594

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Gaol bills: Gaoler's general (465 inculdes "Six Leaches applied to [Hen Goodman's]..... threat"; 528 includes extra food for five convicts under sentence of death).
Reference: 476,509,607

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Gaol bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 486

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Gaol bills: Mason
Reference: 487,508,546,576

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Gaol bills: Plumber and glazier.
Reference: 488,527,559,593

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Gaol bills: Coal and sand (488, 527 and 559: and New House of Correction; 593: and New House of Correction and Sessions House.)
Reference: 492,539,592

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Gaol bills: Chimney sweep
Reference: 494,549,584

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Gaol bills: ?Leather etc for shoe repairing.
Reference: 495,519,541

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Gaol bills: Millwright
Reference: 507

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Gaol bills: Builder
Reference: 517,554

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Gaol bills: Basketmaker
Reference: 583

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Gaol bills: Shoemaker.
Reference: 454,510,511,512,557,600

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New House of Correction bills: Carpenter
Reference: 455,516,553,591

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New House of Correction bills: Draper.
Reference: 456,500

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New House of Correction bills: Plumber and glazier.
Reference: 470,530,568,604

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New House of Correction bills: Keeper's general.
Reference: 471

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New House of Correction bills: Painter.
Reference: 474

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New House of Correction bills: Printer and Stationer.
Reference: 483,514,523,556,603

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New House of Correction bills: Ironwork.
Reference: 485,558

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New House of Correction bills: Bricklayer (new buildings for the treadmill).
Reference: 490,523

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New House of Correction bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 495,520,542,588,591

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New House of Correction bills: Millwright.
Reference: 498,504,550,578

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New House of Correction bills: Shoemaker.
Reference: 499,552,587

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New House of Correction bills: Tailor.
Reference: 521

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New House of Correction bills: Basketmaker.
Reference: 532-6,579

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New House of Correction bills: Builder (532 includes [for tread mill] "Prepg. Two Pieces of oak to Hang Weights upon to Make Labour when without Corn").
Reference: 544

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New House of Correction bills: Carriage of tread wheels from Greenwich. (See Misc. 540).
Reference: 461,563,602

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Sessions House Bills: Ironwork.
Reference: 468,506,560

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Sessions House Bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 502

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Sessions House Bills: Builder.
Reference: 524

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Sessions House Bills: Plumber and glazier.
Reference: 555

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Sessions House Bills: Painter.
Reference: 596

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Sessions House Bills: Hallkeeper.
Reference: 467

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Bridge bills: "Building a Arch across the Turnpike road between Stanford and Clifton".
Reference: 491

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Bridge bills: Repairs to Bromham bridge.
Reference: 497,543,551

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Bridge bills: Repairs to Biggleswade bridge.
Reference: 561-2

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Bridge bills: Rebuilding Washbrook Bridge, Biggleswade.
Reference: 575

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Bridge bills: For "quickweeding" at Tempsford bridge: also posts and rails.
Reference: 599

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Bridge bills: Carriage of castings to Broom bridge (includes an allowance of 3 10s. for repairs to breakages. (See Misc . 686).
Reference: 601

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Bridge bills: "A Cast Iron Bridge" ?Broom.
Reference: 607

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Bridge bills: Receipt for moving earth at Tempsford bridge.
Reference: 460

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Miscellaneous bills: ?County Surveyor's bill.
Reference: 462

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Miscellaneous bills: Maintenance claimed by Hockliffe against Rowde, Wilts. for Ann Butcher and family.
Reference: 473,501

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Miscellaneous bills: Coroner.
Reference: 475,489,515,522,537, 574,580,581

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Miscellaneous bills: Printer and stationer.
Reference: 478-482

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Miscellaneous bills: Jn. Millington, civil engineer and County Surveyor. Alterations to the gaol and house of correction (including installation of new tread mill - various extra alterations because mill would not fit the new building made for it; building Washbrook Bridge, Biggleswade; Broom Bridge; attending at various coffee houses in London and conferring with Mr. Pearse regarding a case about Tempsford bridge. Bridge at Luton.
Reference: 493,518

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Miscellaneous bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 503,577

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Miscellaneous bills: Legal charges in various cases.
Reference: 570-73

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Miscellaneous bills: Sheets of unidentified figures.
Reference: 585

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Miscellaneous bills: Upholsterer.
Reference: 608

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Petitions and appeals: The High Constables of Bedfordshire issued the various blank schedules and papers relating to the census of population, 1821 They also delivered the returns to the Clerk of the Peace, Under the act the Justices were empowered to make orders for payment of expenses The County Treasurer has refused to pay expenses without authority The High Constables ask the Court to make an order
Reference: 671

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Justices Qualifications: Edmund Burke Lewis, clerk - Rectory of Toddington.
Reference: 2,6

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Justices Oaths: Form of oath to be sworn by J.P.
Reference: 1

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Writs: To 3 J.P's and C. of P. to take the oath of Francis Pym. junr
Reference: 3,4,7,9

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Writs: General Jury.
Reference: 5

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Writs: As 1 for Edm. Burke Lewis, clerk.
Reference: 8

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Writs: Special for the appearance of inhabitants of Shillington.
Reference: 24-31

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Jury Lists.
Reference: 35-46

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Calendars of prisoners
Reference: 47-50

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Return of persons committed for trial at QS with crime sentences.
Reference: 51

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Statistical return of persons committed to the gaol for trial with crimes and sentences.
Reference: 32-4

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List of officials: Coroners, bailiffs and chief constables.
Reference: 113

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Recognizances: Ben. Coley, Kempston, labr.; give evidence against Thos Board, Wootton, labr. for theft of oak plank from William Moore, Kempston, carpenter.
Reference: 114

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Recognizances: Wm Moore; prosecute as in 113.
Reference: 115

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Recognizances: John Ireland, Elizabeth Denton, amd Wm. Russell, Harlington; give evidence against James France, Harlington, labourer, for theft of ladder, foddering fork and line belonging to Richard Stone, Harlington, yeoman.
Reference: 116

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Recognizances: Rich Stone; prosecute as in 115.
Reference: 117

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Recognizances: Thos Perry, Husborne Crawley, labourer; give evidence against John Townrow, Aspley Guise, labourer, for receiving a turkey belonging To Sam. Smith.
Reference: 118

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Recognizances: Thos. Mossman, senr , no parish given; prosecute Chas. Denton, Clophill, for theft of calf's skin.
Reference: 119

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Recognizances: Wm. Chaplain, Biggleswade, gent.; prosecute Ben. Jackson, Gamlingay, Cambs , labourer for theft of rye and a sack, belonging to the Hon. Frances Henley Ongley, Sandy.
Reference: 120

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Recognizances: Ebenezer Leach, Cardington, farmer; prosecute Stephen Britain, same, labr., for theft of 9 sheep skins.
Reference: 121

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Recognizances: Geo. Walker, Colmworth, labr., Wm Kitchener Darrington, Chawston, Roxton, poulterer; give evidence against Levi Stewart, junr., Colmworth, labr., for theft of eight fowls from John Loxley, Colmworth, yeo.
Reference: 122

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Recognizances: Jn Loxley; prosecute as in 121.
Reference: 123

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Recognizances: Jn Manyweathers, Bedford, constable and w. Mary; give evidence as in 120.
Reference: 124

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Recognizances: Jn Hopkins Warden, constable of Bedford, Joseph King, St. John's Bedford, breeches maker, Thos Bassett, Cardington; give evidence as in 120.
Reference: 125

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Recognizances: John Lett, Cardington, shepherd, Wm. Stennett, St. Paul's Bedford, butcher, Jos Kinnings, Bedford, constable, Sam. Negus, Bedford, constable; give evidence as in 120.
Reference: 126

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Recognizances: Wm Meager, Sandy, labr; give evidence as in 119.
Reference: 127

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Recognizances: Moses Freeman, Aspley Guise, labr.; give evidence against Sam Barratt, Aspley Guise, labr. for theft of hen and ten chickens belonging to Patrick John Moore.
Reference: 128

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Recognizances: Wm. Crosley, Langford, licensed hawker; prosecute Wm. Butt for theft of "certain tapes other articles" from his stall in Potton Market.
Reference: 129

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Recognizances: Edward Osborn, Biggleswade, gingerbread baker, William Dean, Gamlingay, Cambs., ?brickmaker, Jas. Buller, Great Gransden, Hunts, butcher, John ?Blewitt, Potton, ?wheelwright; give evidence as in 128.
Reference: 130

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Recognizances: Wm. Bandy, Elstow, labr.; bastardy. WITH SARAH CHERRY.
Reference: 131

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Recognizances: Thos. Smith, Steppingley, labr.; bastardy. WITH REBECCA NORTHWOOD
Reference: 132

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Recognizances: John Samuel, Warden; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH ALBONE
Reference: 133

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Recognizances: Peter Brown, Farndish, labr; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH WEST.
Reference: 134

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Recognizances: Sam Bygrave, Warden, labr.; bastardy. WITH HANNAH WOODCRAFT.
Reference: 135

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Recognizances: Jn. Smart, Lidlington; give evidence against Francis Sadler, same, labr, for theft of a rabbit trap belonging to the Duke of Bedford.
Reference: 136

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Recognizances: Edward Irons, Shillington, blacksmith; give evidence against John Simkins and Thomas Carter, for theft of peas belonging to John Trustram, senr
Reference: 137

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Recognizances: John Trustram, junr., Shillington, farmer; prosecute as in 136.
Reference: 138

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Recognizances: Wm. Edwards, Shillington, labr.; give evidence as in 136.
Reference: 139

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Recognizances: Edw. Burton, Biggleswade, labr.; bastardy. WITH LUCY ROOKE.
Reference: 140

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Recognizances: Hen. Gee, junr., Millbrook, minor; bastardy. WITH BETSY BUNKER.
Reference: 141

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Recognizances: Jas. Bean, junr., Southill, labr.; bastardy. WITH JANE MANYWEATHER.
Reference: 142

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Recognizances: Austin Sheffield, Harrold, farmer; prosecute Jas Marin and Geo. Jarvis, Harrold, shoemakers for theft of three ducks.
Reference: 143

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Recognizances: Geo. Allen, Harrold, lace-dealer, Robert Thew, same; give evidence as in 142.
Reference: 144

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Recognizances: Jas. Topham, Eaton Socon, husb.; prosecute Jn. Mason, same, labr., for theft of grindstone and hoe.
Reference: 145

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Recognizances: Jn. Ford, Colesden, Roxton, husb.; prosecute Sam. Stringer, Colmworth, labr., for theft of barley.
Reference: 146

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Recognizances: Jn. Fielding, Honeydon, Eaton Socon, husb.; prosecute Geo. Tingey, same, labr., for theft of white oats.
Reference: 147

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Recognizances: Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, constable; give evidence as in 146.
Reference: 148

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Recognizances: Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, constable; Geo. Flawn, same, blacksmith, give evidence as in 144.
Reference: 149

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Recognizances: Thomas Wagstaff, Colmworth, constable; give evidence as in 145
Reference: 150

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Recognizances: Jn. Barker, Bedford plumber; bastardy. WITH JEMIMA COX.
Reference: 151

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Recognizances: Abr. Johnson, Everton, labr.; bastardy. WITH MARIA PECK.
Reference: 152

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Recognizances: Chas. Newman, Tempsford, carpenter; pros Jas Warren, same, labr.; for assault.
Reference: 153

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Recognizances: Jas. Warren; answer as in 152.
Reference: 154

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Recognizances: Edw. Peacock, Thurleigh, yeo.; give evidence against Ben. Lee for theft of fowls.
Reference: 155

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Recognizances: Thos. Wiles, Colesden, Roxton; prosecute Jas. Smith, Bushmead, Eaton Socon, labr. for theft of barley.
Reference: 156

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Recognizances: Wm. Flute, Potsgrove, labr.; bastardy. WITH CAROLINE TIMMS.
Reference: 157

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Recognizances: Wm. Nightingale, St. Neots, higgler; give evidence as in 154.
Reference: 158

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Recognizances: Wm. Peacock, Thurleigh, farmer; give evidence as in 154.
Reference: 159

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Recognizances: Jas. Holworth, Marston; bastardy. WITH SUSAN BACKHOUSE.
Reference: 160

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Recognizances: Jn. Mayes, Ravensdon, husb; prosecute Jn. Grant, Colmworth, labr. for theft of four loaves of bread.
Reference: 161

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Recognizances: Edw. Robinson, Ickleford, Hert., victualler; give evidence against Cornelius Stringer, John Carter, for theft of pigeons from John Foster at Holwell.
Reference: 162

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Recognizances: Jos. Dawson, of Ravensden, husb., Wm. Medlow, Wilden, husb; give evidence as in 160.
Reference: 163

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Recognizances: Charles Short, Bedford, esq.; keep the peace towards Thomas McClear, St. Mary's Bedford, surgeon.
Reference: 164

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Recognizances: Thos McClear, St Mary's Bedford, surgeon; keep the peace towards Chas. Short.
Reference: 165

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Recognizances: Jn. Willis, Biggleswade, gent.; prosecute Edw. Albone, same, labr. for theft of wheat.
Reference: 166

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Recognizances: Wm. Oldanay, Cople; bastardy. WITH JANE SMART.
Reference: 167

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Recognizances: Jas. Pestell, Radwell, Herts, miller, Wm. Pope Biggleswade, corndealer Jos. Sale, Biggleswade, yeo., Thos. Simms, same, labr., Thos. Holland, same, labr; give evidence as in 165.
Reference: 168

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Recognizances: Mercy Munn, Sutton, widow; prosecute Jn. Gilbert, Mary ?Bonus, Sutton for theft of three ducks.
Reference: 169

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Recognizances: Wm. Meeks, Potton, victualler, Rich. Croot, Sutton, labr; give evidence as in 168.
Reference: 170

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Recognizances: Edw. Odell, Cranfield; prosecute Wm. Lack Thos Solsbury, Cranfield, for theft of barley.
Reference: 171

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Recognizances: Geo. Thoroughgood, Elstow; answer Skevington Eyles and Geo. Saville, Elstow, constables, for assault and obstruction in the execution of their duty.
Reference: 172

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Recognizances: Jos. Mayes, Kempston, labr; keep the peace toward Skevington Eyles and Robt. Saville.
Reference: 173

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Recognizances: Wm. Maynard, Kempston, labr; keep the peace towards Skevington Eyles.
Reference: 174

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Recognizances: Wm. Brunt of Biggleswade; prosecute Wm. Page, Silsoe, and Jas Page Ampthill, for larceny.
Reference: 175

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Recognizances: Jn. Kingston, Ampthill; give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 176

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Recognizances: Jos. Low, Silsoe; give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 177

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Recognizances: Wm. Harvey, Biggleswade; give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 178

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Recognizances: Jas. Wilmot, St. Paul's Bedford, hawker; bastardy. WITH LYDIA HARTHROP.
Reference: 179

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Recognizances: Jn. Prole, Houghton Conquest, husb; prosecute Jn. Cherry Jas. Redman for theft of 1 duck.
Reference: 180

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Recognizances: Wm. Izzard, junr., Houghton Conquest; give evidence as in 179.
Reference: 181

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Recognizances: Jnthn Betteridge, Sundon, yeo.; give evidence against Wm. Hull, same, labr. and wife Hannah, for theft of silver spoon, bed quilt, belonging to Mary Middleton.
Reference: 182

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Recognizances: Jnthn Reynolds, Tottenham, Middx., brewer; prosecute as in 181.
Reference: 183

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Recognizances: Hannah Farrer, Riseley, farmer and widow; prosecute Chas. Knight, for theft of barley and Stephen Dickens for receiving same.
Reference: 184

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Recognizances: Thos. Farrer, Riseley, labr, and Jn. Dickins, same, constable; give evidence as in 183.
Reference: 185

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Recognizances: Jn. Foster, senr., Holwell, farmer; prosecute as in 161.
Reference: 186

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Recognizances: Robt. Rose, Hitchin, constable; give evidence as in 161.
Reference: 187

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Recognizances: Chas Kingsley, Pirton, Herts., farmer; give evidence as in 161.
Reference: 188

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Recognizances: Barnard Chapell, Marston; bastardy WITH ELIZABETH WELLS
Reference: 189

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Recognizances: Rich Covington, Flitwick; bastardy WITH ANN TINGAY
Reference: 190

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Recognizances: Thos. Rowe, Ampthill, shopkeeper; give evidence against Jn. King, same, labr. for threatening and abusing him and his family at night.
Reference: 191

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Recognizances: Jas. Pates, Biggleswade, labr; bastardy WITH CATHERINE HANKIN
Reference: 192

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Recognizances: Jas. Burrows, keeper of the Turnpike Gate at Ickleford. Herts; give evidence as in 161.
Reference: 193

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Recognizances: Geo. Prudden, Hitchin, Herts., whitesmith and locksmith. give evidence as in 161.
Reference: 194

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Recognizances: Thos. Barker, junr., Marston, labr.; bastardy WITH ELIZABETH BURRIDGE
Reference: 195

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Recognizances: Jos. Flemons, Leighton Buzzard, millar; prosecute Wm. Rudd, Wm. Barnet, boatmen on the Grand Junction Canal for theft of hay.
Reference: 196

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Recognizances: Wm. Smith, Leighton Buzzard, labr; give evidence as in 195
Reference: 197

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Recognizances: Thos. Upton alias Dilly, of Sutton, labr; keep the peace towards Edw. Drax Free, Doctor in Divinity.
Reference: 198

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Recognizances: David Pearce, Cockayne Hatley, labr; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH PETERS
Reference: 199

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Recognizances: Wm. Baxter, Gt. Barford, labr.; bastardy. WITH MARY RUSH
Reference: 200

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Recognizances: Edw. Jeffries, Gt. Barford, yeo.; answer Thos Cutler, same, labr., for assaulting his son Jn Cutler, a minor.
Reference: 201

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Recognizances: Thos. Goodman, Flitwick, farmer; prosecute Jas. Short, Westoning, labr for felony.
Reference: 202

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Recognizances: Sam Stevenson, Dunstable, tailor, Edward Field, same, labr, Jas Turner, same, butcher, Philip Higgs, same, victualler; give evidence as in 201.
Reference: 203

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Recognizances: Jas. Hewlett, Felmersham, labr.; keep peace towards Jn. Hannah, of Felmersham, victualler.
Reference: 204

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Recognizances: Wm. Savage, and Thos. Osborne, no parish give; prosecute Wm. Smith, Jas. Billington, Wm. Ford, Cranfield, for theft of sack of wool.
Reference: 205

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Recognizances: Geo. Peate, Maulden, gardener; give evidence as in 201.
Reference: 206

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Recognizances: Thos. Walker, Keysoe, constable; give evidence against Sam Fensome, Keysoe, labr., for larceny from Rich Ward.
Reference: 207

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Recognizances: Rich Ward, Keysoe, husb.; prosecute as in 206.
Reference: 208

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Recognizances: Jas Church, Wootton; bastardy. WITH MARY FELTS.
Reference: 209

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Recognizances: Geo. Banwell, Milton Bryant; prosecute Thos Spacey, Eversholt, labr. for theft of a sack, from his "late brother John Banwell".
Reference: 210

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Recognizances: Thos Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer, constable. Henry Hart Mary Hart, and Ann Long give evidence against Thos. Harrison, junr., and Wm. Dix, same, for assaulting Thos Peck, same, and taking away a basket he was carrying. See 222, 590.
Reference: 211

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Recognizances: Alfred Kitchener, Haynes; bastardy WITH JANE WIGHTMAN
Reference: 212

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Recognizances: Wm. Dudley, Kempston, bricklayer; bastardy. WITH NINA MILLARD.
Reference: 213

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Recognizances: Ann Boston, servant of Thomas Hine, Maulden, victualler, Wm. Bowler, apprentice to Jas ?Jones, Hitchin, Herts., carpenter, Thos Hardwicke, Bedford St. John, publican, John Coles, Elstow, publican, John Hopkins Warden, Bedford, constable; give evidence against Jn Northwood, Maulden, labr for theft of two ten pound Hitchin bank notes from Thos Hine.
Reference: 214

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Recognizances: Thos Hine, Maulden, victualler; prosecute as in 213.
Reference: 215

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Recognizances: Wm. Bull, Wilden, labr; keep the peace towards Mary Davies, Wilden.
Reference: 216

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Recognizances: Ben. Endersby, Potton, victualler; keep the peace towards Edw. Read, Bedford St. Paul's, assistant to the Sheriff's officer.
Reference: 217

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Recognizances: Rich. Hankins, Elstow, gent.; bastardy. WITH CATHARINE MAKEHAM
Reference: 218

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Recognizances: Wm. Fox, Sutton, labr; answer Ann Lawson, Sutton, spinster, for assault.
Reference: 219

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Recognizances: Ann Lawson; prosecute as in 218.
Reference: 220

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Recognizances: Thos Grissel, Houghton Regis, labr.; give evidence against Jas. Edmunds, same, labr for assault on Mary Sandon.
Reference: 221

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Recognizances: Mary Sandon, Chalton, Toddington, spinster; give evidence as in 220
Reference: 222

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Recognizances: Thos Peck, Milton Ernest; prosecute Thos Harrison, junr., same, butcher and Wm. Dix, same, labr as in 210, see 590
Reference: 223

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Recognizances: Wm Webb, Luton, labr., Thos Tomlinson, Luton, hairdresser, Thos. Stormer, same, constable; give evidence against Jas Laurence, Luton, labr. for theft of 3 tame pheasants, belonging to Thos. Waller, straw hat manufacturer, Luton
Reference: 224

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Recognizances: Edmond Waller, Luton straw hat manufacturer, Thos Waller same, same; prosecute as in 223.
Reference: 225

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Recognizances: Wm Wyton, Leighton Buzzard, brazier, Nathaniel Neal, same glass and china dealer; give evidence against Thos Brandom, junr., and Wm Pipkin, Leighton Buzzard, labrs for theft of leaden cistern at Houghton Regis., property of Jas Willoughby of Dunstable, farmer.
Reference: 226

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Recognizances: Jas Willoughby; prosecute as in 225.
Reference: 227

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Recognizances: Wm. Vaughan, Stotfold; give evidence against Jn. Hattern, Stotfold, labr., for theft of haulm from the field of Thos. Vaughan, same.
Reference: 228

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Recognizances: Thos. Vaughan; prosecute as in 227.
Reference: 229

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Recognizances: Thos. Scott, Dunstable, butcher; prosecute Richard Maddox and Mary Allen, Houghton Regis, for felony.
Reference: 230

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Recognizances: Rich. Summerfield, Dunstable, labr., Wm. Fossey, same, farmer; give evidence as in 229.
Reference: 230a

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Recognizances: Edw Drax Free, late of Sutton, but now of 44, Speldhurst Street, Burton Crescent, Middx, Doctor in Divinity; answer for assaulting Mary Mackenzie, spinster
Reference: 231

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Recognizances: Wm Lavender, Caddington, gent,; prosecute Thos. Hobbs, Wm. Garner, Jos Andrews, Luton, labrs, for theft of oak tops and faggots.
Reference: 232

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Recognizances: Free Jones, labr, Caddington; give evidence as in 231.
Reference: 233

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Recognizances: Ann Cutler, no parish given give evidence against Ann Grummett, Campton, for theft of 60 yards of Devonshire Plait, belonging to Thos. Maynard.
Reference: 234

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Recognizances: Thos. Maynard, Campton; prosecute as in 233 Plait was stolen from a room at the George Inn, Shefford.
Reference: 235

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Recognizances: Edw Peacock, Oakley, husb.; prosecute Richard Lavender, Rushden, N'hants., labr., for larceny.
Reference: 236

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Recognizances: Sam Brittain, Bedford, shoemaker, Jos Pearson, same, shoemaker, Wm Curtis, Oakley, servant, Thos Groom, Wilstead. labr.; give evidence as in 235.
Reference: 237

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Recognizances: Hen. Flecknoe, Gt. Braunston, N'hants, yeo, junr.; keep the peace towards John Dunkley Flecknoe and Thos. Tansley, Salford, husb.
Reference: 238

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Recognizances: Jn. Race, Biggleswade, gent.; give evidence against Wm Bygrave, Warden and Jas. Walker, Biggleswade, labrs, for assaulting Jn Wade, Biggleswade, labr., at Stratton, Biggleswade.
Reference: 239

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Recognizances: Jn. Wade, Biggleswade, labr.; prosecute as in 238.
Reference: 240

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Recognizances: Jn. Woodcraft, of Flitton, labr.; keep the peace towards Jn. Chapman, Flitton, labr.
Reference: 241

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Recognizances: Jas. Walker; answer as in 238.
Reference: 242

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Recognizances: Jn. Robinson, junr., Wootton, labr.; keep the peace towards John Webb, Marston, farmer.
Reference: 243

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Recognizances: Thos Smith, Oakley, labr.; answer Jn. Palfreman for assault.
Reference: 244

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Recognizances: Jas Lee, Gt. Barford, labr.; give evidence against Jonas Harris, same, for larceny from Jas. Baker, same, victualler.
Reference: 245

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Recognizances: Jas Baker; prosecute as in 244.
Reference: 246

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Recognizances: Wm Baker, son of Jas Baker, minor; give evidence as in 244.
Reference: 247

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Recognizances: Thomas Sommerfield, Maulden, labr.; minor; bastardy. WITH ESTHER BOUGHTON
Reference: 248

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Recognizances: Jn Arber, Gransden, Cambs, yeo; bastardy. WITH MARY FULLER.
Reference: 249

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Recognizances: Rich. Lavender, Cardington, labr; receiving 21 ducks belonging to Edward Peacock See 235
Reference: 250

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Recognizances: Wm Nottingham, Henlow, labr.; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH CROSLEY
Reference: 251

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Recognizances: Wm. Ward, and Wm Pateman, Toddington, labrs; give evidence against Thos Brown, same, labr, for felony from Jas Ellis, same, farmer and common carrier.
Reference: 252

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Recognizances: Jas Ellis,; prosecute as in 251; theft of wheat
Reference: 253

