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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 25

Covering Dates: 1821 - 1822

1821

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There are no numbers 560-599
Reference: 401

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: W.P. Nethersole, clerk (Pulloxhill).
Reference: 402

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: George Ousley Fenwicke, Kempston, clerk.
Reference: 403

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: John Higgins, Turvey Abbey, Esq.
Reference: 404

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: James Beard, Cranfield, clerk.
Reference: 405

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Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Thomas Charles Higgins, Turvey, Esq.
Reference: 90,106,715

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Corn rents: Papers relating to Eaton Socon corn rent.
Reference: 95,111,425,716

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Corn rents: Papers relating to Toddington corn rent.
Reference: 130

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Bridges: Minute from a meeting of the Biggleswade Turnpike Road Trustees stating that Washbrook Bridge, nearly adjoining Biggleswade Bridge, is in a dangerous state. (See 426)
Reference: 132

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Highways: Diversion of road in Flitton between Flitton and Greenfield.
Reference: 133

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Highways: Consent of Amabella, Countess De Grey, Wrest Park, to the diversion 132.
Reference: 134

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Highways: Plan and consent of the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Christ of the Foundation of King Henry the eighth in the University of Oxford to the diversion, 132.
Reference: 135,136

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Highways: Notice regarding 132.
Reference: 500

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Highways: Estimate for repairing road in Billington.
Reference: 666

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Highways: Presentment that road in Barton is out of repair.
Reference: 717

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Highways: Notice by Commissioners for carrying out acts for improving roads from London to Holyhead "have determined that a part of the Road near Hockliffe shall be altered and improved".
Reference: 430

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Gaol Bills: ironmonger 436 438, 453, 457, 463, 480, 484, 488, 507, 512, 516, 528.
Reference: 432

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Gaol Bills: Basketmaker.
Reference: 434

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Gaol Bills: Millwright 459, 489.
Reference: 437

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Gaol Bills: Draper, 469, 481, 506, 522.
Reference: 441

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Gaol Bills: Coal whiting 476, 520.
Reference: 444

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Gaol Bills: Gaoler's general 473, 501, 529. (473 includes transporting convicts) (501 lemons for lemonade) (529 includes execution)
Reference: 446

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Gaol Bills: Bread return 472, 498, 527.
Reference: 448

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Gaol Bills: Carpenter, 505.
Reference: 454

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Gaol Bills: Bricklayer 479, 531.
Reference: 456

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Gaol Bills: Chimney Sweep, 491.
Reference: 458

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Gaol Bills: Plumber glazier, 519.
Reference: 460

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Gaol Bills: Cobbler 461, 523, 524.
Reference: 467

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Gaol Bills: Tailor.
Reference: 485

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Gaol Bills: Sacks.
Reference: 487

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Gaol Bills: Wine brandy merchants.
Reference: 494

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Gaol Bills: Ale.
Reference: 495

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Gaol Bills: Soda water ginger beer.
Reference: 429

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New House of Correction. Bills: Ironmonger, 442, 475, 526.
Reference: 431

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New House of Correction. Bills: Shoemaker.
Reference: 433

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New House of Correction. Bills: Draper, 449, 470, 492, 521.
Reference: 435

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New House of Correction. Bills: Tailor, 490, 515.
Reference: 440

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New House of Correction. Bills: Keepers general 471, 510, 533.
Reference: 441

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New House of Correction, Bills: Coal, 476, 520.
Reference: 446

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New House of Correction, Bills: Bread Return.
Reference: 447

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New House of Correction, Bills: Carpenter, 509.
Reference: 451

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New House of Correction, Bills: Plumber, painter glazier.
Reference: 455

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New House of Correction, Bills: Bricklayer, 534.
Reference: 462

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New House of Correction, Bills: Chimney sweep.
Reference: 464

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New House of Correction, Bills: Cobbler, 486, 511.
Reference: 438

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Sesseions House Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 441

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Sesseions House Bills: Coal sand, 476.
Reference: 466

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Sesseions House Bills: Plumber glazier, 518.
Reference: 479

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Sesseions House Bills: Bricklayer, 517.
Reference: 496

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Sesseions House Bills: Halkeeper's bill.
Reference: 508

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Sesseions House Bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 465

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Bridge Bills: Bromham (bricklayers)
Reference: 482

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Bridge Bills: Biggleswade (stonemason)
Reference: 137

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Miscellaneous Bills: Maintenance of William Burraway and Family removed from Wootton to Kempston.
Reference: 439,499,536,537

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Miscellaneous Bills: Legal Charges
Reference: 450,468,477,503,504,513,514,525

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Miscellaneous Bills: Printer and Station
Reference: 478,532,535

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Miscellaneous Bills: Coroner.
Reference: 483

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Miscellaneous Bills: County Treasurers statement of accounts (printed).
Reference: 493