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Recognizances: Sam Dunham, Haynes; bastardy. WITH HANNAH MARSTON
Reference: 254

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Recognizances: Jn Fallow, Sundon, bailiff to Sir Gregory Osborn Page Turner, Bart ; prosecute Thos. Groom, Edw. Odell, junr., Jn Jackson, junr., Sundon, labrs., for theft of a brewing copper from a coach house or oat house belonging to Sundon Mansion House.
Reference: 255

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Recognizances: Jn. Waller, Dunstable, victualler, Matthew Holloman, and Robt. Holt, Sundon, labrs.; give evidence as in 254.
Reference: 256

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Recognizances: Jos. Cuslin, junr., Bushmead, labr.; give evidence against Jos. Ball, Colmworth, labr. for theft of clothing, property of Thos Topham, Eaton Socon, husb.
Reference: 257

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Recognizances: Thos. Topham, Bushmead, husb.; prosecute as in 256
Reference: 258

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Recognizances: Martha, wife of Jn. Cuslin; give evidence as in 256
Reference: 259

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Recognizances: Jas. Fensome, Luton, labr., Edward Sell, Luton, farrier; give evidence against Wm. Joiner, same, labr, for theft of a cartwhip from a stable in the occupation of Jas. Pryor, belonging to Thos. Cooper, same, labr
Reference: 260

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Recognizances: Thos Cooper; prosecute as in 259
Reference: 261

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Recognizances: Jn Tomson, Luton, farmer; prosecute as in 259.
Reference: 262

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Recognizances: Thos. Hagger, Biggleswade, ironmonger; prosecute Wm. Crowther, same, labr for theft of hair, property of Thos. Hagger and his partner Thos. Morton.
Reference: 263

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Recognizances: Wm Tuffnail, Luton, labr., Jas Tomlin, same, labourer, Edw. Sell, Same, farrier; give evidende as in 259.
Reference: 264

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Recognizances: Jn Fenn, Sundon, victualler; give evidence as in 254.
Reference: 590

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Recognizances: Note of recognizance for the appearance of Thos. Harrison, Junr., Wm Dix at next Q S. and in meantime to keep peace towards Thos. Peck, Milton Ernest. See 222, 210
Reference: 434

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Articles of the Peace: Thos Rowe, Ampthill, grocer, against Jn. King, same, labr for threatening him "If you come out of your house I will crush your bones"
Reference: 435

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Articles of the Peace: Susanna, wife of Thos. Brightman, Houghton Conquest, labr., against her husband who held up a piece of iron over her head and said "I will smash your ------ brains out".
Reference: 436

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Articles of the Peace: Jn. Hannah, Felmersham, victualler against Jn. Hewlett, same, labr.; who put his doubled fist against his face and said "Damn you I'll smash you."
Reference: 265

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Examinations and depositions: Exam of Ben. Coley, Kempston, labr. He was just going to bed on a moonlight night when he saw someone coming out of Wm. Moore's, the carpenter's yard with a piece of wood. He ran out after him and found it was Thos. Beard of Wootton. Exam. of Wm. Moore, who identifies the piece of wood.
Reference: 266-8

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Examinations and depositions: Inf of Jn. Ireland, servant in husbandry to Rich Stone, Harlington. As he was going to milk his master's cows between four and five o'clock in the morning he noticed that a foddering fork, foddering line, part of a ladder and a rake were missing, later he informed his master. Inf. of Rich. Stone; he applied for a search warrant from Mr Reed and searched the house of James France but found nothing. Inf. of Eliz. Denton, Harlington. She was nursing Jas. France's wife in one of the poor houses at Harlington. She got up at 6 a.m. to "make my husband a mess before he went to work". She saw part of a ladder and a fork stale which Jas France cut up. When Mr. Stone was heard in the yard Mrs Francis ordered her to burn the wood and told her the fork tine and the foddering cord were in the bed. When Jas. France came back at night he took the fork tine and cord "from the straw bed" and took them away. Inf of Wm Russell, Harlington, constable; he found a fork tine in Bury Orchard and took it to the blacksmith and left it there for an owner. Further information of Rich. Stone; indentifies the fork tine. Further information of Jn. Ireland; identifies the fork tine.
Reference: 269

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Mossman; lost a calf's skin from a cottage in Campton. Sent a description to the neighbouring tanners. Inf. of Jn. Mossman; hearing from his brother that a calf's skin had been sold in Bedford Market he went to Geo. Asplins at Bedford and believed the skin he was shown to be the one his father had lost. Inf. of Geo. Asplin; having been informed that Mr. Mossman of Clophill had lost a calf's skin he was on the look out for it. When a man who said his name was Charles Denton of Clophill offered him one he purchased it for 10 shillings and kept it separate from the rest. He then went to the Horse and Jockey and told Mossman, junr., that he thought the skin was the one his father had lost. Exam. of Chas Denton; he purchased the skin "in the dusk of the evening from a person unknown to him".
Reference: 271

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Loxley, Colmworth, yeo. Missing eight fowls, four cocks, and four pullets he searched for and found them in the house of Jn. Darrington at Chawston, Roxton, one was alive but the other seven killed and plucked. Inf. of Geo. Walker, Colmworth, servant to Jn. Loxley; found the poultry in Jn. Darrington's house. His master accompanied him to the house with Wm. Kitchener Darrington, son of Jn. Darrington, who gave the poultry back. Inf. of Wm Kitch. Darrington, poulterer; bought the poultry from Levi Stewart, junr., Colmworth, for 17s. 6d, of which he paid him 12s 6d and agreed to give him the rest at St. Neots Market.
Reference: 272

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Jos. Kennings, Bedford, constable. Describes how he, Negus, Prior and Warden, other constables of Bedford were watching the shop of Wm. Stennett. Saw Steph. Brittain enter; soon afterwards Jos. Kennings went into Stennett's yard "by the Bull in Gaol Lane", although there was no-one in the yard he saw some sheep skins "laying near the Dunghill". Mr. Warden arrested John Edmunds. There was a wheelbarrow in the yard which Jn. Manyweathers, another constable, claimed as his property Information of Sam Negus, Bedford, constable; similar to foregoing
Reference: 273

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Hopkins Warden, Bedford, constable. Similar to 272. Information of Mary, wife of Jn. Manyweathers, Bedford constable; let Steph. Brittain borrow her husband's barrow. Later when her husband asked him for it he said he could not let him have it because it had stolen skins in it, although he could prove he bought them. Brittain left as soon as her husband went off to make enquiries.
Reference: 274

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Ebenezer Leach, Cotton End, Cardington, tanner Kept his skins under a cart hovel. He missed nine of them "seven Pugs and two Theaves and they were all from Leicester Sheep". Identifies the skins which were the property of his father. One of the skins was marked with a red JL on the hip "and it is called a Cot".
Reference: 275

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Stennet, Bedford St. Paul's, butcher. Steph Brittain offered the skins to him in the yard of his fathers house, the Chequers, but he did not bid for them, telling him they were from slaughtered animals. He then went back into the house; Brittain also went in and was drinking in company with John Edmunds of Swineshead.
Reference: 276

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn Manyweathers, Bedford constable. Stephen Brittain told him he couldn't have his barrow back for a while and said "I have been dealing Damn it I am in it again". He went to the yard and found his barrow which his "young man Joseph King" wheeled away for him. Information of Jos. King, Bedford, breechesmaker and journeyman to Jn. Manyweathers. Worked in his master's shop in the High Street, St Mary's, Bedford; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 277

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Bassett, Fenlake, labr.; checked the nine skins.
Reference: 278

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Crosly, Langford, licensed hawker. He was invited by Wm. Butt, who was keeping an adjoining stall to him in Potton market, to the Crown public house for a drink. Butt soon left the house and soon afterwards Wm. Dean of Gamlingay came in and told him that Butt had been robbing his stall. They went out and found Butt in the Three Horse Shoes, where they took tape and other articles from his pockets.
Reference: 279

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edward Osborn; keeps a stall for selling gingerbread, saw Wm. Butt take tape and scissors. Information of Wm. Dean saw Butt taking various articles from Wm. Crosly's stall and put them on his own and also into his pocket. Inf. of Jas Bullen; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 280

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Blewitt, Potton, wheelwright; asked by the Potton constable to assist him to arrest Wm Butt. After the arrest they searched him and found tape in his pockets
Reference: 282

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Smart, employed by Thos. Doughty, gamekeeper to the Duke of Bedford. Told to search for rabbit traps on the Hill Plantation, Lidlington, which had been taken away from Clay-pit Hill, Lidlington Saw Fra. Sadler enter the plantation and take up a trap; he seized him and found a trap under his smock frock. Information of Doughty, identifies the trap. Exam. of Fra Sadler; was in the Hill Plantation "to look for a shilling I had lost..... and I saw a Rabbit trap which I took up, not knowing what it was for I had never seen one before, and seeing John Smart, I concealed it under my Frock, for I thought he would make a piece of work about it". (See also 309).
Reference: 284

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Trustram, junr., Shillington, farmer. A barn on his father's farm at Shillington was broken open and some peas stolen. There was a mixture of two varieties of peas called, "Old Maples" and "horn grey". He traced hoof marks to the gate of Jn. Simkins; then in consequence of information from Edw. Irons he followed Thos. Carter, who was riding an ass. He eventually stopped and searched him and found amongst other things, a bucket of peas, which, after comparing with his own, he believes were the ones which were stolen. Carter's shoes agreed with the impressions left near the barn.
Reference: 285

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Edwards, labr. employed by Jn. Trustram, Shillington, farmer. Told Trustram that the peas had been stolen; then similar to 284.
Reference: 286

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Irons, Shillington, blacksmith. Shod a mare for John Simkins supposed to be the property of Jas Flint. "The off foot behind had a plated shoe and the near foot before had a shoe with a very wide webb to protect the foot". Believes the marks left near the barn are from these shoes.
Reference: 287

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Thos. Carter. Bought the peas from Jn. Simkins.
Reference: 288

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Simkins. The peas are his property; he cannot say where he got them because he buys peas from different people in small parcels to sell again. He knows nothing about the marks of the mare's feet.
Reference: 289

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Sam. Thody. He found the rabbit trap which Jos. King saw him set whilst he was hoeing on Rowney Warren. The one he showed to Wm. Woodcraft, he found near Rowney Warren on Christmas Day.
Reference: 290

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Woodcraft, gamekeeper to Wm. Hen. Whitbread at Southill. He missed five steel rabbit traps from Rowney Warren marked, W.H.W. Some six weeks later he saw one lying against the coat of Sam. Thody, who was working at New Rowney Farm. Thody told him he had found it "beg'd that I would not make a piece of Work about it".
Reference: 290a

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jos. King, assistant to Wm. Woodcraft. He caught Sam. Thody setting a trap and also found another freshly set.
Reference: 291

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Wildman, Greenfield, Flitton, bricklayer. He was working in Wrest Park when he saw Geo. Stapleton go over part of the park ground, "towards a Ha! Ha! or ditch of the Pleasure Ground" and stopped where some sheet lead was covered over with old leaves. He stooped down and later came towards him and Jn. Kitchener with a sack on his shoulder, "I said to Stapleton ....I a sorry to have seen you do what you have been doing - he said, It is a poor job". The lead weighed about fifty pounds. Information of Thos. Baldwin, Wrest Park, carpenter. He examined the sheet lead lying "in the Ha! Ha!" and compared it with the roof of Cain Hill Slimmer House and identified it as some which had been out off from a dormer gutter. Examination of Geo. Stapleton, Shillington. "...it would have been better for me, if I had never seen it". Wm. Sandon, bailiff to the Countess De Grey, bound over to prosecute.
Reference: 292

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. King, Shillington, farmer. He had ten loads of wheat for sale in Hitchin market. One load "was pitched" and the other nine were in a shop in the yard of the Swan Inn, Hitchin Jn. Simkins was employed as a sack carrier. He was to "bring the sample sack to and from the shop and ...deliver the bulk if sold - After trying the market without selling, I directed John Simkin's to take the sample sack back to the loft telling him I should not sell that day - He afterwards without ... authority sold and sent away four loads of the wheat".
Reference: 293

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Robt. Thew, Harrold Jas Martin, shoemaker, told him he had put a basket in his barn. Thew looked into the basket and found it contained two ducks which he accused Martin of stealing The next morning he informed his master of it.
Reference: 294

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Austin Sheffield, Harrold, farmer. Three of his ducks were stolen and that the two produced by Mr. Allen are two of those. He suspects Jas. Martin and Geo. Jarvis.
Reference: 295

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Geo. Allen, Harrold, lacedealer. He took Martin into custody who admitted he had killed the ducks but Geo Jarvis fetched the ducks to Thew's barn. Afterwards he said he was afraid he would be found out and threw them into the river but later fetched them out of a dunghill in Geo Allen's yard.
Reference: 296

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas Harrison ? Cranfield; "the Flannel Waistcoat Shirt and Stockings ... are his property. He knew the shirt by having the mark of J.H. .... The Stockings having been mended on the heel by his wife". Information of Sarah Billington. Geo. Billington brought the shirt to her house and she ironed it for him. She saw him pick out the marks J.H. She also saw the stockings.
Reference: 297

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Topham, Eaton Socon, farmer. He lost a grindstone from his garden, and two wheat hoes which "hung upon the dog kennel pales". He searched the house of Jn. Mason and found the grindstone and one hoe. Information of Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, constable. He was present at the search of Jn. Mason's house. Jn. Mason was not at home at the time but the next day went to his house and demanded the grindstone and hoe back which he said he had purchased in Bedford. Information of Jn. Mason; he bought the grindstone and a breast plough in Bedford and has had the hoe "since Michaelmas". Examination of Geo. Flawn, Eaton Socon, blacksmith. Identifies the hoe as the property of Topham, from alterations he made to it.
Reference: 298

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Fielding, Honeydon, Eaton Socon, farmer. Lost, in Easter week, about two bushels of white oats and about three bushels of beans. He believes the oats shown to him are his but having been mixed with a few black oats "I cannot so well judge as I otherwise could do". Information of Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, constable. Searched the house of Geo. Tingey, Eaton Socon, where he found beans, black oats and white oats. Examination of Geo. Tingey; bought the oats at St. Neots market, from a person he doesn't know. They were brought home for him in a gardener's cart whom again he doesn't know.
Reference: 299

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Ford, Colesden, Roxton, farmer. Six bushels of barley were stolen from his barn; saw "some footsteps about the size of Sam. Stringers" towards his house. Searched Stringer's house and found barley in a coffer, which he believed to be his. When he traced the footsteps "there was a place in the clay where a person appeared to have fallen on his knee, left the mark of a pair of cord breeches patched with a larger cord. We found in Stringer's house a pair of breeches with the same kind of cord, a patch of a larger cord". Information of Thos. Wagstaff, Colmworth, constable. After seeing barley in a locked coffer they went to Sam Stringer, who was working in Smith's garden at Bushmead and asked him for the key. After first refusing he later accompanied them and unlocked the coffer. Examination of Sam. Stringer; purchased the barley from Smith at harvest time and there was also some of his mother's gleanings.
Reference: 300

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Ann Stringer, mother of Sam. The barley was some of her gleaning and some bought from Jas. Smith of Bushmead.
Reference: 301

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Mayes, Ravensden. He was going home from Bedford with a horse and cart with sixteen loaves of bread when he overtook Jn. Grant of Colmworth near the House of Industry at Bedford. Grant asked for a lift but was refused because he appeared to be very drunk. After proceeding a further mile he discovered he hadlost some bread and turned back. He saw Grant riding in another cart with four loaves of bread which he identified as his. Information of Jos. Dawson, Ravensden, husb. Saw Jn. Grant lying in a ditch on the side of the road with a basket and four loaves. Helped him into Mr Medlows cart. They met Mr. Mayes who claimed the bread.
Reference: 302

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm Medlow, Wilden, husbandman. Gave Jn. Grant, who was drunk a lift. they met Jn Mayes who claimed the bread. When they got to the lane leading to Medlow's house Grant got out and took two loaves in his basket which Medlow was bringing home for Wm. Holley of Wilden. After being asked for the bread he "at last.....set it on the road". Information of Jos. Dawson, Ravensden He was walking behind Medlows cart, having a basket with some shop goods in the cart. He saw Grant take two loaves out of a basket in the cart and put them into his own, in Ravensden. He mentioned this to Mr. Medlow before he left and went over the fields home.
Reference: 303

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Chas. Newman, Tempsford, carpenter. He employed Jas. Warren, of Tempsford, labr. for part of a day and offered him ninepence as wages and gave him a pint of beer. Warren demanded a shilling for his work and refused to take ninepence. The following month Warren came into his shop with Jn. Bradshaw and two others and demanded a shilling but was again offered ninepence, whereupon Warren knocked him down. From fear he gave him a shilling but was afterwards kicked on the thighs "with shoes loaded with Iron" by Warren.
Reference: 304

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Wiles, Colesden, Roxton. Saw Jas. Smith of Bushmead, who was employed thrashing his barley, take some barley out of his sacks and put it into a bag of his own. After Smith had locked the doors, Wiles and his servant Jos. Parker, examined the bag. He detained Smith in his house all night but he rode over to Smith's house and found more barley and barley flour, which he suspects was his.
Reference: 306

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Examinations and depositions: Wm. Peacock, Thurleigh, farmer. He lost "divers" fowls and suspected Ben Lee, Colmworth. Next morning he and his son went early to St. Neots market and identified some of the fowls in the possession of Wm. Nightingale of St. Neots. He said that he had purchased them from Ben. Lee, who was then taken into custody.
Reference: 307

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Peacock. Similar to 306 but before a Beds. J.P., the Hunts. justices having ordered him to proceed in this manner. Information of Edw. son of Wm. Peacock: Wm. Newton, a neighbour, told him his father's barn had been broken into. Identified the fowls at St. Neots as his fathers.
Reference: 308

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Nightingale, St. Neots, dealer, chapman, and poulterer. Ben. Lee, whom he had known for thirty years, asked him to buy four fowls. He told Lee that he was not in the habit of buying fowls then but he would take them to a neighbour and make the most of them for him; he carried them to the open market where Peacock claimed them. When arrested Lee told Peacock that he bought them from a young man "coming on the road".
Reference: 309

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Examinations and depositions: Resum of the case Thos. Doughty, gamekeeper to the Duke of Bedford, versus Fra. Sadler, for theft of rabbit trap; as in 282.
Reference: 310

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Robinson, Ickleford, Herts., victualler. He watched Cornelius Stringer and Jn. Carter, whom Chas. Kingsley pointed out to him. They were "loitering about .... in Pirton Field ... then ... Grooms Wood ... They met James Hipgrave a Carrier close to the wood". Stringer and Carter then went down into a ditch and returned carrying two bags, a basket and sack. Edw. Robinson and Chas. Kinglsey followed them; Stringer and Carter turned and saw them and dropped the things they were carrying and ran. Robinson caught Stringer and brought him back to the place where the bags etc. were, all of which contained pigeons. Robinson asked Stringer to help him carry the pigeons but he replied "I'll be damned if I do, I have carried them far enough ... I have been up all night I want something to eat". Stringer said he had decided to leave them but Carter told him to "come along for "Jem" (meaning James Hipgrave)". Robinson remarked on their heaviness and Stringer answered" you would have thought them heavy if you had carried them as far as I have .... I have carried them three or four miles".
Reference: 312

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Cornelius Stringer, Holwell. Went to bed between nine and half past and did not get out of bed until Jn. Carter came for him the next morning between five and six. He went with Carter towards the turnpike road from Bedford to Hitchin to see Carter's brother Thos., whom they expected to come that way. Shortly before they got to Groom's Wood, Carter said there was a pigeon sitting on the bank. They then found the bags etc. with the pigeons in. Denies giving a different story to Edw. Robinson. Information of Jn. Carter; similar to C. Stringer; they were watching for his brother Thos. Carter to come through on the coach from Bedford to London. (See also 339 - 42).
Reference: 315

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Holland, Biggleswade, labr. He wqs employed by Mr. Willis of Biggleswade to thrash wheat at Furzen Hall Farm. On leaving his work he locked the doors of the barn and left the key at the farmhouse. Next morning he found that the doors had been broken open and a sack he had filled was missing. Later in the day Thos. Sims came with Mr. Pope's waggon and fetched the remaining three sacks and three bushels of wheat.
Reference: 316

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Sims, Biggleswade, labr. Put the wheat which he fetched as in 315, in his master's corn chamber and chalked on one of the three sacks. Identifies a sample of wheat as the same as that in the sack he marked.
Reference: 317

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Willis, Biggleswade, gent. His barn at Furzen Hall Farm adjoins the dwelling house of Jos. Carter. Thos. Holland informed him that a sac of wheat had been stolen.
Reference: 318

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Edw. Albone, Biggleswade, labr.; his wife bought the wheat found in his house "some time ago". Examination of Sarah, w. of Edw. Albone. She bought the wheat partly from Mr. Pope and partly from Mr. Zachary "a long time ago" and mixed it with some barley.
Reference: 319

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Pope, Biggleswade, corndealer. Tells how his waggoner brought the wheat to him for safe keeping. Has no doubt that the sample brought to him by Jos. Sale and found in the house of Edw. Albone is the same as that lost by Jn. Willis. His reasons are "first, the general similarity of the two samples and the Peculiarity of the Wheat it being white Dantzic of a very superior and rare description and such as I believe has seldom been seen in this Country - I also observe that both parcels contain a small quantity of tares a Circumstance by no means usual". He has not sold any to Edw. Albone or his wife "since last harvest."
Reference: 320

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jos. Sale, Biggleswade, yeo. Searched the house of Edw. Albone and found the sack of wheat which he took home and locked in his bedroom.
Reference: 321

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jas. Pestell, Radwell, Herts., miller. Agrees that the sample and stolen wheat agree, it being of "a particular kind and such as is seldom grown in this Country".
Reference: 322

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Field, Biggleswade, labr. Found a sack of wheat in a ditch. He took the sack first to Mr. Lindsell's farm and then to Mr. Willis's.
Reference: 323

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Rich. Croot, Sutton, labr. Met Jn. Gilbert in Sutton on the 1st May who said he thought he would go to St. Neot's Fair as he "thought he would have something to carry with him because he stole three ducks from Mrs. Manns? the night before and ... sold them to Mr. Meeks of Potton for half a crown".
Reference: 324

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Meeks, Potton, publican. He had at various times bought poultry from Gilbert's wife. On 1st. May Mary Bennet brought him three dead ducks which she said came from Gilbert, who kept a great many ducks and she hoped he would buy them because he had promised her 6d for selling them.
Reference: 325

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Edw. Odell, Cranfield. Lost barley from his malt house and traced it towards Wm. Lack's house; later searched his house and found barley corresponding with his own.
Reference: 326

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Edw. Odell of Cranfield. Searched the house of Thos. Solsbury and found barley corresponding with his own. Deposition of Thos. Solsbury; declares he bought the barley from Sarah Fountain.
Reference: 327

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Examinations and depositions: Inforamtion of Robt. Saville, Elstow, constable. "On Sunday Evening last, the 11th of May 1823, about half past Ten o Clock, I was walking down the Street of Elstow, as Constable, to keep order - and looking into the houses that were selling beer for the approaching fair. The houses were quiet, and locked up - I then saw about 30 young men, quarrelling and fighting in the public street of Elstow. I was called upon to quell the disturbance and to restore peace; I desired them to depart, and to be peaceable in the King's name - they refused - Joseph Mayes came up to me, struck at my head and knocked off my hat - Mr. Eyles was sent for, and he came to aid and assist me". Examination of Jos. Mayes "I was there, I had had a goodish deal of Beer, I do not know that I hit anybody".
Reference: 328

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Kefford, Elstow, husbandman "....heard a great disturbance and riotous noise in the Street at Elstow ... saw about 20 young fellows. Mr. Saville the Constable was in the midst of them - he desired them to disperse - they refused - Wm. Maynard treated the Constable Mr. Saville with great contempt. I was called upon ... to aid and assist him in keeping the peace. I did - We then took Wm. Maynard into Custody - his companions rescued him from us. about half an hour after Mr. Eyles another Constable and I met Joseph Mayes and another of the Rioters. we apprehended them - Mayes had changed his dress - James Mobbs and another of them came to my house: I went out to him and took hold of him, and desired him to come into the house".
Reference: 329

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Skevington Eyles, Elstow, constable. Went to "assist Mr. Saville my fellow-constable, in keeping the peace ... I saw about 30 or 40 young fellows fighting and swearing ... they refused to be quiet - I was taking away Joseph Mayes ... and while I was doing so William Maynard came up .. and struck me with his fist twice in my body - then George Thorogood came up ... he struck at me but did not hit me. I bid him go away: he said "I'll see you damned first" then he said "he would split my skull open, if he could get at me" - but he was kept off: he was very active in the affray, and in obstructing me in doing my duty as Constable".
Reference: 330

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Brunt, junr., Biggleswade, mercer and draper. He had a stall at Silsoe Fair and between six and seven in the evening a lady said to him "Mr. Brunt some persons are stealing your Goods" he then missed three parcels of worsted stockings from his stall containing about eight parts in each. "I jumped out of the stall, and saw a person of the name of Lowe standing near the place where the Goods were missed ... I said to him "Lowe, do you know the Men who have robbed my stall"? he said "No" - my Brother and I then went in pursuit - About eleven o'clock the same Evening, Joseph Lowe came to me at the Goerge Inn at Silsoe where I slept and told me that he could not rest - he knew the two men ... they were William Page and James Page ... The following morning, I was told by a little Girl whom I met in the street that she had seen William Page with a Bundle of Stockings under his arm, and that if I was to go up, I should find him drunk in a Barn belonging to a Mr. Hatred of Silsoe" Later he saw Wm. Page in custody and he denied all knowledge of the robbery but later when Lowe was produced at the Flying Horse, Clophill he confessed to his share and said that they would find others in the possession of Jas. Page, Jn. Saville of Houghton Conquest, Jos. Stapleton of Ampthill and Clarke of Ampthill. They then went to the magistrate and on returning to the Flying Horse Wm. Page said there were seven or eight persons at Houghton who were worse than him, "that it was the first time that he had ever got into the Gang". Wm. Brunt then went to Wm. Page's house at Ampthill and his wife produced the stockings which he passed over to the constable, Jn. Kingston. They then went on to Jas. Page's house at Ampthill and searched it finding another bundle of stockings. He later saw Jas. Page in custody who said "I am not the worst" and then named the seven men following from Houghton Conquest Thos. Ostler, Wm. Ostler, Jn. Ostler, James Grummitt, Jn. Savill, Jas. Redman and Jn. Redman. Information of Wm. Harvey, Biggleswade, draper. He is a shopman to Wm. Brunt and identifies the goods. Examination of Jas. and Wm. Page. Wm. Page says "I was completely drawn in by James Page my fellow Prisoner, to commit the Robbery ... I am sorry for it" James Page says "There was a hole cut at the corner of the stall ... and I picked up a Bundle of the Stockings, and gave them to William Page".
Reference: 331

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jos. Lowe, Silsoe, dealer in plait. Similar to that of Wm. Brunt in 330. Information of Jn. Kingston, constable of Ampthill; merely identifies the stockings which they took.
Reference: 332

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jos. Lowe, Silsoe, dealer in plait. Similar to 330. Information of Jn. Kingston, Ampthill, constable as in 331.
Reference: 333

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Izzard, servant in husbandry, to Jas. Prole, Houghton Conquest. His master and mistress had gone "to Meeting" when Jn. Cherry and Jas. Redman came into their rickyard. Hiding in a hovel he saw the two men throw stones at ducks on the pond, eventually driving them out of the water. Jn. Cherry caught one and took it away. One of the ducks whilst in the pond was hit on the head, which later swelled " this morning that duck is missing". Examination of Jn. Cherry and Jas. Redman. They deny the charge.
Reference: 335

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jnthn. Reynolds, Tottenham, Middx. His aunt, Mary Middleton, of Sundon, who "is very infirm" lost a bedquilt, blanket, two gowns, 2 petticoats and other articles from her house and suspected Wm. Hull, Sundon, labr. who lived under the same roof but "in a separate Tenement". He searched and found a silver spoon and the bed quilt which he can identify and several other articles which he believes belong to his aunt. Information of Jn. Betteridge, Sundon, constable. Similar to foregoing.
Reference: 337

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Farrer, Riseley, labr. His mother Mrs. Hannah Farrer, occupies a farm at Riseley, and he works for her on a a weekly wage. Returning, after dinner, to a barn where he had been thrashing barley and found that some had been taken. Chas. Knight was working in the same barn and when he called and told him there was a hole in the barley, Knight replied "you ought to know best how it came you were there last". Information of Hannah Farrer. She suspected Chas. Knight, her servant and charged him before Mr. Pickering. He confessed he stole barley on three occasions and gave it to Stephen Dickens for "Suckers and Oranges". Information of Jn. Dickens, Riseley, constable, arrested Stephen Dickens, who admitted receiving the barley.
Reference: 339

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Whittamore, Holwell, labr. Works for Mr. Armstrong, Holwell farmer. Was sent to unlock a gate for Mr. Hicks who was expected to "cut my master's lambs", when he noticed pigeons feathers in a number of places as though a sack containing pigeons had been set down. When Mr. Hicks arrived he said that Stringer had been taken into custody with pigeons. See 310, 312.
Reference: 340

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Foster, junr., Holwell. He is the son of Jn. Foster, Holwell, farmer and lives on a smaller farm which his father holds. He went to the dovehouse on his farm and although the door was locked many of the pigeons were missing. Next day with Jn. Page constable of Hitchin he examined the house more closely and found sixteen pairs of eggs deserted. A fortnight later he found a pigeon lying dead in the dovehouse with a parchment ticket on the neck marked "Robt. Rose Apl. 19th".
Reference: 341

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Chas. Kingsley, Pirton, farmer. He saw Stringer and Carter going towards Pirton; as soon as they saw him they turned and went towards West Mill. Suspecting something wrong he went towards Groom's Wood, where he found the pigeons (as in 310) After watching with Edw. Robinson (as in 310) he eventually caught Carter who said "I'll be damn'd if I am not done now". He asked the two prisoners what they made of them and Carter said "Sometimes fifteen...sometimes sixteen shillings a dozen".
Reference: 342

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Robt. Rose, constable of Hitchin. He searched Carter "and found in his pocket the keys and the crooked nails and other Irons". He made labels of parchment and paper and tied them round the necks of the pigeons many of which flew straight back to Mr. Foster's dovehouse and he recovered labels from the farmyard there. He tried the keys and nails found on Carter and could undo three of Mr. Foster's wheat barns but not the dovehouse. Later he took Geo. Prudden, Hitchin, whitesmith who unlocked the dovehouse door with a crooked nail without difficulty.
Reference: 343

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Burrows, keeper of the Turnpike Gate at Ickleford. Edw. Robinson left pigeons with him which were later collected by Robt. Rose, constable of Hitchin.
Reference: 343

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Prudden, Hitchin, blacksmith and locksmith. As in 342 "...it is the sort of instrument that will pick a padlock, it will open most of the common Padlocks - the other Keys ... would open different sorts of Common Locks".
Reference: 344

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jos. Flemons, Leighton Buzzard, miller. Hay was stolen from Kings Mead and he was informed that William Rudd and Wm. Barnet boatmen on the Grand Junction Canal took it.
Reference: 345

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Smith, Leighton Buzzard, labr. Saw Wm. Rudd and Wm. Barnett driving their horses along the tow path and saw them collect a quantity of hay and put it in their boats. He followed them to Mr. Wise's lock in Grove, Bucks. and told Mr. Wise who told him their names. He then went for the constable.
Reference: 347-8

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Cutler, Gt. Barford, labr. Edw. Jeffries, same, yeoman, assaulted and beat him with a thick stick. He was about 19 years old and his mistress accused him of only half cleaning the knives. When he said he cleaned them as well as he could he was told to leave the kitchen but he said he would not until he had finished the cleaning, whereupon Edw. Jeffries, his master's brother, knocked him down on the floor three or four times with his fists, kicked him on the thighs and picked up a stick and beat him across the shoulders, saying "Damn you I will kill you". His younger brother Sam. Cutler came into the room but the beating was nearly over by then. Information of Sam. Cutler; heard his brother being beaten and begging for mercy. He ran into the house and saw his brother on the floor with blood under his jaw; Jeffries was saying "I'll kill him". He ran back to the stable and told his father who went into the house. Jeffries told him "he would serve him the same".
Reference: 349

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Cutler, labr. father of Jn. Cutler. When he got into the house Edw. Jeffries told him "his saucy son had been abusing his Mistress". Thos. Cutler stripped his son before Jeffries "his shoulders were all black and blue and so were his ears his face .... one side of my son's face was all over blood." He told Jeffries that he would take his son to a magistrate and he replied that "I might and be damned". Information of Jn. Dousett, Bedford, surgeon, who examined the boy and described his injuries and "found it necessary to bleed the boy, and I gave him an opening draught and a lotion ... I said I thought they could not get home - the Father said they would try - but they came back in about a quarter of an hour - he looked faint and ill - ...they took a bed for the boy at Bedford ... he is not well enough to go home and ought not to go for two or three days ... if a Fever should come on I could not account for the consequence".
Reference: 350

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Jeffries. Cutler was saucy to his mistress and when told to go out refused "I said, Damn you shall go out I'll make you - he said "keep quiet you shall not meddle with me - I took hold of him and gave him a slap - he fell down on some wood - I took ... him up - and he said he did not care - I said I would make him care".
Reference: 351

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Savage, Cranfield. His wife awoke him between 1 2 a.m. "I went down in my Shirt with a Fork in my Hand as far as a Stones throw, cod. not see any one." He later found the thatch of his house broken into, and a sackful of wool lying "inside of the House at the Mouth of the Hole". Another sack of wool was brought back by Thos. Osborne; they were both his property. Information of Thos. Osborne; he came out of his house at 2 a.m. and saw three men running away but "they got so forward that I cod. not overtake them". He picked a sack of wool and a sheep skin up which he took to Wm. Savage's house. Looking about Wm. Savage's house when he got back he saw three men coming back again; he went after them again and found it was Wm. Smith, Jas. Billington and Wm. Ford. He spoke to them "but they were so out of breath they cod. not answer me".
Reference: 353

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Field, Dunstable, labr. As he was going from his house at 6 a.m. to his master's (Mr. Burr) house, he saw, near the Sugar Loaf Inn, a man, whom he did not know "coming up the Street towards the Market Place". He had a "Flat upon his head"; the flat was "what is usually termed a square one and was not a new one, but was of a dark colour". Information of Jas. Turner, Dunstable, butcher. Similar to foregoing; he saw the man about the same time near the Market House. About 8 a.m. he saw the man in the Swan With Two Necks public house drinking with a man named Linger. He informed the constable and the man was pursued down the High Street and on towards "Dunstable Houghton" [Houghton Regis], but he escaped. Jas. Turner then returned to his buthcer's stall and about 9.30 a.m. went with Mr. Cartwright to the Crow public house and asked Linger the name of the man whom he had been drinking with earlier. Linger said "I know nothing about the Turkies" and later confessed that the man was Jas. Short of Westoning.
Reference: 354

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Philip Higgs, Dunstable, victualler. Jas. Short came into his public house, The Swan With Two Necks in the Middle Row, Dunstable and asked for a pint of ale and a "Roll and Cheese". While he was drinking he was joined by Sam. Linger to whom Short offered some of the ale. When Linger left the house shortly afterwards there was "an Alarm given in the Street that some Turkies which were supposed to have been stolen were found in Mr. Adams's (the Towcester) Waggon which was then standing ... near to this Informants House. Jas. Short immediately left ... leaving about Half his Pint of Beer and did not return again". His beer had been paid for!
Reference: 355

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sam. Stephenson, Dunstable, constable. He heard from - Rowe that some turkes had been stolen from Mr. Goodman of Flitwick and that in a loaded waggon which was then stopping in Dunstable turkies had been found. He went to the waggon and found twenty three young turkies in a flat. He informed Mr. Goodman who identified them as those stolen from his duck house.
Reference: 356

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Goodman, Flitwick, farmer. Identifies the turkies.
Reference: 357

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jas. Short; was at Tingrith Feast but arrived home at Westoning at 11 p.m. He went to bed but got up at 4 a.m. next morning and went; to Grass Close in search of mushrooms; he arrived back at his father's house at 5.30 a.m. where he had breakfast. He then went to Dunstable, where he arrived about 8 a.m. He went into a public house and had some beer where he was joined by Linger, who, about a quarter of an hour later left the house, but he, Short, stayed another five minutes. He then went into the "Plat Market" and eventually left Dunstable about 11 a.m. He first heard about the turkies in the plait market; he had no flat with him when he arrived in Dunstable. Went to Dunstable "merely for a walk being out of work".
Reference: 358

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Peate, Maulden, gardener. On his way from Maulden to attend Dunstable market about 4 a.m. when between Westoning and Toddington a man with a flat on his head overtook him "I said, "Good morning friend what are you loaded with, he said Chickens and that he was going to Dunstable Market .... The man walked very fast, much faster than men with a flat generally walk. The man had on a Velveteen Jacket Speckled pearled hat".
Reference: 359

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Grissel, Houghton Regis, labr. Indecent assault by Jas. Edmunds on Mary Sandon. Went to her aid on hearing shouts of "Murder".
Reference: 361

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Mary Sandon, Chalton, Toddington. She was returning from Houghton Regis, where she had been sent with eggs by her master, Mr. Kingston, when the assault occurred. Information of Anne Sandon, Mary Sandon's mother.
Reference: 363

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Examinations and depositions: information of Rich. Ward, Keysoe, husbandman. Searched the house of Sam. Fensome, Keysoe, and found a sack which belonged to him. Information of Thos. Walker, Keysoe, constable.
Reference: 364

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Banwell, Milton Bryant. He is bailiff to Geo. Armstrong, Battlesden, who is the only executor of his late brother Jn. Banwell. He has occupied his late brother's house at Milton Bryant. He lost two barn sheets and a sack. Searched the house of Thos. Spacey where he found the sack. Examination of Thos. Spacey, admits taking the sack but not the sheets.
Reference: 365

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Rich. Read, Bedford, shoemaker; assistant to Rich. Rayment bailiff to the Sheriff of Bedford. Went to Potton with a writ to arrest Ben. Endersby, Potton, victualler. "I went into the Swan-Inn at Potton - the house of Mr Endersby - I saw him sitting in a Chair - I called for a Glass of Ale - he looked at me - and he immediately rose up, and walked a step or two - I then told him that I had a warrant against him ... at the suit of Frederick Hogg, ... I then called in Mr. Rayment ... we remained w with the defendant about two hours in his own house - he made excuses and objections to accompany us - Mr Endersby continued to drink brandy and water and he became obstinate and outrageous and refused to go with us - A Constable was ordered to keep the peace ... Mr. Rayment desired the Constable to get such aid assistance as would enable him to take the Defendant to the Bull Inn - Assistant came to Our aid ... We then endeavoured to take him to the Bull Inn ... we behaved civilly and gently to him - he attempted to escape - he knocked off my hat - I seized him by the Great Coat - he slipt out of it - I seized him again by his common Coat - he got out of that - I seized him then by the Shirt Waistcoat - he struggled violently, so that it required at least a dozen or fourteen persons to convey him to the Bull Inn - he threw me down in the street three or four times .... he is a very powerful Man - We got him into the Bull Inn - he struck me on the mouth with his fist there; we were forced to get hand-cuffs to keep him quiet: we kept him in Custody that night, and brought him to Bedford Gaol ... the next day. He was handcuffed to me during the journey to Bedford ... My knee is much bruised, and I am sore stiff from the falls which Endersby gave me...." Information of Rich. Rayment; confirms the foregoing also "I lost my hat in the affray - and did not recover it till next day".
Reference: 367

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Bryant, Bedford St. John's, labr. Impounded an ass which he found wandering at Elstow in the pound there. Wm. Saxby, of Elstow later released the animal and in so doing damaged the pound.
Reference: 368

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Ann Lawson, Sutton, spinster. She was standing in the street at Sutton when Wm. Fox came up to her and stuck her on the head, kicked her, knocked her down and dragged her across the road into a pond, where he again assaulted her. He afterwards again seized her and dragged her a second time into the pond. Information of Eliz. Dearsby; confirms the foregoing.
Reference: 369

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Peck, Milton Ernest; he was returning home from Bedford with a basket containing 31bs. coarse sugar when he was stopped near Milton by Wm. Dix who swore he should go into the public house and drink. Peck refused, meanwhile Thos. Harrison came up and also insisted that Peck should go and drink but he again refused, whereupon they took his basket. Peck then went to a neighbour's house (John Russell) where he stayed a quarter of an hour; he then went home where he found his basket full of stones. Harrison and Dix then came to his house and insulted him. He went for the constable and on their returning there were a large number of people assembled and making a great noise. Information of Wm. Hine, Milton Ernest, constable; he arrested Harrison and Dix after struggles, during which they both escaped for short periods.
Reference: 370

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Hen. Hart; saw Thos. Harrison with a basket. Information of Mary Hart; saw Harrison running down the street with a basket. Information of Ann Long; she was Thos. Peck's house with his sister while he was absent. Harrison put a basket down in the house containing stones, which Peck's sister said was her brothers.
Reference: 371

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Webb, Luton. He worked for Thos. Waller, Luton. With Jn. Waller, who also worked for Thos Waller, found footsteps which led to a place in the garden where pheasants had been kept. Six pheasants had been stolen but one, the worst, was left. Information of Thos. Tomlinson, Luton. Hearing that Jas. Laurence was offering pheasants for sale he fetched the constable and arrested him, in the street, near the Red Cow. They found three pheasants in his pockets, one of which he, Tomlinson, swears he sold to Waller.
Reference: 372

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Stormer, Luton, constable. As in foregoing.
Reference: 373

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edith Pettifer, wife of Jas. Pettifer, Goldington, labr. Assault by Hannah King and her daughter Fanny King arising from an argument started by the emptying of a chamber pot. She was struck on the heel with a spade, and beaten about the head. Her neighbour Cave and his wife rescued her. Information of Jas. Cave, Goldington, labr. "I heard some women quarrelling. I did not at first take notice of it, because it happens there so often - at last I heard "murder" called and I went out and saw Hannah King and her Daughter beating Edith Pettifer over the head and shoulders ... I took hold of Fanny King's arm, and I said "for God's sake don't murder the woman". and I said the same to the Mother, and I separated them". Information of Mary wife of Jas. Cave. Confirms foregoing; "I was much terrified".
Reference: 374

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Examinations and depositions: Defence of Hannah King. She has a right to empty her chamber pot where her daughter did. "Edith Pettifer was lifting up her spade to strike my daughter and I raised my spade to defend her - but not with any intention to hurt Mrs. Pettifer".
Reference: 375,384

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Nath. Neal, Leighton Buzzard, glass and china dealer. On his return from a journey he saw Thos. Brandom and Wm Pipkin in his shop at Leighton Buzzard. His wife had given them 1d. per lb. for 34lbs. of lead but they wanted a further d per lb. which they said was the price "Wyton" had given them the night before. He gave them the extra d per lb.
Reference: 376,384

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jas. Willoughby, Dunstable, farmer. Lost a leaden cistern from his farmyard at Houghton Regis. The constable of Leighton Buzzard told him that lead had been seen in the possession of Wm. Wyton, which Wyton said he had purchased of Eliz. Pitkin, wife of Wm. Pitkin [sic]. On examination whitness believes it is some of the lead stolen from him.
Reference: 377,385

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm.Pipkin. He with Thos. Brandom, junr., took the leaden cistern weighing 100 lbs. from Jas. Willoughby's yard and separated it. They concealed about 20 lbs. on Chalk Hill and brought the remainder to the house of Thos. Brandom, senr., situated on the Heath in Leighton Buzzard. Wm. Pipkin sent his wife to the house of Wm. Wyton, brazier and tinman of Leighton Buzzard with a portion of the lead which she sold for 1d per lb. Later that evening they took the remainder, 34 lbs. and sold it in Mr. Neale's shop.
Reference: 378,384

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Wyton, Leighton Buzzard, brazier. The Lead, 54lbs., claimed by Jas. Willoughby, he bought from Eliz. wife of Wm. Pitkin [sic].
Reference: 379,384

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Brandom, Leighton Buzzard, labr. He went to "Joseph Hopkins's Mr. Collings's got quite fuddled went home to go to Bed, when he was asked by Wm. Pitkin to go with him". The rest of the examination is almost identical with 377.
Reference: 381

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Chas. Seamour Gaye, Shefford, surgeon. Being a medical practitioner in the town he was called upon at 7 a.m. to attend Mary Dowland in the poor house of Shillington. She was in labour, but he did not see any unfavourable symptoms; he was sent for again at 9 p.m. and found she had been delivered of a still-born male child. Mary complained of pain in her right side and on examination he found her side swollen and symptoms of inflammation. The death of the child and premature birth might have been occasioned by some severe treatment which she might have received a few days previously. He visited her ten days later and could not say she was out of danger. See also 1824/386.
Reference: 382

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Mary Dowland, late of Dolsro, Roscommon, Ireland, now of Shillington. She was about eight months with child when she came to Cardington and asked relief and lodging for the night from Sam. Harrowden, overseer and his wife. Sam. Harrowden's wife first offered her sixpence and a pint of beer to go on to Shefford, but she objected to this and said in her condition she was not able to carry on that night. Sam. Harrowden came into the kitchen and being told that she required lodging grabbed her by both wrists, dragged her round the kitchen and threw her into the yard, where she became senseless. Later Sam. Harrowden sent his maid with her to the public house and she was given lodging for the night. The next day she went on to Shefford, and the next to Shillington. She believes that the treatment she received at the hands of Sam. Harrowden was the cause of her losing her child and also for the pain on the right side of her body. See also 1824/387.
Reference: 386

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Vaughon, Stotfold, farmer. He lost haulm from his field and suspects Jn. Hatton, Stotfold, labr.
Reference: 387

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Vaughon, Stotfold; seeing Jn. Hatton leaving his field with a bundle of haulm he asked where he got it from and where he was taking it. Hatton replied that he had got it from his, Vaughon's, father's field and was going to light his oven with it.
Reference: 388,389

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Scott, Dunstable, butcher. He had a pig stolen from his shop, and from information received he suspected Rich. Maddocks, Houghton Regis, labr. He had Maddocks arrested and searched the house of Thos. Allen where he found the pig in an upstairs room. Mary wife of Thos. Allen at first said it was pork they had bought from Leighton Market but afterwards said that Maddocks had brought it into the house. Information of Rich. Summerfield, Dunstable. Saw Maddocks, cross the road from Thos. Scott's house to the Church Lane. At the bottom of the lane he put something over the wall into his father's yard. Maddocks then asked him for "a leg up over the wall", to which Summerfield replied "I tell you what Dick I will have nothing to do with you" and they separated. Information of Wm. Fossey, Houghton Regis. He was present when Allen's wife said that Maddocks had brought the pork into the house. Letter from the magistrate or solicitor to the Clerk of the Peace on the case.
Reference: 390

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Dunkley Flecknoe, Salford, farmer. His eldest brother Hen. arrived on his farm and the first words he said were "you Devil you are here still". Jn. ran for home and his father, who was with him, stopped Hen. until he had reached the house. Henry then threatened him from outside saying he would not go until he had brought both him and his wife out of the house by the hair of their heads. Father kept trying to quieten him and ordered him to go home but he refused and said he would pull the house down; he stayed until dusk that night and then went to Mr. Bliss's of Broughton Lodge. He returned on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; holding Jn. Dunkley Flecknoe virtually a prisoner as he dare not go out and with a servant he slept in his clothes in case of night attacks. On Thursday Hen. brought their brother Joseph and he also threatened them; he sent for his father and Jas. Smith who were working in a field some distance from the house. The two brothers met their father on the way, who said to them "will nothing satisfy you but the man's life mine too, if so I must swear the Peace against you". Information of Jas. Smith, Salford, labr.; he was working on the farm with the father of his employer when he was fetched by "Tansley". They were met by the two sons who were very abusive to their father but he said "neither of them shd. have the farm". They then came to the house where the brothers again became abusive to their brother. Hen. Flecknoe brought before the magistrate refused to find sureties towards his brother and was then committed to prison but later found these sureties upon recognizances to appear at the next Quarter Sessions.
Reference: 392

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Examinations and depositions: Further information of Jn. Dunkley Flecknoe. For the last month his brother "has behaved very strange violently" and whereas he had always slept with his brother he was now afraid to. Hen. told Jas. White and Jn. Maddox, Jn's. labrs., that he "would drop on me do for me when I was not aware of him". He is afraid that if he continues to inhabit the same house he will receive some bodily injury. Note by J.P. "Compromised upon the Promise of Henry Flecknoe to leave Salford return to his Fathers House at Braunston Northonshire. immediately".
Reference: 393

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Tansley, Salford, labr. He has lately slept in the farmhouse of Jn. Dunkley Flecknoe to "assist him to guard the same from his Brother" Hen.
Reference: 394

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Fossey, Houghton Regis, farmer. On searching the house of Thos. Allen he found part of two sacks belonging to him, and a silver spoon belonging to his mother Ruth Price. Information of Chas. Duncombe, acting constable of Houghton Regis; confirms foregoing. Information of Jn. Duncombe, acting constable of Houghton Regis; confirms foregoing. Examination of Thos. Allen; "ignorant" of all the charges; found the silver spoon in a ploughed field.
Reference: 395

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Maynard, Campton. "... he was at Shefford Market where he purchased three score yards of Devonshire Plat of Ann Cutler for which he agreed to pay her 3s 6d - he afterwards sent it with other plat to the George Inn, where he usually pays for his purchases, he saw the plat in question on the table. Upon Ann Cutlers demanding her money he missed the plat - paying Ann Cutler notwithstanding for the work. On the day following a child call'd at his house offering some plat for sale when he immediately knew it was the plat he missed the day before - he asked the child who sent her, she said it was her Mother's plat, he desired the Girl to tell her mother to call upon him. The Mother did not come down but her Cousin Ann Grummit came, who said the plat was her Aunts. He then went to Ann Cutlers and showed her the plat, when she immediately said it was the same she had sold him the day before". Information of Ann Cutler; identifies the plait. Ann Grummit confesses she took the plait from the table at the George Inn.
Reference: 396

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Lavender, Caddington. He and Free Jones one of his men, were watching in his stack yard at Caddington Woodside. They saw Jos. Andrews take an oak faggot "tied up for firewood". When stopped he asked to be forgiven.
Reference: 397

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Lavender, Caddington. He and Free Jones were watching his stack yard on another occasion and saw Thos. Hobbs take "Two Oak Tops" one of which was 6 or 7 feet long. He was made to take it back.
Reference: 398

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Lavender, Caddington. On yet another occasion he and Free Jones were watching his stack yard when Wm. Garner took an oak faggot. When challenged he threw the faggot down and ran. He has since "wanted to make it up".
Reference: 399

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Peacock, Oakley, husb. He has lost 21 ducks and 1 drake and suspects Wm. Smith, Bedford, labr. and Jos. Hart, Milton Ernest and asks for a search warrant.
Reference: 400

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Edw. Peacock, Oakley, husb. After his shepherd had told him his duck house had been broken into he went to the constable of Bedford. Next morning he was sent for by Mr. Warden, constable of Bedford and shown 22 ducks, two of which he could definitely identify; one "a copple crowned one, of lightish brown colour" and another by a private mark, which his wife had made in the web part of one of their feet. Information of Jn. Hopkins Warden, constable of Bedford. Being told of Edw. Peacock's loss he suspected the "Rushden Waggon". "I sent a Man disguised to meet the waggon, and to ask to ride in it to Bedford, and to notice what occurred, while he was in the Waggon. About Midnight he came back and gave me some information - in consequence of which I immediately went to the Sacaren's Head Ale-house, at Bedford, where the Rushden Waggon baits, and I called out the Waggoner - and I asked him if he had seen any of our Bedford lads about: he said "No" I have not seen a soul about". I then said, "?Now, you are quite sure of that?" he answered "NO" I have not seen anybody except a Bedford Man named Pearson, who left the Waggon at Bletsoe, and came to me again at Milton". We then went into the house; and, there I said to him "Now I'll go and see, if I cannot find those ducks, you have got. "Have you any objection to my looking into your Waggon?" He said "I might look if I had got any authority". I told him "I should not stand about authority, but would look in without that". I then called Samuel Britton, to get up into the Waggon, and to hand me out the baskets with the ducks .... Britton handed them out ... and Lavender then said, he did not know how they came there - but that Somebody must have put them in at Bedford, while he was coming over the Stones ... on one of the baskets was this paper direction - containing the words "Mr. Jas. Knight Salsman Newgate Markit London".
Reference: 401

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sam. Britten, Bedford, shoemaker. Told by Mr. Warden at 9 a.m. that he would be required that night. He was to disguise himself and leave Bedford about 6 p.m. to meet the Rushden Waggon and watch it to Bedford. He left Bedford at 5.30 p.m. and was at the Falcon Inn Bletsoe between nine and ten when the waggon stopped at the door. He bargained with the waggoner for a lift and got in there. The waggon did not stop until it got near the Queen's Head at Milton Ernest, where they stopped for ten minutes. During that time he heard Jos. Pearson of Bedford, ask the way to Bedford, "it was very dark and stormy". About a mile further on the waggon stopped and the waggoner put his head in at the tail of the waggon and called "Batty" and "Tom". A man and boy who were sleeping in the w waggon got up and the waggoner said "If anything is put in, put it to the fore-part of the Waggon ... In about 5 minutes time, a basket was put in .... The Man named Groom who had spoken in the waggon, took hold of it, and throwed it forward and another basket was handed in; and as Groom was fumbling about it, I told him there was room near my head. he put it there. I heard voices just before the baskets were put in, but I do not [know] whose they were. I found out that the las-put-in basket was full of dead ducks; I felt their web feet. I came on to Bedford. - I stopped with the waggon at the Saracen's head: and there I jumped out - and brought down Mr. Warden."
Reference: 402

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Josl Pearson, Bedford, shoemaker. He was at the Anchor, alehouse at Rushden and a "higgling man" named Groom of Wilstead came in. They left the house and went towards Bedford, they soon overtook the waggon and the waggoner allowed them to ride. There was a woman in the waggon and Pearson was made to ge out of the waggon three miles short of Bletsoe for teasing her! He saw the waggon stop at The Falcon, Bletsoe but carried on towards Milton but lost his way as the night was so dark and stormy. He eventually found it again and got to Milton Ernest just as the waggon came through; he asked the waggoner the way to Bedford but he directed him the wrong way; there were two young men talking to the waggoner and they put him on the right road. The waggon passed him again and the two young men were by the waggon, the waggoner asked him if he knew who they were; when he replied in the negative, the waggoner remarked that he thought they were up to no good. He asked Pearson to drive the waggon on, giving him the whip. After being away for five minutes the waggoner came back and said he had lost sight of the two young men. The candle "then went out, or was put out - and I drove the Waggon again about of a mile: then the Waggoner came up and took the whip again, and went on". Information of Wm. Curtis, servant to Mr. Peacock; similar to 400. Further information of Jos. Pearson; identifies Jos. Hart and Wm. Smith as the two men he saw talking to the waggoner.
Reference: 404

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Groom, Wilstead, labr. He put the baskets forward in the cart but does not know who brought them.
Reference: 405

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Examinations and depositions: Note by J.H. Warden, constable of Bedford to Mr Negus a fellow constable. He cannot attend to give evidence to the magistrate, Mr. Hunt, as he has to be in Newport [Pagnell] by twelve o'clock. "...you Know the Business - I have Stated underneath what I know and if I am wanted as a witness I hope the Revd Dr. Hunt will take my Evidence another time". Whilst he was taking Lavender to prison he said he had wished he had told the Doctor "who they was that Brought the ducks - I Said you was a fool you Did not - he Said one dont live far from here - the other I Dont know his name one is Long Smith. I said what Bill Smith he said I dont know his Christen name we always Call him Long Smith or Sore Eyed. Smith - the other is Shorter than Smith and I Should know him again but dont know his name" Pearson identifies Wm. Smith and Jos. Hart as the men. He definitely saw them by the waggon light when he was driving the waggon.
Reference: 406

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Rich. Lavender. He was driving his waggon to Bedford when two fellows he did not know told him they had a parcel to send to London. He said he could not stop "it was very dark, and raining as hard as it could rain" but said they might catch the waggon and put it in; this they did and told him the parcel had full directions on it and he would see who it was for when it was daylight. He knew nothing about the baskets or ducks.
Reference: 408

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Race, Biggleswade; at 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning he heard that some persons were ferretting rabbits in his fields at Stratton. He immediately went to the spot where he saw his servant Jn. Wade with another of his servants watching at a rabbit hole for a ferret. Wm. Bygrave with Jas. Walker and three others came up and "threatened to knock our heads off if we took the ferrets" Race ordered them off his premises but they fell upon his servant Wade "who was lying at the Rabbit hole waiting for the ferret" and attacked him violently. Wade was trying to take the ferret on his orders.
Reference: 409

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Wade, Biggleswade; Bygrave bit his thigh and Walker siezed him by the collar and struck him.
Reference: 410

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Palfreman, Oakley. Thos. Smith, same, labr., assaulted him "by seizing a hoe and holding it in a menacing manner against him, and attempting to strike him...".
Reference: 411,12

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Baker, Gt. Barford, victualler. "I was employing seven men to pump the water out of my cellar, by a chain pump, in consequence of the late flood ... In consequence of what my Son had told me I went to the Cellar Window where two men were pumping - I called aloud for Harris; he answered me ... I said ... "I desire you to deliver me a bottle of wine which you have just taken from my cellar" he immediately took this bottle from his inside pocket and gave it to me". Information of Wm. Baker, son of Jas.; saw Jonas Harris take a botte of wine from the cellar. Information of Jas. Lee; saw a bottle which his master said he had taken from Harris. Examination of Jonas Harris; he was fresh with liquor and took the place of one of "navigating men, at the chain pump because he wanted to go home to Roxton" admits taking the wine but says that if he had been sober he would not have thought of doing it.
Reference: 413

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Ellis, senr., Toddington, farmer and common carrier. Suspected his servant Thos. Brown, Toddington, labr., of stealing wheat. Told Wm. Pateman and Wm. Ward his labourers to watch. A sack containing wheat was stolen from his barn. He searched Brown's house but did not find it; the following day he found it in a ditch belonging to ---- Reynolds, about 30 poles from Brown's house.
Reference: 414

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Examinations and depositions: Further information of Jas. Ellis, senr.; adds little. Information of Wm. Pateman, Toddington, labr; saw Thos. Brown come over the pales into the rickyard and take away the sack of wheat. Information of Wm. Ward, Toddington, labr; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 415

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Robt. Holt, Sundon, woodman to Sir Gregory Osborn Page Turner, Bart. Jn. Jackson, junr., and Edw. Odell, junr., Sundon, labrs. went into Thos. Groom's yard to load a cart with oats and straw. Groom was moving to another farm at Hemel Hempstead.
Reference: 416

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Fallow, bailiff or agent to Sir G.O.Page-Turner, Bart. Large brewing copper stolen from the coachouse of Sundon House. Followed a cart from the farmyard of Thos. Groom to the Nag's Head Inn Dunstable. Groom gave him permission to search the cart, where he found the copper at the bottom of the cart. Groom denied all knowledge of the copper, and said his servants had loaded the cart.
Reference: 417

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Math. Holloman, Sundon, gamekeeper to Sir G.O.Page Turner, Bart. Discovered the brewing copper missing.
Reference: 418

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Examinations and depositions: Further information of Jn. Fallow.
Reference: 419

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Waller, Dunstable, victualler. The cart was searched in the presence of himself, Jos. Osborn, Dunstable, grocer, Geo. Crawley, same, wine merchant, Jn. Fallow and Thos. Groom.
Reference: 420

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Examinations and depositions: Further examination of Robt. Holt, Sundon, woodman. When he saw Jackson and Odell loading the cart first, there was straw in the body but not "on the Copsos" [sic]. Later Groom was helping to load it.
Reference: 421

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jos. Austin, Bushmead, Eaton Socon, labr., servant to Mr. Thos. Thopham; pursued Jos. Ball, Colmworth, from Bushmead, overtook and seized him. Brought him back and a bundle of linen was found on him. Information of Martha Austin, wife of Jos., labr., Staploe, and mother of Jos. above. She was nursing Thos. Topham's wife and had washed linen and hung it out on a hedge to dry. The articles found on Ball were a shirt, six napkins, 2 child's gowns, a white handkerchief and a towell. Information of Thos. Topham, Bushmead; identifies the linen as his property.
Reference: 422

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Fensom, Stopsley, ploughman to Jas. Pryer. Found two whips missing from stable. One whip belonged to Thos. Cooper "who was odd boy to Mr. Pryer". Identifies a whip as that of Thos. Cooper. Information of Cooper; identifies the whip. Information of Edw. Sell; coming from Dunstable saw Wm. Joiner with two whips, arrested him but Joiner said he had bought them at St. Albans fair.
Reference: 424

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Tomlin, ploughman to Jn. ?Trucem? at Nether Crawley, Luton; found a whip and handsaw missing from the stable. Information of Wm. Tuffnail, horsekeeper; went to London with his master's team on Wednesday and returned on Friday. On his return he found his whip missing; identifies the whip. Information of Edw. Sell; practically identical with 422.
Reference: 426

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Hagger, Biggleswade, ironmonger. In business with Thos. Morton. Suspecting someone in the cellar under the shop he went outside to watch. Wm. Crowther came out from the the cellar with a bag and when asked where he was going said the Crown yard. Hagger led him back to the shop and found hair in the bag which Crowther said he intended to hide in the dung in the Crown backyard. The cellar communicates with the house of Mr. Morton.
Reference: 427

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Fenn, Sundon, victualler. Between 4 and 5 a.m. Thos. Groom, late of Sundon, farmer, called and asked for the key to his stable. He believes that Groom put the horses into the stable as he was accustomed to do. Groom had never been as early before.
Reference: 428

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Dicks, Houghton Conquest; sent a stock axe to Edm. Day, smith to be repaired. After repair the axe was stolen from Day's shop. Information of Edm. Day. Information of Jn. Hostler, Houghton Conquest, labr. Rich. Sletcher, same, labr., offered to sell him a newly sharpened axe for 2s. but he declined. Examination of Rich. Sletcher; denies offering the axe for sale, the axe in his possession belonged to his brother in law Geo. Soulsbury of Wootton. J.P's note "Richard Sletcher has been already twice in prison for robbery and is a notoriously bad Character in the Parish of Houghton".
Reference: 431

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Examinations and depositions: Case against Dan. Sinfield for an assault. Jn. Capel of the Rose and Crown, public house, Woburn, sent for Thos. Heighington, constable, to take Hen. Jones into custody who was trying to break his door open, because being drunk Capel would not let him enter. The constable arrived and attempted to take him to the cage "but being a strong resolute Man Constable was unable to do so". The constable charged first Jos. Perry and then Dan. Sinfield who were both standing by to assist him but they refused. He then called upon Jas. Oakley, servant of the Duke of Bedford and another servant of the Duke to help, which they did, and they proceeded to the cage with Jones. Dan. Sinfield followed and insulted Oakley for assisting the constable and swore that Jones should not go into the cage. When they arrived there Sinfield struck Oakley a severe blow on the head, knocking out the stump of a tooth and loosening two or three others. Being stunned Oakley let go his hold on Jones and the constable endeavouring to take Sinfield, Jones escaped.
Reference: 14

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Removal Orders: Ann Butcher, wid. and fam. - Hockliffe to Box, Wilts.
Reference: 16

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Removal Orders: Rebecca Maddox, spins. - Shillington to Lower Gravenhurst.
Reference: 18

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Removal Orders: Wm. and Jas. Keach, sons of Edw. Mary Keach, deceased - Kempston to Houghton Conquest.
Reference: 19

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Removal Orders: Robt. Crisp and family - Eversholt to Bethnal Green.
Reference: 21

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Removal Orders: Mary Tearle, spins. - Chalgrave to Wheathampstead.
Reference: 23

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Removal Orders: Chas. Eastwell, and family - Cople to Trinity parish in Cambridge.
Reference: 15

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Papers concerning removal: Notice of appeal by Pertenhall against the removal of Jn. Compton, bach. from Gt. Barford.
Reference: 17,20

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Papers concerning removal: Brief re 16.
Reference: 72

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Papers concerning removal: Court order quashing order of Ann Butcher and family from Hockliffe to Rowde Wilts.
Reference: 74

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Papers concerning removal: Court order confirming 14.
Reference: 76

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Papers concerning removal: Court order confirming removal of Jos. Rowley, otherwise Rowell and nine children from Stotfold to Langford.
Reference: 77

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Papers concerning removal: Court order confirming removal of Jn. Compton from Gt. Barford to Pertenhall.
Reference: 80

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Papers concerning removal: Court order confirming removal of Jn. Dolton and family from Leighton Buzzard to Salford.
Reference: 89

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Papers concerning removal: Cort order respiting order 16 until next Sessions.
Reference: 98

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Papers concerning removal: As 89 for order 19.
Reference: 101

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Papers concerning removal: As 80 for 16.
Reference: 102

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Papers concerning removal: As 80 for 18.
Reference: 305

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's Certificate that Eliz. ?West of Podington has not given birth to a child of Peter Browne of Farndish.
Reference: 442

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's certificate that Eliz. Webster, Leighton Buzzard, spins., has not given birth to child of Jn. Hatton, Berkhamstead, boat builder.
Reference: 443

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's cert. that Fanny Pratt has given birth to male child of Thos. Jeeves (at present in gaol for want of sureties).
Reference: 444

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's cert. that a filiation order has been made as in 442.
Reference: 672

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Papers concerning bastardy: Letter from the overseers of Leighton Buzzard asking for the release of T. Birdsey [?from gaol] as "Sarah Dimmock has laid in six weeks to day".
Reference: 10

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Warrants: To the constables of Elstow for the arrest of Wm. Maynard and Geo. Thoroughgood, of Elstow for obstructing Skevington Eyles and Geo. Saville, constables of Elstow, in the execution of their duty.
Reference: 11

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Warrants: To the constable of Houghton Regis for the arrest of Thos. Allen, same, suspected theft of sack belonging to Wm. Fossey, same, yeo.
Reference: 12

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Warrants: To the constable of Gt. Barford for the arrest of Isaac Harris, same, labr. for suspected theft of port wine from Jas. Baker, same, victualler.
Reference: 407

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Warrants: For the appearance of ---- Groom, Wilstead, labr., before a magistrate. [c.f. 399 - 406].
Reference: 53

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Jn. Clayton, Cople, miller, did not send in weekly returns for an assize of bread for the division of Barford, Stodden and Willey Hundreds to the receiver of assize returns Geo. Allen, of Harrold. The penalty for each offence being 10 he was fined 6d.
Reference: 54

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Indictments and presentments: As 53 for Wm. Gee, Olney, miller. Fined 1.
Reference: 55

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Indictments and presentments: As 53 for Jos. Harrold, junr., Olney miller. Fined 1.
Reference: 56

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Nath. Shrieve, Bride Lane, London, "commissioned Traveller", has been fined 5/- for drunkeness.
Reference: 57

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Fred. and Jos. Bunyan, wilfully lopped a timber tree growing on the waste at Caddington. Information given by Len. Hampson.
Reference: 58

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Indictments and presentments: As 57 for Jn. Jos. Sear. Same informant.
Reference: 59

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Thos. Bird Mogerhanger, husb. assaulted Jos. Lea, collector of tolls at Clapham tollgate and passed through the gate with a horse and gig without paying the toll. Fined 5. Philip Ashton, Bedford, tailor, informant.
Reference: 60

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Jas. Poney, Heath Reach, labr., on information of Thos. Lane Wood, Leighton Buzzard, gent., agent to Jas. Hen. Leigh, esq., was convicted of destroying underwood in Kingswood, Heath Reach. Fined 1 with 10/- costs.
Reference: 61

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Faunch, Heath Reach, labr., as in 60.
Reference: 62

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Jas. Poney, Heath Reach, labr., convicted of poaching with ferret and spade. Fined 20.
Reference: 63

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Ann Dudley, single woman, as an idle and disorderly person under the vagrancy acts. "... found lying in the rickyard of Thos. Gudgin at Houghton Conquest with Benjamin Low ... married man, upon the oath of Sarah Low...".
Reference: 64

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Martha Swannell, spins. as in 63 "... found lying in the rickyard of Thos. Gudgin at Houghton Conquest with James Mobbs .... single man, upon the oath of Sarah Low..."
Reference: 65

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Jas. Field, Maulden, as an idle and disorderly person under the vagrancy acts. "..an able-bodied man and by trade a Tailor and refuses to work in husbandry work and also at his trade and has been supported for several weeks past out of the parish rates ... with two shillings per week".
Reference: 66

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Roberts, Marston, labr., as in 65 "...leaving his wife and family ... chargeable to the ...parish".
Reference: 67

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Indictments and presentments: Ann wife of Thos. Smith, Cardington, transported convict, as in 65 "Running away and leaving her four children chargeable to the parish".
Reference: 68

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Berrington, Cardington, labr., as in 65. Running away and leaving his wife and children chargeable to the parish.
Reference: 69

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Hine, as in 65. Running away and leaving his wife and children chargeable to the parish of Chalgrave.
Reference: 103

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Wm. Walker, Haynes, for poaching (pheasant in possession)
Reference: 104

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Jas. Croot, Biddenham, for poaching (Snares)
Reference: 105

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Indictments and presentments: As 104 for Wm. Stennett, Bedford, labr. (Using greyhound)
Reference: 106

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Indictments and presentments: As 104 for Sam. Cambers and Sam. Holdway, junr., Cople, labrs. (Snares)
Reference: 107

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Indictments and presentments: As 104 for Hen. Ratford, Warden (Snares).
Reference: 609

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Indictments and presentments: Chas. Denton, Campton, labourer; theft of calf's skin from Thos. Mossman.
Reference: 610

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Indictments and presentments: Levi Stewart, Colmworth, labourer; theft of poultry from Jn. Loxley.
Reference: 611

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Butt, Potton, labr.; theft of tape and ribbon from Wm. Crossley.
Reference: 612

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Mason, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of grindstone from Jas. Topham.
Reference: 613

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Indictments and presentments: Francis Sadler, Lidlington, labr.; theft of rabbit trap from Duke of Bedford.
Reference: 614

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Thody, Southill, labr.; theft of four rabbit traps from Wm. Hen. Whitbread, esq.
Reference: 615

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Simkins, Shillington, labr., and Thos. Carter, same, labr; theft of peas from Jn. Trustram, senr.
Reference: 616

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Tingay, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of oats and beans from John Fielding.
Reference: 617

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Martin, Harrold, labr.; and Geo. Jarvis, same, labr.; theft of ducks from Austin Sheffield.
Reference: 618

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Hillyer, Ridgmont,, labr. and Geo. Billington, same, labr.; theft of clothing from James Harrison.
Reference: 619

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Mason, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of hoes from James Topham.
Reference: 620

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Stringer, Roxton, labr.; theft of barley from Jn. Ford, junr.
Reference: 621

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Grant, Goldington, labr.; theft of bread from Jn. Mayes.
Reference: 622

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Grant, Wilden, labr.; theft of bread from William Holley and Wm. Medlow.
Reference: 623

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jas. Warren, Tempsford, labr.; assault on Chas. Newman.
Reference: 624

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Cornelius Stringer, Holwell, labr.; and Jn. Carter, same, labr.; theft of 50 pigeons from John Foster, senr.
Reference: 625

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jas. Smith, Roxton, labr.; theft of barley from Thos. Wiles.
Reference: 626

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Ben. Lee, Thurleigh, labr.; theft of poultry from Wm. Peacock.
Reference: 627

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Gilbert, Sutton, labr.; theft of three ducks from Mercy Munn, wid.
Reference: 628

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Page, Flitton, labr. and Jas. Page, same, labr.; theft of 24 pairs of worsted stockings from Wm. Brunt, junr.
Reference: 629

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Hull, and w. Hannah, Sundon; theft of bedding, cutlery and clothes from Mary Middleton, wid.
Reference: 630

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Cherry and Jas. Redman, Houghton Conquest, labrs; theft of 2 ducks from Jn. Prole.
Reference: 631

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Craddock, Oakley, labr.; assault on Mary, wife of Thos. Ball.
Reference: 632

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Barnet, Leighton Buzzard, labr.; theft of hay from Jos. Flemons.
Reference: 633

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Rudd, Leighton Buzzard, labr.; theft of hay from Jos. Flemons.
Reference: 634

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. and Wm. Barnett, as in 632, 633.
Reference: 635

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jas. Short, Flitwick, labr.; theft of 23 turkeys from Thos. Goodman.
Reference: 636

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Smith, Cranfield, labr.; theft of wool and sacks from Wm. Savage.
Reference: 637

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Sam. Fensome, Keysoe, labr.; theft of sack from Rich. Ward.
Reference: 638

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Northwood, Maulden, labr.; theft of bank notes from Thos. Hine.
Reference: 639

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Fox, Sutton, labr.; assault on Ann Lawson.
Reference: 640

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jas. Lawrence, Luton, labr.; theft of three pheasants from Thos. Waller.
Reference: 641

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Hatton, Stotfold, labr.; theft of haulm straw from Thos. Vaughan.
Reference: 642

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Brandom, Houghton Regis, labr., Wm. Pitkin alias Pipkin, same, labr., theft of lead from Jas. Willoughby.
Reference: 643

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Rich. Maddocks, Dunstable, labr.; theft of fifty pounds of pork, from Thos. Scott.
Reference: 644

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Allen, Houghton Regis, labr.; theft of two sacks from William Fossey silver spoon from Ruth Price, wid.
Reference: 645

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jos. Andrews, Caddington, labr.; theft of oak faggot from William Lavender.
Reference: 646

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Hobbs, Caddington, labr.; theft of oak from Wm. Lavender.
Reference: 647

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Garner, Caddington, labr.; theft of oak faggot from Wm. Lavender.
Reference: 648

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Ann, wife of Thos. Grummett, Campton, labr.; theft of sixty yards of straw plait from Thos. Maynard.
Reference: 649

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Rich. Lavender, Oakley, labr.; receiving 21 ducks belonging to Edw. Peacock.
Reference: 650

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Bygrave, Biggleswade, labr. and Jas. Walker, same, labr.; assaulting Jn. Wade.
Reference: 651

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jonas Harris, Gt. Barford, labr.; theft of wine from Jas. Baker.
Reference: 652

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Rich. Sletcher, Houghton Conquest, labr.; theft of axe from Jas. Dicks.
Reference: 653

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Brown, Toddington, labr.; theft of wheat from Jas. Ellis.
Reference: 654

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Groom, Sundon, labr., Edw. Odell, junr., same, labr. and Jn. Jackson, junr., same, labr.; theft of brewing copper from Sir Gregory Osborne Page Turner, Bart.
Reference: 655

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jos. Bale, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of clothing from Thos. Topham.
Reference: 656

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Joiner, Luton, labr.; theft of whip from Wm. Tuffnail.
Reference: 657

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Joiner, Luton, labr.; theft of whip from Thos. Cooper.
Reference: 658

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Crowther, Biggleswade, labr.; theft of 11 lbs. hair from Thos. Hagger and Thos. Morton.
Reference: 659

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Steph. Brittain, Cardington, labr.; theft of sheep skins from Ebenezer Leach, and also more sheep skins from Ebenezer Leach, Thos. Kilpin, Wm. Manning, Wm. Smith, executors of Jn. Leach, decd.
Reference: 660

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Charles Knight, Riseley, labr.; theft of barley from Hannah Farrer, wid. Stephen Dickens for receiving same.
Reference: 661

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Geo. Stapleton, Flitton, labr.; theft of lead from Amabella, Countess De Grey.
Reference: 662

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Edw. Albone, Biggleswade, labr.; receiving from Jas. Walker, Wm. Albone, and Jn. Albone, a sack and wheat, belonging to Jn. Willis.
Reference: 663

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Lack, junr., Cranfield, labr.; theft of barley from Edw. Odell, Thos. Soulsbury, same, for receiving same.
Reference: 664

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jas. Edmunds, Houghton Regis, labr.; assaulting Mary Sandon spins.
Reference: 665

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Ben. Endersby, Potton, victualler; assaulting Edw. Read, whilst assisting Rich. Rayment, bailiff of Thos. Charles Higgins, esq., sherriff.
Reference: 666

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Thos. Spacey, Milton Bryant, labr.; theft of sacks from Geo. Armstrong.
Reference: 667

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Sam. Harrowdine, Cardington, farmer; for assaulting Mary, wife of Mike Dowland.
Reference: 668

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Ann, wife of Lebert Ayton, St. Albans, Herts., chemist, Ann Whiterow same, wid., Jn. Foster, Luton, cordwainer; for conspiring to defraud Sarah Godfrey of a ring.
Reference: 669

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Wilson, Biggleswade, labr; receiving twenty five table knives and twentyfive table forks belonging to Thos. Hagger and Thos. Morton from Jas. Cole.
Reference: 52

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Draft order regarding allowances paid to constables. To be reduced to 1/- per mile for a single prisoner; 1/6d. for two prisoners and 2s. for three or more.
Reference: 70

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Conviction and sentence of 17 prisoners.
Reference: 71

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 14 prisoners.
Reference: 73,75

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Appeal against allowance of the Overseer's Accounts for Tempsford by Jn Emery, Heh. Tingey, and Jn. Ashwell be respited until the next Sessions.
Reference: 81

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 7 prisoners.
Reference: 82

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 5 prisoners.
Reference: 94

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 2 prisoners.
Reference: 95

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 7 prisoners.
Reference: 96

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 1 prisoners.
Reference: 97

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 18 prisoners.
Reference: 99

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 8 prisoners.
Reference: 100

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 70 for 3 prisoners.
Reference: 13

Scope and Content
Declaration asking for registration of printing press belonging to Wm. Franklin, Ampthill, printer.
Reference: 429,695

Scope and Content
Notice to the court asking for the case against Jn. Hickson, Langford for assault on Wm. Edwards, to be put off until the following Sessions owing to the illness of a witness, Jn. Ell, senr., Langford. 695 signed by solicitor, Wm. Chapman.
Reference: 432

Scope and Content
Certificate by Jeremy Willis, Leighton Buzzard, gent.; that he saw W.B.Wroth and Jn. Hall, two J.P's sign a certificate ?for a highway or bridge? [See Highways, 441]
Reference: 433

Scope and Content
Certificate by R. R. Hankin; attorney on behalf of Jn. Northwood, accused of stealing two 10 Hitchin bank notes from the house of Thos. Hine, of Maulden. There has not been enough time to procure witnesses for the defence, he understanding that the case would not come up until the next Assizes, and asking that the case should be postponed.
Reference: 445

Scope and Content
Medical certificate signed by Wm. Holt, surgeon of Tottenham, stating that Mr. Jnthn. Reynolds is unable to attend Quarter Sessions because he is confined to his room with typhus fever.
Reference: 446

Scope and Content
?J.P's. certificate that an indictment and other papers (for which case cannot be determined), have been sent to the court of King's Bench.
Reference: 448

Scope and Content
Report of the chaplain, G.H.Bowers. "In the Gaol, two men have been subjected to solitary confinement, for a short period, for disorderly conduct in the day room: ... The labour at the Tread Mill has been unremitted and without the least detriment to health. It has always been submitted to without complaint and tho', from various causes there have been many on the sick list, yet, in none of my conversations with them, has it ever happened, that any ascribed their illness to their work at the wheel, or gave the least hint that that kind of labour affected their frame or limbs .... The progress of some in learning to read repeating portions of scripture Catechisms does them great credit, and gives reason to hope that the discipline in which they are exercised will have good effect on their future conduct."
Reference: 538

Scope and Content
Number of yearly prisoners in the gaol and house of correction from 1812 - 1822; rises from 106 to 465. Labelled on dorse "Mr. Short - Surgeon. Application to Quarter Sessions for an increase of Salary". (See 690.)
Reference: 540

Scope and Content
Note of the carters who are to bring part of the treadmill down from Mr. Jn. Penn of Greenwich (millwright) (See 544).
Reference: 673

Scope and Content
Letter from the chairman of Quarter Sessions, W. Wilshire to Geo. Youd, Potton. In his opinion the reasons given for not appearing on the Grand Jury are sufficient for taking off his fine and he instructs him to apply to Mr. Pearse.
Reference: 675

Scope and Content
County Surveyor's [Jn. Millington] report. The brickwork of the new Broom bridge was finished "but some delay has taken place in the delivery of the Iron Arch which was shipped on the 3rd of Janry. last, but is unfortunately frozen in the Canal...." The work on the bridge having been done so far in "a good and substantial manner" he recommends that Jos. Scrivenor of Sharnbrook, the builder, should have 100 on account. Washbrook bridge, Biggleswade, also being finished, he recommends a payment of 120 to the builder, Mr. Edwards, of Biggleswade. The inclement weather prevents any work on the new mill and laundry at the Hew House of Corrections.
Reference: 676

Scope and Content
Letter from R.A.Reddall, J.P. to the Clerk of the Peace, explaining case (282); very similar to depositions.
Reference: 678

Scope and Content
Summons to the Surveyors of Shillington to appear at Quarter Sessions.
Reference: 679

Scope and Content
Letter from Jas. Gutteridge explaining why he did not attend court for a jury. If after reading the letter the Clerk of the Peace still orders him to pay the 5 fine "I will of course attend to that order".
Reference: 680-3

Scope and Content
Detailed report by the County Surveyor on damage done and repairs necessary to the new Tempsford Bridge. He inspected the bridge but the builder Mr. Newman "was absent not withstanding he expected my arrival ..." His journey, however, was not in vain for he found "a very intelligent working man of the name of Thomas Toller whom I found had worked for Mr. Newman as well as for Mr Johnson and others during the whole time the Bridge was under erection ..." Report includes a coloured drawing and covers six and a half pages of foolscap.
Reference: 684

Scope and Content
Report of the County Surveyor, Jn. Millington, Michaelmas Sessions, 1822. "It affords me the highest satisfaction to be able to state that the present Sessions will terminate all the heavy and expensive works in which this County has for a considerable time been engaged. The new House of Correction at the last Sessions, appeared to stand in need of nothing but the means of affording Labor to such Prisoners as were incapable of working at the Tread Mill; In consequence of which a portable hand crank Mill was ordered, and has since been erected, and is found to answer its purpose perfectly well ..." Goes on to say he has not worked out the cost of "the new entrances c. to the Sessions House". The Commissioners of the Ivel Navigation had, through their engineer, Mr. Giles, agreed to make alterations to Clay Bridge, Clifton to the satisfaction of the County Surveyor. Reference to detailed report on Tempsford bridge (680-3) Broom bridge was opened to the public.
Reference: 686

Scope and Content
Letter from Wm. Jn. Keep, Co., Newport Pagnell. Broom bridge breakage was not due to insufficient care on loading from their wharf but was purely accidental and due to the "Brittle nature of the metal". See FINANCIAL: Bridge Bills (599)
Reference: 688

Scope and Content
Letter from Jn. Eagles asking Clerk of the Peace to prepare indictment as in 353 - 8.
Reference: 690

Scope and Content
Letter from C. Short, surgeon to the gaol, asking for an increase in salary and encloses number 538. Since the New House of Correction has been built "the duties have very considerably increased so as to render the present salary inadequate ..." if this were not the case he would not have applied for a further allowance.
Reference: 691

Scope and Content
Letter from James Beard, Cranfield. He must attend the funeral of his mother in Lancashire and will not be present at Quarter Sessions. He encloses the depostions and recognizance for the prosecution of Wm. Smith "... a character so depraved habitually vicious I have seldom met with - he was the great associate of Head who was executed at Ely .... the numerous Thefts Burglaries mighty depradations that this Man has been implicated in ... are most numerous, I think were I not to make this Statement I shd. not be doing my Duty to Society. ... Shod. the Prosecutor not attend I beg the Recognizance may be enforced I believe much has been held out to induce him not to come forward".
Reference: 695

Scope and Content
J.P.'s recommendation of Jn. Palmer, Toddington as High Constable of Barford Hundred in the place of Geo. Palmer of Goldington.
Reference: 698

Scope and Content
Petition putting forward the case of Thos. Moorecross, Leighton Buzzard, who was fined 5 for non-attendance on the jury. "... a Poor Man unable to pay the said fine - And the Officer attended this Jury representing that he is in a bad state of health goes out to Labour at about two Shillings or two shillings and Six pence a day ..." Signed by members of the grand jury.
Reference: 700

Scope and Content
Brief for Leighton Buzzard, officers.
Reference: 701

Scope and Content
J.P's order appointing a Vestry "for the Care and Management of the Concerns of the Poor of Tempsford..."
Reference: 702

Scope and Content
Authorisation of the Leighton Buzzard Friendly Society to the Clerk of the Peace to give up certain bonds he holds for the fidelity of Rich. Sanders, Leighton Buzzard, tallow chandler as Treasurer of the Union Friendly Society, he having resigned the Treasurership and handed over the books and documents belonging to that office.
Reference: 703-5

Scope and Content
Briefs.

1824
Reference: 439

Scope and Content
Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Sir Robt. Hen. Inglis, Bart., at Clapham.
Reference: 111,129,130

Scope and Content
Corn rents: Papers relating to Flitton cum Silsoe and Pulloxhill.
Reference: 114,125,459,463

Scope and Content
Corn rents: Papers relating to Flitton cum Silsoe and Pulloxhill. Tilbrooke.
Reference: 124

Scope and Content
Corn rents: Papers relating to Flitton cum Silsoe and Pulloxhill. Millbrook.
Reference: 645

Scope and Content
Military business: Return of Beds. Regt. of Militia.
Reference: 455

Scope and Content
Bridges: Cert. by Robt. Hen. Gibbon that he saw J.P.'s sign a cert. for Harrold bridge.
Reference: 458

Scope and Content
Bridges: J.P's. cert. for Harrold Bridge; in good repair.
Reference: 461

Scope and Content
Bridges: Report of Ben. Bevan, civil engineer, on "The Bridge and Causeway near St. Neots, and on the Effect of the same on the Height of the Floods".
Reference: 706

Scope and Content
Bridges: Presentment that Eaton Socon Bridge is out of repair.
Reference: 707

Scope and Content
Bridges: As 706 for Bromham Bridge.
Reference: 708

Scope and Content
Bridges: As 706 for Great Bariford Bridge.
Reference: 709

Scope and Content
Bridges: As 706 for bridge in Clophill, near Cainhoe.
Reference: 710

Scope and Content
Bridges: As 706 for Beadlow Bridge, Clophill.
Reference: 711,715

Scope and Content
Bridges: As 706 for Harrold Bridge.
Reference: 743

Scope and Content
Bridges: Letter from Jeremy Willis regarding a bridge destroyed by flood at Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 760

Scope and Content
Bridges: Letter from Sam. Reeve, Leighton Buzzard to the Marquis of Tavistock asking him to request the Chairman of Quarter Sessions "with whom thou art intimately acquainted" for his assistance in "promoting the interest of this Town by a grant from the Court" towards the repair of a bridge between Leigh. B. and Linslade washed down "by the Calamitous flood". He is making similar application to the Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions for a grant.
Reference: 762

Scope and Content
Bridges: Copy of a minute of the Biggleswade Turnpike Trustees meeting, regarding St. Neots bridge and asking Huntingdonshire and Bedfordshire to "concur in such measures as may be necessary for making the road safe and the Drainage secure.." Mr. Bevan is to be employed to survey and report on the bridge.
Reference: 763

Scope and Content
Copy of a further minute as in 762. Mr. Bevan's report to be sent to the magistrates of Beds. and Hunts. and they to consider what measures to adopt towards "the removal of the Nuisances complained of".
Reference: 454

Scope and Content
Highways: Cert. by Twydale Dear, Shillington, gent.; saw J.P's sign a cert. for a highway in Shillington.
Reference: 456

Scope and Content
Highways: J.P's cert. for road in Aspley Guise; in good repair.
Reference: 457

Scope and Content
Highways: As 456 for road in Shillington.
Reference: 646

Scope and Content
Highways: Estimate for making a road at each end of Clifton bridge.
Reference: 712

Scope and Content
Highways: Presentment that a highway in Shillington is out of repair.
Reference: 713

Scope and Content
Highways: As 714 for highway in Salford.
Reference: 714

Scope and Content
Highways: As 714 for highway in Cranfield.
Reference: 716

Scope and Content
Highways: As 714 for highway in Streatley.
Reference: 717-34

Scope and Content
Highways: Traverse records relating to highway in Caddington.
Reference: 735

Scope and Content
Highways: As 712 for highway in Luton.
Reference: 736

Scope and Content
Highways: As 712 for highway in Caddington.
Reference: 737

Scope and Content
Highways: As 712 for highway in Aspley Guise.
Reference: 738

Scope and Content
Highways: As 712 for highway in West Hyde, Luton.
Reference: 464-9,482,499

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Builder (464-9,482, for mill and washhouse buildings).
Reference: 470,478,540,580,611

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Millwright.
Reference: 471,502,505,533,569,586,629,630

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 472,544,597,627

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Bread return (and New House of Correction).
Reference: 474,475,516,568

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Cobbler.
Reference: 476

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Basketmaker.
Reference: 504,634

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Bricklayer.
Reference: 507,566

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Chimneysweep.
Reference: 514,518,549,622

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Draper.
Reference: 520

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Lime.
Reference: 525,546,584,631

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Gaoler's general. (546 includes "The Mens Plumb Puddings Christmas Day as Per Order of Visiting Magistrate 57 at 5d"). (631 includes "beer for the men whilst very hard at work getting in bricks for the n. building").
Reference: 528,548,600,615

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Coal (and New House of Correction and Sessions House).
Reference: 553,571,639

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Plumber, glazier and painter.
Reference: 555,610

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Leather merchant or currier.
Reference: 564,592,613

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 576

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Stonemason.
Reference: 587

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Gravel, lime, etc.
Reference: 614

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Brazier.
Reference: 477

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Tailor.
Reference: 479

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Ropemaker.
Reference: 480,497,498,500,541,581,612

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Millwright (new mill). (497 is a full description of all the parts in the new tread mill, price 250).
Reference: 501,503,511,575,616

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 506

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Chimneysweep.
Reference: 509,554,579,624

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Cobler.
Reference: 510,517,588,617

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Draper.
Reference: 512

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Printer stationer.
Reference: 519

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Plumber, glazier and painter.
Reference: 527,561,583,633

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Keeper's general (527 includes "To Prisoners making 40 Hats at 2d"). (583 includes "Straw for hats and prisoners making 20 hats").
Reference: 535

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Bricklayer.
Reference: 567,574,620

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Matron's salary.
Reference: 578

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Basketmaker.
Reference: 582

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Upholsterer.
Reference: 591,641

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 608

Scope and Content
New House of Correction Bills: Ropemaker.
Reference: 482-7,515

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Builder; new lobbies, entrances, etc., to the County Hall.
Reference: 508,637

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Bricklayer.
Reference: 537,539

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Upholsterer.
Reference: 552,573,619

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Plumber and glazier.
Reference: 572

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Hallkeeper.
Reference: 628

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 488,496

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Repairs to Barford. (496 damage done by floods).
Reference: 489

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: "Damage Dun by the flood at Tempsford Bridge... for mens work puting to rites".
Reference: 529

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Bricklayer repairing arch at Clophill.
Reference: 531

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Repairing bridge in Chalgrave.
Reference: 532

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Estimate for taking down Beadlow bridge, Clophill and building a new one.
Reference: 536

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Carpenter; Beadlow bridge, Clophill.
Reference: 542

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Repairs to Tempsford bridge.
Reference: 590

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Builder's bill for a bridge (?Beadlow). See also Misc. bills, 590.
Reference: 601

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Sand for Hockliffe bridge.
Reference: 602

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Builder for Survey and plan of Chalgrave bridge.
Reference: 605

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Ironwork at Clifton bridge.
Reference: 606

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Stonemason's work at Clifton bridge.
Reference: 607

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Painter's work at Clifton bridge.
Reference: 618

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Carpenter's work at Tempsford bridge.
Reference: 621

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: "Quickweeding at work at Tempsford bridge...." Posts, piles rails.
Reference: 625

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Repairs to Stafford bridge and widening arch.
Reference: 643-4

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Receipts for work at Chalgrave bridge.
Reference: 490-5

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: County Surveyor's bill; relates to many works in course of erection - bridges, gaol buildings, alterations to entrance of County Hall, etc.
Reference: 513,538,565,577,599,609,638

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Printer and stationer.
Reference: 521-4,556-60,593-6,635

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Clerk of the Peace.
Reference: 543

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Maintenance of pauper and family.
Reference: 550,551,640

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Coroner.
Reference: 562,563,570,598,626,647

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Legal charges in various cases.
Reference: 590

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Brickmaker. [Building for which these bricks were used, not given].
Reference: 623

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Ironmonger. [Not clear which building goods were bought for].
Reference: 642

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Bill to Mr. Frewin for a portable theatre [See Debtors 443].
Reference: 766

Scope and Content
Petitions and appeals: Notice of appeal by John Mackay against the appointment of Robt. Hulat of Oakley as Surveyor of the Highways for Ravensden there being "fit and proper persons residing in the said parish to serve the Office..."
Reference: 770

Scope and Content
Petitions and appeals: Keysoe Statues: "Wm. Cunning, constable was insulted by Robert Loyn Joseph Oakes, John Cox, Taken Robert Loyn into Casdaldy and Several Others wish to Release him Henry Swales Sml Georg Wm. Georg Wm. Brown Joseph Edwards Solm ?Nickels."
Reference: 739

Scope and Content
Justices Qualifications: Thos. Barber, clerk: property - rectory of Houghton Conquest.
Reference: 1,2

Scope and Content
Justices Oaths: Form of oath to be sworn by J.P.
Reference: 3

Scope and Content
Writs: To take the oath of Thos. Barber, clerk, as a J.P.
Reference: 4,8-9,12,14

Scope and Content
Writs: General jury.
Reference: 5

Scope and Content
Writs: Special for jury in the case against Thos. Harrison, junr., and Wm. Dix, Milton Ernest, labrs.
Reference: 6

Scope and Content
Writs: As 6 in case against Sam. Harrowdine, Cardington, farmer.
Reference: 7

Scope and Content
Writs: Special for the appearance of inhabitants of Salford.
Reference: 10

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Writs: As 7 for Luton.
Reference: 11

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Writs: As 7 for Streatley.
Reference: 12

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Writs: As 7 for Caddington.
Reference: 13

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Writs: As 5 for case against inhabitants of Luton.
Reference: 15

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Writs: As 13 for Caddington.
Reference: 16

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Writs: As 5 in case against Geo. Edw. Mossop alias Mosscrop, Langford, clerk, Peregrin Piper, same, farmer, and Wm. Edwards, same, labr.
Reference: 50-58

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Jury Lists.
Reference: 63-78

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Calendars of prisoners.
Reference: 84-87

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Return of persons committed for trial at QS with crime and sentences.
Reference: 88

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Statistical return of persons committed to the gaol for trial with crimes and sentences.
Reference: 59-62

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List of officials: Chief Constables, Coroners and Bailiffs.
Reference: 172

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Recognizances: William Foad, Warden, servant; give evidence against Joseph Barns, same, labr., for theft of hat and stable jacket from the house of Lady Ongley, property of the Rt. Hon. Lord Ongley.
Reference: 173

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Recognizances: Edward Jacson, Old Warden; prosecute as in 172.
Reference: 174

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Recognizances: Thomas Ambridge, John Hewlett, and Jas. Osborn; prosecute William King, Cranfield, for theft of wheat.
Reference: 175

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Recognizances: Edmund Day and Jn. Hostler?, Houghton Conquest; give evidence against Richard Sletcher, same, labr.
Reference: 176

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Recognizances: Jas. Dicks, Houghton Conquest, labr; prosecute as in 175.
Reference: 177

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Recognizances: Thos. Chapman, Ashwell, Herts., farmer, and Mary Burr, w. of Thos Burr, Ashwell; give evidence against John Wilson, and John Carrington, Biggleswade, for receiving stolen goods belonging to Thos. Morton, same.
Reference: 178

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Recognizances: Jos Billington, Ampthill; bastardy. WITH CHARLOTTE CLARKE.
Reference: 179

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Recognizances: Rich. Woodlands, Millbrook; bastardy. W. REBECCA PAGE.
Reference: 180

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Recognizances: John Sutton, Sandy, butcher; give evidence as in 177.
Reference: 181

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Recognizances: Jas. Cole, Biggleswade, labr.; give evidence as in 177.
Reference: 182

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Recognizances: Thos. Morton, Biggleswade, ironmonger; prosecute as in 177.
Reference: 183

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Recognizances: Rachael Bassett, Blunham, victualler; give evidence as in 177.
Reference: 184

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Recognizances: Oliver Leech, junr., Kempston, labr; bastardy. W. FRANCES TURNER.
Reference: 185

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Recognizances: Edward Jackson, Old Warden, yeo.; prosecute as in 172.
Reference: 186

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Recognizances: Jn. French, Marston; bastardy. W. ANNA MARIA DAINTY
Reference: 187

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Recognizances: Dan. Wilshire, Ampthill; bastardy. WITH TAMAR THOROGOOD.
Reference: 188

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Recognizances: Wm. Barnett, Keysoe, labr.; bastardy. WITH ANN STRINGER.
Reference: 189

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Recognizances: Wm. Odell, Sandy, gamekeeper; bastardy. W. JANE CHANDLER.
Reference: 190

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Recognizances: Rich. Jeffard, junr., Houghton Regis; labr.; bastardy. SARAH HUMPHREYS
Reference: 191

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Recognizances: "Richard otherwise Dick" Squire, Dunstable, grocer; bastardy. ELIZABETH OLIVER
Reference: 192

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Recognizances: Wm. Stennett, Bedford; bastardy. W. MARY CHETTLE.
Reference: 193

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Recognizances: Jn. Barns, Thurleigh, labr.; bastardy. W. HANNAH JEFFERIES
Reference: 194

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Recognizances: Wm. Bull, Higham Ferrers, N'hants.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH PARNELL
Reference: 195

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Recognizances: Jos. Brown [no parish given]; keep the peace towards Francis Barrige.
Reference: 196

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Recognizances: Sam. Harrowden, Cardington, yeo.; answer Mary Dowland, Shillington, for assault.
Reference: 197

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Recognizances: Martha Crouch, Daniel Sharpe, Wilstead; prosecute Jas. Ha.. and Wm. Smith, Houghton Conquest, labrs. for theft of linen and clothing.
Reference: 198

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Recognizances: Jas. Brewer, Everton, publican; bastardy. W. ELIZ GIGGLE
Reference: 199

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Recognizances: Jas. Cowdale, junr., Milton [?Ernest], labr.; bastardy. W. SUSANNAH PARROTT
Reference: 200

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Recognizances: Wm. Cherry, Shillington, labr.; bastardy. WITH SARAH FLINT
Reference: 201

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Recognizances: Wm. Keech, Wm. Redman, Jas. Christmas, Thos. Croseley, Wilstead, labrs.; give evidence as in 197.
Reference: 202

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Recognizances: Jas. Morton, Potton, ironmonger; give evidence against Sam. Usher, for theft of lead from Steph. Thornton, Mogerhanger, esq.
Reference: 203

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Recognizances: Steph. Thornton; prosecute as in 202. Carrying the lead away from the garden of Jn. Smith, Everton, property of Thornton.
Reference: 204

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Recognizances: Jn. Smith, Everton, labr., Wm. Manning, Sandy, labr., Thos. Barker, Sandy, yeo.; give evidence as in 202.
Reference: 205

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Recognizances: Thos. Richardson, Eaton Socon, alehousekeeper, Jn. Carrington, St. Neots, Hunts., ironmonger; give evidence against John Kelly for larceny from Thos. Richardson.
Reference: 206

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Recognizances: Thomas Jackson, junr., Turvey, shepherd; bastardy. W. ANN WARREN
Reference: 207

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Recognizances: Jas. Stanbridge, Eddlesborough, Bucks.; bastardy. W. HANNAH GURNEY.
Reference: 208

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Recognizances: William Williamson, Sharnbrook, labr.; prosecute William Young, Bletsoe, labr. for theft of a spade.
Reference: 209

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Recognizances: John Horton; prosecute John Tingey, Clophill, for theft of a hurdle.
Reference: 210

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Recognizances: William Garner, [no parish given]; to give evidence as in 209.
Reference: 211

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Recognizances: Jas. Parker, William Oby, Daniel Payne, all of Bletsoe; give evidence as in 208.
Reference: 212

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Recognizances: Thos. Fane; prosecute John Money, John Sharp, Jas. Page, all of Ampthill, for theft of a duck, belonging to John Fane, Little Park, Ampthill.
Reference: 213

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Recognizances: Geo. Sugars; give evidence as in 212.
Reference: 214

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Recognizances: Charles Watts, Podington, servant; bastardy. W. SARAH MILLER
Reference: 215

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Recognizances: Robt. Shimmen, Colmworth, husbandman; prosecute Levi Stewart, junr., same, labr; for theft of elm boards.
Reference: 216

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Recognizances: Lawrence Brawn, Colmworth, miller; give evidence as in 215.
Reference: 217

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Recognizances: Robert Shimmen; prosecute Lavender Stewart, same, labr; theft of a bill or hook from his stable.
Reference: 218

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Recognizances: Lebbeus Murfin, Lt. Staughton, carpenter; give evidence as in 215.
Reference: 219

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Recognizances: Jn. Tingey, Honeydon, Eaton Socon, labr.; give evidenc as in 217.
Reference: 220

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Recognizances: Wm. Eames, Houghton Regis, farmer; prosecute Thos. Grizzle, same, labr. for theft of oak timber.
Reference: 221

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Recognizances: Jn. Duncomb, Houghton Regis, bricklayer and Jas. Costin, same, labr.; give evidence as in 220.
Reference: 222

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Recognizances: Jn. Hopkins Warden, constable of Bedford, Martha Hewlet, Felmersham, spinster, Jas. Pain of Felmersham, labr., Francis Hewlet, Pavenham, labr.; give evidence against Jas. Hewlet, Felmersham labr. for theft of goods from a house late in the occupation of Robt. Woodham, at Elstow [property of Wm. Dawson].
Reference: 223

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Recognizances: Wm. Dawson, Bedford, victualler; prosecute as in 222.
Reference: 224

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Recognizances: Jn. Gamby, Bedford, pawnbroker, Jas. Bassett, same, constable; give evidence against Edw. Maidens, Biggleswade for larceny from Thos. Morton, Biggleswade, hardwareman.
Reference: 225

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Recognizances: Thos. Morton; prosecute as in 224.
Reference: 226

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Recognizances: John Foster, Luton, cordwainer; answer Sarah Godfrey, Luton, spinster, for obtaining goods by false pretences.
Reference: 227

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Recognizances: William Dicks, Pavenham, labr.; answer an indictment found against him. [No details].
Reference: 228

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Recognizances: Henry Bird, Milton Keynes, Bucks., labr.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH SMITH.
Reference: 229

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Recognizances: Thos. Harrison, Kempston, stonemason; answer an indictment [no details].
Reference: 230

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Recognizances: Jas. Ilsley, Beeston, Sandy, labr.; bastardy. W. ANN WHITTIMORE
Reference: 231

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Recognizances: Jn. Goodman, Cranfield; bastardy. WITH SOPHIA HARBIN.
Reference: 232

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Recognizances: Jas. Hewlett, Felmersham, labr.; keep the peace towards Jn. Willis, same.
Reference: 233

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Recognizances: Jas. Warren, Tempsford, labr.; bastardy. WITH MARIA BENNETT.
Reference: 234

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Recognizances: Thos. Stearn, Roxton; prosecute Thos. Jarvis and Wm. Jefferies, Roxton, labrs., for theft of sacks and wood.
Reference: 235

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Recognizances: Thos. Saunderson, Roxton; give evidence as in 234.
Reference: 236

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Recognizances: Sam. Holdstock, and Thos. Butcher, Toddington, labr.; give evidence against Dan. Randall, and Thos. Garner, same, labrs., for theft of wheat from John Palmer, same, farmer.
Reference: 237

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Recognizances: Jn. Palmer; prosecute as in 236.
Reference: 238

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Recognizances: Jas. Sandon, Luton; bastardy. WITH ANN HAWKINS.
Reference: 240

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Recognizances: Peregrine Piper, Langford, farmer; answer Jn. Edwards, same, for assault.
Reference: 241

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Recognizances: Wm. Edwards, Langford, labr.; answer Jn. Edwards, same, for assault.
Reference: 242

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Recognizances: Geo. Edwards Mossop, Langford, clerk; answer Jn. Edwards, same, for assault.
Reference: 243

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Recognizances: Jn. Valentine, a prisoner in the gaol, formerly of Harrold; appearance at next QS.
Reference: 244

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Recognizances: Wm. Lyles, Girtford, Sandy, labr.; keep peace towards his wife, Eliz.
Reference: 245

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Recognizances: Jos. Chase, Hockliffe, collarmaker; give evidence against Thos. Hughes, Ben.Clerk, Jas. Watson, for theft of ribbon from Wm. Green, Hockliffe, shopkeeper.
Reference: 246

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Recognizances: Wm. Green, Chalgrave [sic], shopkeeper; prosecute as in 245.
Reference: 247

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Recognizances: Francis Northwood, Maulden; keep peace towards Thos. Sharp, Wilstead.
Reference: 248

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Recognizances: Jas. Redman, Houghton Conquest; as in 247.
Reference: 249

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Recognizances: Dan. Jeffs, Houghton Conquest; as in 247.
Reference: 250

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Recognizances: Jos. Battams? ; keep peace towards Jn. Thorn, Cranfield.
Reference: 251

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Recognizances: Jn. Farrer, Radwell, Felmersham, carpenter; prosecute Thos. Solesbury for theft of box containing two sixpences.
Reference: 252

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Recognizances: Jn. Saville, Wm. Taylor, Houghton Conquest, labrs.; answer Wm. Carter, same, labr. for assault.
Reference: 253

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Recognizances: Geo. Clark, Carlton, labr.; answer Wm. Stevens, Harrold, constable for assault.
Reference: 254

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Recognizances: Jn. Johnson, Blunham, labr.; answer Thos. Williamson, Blunham for assault.
Reference: 255

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Recognizances: Jn. Blows, Potton, labr.; bastardy. WITH CHARLOTTE HOSTLER
Reference: 256

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Recognizances: Jn. Swift, Stopsley, farmer; bastardy. WITH ANN OLNEY.
Reference: 257

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Recognizances: Jn. Mackay, Ravensden, esq.; prosecute an appeal against the appointment of Robert Hulat, Oakley, miller, as one of the surveyors of the highways of Ravensden.
Reference: 258

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Recognizances: Jn. Cole, Biggleswade; bastardy. WITH ANN COOPER.
Reference: 259

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Recognizances: Jn. Chamberlain, Houghton Conquest; bastardy. WITH SUSANNAH PING.
Reference: 260

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Recognizances: Dan. Haiden, Potton; bastardy. WITH MARY RICHARDSON
Reference: 261

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Recognizances: Jas. Gore, Cardington, labr.; prosecute William Basin, Cardington, labr. for theft of watch.
Reference: 262

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Recognizances: Jas. Purser, Cardington, labr, Jos. Joyce, Bedford, watchmaker; give evidence as in 261.
Reference: 263

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Recognizances: Hen. Whitbread, Ampthill, butcher; prosecute Chas. Redman for theft of salted beef.
Reference: 264

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Recognizances: William Charles, Yielden, wheelwright; bastardy. WITH REBECCA BROUGHTON
Reference: 265

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Recognizances: Lewis Hare, Clophill; bastardy. WITH HANNAH HARBROW
Reference: 266

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Recognizances: Simpson Payne, Luton, butcher; give evidence against Sam. Parkes, Luton, labr., for theft of three sacks property of John Brett.
Reference: 267

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Recognizances: Jn. Brett, Luton, farmer; prosecute as in 266.
Reference: 268

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Recognizances: Sarah Gates, Studham, spinster; prosecute Jos. Anstee, [no parish given] for assault at Whipsnade.
Reference: 269

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Recognizances: Thos. Field, Whipsnade, labr; give evidence as in 268.
Reference: 270

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Recognizances: Ann, wife of Wm. Hillyard, Hockliffe, labr., Jos. Chase, same, harnessmaker, Geo. Tucker, labr., Ann Bird, Chalgrave; give evidence against Thos. Holloway, Hockliffe, bricklayer's labr., for theft of a man's smock frock from Wm. Hillyard.
Reference: 271

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Recognizances: Wm. Hillyard; prosecute as in 270.
Reference: 272

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Recognizances: Ben. Parsons, Podington, labr; keep the peace towards Edw. Frost, same, husbandman.
Reference: 273

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Recognizances: Wm. Woodcraft, Jos. King and Sam. King, Southill; give evidence against Jn. Cutler and Jn. Bryant, Southill, labrs. for theft of wood from William Henry Whitbread, esq., of Southill.
Reference: 274

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Recognizances: Wm. Hen. Whitbread; prosecute as in 273.
Reference: 275

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Recognizances: Jn. Savill, Wm. Taylor, Houghton Conquest, labrs.; keep the peace towards Wm. Carter, same, labr.
Reference: 276

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Recognizances: Hannah Byng, Jas. Phillips, Jn. Hopkins Warden, Sam. Negus; give evidence against Oliver Leech, junr., and Matthew Lilley, Kempston, labrs; for assault on Wm. Coles.
Reference: 277

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Recognizances: Jn. Mobbs, Kempston, labr; bastardy. WITH ANNE STAPLETON
Reference: 278

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Recognizances: Wm. Coles; prosecute as in 276 - and theft of hat.
Reference: 279

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Recognizances: Wm. Airey, Colmworth, husb.; give evidence against Jn. King, Colmworth, labr.; for theft of oats, from Wm. Wiles, same, husb.
Reference: 280

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Recognizances: Wm. Wiles; prosecute as in 279.
Reference: 281

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Recognizances: Thos. Wilson, Sundon, yeo., Matthew Holloman, Sundon, gamekeeper; give evidence against Jn. Jackson and Edw. Odell, same, labrs. for theft of pigeons, from dovecote of Chas. Tomson, yeo.
Reference: 282

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Recognizances: Chas. Tomson; prosecute as in 281.
Reference: 283

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Recognizances: Sam. Sanders, Toddington, labr.; prosecute Jn. Pateman, same, labr. for theft of a hat.
Reference: 284

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Recognizances: Jn. Tilcock, Toddington, labr; give evidence as in 283.
Reference: 285

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Recognizances: Robt. Trevor, Tingrith, esq.; prosecute Robt. Stevens, Eversholt, labr. for petty larceny.
Reference: 286

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Recognizances: Jas. Brinklow, Tingrith, labr., Thos. Walton, same, labr.; give evidence as in 285.
Reference: 287

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Recognizances: Sam. Craddock, Oakley, labr.; bastardy. WITH SARAH WILSHERE
Reference: 288

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Recognizances: Geo. Arnold, ?Pulloxhill; give evidence against Jn. Fowlers same, for theft of two gates from Geo. Horn.
Reference: 289

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Recognizances: Ben. ?Morcin, ?Pulloxhill; give evidence as in 288.
Reference: 290

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Recognizances: Thos. Tinsley, Thurleigh, labr.; bastardy. WITH EMILY HORRELL
Reference: 291

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Recognizances: Jn. Walker, Flitwick, victualler; prosecute Jn. Chapman, Flitton, for theft of pig.
Reference: 292

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Recognizances: Jas. Negus; give evidence as in 291.
Reference: 293

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Recognizances: Geo. Horn, ?Pulloxhill; prosecute as in 288.
Reference: 294

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Recognizances: Wm. Chapman; give evidence as in 291.
Reference: 295

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Recognizances: Thos. Kempson, Maulden; give evidence against Edw. Warby, Luton, for theft of cheese from Thos. Parish, Clophill.
Reference: 296

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Recognizances: Thos. Stormer, Luton; give evidence as in 295.
Reference: 297

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Recognizances: Thos. Parish; prosecute as in 295.
Reference: 298

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Recognizances: Jos. Clarke, North Crawley, Bucks., labr.; bastardy. WITH ANNA LANE
Reference: 299

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Recognizances: Isaac Malden, Wm. Wiles, Hen. Clark, Blunham; give evidence against Wm. Archer, Gt. Barford, labr. for theft of wheat from Thos. Emery Gt. Barford, farmer.
Reference: 300

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Recognizances: Jn. Freshwater, Gt. Barford, Wm. Chapman, same, labrs.; give evidence as in 299.
Reference: 301

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Recognizances: Thos. Emery; prosecute as in 299.
Reference: 302

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Recognizances: Jn. Taylor, Thos. Deacon, Eliz. Arnold, Wm. Sharpe [no parish given]; give evidence against Wm. Gates, Jn. Ware, for theft of an ass the property of Thos. Crawley, senr., Luton.
Reference: 303

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Recognizances: Thos. Crawley, junr., Luton; prosecute as in 302.
Reference: 304

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Recognizances: Jn. Pell, Roxton, butcher; prosecute Jas. Sabey, Eaton Socon, labr., for theft of mutton.
Reference: 305

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Recognizances: Wm. Hedding, Eaton Socon, constable, Wm. Neal, Roxton, yeo.; give evidence as in 304.
Reference: 306

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Recognizances: Jos. Day, Haynes, gamekeeper; answer Jn. Burton, Wootton, labr. for assault.
Reference: 307

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Recognizances: Thos. Seymour, junr., Southill; keep the peace towards his wife Eliz.
Reference: 308

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Recognizances: Jn. Low, Clophill, butcher; prosecute Wm. Pack, same, labr. for theft of coal.
Reference: 309

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Recognizances: Rich. Jones, Luton, straw hat manufacturer; prosecute Sam. Warren and Thos. Laurence, same, labrs. for theft of straw.
Reference: 310

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Recognizances: Jn. Jones, Luton, gent., Fred. Chan, same, gent.; give evidence as in 309.
Reference: 311

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Recognizances: Chas. Coles, Cardington, gamekeeper to Wm. Hen. Whitbread, Southill, esq; give evidence against Jn. Arnold, Cardington, for theft from the granary of Eliz. Street, of 2 bushels of flour belonging to Hen. Hill, bailiff to Eliz. Street.
Reference: 312

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Recognizances: Jas. Neale, Clophill, carpenter; give evidence as in 308.
Reference: 313

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Recognizances: Hen. Hill; prosecute as in 311.
Reference: 530

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Recognizances: Note of recognizance for the appearance of Hen. Flecknoe, junr., at next QS. see 436.
Reference: 436

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Articles of the Peace: Jn. Dunkley Flecknoe, Salford, farmer against Hen. Flecknoe, junr., same, farmer. For threatening him "I will never leave these premises ..... until I tear you out .... by the hair of your head". see 530
Reference: 437

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Articles of the Peace: Eliz. Lyles aginst her husband Wm. Lyles, Sandy, labr. For threatening her "I'll be damn'd if I dont Butcher you before the Morning".
Reference: 438

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Articles of the Peace: Jos. Wiles, Felmersham, labr., against Jas. Hewlett, same, labr.; threatened he "would knock him .... on the head".
Reference: 314

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Beardsley, Old Warden, servant to R. Hon. Lord Ongley. Left his stable jacket and hat on a peg in the hall. Some hours later Wm. Foad brought Jos. Barns into the house and told him Jn. Beardsley had caught Barns going off with them.
Reference: 315

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Foad, Old Warden, servant to Rt. Hon. Lord Ongley; found the clothes on Barns when he accidentally knocked him down as he was running in the dark to the kitchen door. Barns pretended to be drunk.
Reference: 316

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Jas. Osborne, Cranfield. He went with Thos. Ambridge to search Wm. King's house. They found a fork and wheat belonging to Ambridge.
Reference: 318

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Examinations and depositions: Confession of Wm. King; as in 316.
Reference: 319

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Jn. Hewlett; saw Wm. King in the act of taking wheat in a bag from his master's, Thos. Ambridge's, barn. Deposition of Thos. Ambridge; identifies his wheat from "the wild oats crow needles that are intermixed with it".
Reference: 321

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Wilson, Biggleswade, labr. Bought knives and forks from Jas. Cole but does not know where he got them from.
Reference: 322

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jas. Cole, Biggleswade, labr. Long confession of how for nearly two years he had been stealing hair and parcels of knives (table and pocket) from his masters, Messrs. Hagger and Morton, and selling them through various persons - Jn. and Wm. Albone, Jas. Walker and Jn. Carrington - to Jn. Wilson of Biggleswade. Mentions Sandy feast and Biggleswade fair.
Reference: 323

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Thos. Morton, Biggleswade, ironmonger. Being given information that Jn. Wilson was selling knives and forks which he believed were stolen from his shop, and hearing that Jn. Sutton, Sandy, butcher had bought some, he went to his shop and there found six knives and forks with his name and that of his partner, Thos. Hagger, engraved on the blade. He believes that they were his property and he swears that he has never sold any cutlery resembling them to Jn. Wilson.
Reference: 324

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Jn. Sutton, Sandy. Bought the knives off Jas. Wilson who was in the habit of going to Sandy about once a fortnight as a hawker selling for the most part tape, cotton, etc. from a basket. Jn. Sutton's wife had often bought tape and things of that sort from him.
Reference: 325

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Hedding, Wyboston, Eaton Socon, farmer. Employed Jn. Barringham alias Goodchild, same, labr. for one evening; later found him taking away a sheaf of wheat. Confession of Jn. Barringham alias Goodchild; he mistook the wheat for straw.
Reference: 326

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Isaac Woodward, Stratford, Sandy, labr.; was on his way back to work on Biggleswade Common, when he saw two men with a parcel which he suspected contained his tools. He called out to them and they ran off; he followed and overtook them but when he caught them the parcel had disappeared. They told him to go and look for the parcel and refused to help him find it. When he did find it he found that it was an apron containing three freshly killed ducks. He identifies Jn. Carrington and Geo. Downs as the men. Information of Eliz. w. of Wm. Housden, Biggleswade; she identifies the ducks as her property; she let them out between 12 noon and 1. Exam. of Jn. Carrington and Geo. Downs; they knew nothing about the ducks.
Reference: 328

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition or notes regarding a legacy. Mentions a Mr. Bailey [? registrar of Bedford Archdeaconry]; brother Joseph and sister. Appears to be a debtor's case. "Mr. Surridge a Boot and Shoe Factor pretended, that the property he had to sell, was freehold when it was a Theatre - and likely to produce 120".
Reference: 329

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Woodward, Biggleswade, labr. He had been working with Thos. Pack, brickmaker to Mr. Foster of Biggleswade. They put their tools in a toolhouse near Mr. Foster's house. The next time they went for them they found that 2 spades a hatchet and a foot iron had been stolen. About a week later Sam. Endersby of Biggleswade told him that he thought they had been sold to some men working at Warden by Thos. Newman. He found that Jas. Usher and Jn. Wilson, Southill, had bought them from Thomas Bygrave and Thos. Newman. He identifies the tools as those he and Thos. Pack lost.
Reference: 330

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Wilson, Southill, labr.; works on Mr. Coleman's farm at Warden; he and Jas. Usher bought the tools as in 329, whilst they were working in the fields.
Reference: 331

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jas. Usher, Southill, labr.; similar to 330.
Reference: 332

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Martha Crouch, Wilstead. After washing her clothes she put them on a garden hedge to dry. Later Wm. Keech, Wm. Redman and Jas. Christmas brought some clothes to her and asked if they were hers; some of them were hers. Information of Wm. Keech; saw two men take clothes from a hedge. He went into Mr. Armstrong's closes and then followed them. He eventually caught Jas. Hall, with the help of Jas. Christmas and Redman, who denied taking the clothes. Information of Wm. Redman; he was in the Rev. Mr. Pawsey's yard and heard Wm. Keech shout and went to his assistnace and helped take the two men. Information of Jas. Christmas; he was also working at Mr. Pawsey's and said to Wm. Redman "let us run after them but as you can run faster than me, I will soon overtake you..." Information of Thos. Groseley, constable of Wilstead; Mr. Dines daughter came to tell him that two young men had been taken for stealing washing. He found Jas. Hall and Wm. Smith, whom he had previously seen in the Red Lion, Wilstead. Information of Dan. Sharpe; a handkerchief belonged to him and had been washed by his mother in the poor house; the pincloth was the property of Hannah Taylor, also in the poor house.
Reference: 333

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Examinations and depostions: Examination of Jas. Morton, Potton, journeyman ironmonger to Mr. Hagger of Potton. Mrs. Smith of Everton told him that some lead had been stolen from her premises and asked him to keep a look out for it. Next day he saw Miss Hagger in the shop weighing some lead for a man and asked him the price. He went and told Mr. Hagger of his suspicions. Mr. Hagger came out and asked the person where he had got the lead from and he said he had bought it from a person in Sandy whose name he did not know but whom he had seen before. Mr. Hagger then said he would keep the lead and if it was not that which was stolen he would pay him later for it. Mr. Thornton called to examine it. A day or two later he, Morton, sent it over by their servant, Geo. Peters, to Mr. Hagger of Biggleswade. Morton then went to Biggleswade and took it from Mr. Hagger's shop to the Swan Inn, where he handed it over to Mr. Barker, constable of Sandy.
Reference: 334

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Examinations and depostions: Examination of Jn. Smith, Everton, labr.; a piece of lead was blown off his house at Everton, which he rolled up and put in his garden. On his wife informing him that the lead had been stolen he sent her to Mr. Hagger and asked him to stop the sale of lead, if it should be offered. He believes the lead produced is his.
Reference: 335

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Examinations and depostions: Examination of Jas. Usher; no defence to offer; as in 333, 334.
Reference: 336

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Examinations and depostions: Exam. of Wm. Manning, Sandy. While he was in the Black Horse public house at Everton, Sam. [sic] Usher came in with Robt. Cooper and Jn. Gayler. He waited for the others and they all went out together; as they were passing Jn. Smith's house Usher asked what it was that was lying in the garden. When told it was lead he asked if it was of any value. Manning told him it might be worth a pound to the owner and Usher then said "then damn me if I do not have it". Usher, Cooper and Gayler then carried it in turns to Mr. Pym's park gates, where Manning left them and they bade him say nothing about it and when they sold it they would give him a good treat. Manning went afterwards and informed Mr. Thornton of the occurrence.
Reference: 339

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Examinations and depostions: Examination of Jn. Kelly, charged by Jn. Carrington as being an idle and disorderly person and by Thos. Richardson with stealing a half pint pot and saucepan from his house at Eaton Socon. Jn. Kelly says "he was born in Belem barracks near Lisbon in the Kingdom of Portugal; from that time till 1815 he was with the Army. He served in the 27th of foot. He was discharged in 1815 has lost his discharge - he is a pensioner - He personally draws his pension at Chelsea - He lives at one place or another as suits his trade of an umbrella mender. When about here he lodges at Mannings at Eaton Socon. He has had the pot in his custody these seven weeks." "Examinant refuseth to sign the .... examination".
Reference: 340

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Examinations and depostions: Examination of Thos. Richardson, Eaton Socon, blacksmith and ale-housekeeper. A vagrant man stopped for refreshment and after he had gone Richardson missed a pot and pan. Identifies Kelly as the vagrant.
Reference: 341

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Examinations and depostions: Wm. Williamson, Sharnbrook, labr. After working in Mr. Swannell's stone pit with Jn. Perkins and Jn. Branscomb they all left their tools as usual, covered with sedge. The next time they went to work a spade was missing and he heard nothing of it for two months when Jas. Parker told him he was working at Sam. Payne's and Payne wished to see him. He took him to where Wm. Young was working and there he found the spade. Information of Jas. Parker; lives near Wm. Young and saw a spade in his house when he went there to light a candle; when asked where he got it from Young said Sharnbrook. Information of Wm. ?Oby or ?Obz; Young promised to lend him his spade, which he said he had bought because his was broken. Information of Dan. Payne; he took Wm. Williamson to where Young was working and Williamson identified the spade. Examination of Wm. Young; he found the spade on the road.
Reference: 342

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Wm. Garner, ?Clophill, labr.; watching on his master's, Jn. Horton's, premises. Between 3 and 4 a.m. he saw Jn. Tingey take a hurdle from a stack, "Collared him" and he said he required it to heat his oven. Information of Jn. Horton, Clophill; wakened between 3 4 a.m. and told by Garner that he had caught Tingey. Tingey asked for his pardon saying it was the first time; Horton replied that it was generally the first time when they were caught.
Reference: 343

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Fane; he saw Jn. Money, Jn. Sharpe and Jas Page drive two ducks from a moat at Little Park Ampthill and they stole one of them. Information of Geo. Sugars; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 344

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Thos. Wooldridge, Bedford, surgeon; examination of child in case of indecent assault.
Reference: 345

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Examinations and depositions: Robert Shimmon, Colmworth, husbandman. Lost a bill or hook from his stable. John Tingey, Honeydon, Eaton Socon, told him that he had it and said that Lavendar Stewart of Colmworth gave it to him.
Reference: 346

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Examinations and depositions: Further evidence of Robert Shimmen; lost three elm boards from his barn and heard that they were at Lawrence Brawn's house. Brawn's wife showed him two boards which Brawn gave him on his return home. Information of Lawrence Brawn, Colmworth, miller; lent his horse to Levi Stewart, junr., Colmworth, but would not accept payment for the loan. Stewart gave him the two pieces of board. Information of Lebbeus Murfin, Little Staughton, carpenter; identifies the two boards as those which he had previously cut for Mr. Shimmen.
Reference: 347

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Examinations and depositions: Information of John Duncombe, Houghton Regis, bricklayer, and constable; went to the house of Joseph Grizzle, Houghton Regis, in search of his son Jas. Grizzle, against whom he had a warrant. Although in bed Thos. [sic] Grizzle said he might come up and search for him. He saw some pieces of oak timber covered with bedding, which were afterwards claimed by William Eames, which he took away. He returned again to the house in a quarter of an hour intending to take Thomas Grizzle into custody, but he had absconded.
Reference: 348

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Costin, Houghton Regis, labr.; he saw Thos. Grizzle take wood into the house and believes it to be the same as that in the constable's possession.
Reference: 349

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Examinations and depositions: Information of William Eames, Houghton Regis, farmer; identifies the wood as his property. On checking the footsteps in his woodyard with the shoes, believes them to be those of Thos. Grizzle.
Reference: 351

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Martha Hewlett, Felmersham, spinster; found articles of furniture in her brother's house, with whom she was living. She recognized the furniture as some which had been in Woodham's house at Elstow. Woodham married her sister. She heard that Woodham was leaving and her brother could take what goods they pleased. Examination of Jas. Pain, Felmersham, labr.; agreed to bring the goods from Woodham's house at Elstow, to Felmersham for three shillings. They arrived and unlocked the door at Elstow between midnight and 1 a.m. He came back through Bedford and left the furniture at Hewlett's house. Examination of John Hopkins Warden, Bedford, constable; he went with Mr. Dawson, of Bedford, to the house of Jas. Hewlett, to search for goods stolen from Elstow. Hewlett and his brothers and sisters, brought into the yard a feather bed, bolster, quilt, two pillows, a blanket, a pair of tongs, poker pair of bellows and two candlesticks. Hewlett said that these were all the goods and "I brought the feather bed on my back from Elstow". Witness went again to the house and demanded the rest of the goods. Hewlet's sister placed the various articles separate as he called them out from a list supplied by Mr. Dawson. 4 Iron Candlestics, snuffers and stand, a pair of blankets, a pair of sheets and a quilt. When the things were laid out Hewlet's wife came upstairs and threw them on to the bed, telling him that if he could not swear to them he should not have them. Hewlet also came in and said unless he could swear to them he should not have them and "if he had known as much yesterday he should not have had the other Goods". He left the things and took Hewlet into custody.
Reference: 352

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Dawson, Bedford, victualler. He purchased the furniture of Robt. Woodham, Elstow, but agreed to let him have the use of it as long as he thought proper. Hearing the goods were stolen, he went to Woodham's house and found it nearly "stripped of every article". He cannot swear to anything.
Reference: 353

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sea. Hewlet, Felmersham, labr.; his brother Francis Hewlet gave him the key of Woodham's house and said he might take what furniture he pleased.
Reference: 354

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thomas Morton, a partner in the firm of Hagger and Morton, Biggleswade, hardwaremen, dealers, and chapmen. Returning home from Godmanchester late in the evening he found that their servant Edw. Maidens had left. He also heard that Maidens had forwarded a box by the "Northampton Newsman" to Bedford. Suspecting that the box contained goods belonging to him he immediately set off for Bedford, where, the following morning he arrested Maidens. At first Maidens said he had sent the box to London by the coach the previous night but it only contained his clothing. When Morton proposed to follow the coach and leave Maidens in custody, Maidens changed his mind and agreed to show him where the box was. It was in a back room of the Fountain, and on being opened by the constable, contained, besides clothing, new pit saw files, brass door spring, rack pullies, chest locks, and 2 book case locks. There were also two London pawnbroker's duplicates and a letter. Some files were also found in his pocket and he confessed to selling some awl blades at Cople. Information of Jn. Gamby, Bedford, pawnbroker; agrees with foregoing evidence. Information of Jas. Bassett, Bedford, constable; agrees with foregoing. Examination of Edward Maidens; "We had had words. I took them by way of paying expense".
Reference: 356

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Butcher, Tingrith; found Jn. Gazeley, Eversholt, labr. intending to poach
Reference: 357

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Fra. Harris, Tingrith; produced as witness by Jn. Butcher, gamekeeper to Robert Trevor, esq.; as in 356.
Reference: 358

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Axam, Ampthill, gardener; suspecting that Sam. Jones had stolen potatoes from him, he searched and found them in the garden of Alice Jones, mother of Sam., where he lived.
Reference: 359

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Ann Bass, Ampthill, spins.; she saw Sam. Jones near his mother's house the previous night. Information of Chas. Goode, Ampthill, constable; when arrested Sam. Jones" declared he threw the Dirt over the Heap of Potatoes concealed in the Garden but did not know they were there".
Reference: 360

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Wiles, Roxton, husb.; returning from London he found some of his hens and chickens missing. He went to Thos. Gillions, Northill, dealer in poultry, and found some which he believed to be his.
Reference: 361

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Examinations and depositions: Sarah Wade, Roxton, housekeeper to Thos. Wiles. Her master sent her to Mr. Gillions at Brooke End, [Northill], where she identified the chickens.
Reference: 362

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Gillions, Brooke End, Northill. Thos. Hull of Roxton, came to him at Tempsford Ferry House and asked him to buy some chickens which he said he must sell as his landlord was going to make his house into two tenements and he wouldn't have room for them. He bought 10 chickens for 9s. and seven hens for 5s.
Reference: 363

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Dinah Hight, Roxton, servant to Thos. Wiles. Found the hen house broken open after Mr. Wiles had gone to London.
Reference: 364

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Stearn, Roxton, bailiff to Chas. Jas. Metcalf, esq. Mr. Sanderson, one of Metcalf's tenants, told him he had seen two men crossing his master's paddock with sacks of wood. Information of Thos. Sanderson, Roxton, Hearing a noise in the early morning, his wife woke him. He saw Thos. Jarvis and Wm. Jefferies leave their houses and go off down the street. On their return they were carrying sacks on their backs. As they got to his gate Sanderson, who was out of sight, but waiting for them, said "these are nice goings on". Jarvis dropped his sack and ran but he took Jefferies sack which was full of wood and put it into his granary. Jarvis later returned without the sack. After telling Thos. Stearn of these happenings he saw Jarvis go into Mr. Scrooby's yard and overheard them talking about the matter and discussing whether they ought to go away. Jefferies later begged his pardon.
Reference: 366

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Butcher, bailiff to Jn. Palmer, Red Hills, Toddington. Between midnight and one o'clock, he was called up by his master who informed him that a barn had been broken open and wheat stolen. He identified the men as Jn. Monk, Dan. Randall, and Thos. Garner; after a chase Randall was caught and brought back to Toddington and placed in the cage.
Reference: 368

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sam. Holdstock; locked the barn and doors and returned the keys to the House.
Reference: 369

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Palmer; hat found outside the barn door is one similar to that often worn by Thos. Garner, while working on his grounds. Identified the three men; he saw them run away after being caught by him returning home late.
Reference: 370

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Solesbury, accused of breaking open a box belonging to Jn. Farrer, Radwell, carpenter, in a bedroom in the house of Wm. Joyce, Radwell. He had two pints of beer in the house and thought he saw Mr. Warden [the Bedford constable] coming by; knowing that Warden had a warrant for his arrest he went upstairs and got under the bed out of the way. When Farrer found him and asked him what he was doing there he said he thought Warden was after him.. Farrer then took him downstairs and searched his pockets but found nothing; he returned upstairs and found his box had been broken open and money taken. He went back downstairs and accused Solesbury, who "pulled off his Jacket and Waistcoat and unbuttoned his Breeches to be examined" but Farrer declined. See 378.
Reference: 371

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Allen, Harrold; gave his servant Jn. Valantine, same 7 to fetch a horse from London. Eleven days later he arrived back in Harrold having spent the money but without a horse.
Reference: 372

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jos. Chase, Hockliffe. Supports evidence of Wm. Green as in 373.
Reference: 373

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Green, Chalgrave, shopkeeper. Missed 18 yards of ribbon from his shop after three lads had been inspecting braces. He and Jos. Chase went after them and found the ribbon near a gate on the way to Tilsworth, which one of the lads had gone over.
Reference: 374

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Pell, Roxton, butcher. He lost most of a small sheep which he had cut up into joints in his shop at Mr. Neal's, The Nags Head, Chawston. The door of his separate entrance was broken open. Wm. Neal, the son of Mr. Neal, found footmarks of two persons from the yard into a close. They followed the footmarks and found suet where the persons had gone through bushes; they traced the footmarks for about a quarter of a mile and found some fat on bushes close to Jas. Sabey's garden. They then went for the constable, Mr Hedding and returned to search Sabey's house. In a bedroom "in the bed tick amongst the straw Hedding laid his hand on something said hollow Master Pell, what have we got here ...it consisted of a breast quarter". Sabey said it did not belong to Pell but could not account for it being hid in the bed tick. Pell identified it as his from the way he had cut it, the sheep's skin, etc. Information of Wm. Neal; supports the evidence. See 426, also 1825/668. Cont. in 427
Reference: 375

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Sharpe; went with Geo. Green to Houghton Conquest and called at the Royal Oak. In the outer room there were between 30 and 40 people, including Francis Northwood, of Maulden, James Redman, and Dan. Jeffs, of Houghton Conquest. He went into an inner room and about a quarter of an hour afterwards Redman came in and "began to swear - he desired him to be civil when Redman immediately struck him a violent blow on the back of his neck said if he was not satisfied with that, he would give him another which he accordingly did. He defended himself as well as he could, when Northwood and Jeffs came into the Room without any provocation beat kicked him upon his body thighs with such violence that he expected to lose his life, he went home early in the Morning, being afraid to go before, was afterwards confined to his bed for two whole days". Information of Thos. Cole, Wilstead and Wm. Pearse; supporting above evidence.
Reference: 377

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Tompkins, overseer of Potsgrove. Thos. Anstee, late of Leighton Buzzard, shoemaker, has left his family of four children chargeable to Potsgrove.
Reference: 378

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Farrer, Radwell, carpenter. He is married to Mary daughter of Wm. Joice, Radwell, who keeps the Swan public house there. He lives there and has a workshop in the yard, where he carries on his business. In the absence of Wm. Joice and his wife, he and his wife, had charge of the public house. Thos. Solesbury was drinking in the house between 1 and 2 p.m.; he, Farrer, went out to his workshop but returned in a few minutes when Solesbury was missing. He was found under a bed; a box, kept in a drawer of a chest of drawers had been broken open, although the contents had not been disturbed. See 370.
Reference: 380

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Carter, Houghton Conquest, labr. Awakened by Ann Hosler, who lived next door who told him that someone was stealing his onions. He got up and went out in his shirt but was struck on the thumb by a stone and another stone hit the wall of his house. He went back into the house and put on some shoes and his smock frock and went out again. He saw Wm. Taylor and Jn. Saville who both threw stones at him until he went back into his house. One of the stones bruised his side and a surgeon diagnosed a broken rib.
Reference: 381

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Eliz. Mothers, Cardington; her husband Wm. labr. came home "rather forward in beer" and accused her of "going after other men. I called him a jealous-headed Devil. Then I said, I would leave him .... he seized me with one hand, and took up his thatching needle from under the bed and he began to stab me with it, he made five wounds on me, some blood came from the wound in my breast, and also from the two wounds in my arm". She got away from him and went to her neighbour's house, Mrs. Gurney. Later her wounds were dressed by Mr. Hurst. Information of Isaac Hurst, Bedford, surgeon; he went out immediately he was called to Cardington. He found Eliz. Mothers sitting up in bed "faint and much agitated"; he found five superficial wounds. "The wounds were all small"; he dressed them and "gave he soothing medicines: none of the wounds appeared to me to be dangerous. She is now fast recovering and will soon be well". Information of Wm. Rowney, Cardington; he was passing Mother's house and heard the man and his wife quarrelling "I stood awhile and heard William Mothers say ..... Betty you want me to hit you but I won't. They kept on quarrelling and I went away - but I soon heard her hollow out "Murder" two or three times". He then saw her come out of the house holding her breast from which blood was coming, followed by her husband who said he was going to "resign" himself to Mr. Cranfield, the constable. Information of Jn. Cranfield, Cardington, constable; summoned by Hen. Hill to take Mothers into custody. On their way to a J.P., Mothers said he hoped he had not killed his wife.
Reference: 384

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Gore, Cardington, labr. He was returning home from Bedford abou 10 p.m. "I had been drinking, and I had smoked two pipes which made me very queer. I laid down under a hedge in the high road, near Mothers's house at Fenlake .... several young men, and one woman came up to me ...." He recognised Wm. Sletcher and Jas. Chappell; they all left him and went into Mother's house and he eventually got up and walked on. At this time he had a watch and two 1 notes in his pockets. He walked about another quarter of a mile and then laid down again. After about twenty minutes Wm. Basin, Wm. Sletcher and Jas. Purser came up to him, helped him up and Basin and Sletcher took an arm each and helped him along, Purser was wheeling a barrow with a cask in it. They all left him at the bottom of Harrowden Hill. About a quarter of any hour afterwards he found that the watch and money had gone. On reaching home he told his mother of his loss and then went straight to bed. Next morning at 7 a.m. he went to Purser's house but he knew nothing about the things he had lost. "I then went to The Wise Man at St. Neots, and could get no assistance from him....". He afterwards saw the watch at Mr. Joyce's at Bedford. Information of Jos. Joyce of Bedford, watchmaker and silversmith. He bought an old watch with a "Shagreen outside case" from Wm. Basin for 8s. Later a woman came into his shop and identified it as her brother's property and sent her brother to look at it, and he claimed it as his. Information of Jas. Purser, Cardington, labr. Similar to evidence of Jas. Gore. He told Basin afterwards that "Gore had been to the Wise Man and that Gore had lost his watch". Information of Stephen Prior, Bedford, constable. He helped to search Sletcher and found 1 3s. 6d on him, which he said he had earned since he left prison, and professed he was innocent of the charge; he said Basin could also prove him innocent, if he would.
Reference: 386,387

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Examinations and depositions: Copies of depositions 1823/381,382.
Reference: 389

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Brett, Luton. Sam. Pakes works for him on Mr. Gregory's malting at Luton. In consequence of information given him by Simpson Payne he went to Payne's premises and found two sacks belonging to him. Information of Simpson Payne, Luton, butcher; Brett identified sacks brought to his premises by Pakes.
Reference: 390

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sarah Gates, Studham, spins. As she was returning from Whipsnade church she was indecently assaulted by Jos. Anstee, near Coppice Lane. On her crying out "murder" several persons came to her assistance and took Anstee into custody.
Reference: 391

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Field, Whipsnade, labr. Went to the assistance of Sarah Gates as in 390.
Reference: 392

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Hillyard, Hockliffe, labr. Identifies a brown or deal coloured smock frock which had been stolen from a hedge in George's Close by Thos. Holloway, as his. Information of Ann, wife of Jn. Bird, Chalgrave, blacksmith. Saw from her parlour window, Thos. Holloway, putting on the smock frock which had been drying with other clothes on a hedge in George's Close, Hockliffe. She went and told her neighbour, Mrs. Tucker, mother of Wm. Hillyard, whereupon Jos. Chase and Geo. Tucker went in pursuit of Holloway and brought him back wearing the smock frock. Information of Jos. Chase of Hockliffe, harnessmaker. He and Tucker overtook Holloway in Squire Gilpin's park near Hockliffe Grange; Holloway admitted stealing the smock, which was still very wet. See also 1825/279.
Reference: 393

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Tucker, Hockliffe, labr. Confirms information of Jos. Chase.
Reference: 394

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Holloway; "...it was the first Offence of the kind he had ever committed, And that he was drove to it by distress and hunger, and that he was never in any Prison in his Life. That he is a native of Cuckfield in Sussex and by occupation a Bricklayers Labourer and that he left London about three Weeks ago to go to Liverpool".
Reference: 395

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Cutler, Southill, labr.; confesses to taking apiece of wood from Mr. Fos's farm which was lying close to the footpath. Examination of Jn. Bryant, same, labr; also confesses to taking a piece of wood.
Reference: 396

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jos. King, Southill, yeo. He is woodman and under bailiff to Wm. Hen. Whitbread, Southill, esq. and had marked certain trees to be cut down for timber. He can swear that the wood produced by Sam. King, constable, was from one of the trees he had marked for felling from a Spinney called Wood Close "at the time he marked the tree having particularly noticed these two pieces of Lop...."
Reference: 397

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Sam. King, Southill, constable. Identifies the two pieces of wood as those taken out of Mr. Whitbread's coach house and identified then by Wm. Woodcraft as the same he had taken from Jn. Cutler and Jn. Bryant on the previous Saturday night.
Reference: 398

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Woodcraft, Southill, yeo. He caught Cutler and Bryant carrying the wood away; took it away from them and put it into Mr. Whitbread's coach house.
Reference: 399

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Coles, gamekeeper to Col. Kay, Bletsoe. Followed a man, whom he had seen acting suspiciously, into Pippin Wood. When stopped the man, Oliver Leech, junr., of Kempston, struck him in the face several times with part of the barrel of a gun and after scuffling for some time Leech called out "Lilley" and another man came up and knocked his hat off. Coles then ran off to a farmer who was a short distance away and who returned with him to help him look for his hat. Information of Hannah Byng, Bletsoe. She was in Pippin Wood picking up sticks when a man came up to her and asked what she was doing. He ordered her out "as the wood was full of Gentlemen, nobody was to be there". Information of Jas. Phillips. Mr. Coles beckoned him and told him how he had been assaulted. They then went to look for the hat but could not find it. The next day he went with "a kinsman" to look for the hat but still could not find it. It was eventually found the following week in a white thorn bush, cut in several places.
Reference: 401

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Barnes Hart, Goldington, schoolmaster. "On Sunday the 14th of November, Sarah Clifton, one of the Voluntary Teachers of the Sunday-School, and Aunt to a little boy called John Rabbit, told me, that she and her friends were dissatisfied, with my not making the boy learn, and, that if I were sharper with him, he would learn. On Friday, the Child would not look at his book - I bid him be a good boy and mind his lesson - he would not do any thing - I hit him slightly with my small stick that I hold in my hand - he lay down in a fit of passion, and rolled about - Then I beat him, and he laughed at me: and thinking I had not made him feel, nor hurt him, I beat him again on the back-side, but his clothes were covering him - he would not rise, but I took him up, and placed him on his seat, and he would not do any thing; and he did not complain of being hurt, in about an hour after he walked home. In the Evening, the Grandmother Mother of the child came to our house - and abused my Mother and me, for hurting their child. My Grandmother was lying Sick and dying: we told them our distress, and they went away - next day I went to the School, and about half past nine in the Morning, Samuel Rabbit, the Father of the Child, came into the School, and in the presence of the Scholars he asked me, what business I had to beat his boy - I told him, that the child was so unruly, and would be master, and would not do what I bid him - he then said, I had no Right to touch him, and that he would serve me in the same way - then he took me by the arm, and swung me round, and threw me against the desk, so that I fell to the ground and then he began to beat me with the stick that lay on the desk - he continued to beat me, about ten minutes, very hard, and hurt me at the bottom of my back; and on the backside - I was much bruised. I could not stay at School; and I was obliged to leave and sit at Mr. Palmer's Gate in my Way home - I could not stand up when I got home - my mother stripped me, and dressed me with opodeldoc [Kind of soap liniment - O.E.D.] and in the Evening my Mother took me to Mr. Hine the Surgeon at Bedford - he ordered me to have 6 leeches on the loins - I had them - and also some opening medicine - I still feel very sore. After the beating, which Rabbit gave me. I was going home, but he said he would make me go back to the School - but I would not - he said he would cut a Stick out of the hedge and force me back - and went to the hedge - but he did not follow me".
Reference: 402

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Wiles, Colmworth. He was watching in his stable with Wm. Airey about 10 p.m. A man came through the stable into the chaff house and then came back carrying a scuttle; Wiles put his hand on him and he dropped the scuttle on to Wiles toes. Airey then opened the door to see who they had caught. It was Jn. King of Colmworth, who, being asked what he was doing ther replied, he wanted to lie down. Information of Wm. Airey; similar to foregoing. Examination of Jn. King "the waters being out he went there to sleep".
Reference: 403

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Chas. Tomson, Sundon, yeo. He, Thos. Wilson and Matthew Holloman took Jn. Jackson and Edw. Odell, Sundon, labrs., in the act of stealing pigeons in his dovehouse. When taken Jackson had "near Forty Pigeons or more inclosed in a smock frock round his Body". Confession of Jackson and Odell to taking the pigeons but they did not break the lock.
Reference: 405

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Tilcock, Toddington. He was standing near the workhouse gate when Jn. Pateman, who lived quite near, offered to sell him a hat and tea caddy. He bought the hat for 3d and the caddy for 9d. The hat had since been claimed by Sam. Sanders.
Reference: 406

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Sam. Sanders, Fancott, Toddington, labr. He had a coffer which he put under the care of Mrs. Fensom, wife of Rich. Fensom of Chalton, Toddington, which was locked and put in an outhouse adjoining their house. The coffer contained a bed quilt, a feather pillow, a pair of sheets, a white gown, 5 plated spoons, a tea caddy, a hat and four razors and several other articles. Later he found that the outhouse had been entered and with the exception of a tea tray and testament, the articles stolen. He found the hat and tea caddy in the possession of Jn. Tilcock, who claims he bought them from Jn. Pateman.
Reference: 407

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Pateman; he found the hat in the road from Chalton to Toddington and sold it to Tilcock.
Reference: 408

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jas. Brinklow, Tingrith, labr. He works in the garden of Robt. Trevor, esq., of Tingrith and suspected Robt. Stevens, another labourer in the garden, of taking potatoes from the garden house. He had worked in the garden for eight years and never considered he had any right to take garden produce without obtaining special permission.
Reference: 409

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Walton, gardener to Robt. Trevor, esq. Having missed potatoes for some time he watched in the garden house as the men were leaving work. He examined the basket of Robt. Stevens and found about "half a Gallon of Potatoes" in it, worth 3d.
Reference: 410

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Thos. Parrish, Clophill, draper and grocer. His shop was broken open and some tobacco, dutch cheeses, butter and pork were stolen. Some time after he heard from the constable of Luton that on searching the houses of Jas. Lawrence and Edw. Worby he had found cheese answering the description of that which he had lost. Information of Thos. Stormer, constable of Luton; he found the cheeses in the bed of Edw. Worby. Information of Thos. Kempson, Maulden, wheelwright; he saw Worby and Lawrence in Clophill, they went towards the Back Street.
Reference: 412

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Walker, Flitwick, victualler. Some labourers called at his house on their way to work and told him there was a large hole in his sty and it looked as though his hog had gone. He found the footprints of a pig and those of a man as far as the brook; he has since seen a carcase of a pig, which he believes to be his. Jas. Negus was asked by Jonathan Biggs to go to his father-in-laws to search for the pig. Negus and Walker followed the prints to the brook and he, Negus went over a hedge into an adjoining meadow he saw a pigs entrails floating in the water. He traced the man's footsteps to the house of Jn. Chapman of Greenfield; leaving a guard on the house he went back to the constable of Flitton for a search warrant. Searching the house he found a pigs head wrapped in a shawl, some loaf fat in a bag. Jn. Chapman's wife, Fanny, tried to make off with the head and some liver, remarking that what she had bought she had a right to. The carcase of the hog was eventually found in a sack by the constable. Information of Wm. Chapman, Flitton, constable; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 414

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Geo. Horn, Pulloxhill, yeo. His servant Ben. Morein informed him that two gates belonging to his mother had been stolen from fields in her occupation. He went to the house of Jn. Fowler, of Pulloxhill, and found "two fires in the same Chimney" and the wood burning seemed to be gate slats; he rescued part of a gate head from the fire, which he believes was his mother's property. Information of Ben. Morein; his master sent him to fetch sheep from a distant field when he noticed parts of the gates were missing and he informed his master. He believes that the wood taken from the fire was part of the missing gates. Information of Geo. Arnold; sent by his mother "to procure some beer from the public house at Greenfield"; he met Jn. Fowler with some gate slats and afterwards saw Mr. Horn and mentioned it to him.
Reference: 416

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Hen. Clark, miller to Mr. Malden, South Mills, Blunham. Wm. Wiles, Gt. Barford brought wheat to be ground for Wm. Archer. Mr. Malden's waggoner later came home and told Clark that wheat had been stolen from Mr. Emery's barn at Gt. Barford. Checking the wheat left for grinding, with a sample of that stolen, he believes it corresponds.
Reference: 417

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Freshwater. Thos Emery borrowed four sacks from him, marked with a letter T. Cannot positively identify sack as his, but believes it might be one belonging to his father.
Reference: 418

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Chapman, Gt. Barford, labr. He is the servant of Thos. Emery and was employed in thrashing and dressing wheat. He informed his master of the loss of a sack of tail wheat, from the barn. A few days later he found that wheat which he had swept up into a smooth heap had been scattered and disturbed, and about 3 bushels taken. He believes that the wheat and sack found at Blunham (416) are the same.
Reference: 420

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Thos. Emery, Gt. Barford, farmer; similar evidence to 416 - 18.
Reference: 422

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Isaac Malden, miller; compares wheat and believes it to be the same, as in 416 - 20.
Reference: 423

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Archer. As he was trying to find some wood for firing in Mr. Pedley's field he heard footsteps. He heard persons put something down on the ground and go away; on going to this place he found a sack of wheat. This is the same as he sent to the mill to be ground.
Reference: 424

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Wm. Wiles. Wm. Archer's wife asked him to take wheat to the mill to be ground and he accordingly went into the house and fetched the half load of wheat which he put on to his donkey and carried it away to his cart. As he was going to the mill he was stopped by Thos. Emery who looked at the wheat but thought it was not that which he had lost.
Reference: 425

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Thos. Crawley, Little Bramingham, Luton. His father lost a she ass with a foal. Information of Jn. Taylor; he found the ass in a barn belonging to "one Waller". Information of Thos. Deacon; he found Thos. Crawley's ass and foal in his turnip field and put them into his yard. He later missed them and suspected Wm. Gates and Jn. Ware of taking them. He went in pursuit and found them at Barton in the custody of the constable of Hexton, Herts. Information of Eliz. Arnold; Gates and Ware asked her if the donkeys in Deacon's yard were all his. They claimed one belonged to them. Soon after they left she missed Crawley's donkey "from the foal crying after it". Information of Wm. Sharpe of Hexton; Mr. Deacon asked him to look out for anyone answering his description of two men. Later that evening two men called at his house with the donkey and he sent for the constable who took them into custody.
Reference: 426

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Wm. Hedding, Eaton Socon, constable. Searched the house of Jas. Sabey for meat belonging to Jn. Pell as in 374. Found some in a straw bed. He charged Sabey with the robbery which he denied "but made a most desperate resistance..." In the side pocket of Sabey's smock frock there was a piece of mutton fat " the pocket was much greased". See 374.
Reference: 428

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Burton, Wootton, labr. He was stopped whilst walking with Jn. Beard on the road between Kempston Hardwick to Kempston and Wootton by a man who asked him what they had in their bag and said "you have got some fur in it I'll see what it is; I said, he should not ... he took hold of my Companion's bag pulled it off his shoulder I endeavored to prevent him by taking hold of him ... then he pulled something out of his pocket, a thing of wood that seemed to have a spring he beat me about my back and shoulders. I desired him to give over ... he hit me again harder ... I stooped down and picked up a stick, which I had laid on the ground hit him with it; he continued to strike me with the spring hammer hit me twice on the head, one of the blows made the blood spiggot out of my head, then I picked up my hat ... walked away then I came back took up my bag, it was empty he had taken out what was in it ... I said to him, you ar not a man to beat a body about in such a kind of way he said damn you, I'll smash you, I'll split you; then he pulled out his spring hammer again flourished it about his head..." He went home and had the wound dressed; later in the week he went to Mr. Palgrave's "the Doctor" who said the blow had gone right into his skull and was in a most dangerous place. The man that struck him never said who he was "I asked him who he was ... he said, damn you, you know, I'll make you know some day; he had on a smock frock a red waistcoat under it, it was the same coloured smock: I believe it was Lord Carteret's Gamekeeper as I have heard since: that his name is Joseph Day that he live at Haynes". Information of Jn. Beard; similar to foregoing. Day began to beat Burton with the spring hammer, Burton "begged and prayed him to give over"; the blows cut through his clothes; Day swung the hammer round his head before he delivered the blows. Burton's head bled all the afternoon. Mr. Emery's men who were looking on "cried out Shame on you, for knocking him about So. Thos. Longstaff was one of them". "I never made any attack upon Day - but set off to run away. Burton bid me not to leave him - then I came up, and I looked on".
Reference: 430

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Burton, Wootton, labr.; exactly as in 428. Examination of Jn. Beard; similar to 428. He and Jn. Burton are 18 years of age. Information of Jn. Pierson Palgrave, Bedford, chemist and druggist; examined and dressed the wound in Burton's head "found that it had completely divided the scalp ... it was in an unhealthy state ... I told him [he had] done wrong to leave it so long".
Reference: 432

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Jn. Low, no parish given; [Clophill] losing coal he marked one piece and later finding it missing he took a man with him and searched the house of his servant Wm. Pack, where he found the coal behind the pantry door. Information of Jas. Neale; was the man who went with Jn. Low to search the house. See 308
Reference: 433

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Examinations and depositions: Information of Hen. Hill, Cardington, bailiff to Mrs. Eliz. Street, same, farmer. Flour was stolen from his mistress's granary; later Chas. Coles found some flour and took it to the public house. He identifies the flour from a pea and bean it it, several having by accident fallen into it in the granary. Evidence of Chas. Coles; riding between Southill and Cardington he saw a man, whom he knew, drop a sack which he was carrying and run off. He found the sack contained flour which he took to the public house in Cardington. Examination of Jn. Arnold; he bought the flour from Hen. Hill. Information of Wm. Dynes, constable of Cardington; flour produced is the same as he received from the public house.
Reference: 435

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Jn. Jones, Luton; his brother Rich. lost a quantity of pipe straw out of a shed "the straws were in Crates packed up". He and Fred. Chase watched for two or three nights and eventually caught "the prisoner Warren" holding a bag and "the prisoner Lawrence" taking the straws out of the crate and putting them into the bag. Information of Chase; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 17

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Removal Orders: Wm. Read, journeyman butcher and w. Eliz. - Eversholt to Chalgrave.
Reference: 18

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Removal Orders: Ezekiel Howson and fam. - Flitwick to Eversholt.
Reference: 19

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Removal Orders: Wm. Jones, bach. - Oakley to Pavenham.
Reference: 20

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Removal Orders: Sarah, w. of Robt. Price and fam. - Leighton Buzzard to Winslow.
Reference: 24

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Removal Orders: Hen. Sear and fam. - Heath and Reach to Chesham, Bucks.
Reference: 25

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Removal Orders: Wm. Cook and w. Ann - Salford to Kempston.
Reference: 26

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Removal Orders: Thos. Ames - Bedford St. Paul to Northampton St. Giles.
Reference: 27

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Removal Orders: Thos. Coleman and fam. - Humbershoe, Caddington to Low Layton, Essex.
Reference: 22

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Removal Orders: Marvel Edwards and fam. - Bedford St. Paul to Milton Ernest.
Reference: 23

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Removal Orders: Postponement of order 22 and further order with cost of maintenance.
Reference: 28

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Removal Orders: As 23 for order 27.
Reference: 30

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Removal Orders: Ann w. of Wm. Samuel and fam. - Leighton Buzzard to Wavendon, Bucks.
Reference: 31

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Removal Orders: Hannah, Eliz. and Jos. Rawlins, children of Jn. Rawlins - Cranfield to Grafton Underwood, Northants.
Reference: 32

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Removal Orders: Wm. Fineding and fam. - Eaton Socon to Sandy.
Reference: 34

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Removal Orders: Wm. Jones and w. Eliz. - Oakley to Harrold.
Reference: 38

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Wm. Woodward alias Goddard - Leighton Buzzard to Linslade.
Reference: 40

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Removal Orders: Mary Saunders, wid. and fam. - Wymington to Molesworth, Hunts.
Reference: 41

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Removal Orders: Wm. Loke and fam. - Aspley Guise to Lt. Brickhill, Bucks.
Reference: 43

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Removal Orders: Jn. Palmer and fam. - Flitton to Woburn.
Reference: 44

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Removal Orders: Wm. Cooper - Flitton to Flitwick.
Reference: 45,47

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Removal Orders: Jn. Hogg and w. Hannah - Tilsworth to Grandborough, Bucks.
Reference: 46

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Removal Orders: Wm. Tysoe and fam. - Sharnbrook to Bromham.
Reference: 48

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Removal Orders: Jn. Woodham and w. Ann - Milton Ernest to Melchbourne.
Reference: 49

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Removal Orders: Jn. Walker and w. Julia - Ampthill to Marston.
Reference: 21,33,35-6,39,767

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Paper concerning removal: Various briefs connected with removal orders.
Reference: 748

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Papers concerning removal: Letter regarding removal order - Linslade to Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 29

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Bastardy Orders: Maintenance of child of Jn. Radwell, Eynesbury, Hunts., painter and Maria Smith, Eaton Socon, spins.
Reference: 42

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Papers concerning bastardy: Information of Thos. Bradshaw, overseer of Caddington to a J.P. asking that Jas. Sandon, Luton, gardener should be brought before him for refusing to pay 5 10s. towards the cost of maintenance of Ann Hawkins, Caddington, spins. and her child.
Reference: 115

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's certificate that child of Rich. Jeffard, Houghton Regis, labr. and Sarah Humphries, same, spins. has not been born.
Reference: 116

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Papers concerning bastardy: As 115 for Dick Squire, Dunstable, grocer and Eliz. Oliver, same, spins.
Reference: 135

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's certificate that a filiation order has been made on Dick Squire, as in 116.
Reference: 143

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's certificate that child of Jn. Swift, Stopsley and Ann Olney of Luton has been born.
Reference: 447

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Papers concerning bastardy: As 115 for Sarah Miller, Podington, spins. and Chas. Watts, same.
Reference: 451

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Papers concerning bastardy: J.P's certificate regarding child of Hannah Gurney, Eaton Bray, and Jas. Stanbridge, Edlesborough, Bucks.
Reference: 91

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Ben. Allen, Leighton Buzzard, fellmonger and parchment maker has been convicted and fined 6 17s 6d for taking skins out of alum and replacing skins drying on frames, without informing the officers of excise. Wm. Allen, Amersham, Bucks., collector of excise informed J.P's. Ben Allen was summoned to answer the charge in front of the following witnesses:- Jas. Bradding, Tring, Herts., labr., Geo. Robinson, Leighton Buzzard, supervisor of excise, Jn. Shrimpton, Leighton Buzzard, officer of excise. Jas. Bradding was employed in the yard of Ben. Allen; he saw Wm. Flemons, a parchment maker for Ben. Allen cut about a dozen parchment skins out of the frames and replace them with skins out of the limepit. Flemons then divided the skins taken from the frames, into pieces approximately 30 inches long by nine inches wide; he then wrapped them into a cloth and took them out of the yard. He also took the key of the stable which was usually kept "in the stoven". Ben. Allen was in the yard during the whole operation as were Jn. Clarke and others. Geo. Robinson and Jn. Shrimpton did not receive notice that it was intended to take skins "out of the Allum, Mill, Wooze, Liquor or other materials in the Tan Yard". Jn. Clarke was employed pulling skins in the yard but that afternoon was in the shop at the top of the yard and couldn't see what Flemons was doing although he agreed he had a perfect view of the lime pits and some of the frames. Wm. Flemons denied the charge and says that anyone employed in pulling skins as Jas Bradding was "has his head down and cannot therefore see what passes about him".
Reference: 145

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Jas. Sharman, Westoning, labr. for poaching (dog "called a Lurcher").
Reference: 146

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jn. Bray Cater, Biggleswade, (dogs, "called Setting dogs" and a gun).
Reference: 147

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jas. Fisher, Stratford, Sandy. (Snare).
Reference: 148

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Robt. Cooper, Girtford, Sandy. (Snare).
Reference: 149

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jn. Robinson, Wootton. (Snare).
Reference: 150

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Wm. Stapleton, Ampthill. (Snare).
Reference: 151

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Sam. Jones, Ampthill. (Snare).
Reference: 152

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jn. Beard, Wootton. (Found with hares in his possession).
Reference: 153

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jn. Burton, Wootton. (Found with hares in his possession).
Reference: 154

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jas. Wilson, Wootton. (Snare).
Reference: 155

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Jas. Crout, Biddenham. (Found with a hare in his possession).
Reference: 156

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Indictments and presentments: As 145 for Wm. Minard, Kempston. (Found with a hare in his possession).
Reference: 157

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's. presentment of Jas. Horn, Clophill, who has been convicted and fined for an offence against the conditions of his alehouse licence.
Reference: 158

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Sam. Foxley has been convicted and fined 1 5s. for riding upon his wagon loaded with coal on the turnpike road between Bedford and Woburn, at Elstow, "not having [a] person on foot or on horsback to guide the same".
Reference: 159

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment of Jonathan Munn, Luton, as an idle and disorderly person under the vagrancy acts "did leave his wife and children chargeable.. to Luton".
Reference: 160

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Jn. Hull, Bushmead, Eaton Socon "leave his wife and family..."
Reference: 161

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Mich. Cross, Gt. Barford "leaving his wife and child ..."
Reference: 162

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Jas. Roberts, Kempston "leave his wife three children .... chargeable to Marston..."
Reference: 163

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Jos. Tompkins, Kempston "leave his wife .... chargeable to ... Stagsden".
Reference: 164

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Wm. Lack, Cranfield "leaving ... his wife and ... child..."
Reference: 165

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Thos. Anstee, Leighton Buzzard "leaving his family ... of four children chargeable to ... Potsgrove".
Reference: 166

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Hen. Button, Toddington "at ... Milton Bryant ... did wander ...from house to house, to beg gather alms".
Reference: 167

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Jas. Panter, Thurleigh "about midnight unlawfully enter the yard of Edw. Peacock ... of Oakley".
Reference: 168

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Hen. Robinson "leaving his wife and family ... chargeable ... to Elstow".
Reference: 169

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Wm. Wilshire "refuse ... to maintain his wife family by which they became chargeable to ... Oakley".
Reference: 170

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Indictments and presentments: As 159 for Jos. Keach, "leave his wife and family chargeable to ... Kempston".
Reference: 171

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Jas. Causten, Houghton Regis, labr. has been convicted and fined for breaking over forty panes of glass in the windows of the house of Jos. Grizzle, same, labr.
Reference: 239

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Robert Tressler, Carlton, baker, John Edis, Sharnbrook, baker, William Wykes, Sharnbrook, baker, James Abbott, Sharnbrook, baker, William Cook, Milton Ernest, baker, John Pool, Milton Ernest, baker, have been convicted and fined for having alum in their bakehouses for the purpose of "adulterating meal flour or bread".
Reference: 648

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Indictments and presentments: Jos. Barns, Warden, labr.; theft of jacket and hat belonging to Rt.Hon. Robert Henly Lord Ongley.
Reference: 649

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. King, Cranfield, labr.; theft of wheat from Thos. Ambridge.
Reference: 650

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Barringham alias Goodchild, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of sheaf of wheat from William Hedding.
Reference: 651

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Carrington, George Denis, Biggleswade, labrs.; theft of two ducks from Wm. Housden.
Reference: 652

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Indictments and presentments: Levi Stewart, Colmworth, junr., theft of elm board from Wm. Gentle Brown.
Reference: 653

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Usher, Everton, labr.; theft of lead from Jn. Smith and Stephen Thornton, esq.
Reference: 654

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Hall, Wilstead, labr, Wm. Smith, same; theft of clothing from Jas. Crouch.
Reference: 655

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Kelly, Eaton Socon; theft of a pewter pot and a copper saucepan from Thos. Richardson.
Reference: 656

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Grizzle, Houghton Regis; theft of oak from Wm. Eames.
Reference: 657

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Tingey, Clophill; theft of hurdle from Jn. Houghton.
Reference: 658

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Newman and Thos. Bygrave, Biggleswade; theft of a spade and hatchet from Thos. Pack.
Reference: 659

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Newman and Thos. Bygrave; theft of spade and foot iron from Jas. Woodward.
Reference: 660

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Money, Ampthill, labr., Jn. Sharp and Jas. Page, same; theft of duck from Jn. Fane.
Reference: 661

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Indictments and presentments: Lavender Stewart, Colmworth; theft of one bill hook from Robert Shimmer.
Reference: 662

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Hewlett, Elstow, theft of furniture from William Dawson.
Reference: 663

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Indictments and presentments: Edw. Maidens, Biggleswade; theft of goods from Thos. Haggar and Thos. Norton.
Reference: 664

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Gazley, Eversholt, labr.; poaching.
Reference: 665

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Jones, Ampthill; theft of potatoes from Thos. Axam.
Reference: 666

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Hull, Roxton; theft of chickens from Thos. Wiles.
Reference: 667

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Jarvis, Roxton, and Wm. Jefferies, same; theft of wood from Chas. Jas. Metcalfe, esq.
Reference: 668

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Indictments and presentments: Dan. Randall, Thos. Garner, Jn. Monk, late of Toddington; theft of wheat from Jn. Palmer.
Reference: 669

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Edward Mossop alias Mosscrop, clerk, Peregrin Piper, farmer, and Wm. Edwards, labr. of Langford; assaulting Jn. Edwards in the parish church during divine service.
Reference: 670

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Indictments and presentments: Same parties as in 669; assaulting Sarah Johanna Edwards.
Reference: 671

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Soulsbury, Harrold; theft of box containing money from Jn. Farrer.
Reference: 672

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Hughes, Ben. Clark and Jas. Watson, Chalgrave, labrs.; theft of 18 yards of silk ribbon from Wm. Green.
Reference: 673

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Savill, Houghton [Con.]; assaulting Wm. Carter.
Reference: 674

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Harrison, junr., Wm. Dix, Chris. Hawks, Milton Ernest, labrs; riot.
Reference: 675

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Barford, Barton, labr.; forcibly ejecting Matthew Gudgeon from house at Barton.
Reference: 676

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Dickens Prigmore, Felmersham; theft of clothing from Robt. Prudden.
Reference: 677

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Mothers, Cardington, labr; assaulting wife Elizabeth with a thatching needle.
Reference: 678

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Indictments and presentments: Robt. Luis, Jos. Oakes, Wm. Brown, and Jn. Cox, Keysoe, labrs; assaulting Wm. Cunnington, Keysoe, constable.
Reference: 679

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Basin, Cardington, labr; theft of watch from Jas. Gore.
Reference: 680

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Indictments and presentments: Edw. Warby, Clophill; theft of six cheeses from Thos. Parish.
Reference: 681

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Pakes, Luton; theft of three sacks from Jn. Brett.
Reference: 682

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Indictments and presentments: Jos. Anstee, Eaton Bray, labr; assaulting Sarah Gates.
Reference: 683

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Archer, Gt. Barford; theft of wheat from Jn. Freshwater.
Reference: 684

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Cutler, Southill; theft of wood from Wm. Hen. Whitbread, esq.
Reference: 685

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Holloway, Hockliffe; theft of smock frock from Wm. Hillyard.
Reference: 686

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Bryant, Southill; theft of wood from Wm. Hen. Whitbread, esq.
Reference: 687

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Indictments and presentments: Oliver Leach, junr., Bletsoe, labr.; assaulting Wm. Coles.
Reference: 688

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Indictments and presentments: Oliver Leach, junr., Bletsoe, labr. Matthew Lilley, same, labr; theft of hat belonging to Wm. Coles.
Reference: 689

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Fos ter, Luton, cordwainer; fraudulently obtaining a ring from Sarah Godfrey.
Reference: 690

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Sam. Linger, Tingrith, labr.; poaching.
Reference: 691

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Indictments and presentments: Jn, King, Colmworth; theft of oa ts from Wm. Wiles.
Reference: 692

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Rabbit, Goldington, labr.; assaulting Wm. Barnes Hart.
Reference: 693

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Jackson, Sundon, Edward Odell, same; theft of forty tame pigeons from Charles Thomson.
Reference: 694

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Indictments and presentments: Robert Stephens, Tingrith; theft of one "pottle" of potatoes, from Robt. Trevor, esq.
Reference: 695

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Pateman, Toddington; theft of hat from Sam. Saunders.
Reference: 696

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Chapman, Flitwick; theft of pig from Jn. Walker and Jas. Negus.
Reference: 697

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Fowler, Pulloxhill; theft of gates, slats and heads from Ann Horn, widow.
Reference: 698

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Archer, Gt. B arford; theft of wheat from Thos. Emery.
Reference: 699

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Gates, and Jn. Ware, Luton, labrs; theft of an ass from Thos. Crawley, senr.
Reference: 700

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: As 699.
Reference: 701

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Sadey, Roxton; theft of mutton from Jn. Pell.
Reference: 702

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Wm. Park, Clophill; theft of coal from Jn. Low.
Reference: 703

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Arnold, Cardington; theft of flour from Hen. Hill.
Reference: 704

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Jn. Parrish, Wm. Grouch, Harrold, labrs.; theft of hens from Wm. Rogers.
Reference: 705

Scope and Content
Indictments and presentments: Sam. Warren, Luton, labr. and Thos. Laurence, same, labr.; theft of pipe straw from Richard Jones.
Reference: 442

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Jas. Stevens, formerly of Bicester, Oxon, and late of Luton, biscuit baker and confectioner.
Reference: 443

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Debtors: Papers relating to Chas. Frewin, formerly of 47 Crawford Street, Portman Square, Middx., boot and shoemaker and late of Shefford, comedian. (See Financial Miscellaneous bills 642)
Reference: 444

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Jas. Thurgood, formerly of 18 Union Place, Lambeth Road, Surrey, clerk to the Bank of England, late of Bedford, gent.
Reference: 445

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Rich. Paine, Potton, labr.
Reference: 446

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Edw. Barnes, Eaton Bray, husb.
Reference: 450

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Hen. Keep, formerly of Bedford, late of Leighton Buzzard, willow bonnet manufacturer.
Reference: 453

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers relating to Eliz. Osborn, Harlington, shopkeeper.
Reference: 90a

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Court orders: Respiting judgment on Jn. Northwood, Maulden, found guilty by traverse of stealing two 10notes from Thos. Hine.
Reference: 90b

Scope and Content
Court orders: Trial of Sam. Harrowdine, Cardington, shall be by traverse.
Reference: 92

Scope and Content
Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 1 person.
Reference: 93

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 33 persons.
Reference: 95-107,109

Scope and Content
Court orders: Regarding removal orders.
Reference: 108

Scope and Content
Court orders: Disallowing 67 in the Tempsford overseer's accounts.
Reference: 110

Scope and Content
Court orders: Regarding bastardy.
Reference: 112

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Court orders: As 92 for 23 persons.
Reference: 113

Scope and Content
Court orders: Appointment of visiting justices to the gaol and house of correction.
Reference: 117-23

Scope and Content
Court orders: As 95.
Reference: 127

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Court orders: County and Borough to contract for the support of prisoners committed to the gaol by the Borough. The contract can be either perpetual or limited.
Reference: 128

Scope and Content
Court orders: Further order regarding 127. Visiting justices to ascertain the average cost of maintaining prisoners over last seven years and report back what they think will be satisfactory remuneration to be paid by the Borough.
Reference: 133

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Court orders: As 92 for 3 persons.
Reference: 134

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Court orders: As 92 for 7 persons.
Reference: 136

Scope and Content
Court orders: Further order to contract with the Borough for the maintenance of prisoners. The visiting justices find that the maintenance of each prisoner will not cost more than nine shillings per week. All prisoners would then be committed to the County gaol.
Reference: 137

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Court orders: Order confirming agreement made between Rev. Dr. Philip Hunt and Rev. Dr. Robt. Moore, esq., J.P's for the County and Thos. Kidman, esq., mayor of Bedford and Fra. Green, esq., J.P's for the Borough, to pass prisoners over to the County and pay eight shillings per week maintenance for each prisoner belonging to the borough.
Reference: 138

Scope and Content
Court orders: As 92 for 12 persons.
Reference: 139

Scope and Content
Court orders: As 92 for 2 persons.
Reference: 140,141

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Court orders: Regarding the dividing up of the prisoners into various classes in the gaol, old house of correction and new house of correction.
Reference: 79

Scope and Content
"Rules for the treatment and conduct of prisoners under sentence of death". "Prisoners convicted of Murder to be kept separate ... no person ... except the gaoler ... or his servants, shall have access to [them] ... without license ... under the hand of such judge or justice before whom such offender shall have been tried, or under the hand of the sheriff, his deputy, or under-sheriff; and after sentence passed, ... and until the execution ... such offender shall be fed with bread and water only, and with no other food or liquor whatsoever; except in case of receiving the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, and except in case of any violent sickness or wound [when a physician, surgeon or apothecary may be admitted by the gaoler provided he first enters his full name and address in a book to be kept by the gaoler] ... in case such gaoler ... shall offend against, or neglect to put in execution any of the ... regulations , ... such gaoler ... shall ... forfeit his office, and be fined ... twenty pounds, and suffer imprisonment until the same be paid". "Prisoners condemned to ... death for any other offence, shall remain in the condemned cells, until the sentence is executed or commuted: their friends shall have access to them at all seasonable times: their diet shall be the prison allowance only: and they shall be allowed to walk a short time every day in the yard attached to their cells".
Reference: 80

Scope and Content
Rules for the treatment of female prisoners. List of rules under 21 headings. Includes matron's duties; cleaning; time of unlocking cells; no garnish money to be taken from prisoners on entrance; admission of prisoner's friends; no irons to be used except in urgent cases; close confinement not to exceed one month; to attend divine service; school; bedding; food; work; allowances for work; prisoners under sentence of transportation.
Reference: 81

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Rules for the treatment and conduct of convicted prisoners. List of rules under 20 headings; practically the same as in 80.
Reference: 82

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Rules for the treatment and conduct of prisoners committed for trial. Similar to 80, 81; no prisoner to be compelled to labour on the trend-wheel previous to conviction; not to place together prisoners who should be kept separate.
Reference: 83

Scope and Content
Rules for the government of prisoners confined for debt. Similar to 80 - 82. "Debtors, inclined to work, may be employed ... for their own support ... provided their materials or tools be not from bulk or quality, inconvenient, or unfit for admission"; "Debtors, destitute of friends, ... may receive the prison allowance"; prisoners not receiving prison allowance shall be allowed to receive at proper hours, food, bedding, clothing, etc. subject to strict examination, "and under such limitations and restrictions ... as may be reasonable and expedient, to prevent extravagance and luxury within the walls of the prison ... articles of clothing and bedding shall be examined, in order that it may be ascertained that such articles are not likely to communicate infection or facilitate escape"; "no dogs, poultry, pigeons, pigs, or rabbits, shall be admitted, or kept within the prison"; if any debtor refuses to obey orders, is disrespectful to the chaplain, or of irreverent conduct at chapel, use abusive words, defraud a fellow prisoner, assault, quarrel, etc. etc. he can by the gaoler's order be confined to his room for three days. If a visiting Justice considers the offence requires further punishment, he can continue the punishment for any time, not exceeding one month.
Reference: 89

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Supplementary Assessment for taxes on the hamlet of Mogerhanger; Thos. Sandon, Bedford, convicted and fined 10 for poaching.
Reference: 144

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Recommendation by the magistrates of the Hundreds of Barford, Stodden and Willey, assembled at the Wheatsheaf, Harrold, for the appointment of Wm. Hardwick, of Riseley, as chief constable of the Hundred of Stodden in the place of Rich. Gell, deceased.
Reference: 383

Scope and Content
Brief.
Reference: 440

Scope and Content
Chairman of Quarter Sessions certificate that Jn. Hatton, Thos. Allen, Jn. Wilson and Ann Grummett were acquitted of felony. Rich. Sletcher was discharged. Also an account due to the Clerk of the Peace as a result of the acquittals and discharges.
Reference: 448

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As 440; Dickens Prigmore, Thos. Grizzle, Levi Stewart, junr., and Jn. Foster had been acquitted. Jn. Kelly, Lavender Stewart, Jas. Hewlett were discharged.
Reference: 449

Scope and Content
Account of Clerk of the Peace as a result of acquittals in 448.
Reference: 452

Scope and Content
Certificate by Edm. Reeve, Bedford, gent. that he saw two J.P's sign a certificate; no details.
Reference: 604

Scope and Content
J.P's authorisation to County Treasurer for payment of builder of new buildings in the New House of Correction. The visiting magistrates having approved the work.
Reference: 740

Scope and Content
Letter from H. Wade Gery, regarding a case against Joseph Ball. "Mr. Beedham of Kimbolton, Clerk to the Association of which Mr. Topham is a member, is I find, to conduct the presecution..." A little girl of nine saw Ball take washing from a hedge but being so young Mr. Topham did not bring her up. If the prosecutor thinks necessary "she may be taken to Bedford at the time" of the trial.
Reference: 741

Scope and Content
Testimonial to Rich. Lavender from W. Codgbrook, "he was a Carefull man with his horses and very punctual in giving is Accounts up in money matters and his expences, I do not know that I ever found him wrong".
Reference: 744

Scope and Content
Letter from Jn. Garrard regarding payment for appointment of inspector of weights and measures.
Reference: 745

Scope and Content
Clerk of the Peace's answer to 744.
Reference: 746

Scope and Content
Letter from Jn. Bennett to J. P. regarding the bad state of the road between Cranfield and Newport Pagnell.
Reference: 750

Scope and Content
Letter from Jn. Gazelee "I Should takit As Agreat favour if you Will Alow me to travous my triol Wile the Assizes As Avery meterial Witness Being Out of the Way".
Reference: 751

Scope and Content
Thos. Elger, Bedford, builder asking for 250 on account, half the expected cost of work at Clay Bridge Clifton. Note on letter by the Clerk of the Peace "No Money will be paid untill the Bills have been delivered".
Reference: 753-5

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Two letters from Jn. Campbell, Blunham, to Clerk of the Peace regarding case of assault on Wm. Williamson's son by a man named Johnson. Williamson, who is only a day labourer, although in the right, cannot afford to let the case go on. See 254
Reference: 757

Scope and Content
Circular letter from Whitehall, but actually signed by Robert Peel, regarding a statement which should have been sent to the Secretary of State showing "the Establishment of Officers and Servants employed in every Prison" within the County's jurisdiction.
Reference: 758

Scope and Content
Letter from R.A. Reddall regarding case against Dan. Randall, Thos. Garner and John Monk; also case against Geo. Bird for bastardy.
Reference: 764

Scope and Content
Notice by Thos. Turnham, Leighton Buzzard, victualler, that he intends to apply for an ale-house licence for a house in the North End of Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 765

Scope and Content
Recommendation by the magistrates of Barford Hundred of Jn. Palmer of Goldington as Chief Constable for Barford Hundred in place of Geo. Palmer, deceased.
Reference: 768-9

Scope and Content
Blank form "Queries respecting the Salmon Fisheries", which should be returned "with all convenient dispatch ... to ... [the] Chairman of the Committee on the Salmon Fisheries, House of Commons, London".


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