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Miscellaneous Bills: Constables of Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 497

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Miscellaneous Bills: Maintenance of pauper.
Reference: 138

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Petitions and appeals: Notice of an appeal by the parish officers of Kempston against removal of William Burraway and family from Wootton. (See 137).
Reference: 538

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Petitions and appeals: Petition by 80 inhabitants of Toddington against the rates which they claim have been more than doubled in 21 months. "We humbly and earnestly beseech the magistrates, to take into their Consideration, the heavy burthens with which we are loaded, do their utmost to relieve us, or we must sink under them. The Vessel is sinking, add a little more to her cargo, she must go down. This, Sir, is a true statement of our case, not of ours only, but that of the whole County, , we fear, that of the British Empire. A cheerful prospect before us would soften our present sufferings, but we are encircled by a black chilling tempest of taxes; without one star to illuminate the Horizon".
Reference: 540

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Petitions and appeals: Petition by John Morris, surveyor of the highways for Salford asking the justices to direct the County Surveyor to appoint a person to inspect "the building of a" bridge in a place called Low Bush on the road towards Broughton, Bucks. and that the bridge may be maintained and repaired by the county in future.
Reference: 541

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Petitions and appeals: Petition by John Webb, Marston Moretaine as in 540 for bridge in Home Lane Marston in the road leading to Millbrook.
Reference: 543

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Petitions and appeals: Petition of R.F. Horne. He has "by inadvertancy fell under the displeasure of the Court of Session .... for which your Petitioner is heartily sorry .... it is far from his wish to offend".
Reference: 544

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Petitions and appeals: Petition of Arnall Thomas Fayerman, M.D. Imprisoned by John Keniso of Southampton for a debt of 72.6.4. Four days after being imprisoned "he was seized with a violent Dysentery which daily for for some weeks continued to waste his bodily strength, and eventually placed his life in extreme peril - during this period your Petitioner's wife attended on him with the most vigilant care night Day, whereby she caught a severe cold which unhappily fixed itself on the lungs speedily fendered hope fruitless as to her ultimate recovery - Your petitioner has now to state the melancholy fact of her dissolution - she was removed from Bedford to Yarmouth (her parents' residence) .... after a Martydom of suffering anguish she expired .... On the first of the same month .... Your Petitioner had the misfortune to be attacked with a Malignant Typhus Fever which at one period threatened his existence, from various relapses he has been obliged to keep to his bed during a period of more than two months and at this present time is so reduced as not to be able to stand whilst dressing without support nor even to rise from the bed without assistance - Your Petitioner conceives that he never can perfectly recover his health and strength whilst he is confined within the walls of this Prison his Constitution having become so shattered from repeated severe attacks of disease and from his deeply wounded feelings at the loss of an amiable most excellent wife cut off from the world in her 24th year - Your Petitioner having three small children to provide for (the eldest not 6 years of age) .... feels naturally anxious for an abridgement of the time of his imprisonment .... Your Petitioner humbly prays that in consideration of the calamitous circumstances which have visited his family the dreadfull sufferings he hath undergone .... that you will be pleased to extend your mercy towards him by remitting a portion of the sentence ...."
Reference: 545

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Petitions and appeals: Petition by 11 inhabitants of Caddington against the rates. "... taking into consideration the great depression of all Agricultural Concerns the Taxes payable to Government the Rates for the Relief of the Poor which we are fearfull we shall not be able long to sustain .... if the present rates should be continued, we shall in the present exigency of the times be quite unable to meet them."
Reference: 701

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Justices Qualifications: Thomas Charles Higgins, Esq., - property in Turvey.
Reference: 702

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Justices Qualifications: Samuel Charles Whitbread - Property in Cardington.
Reference: 1,9,10,15

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Writs: General Jury.
Reference: 2

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Writs: Special for the appearance of the inhabitants of Barton. (Highway)
Reference: 3,6

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Writs: Special for a jury in case against William Barth. Dockrey, Thomas Hewlett, John Williams, John Burrage, John Holt, Edward Millard, and William Harris, Wootton, labourers. See also 1822/1-5.
Reference: 4,8

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Writs: Special for a jury in case against William Barth. Dockrey, Wootton labourers.
Reference: 5,7

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Writs: Special for a jury in case against Job Barker, Wootton, labourer.
Reference: 11

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Writs: Special for papers in case against Job Barker to be transferred to Court at Westminster.
Reference: 12

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Writs: As 11 for papers of William Bartholomew Dockrey and seven others.
Reference: 13

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Writs: As 11 for papers of William Barth. Dockrey only.
Reference: 14

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Writs: As 2 for Aspley Guise.
Reference: 45-56

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Jury Lists.
Reference: 61-74

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Calenders of Prisoners.
Reference: 417

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Gaoler's return.
Reference: 75-77,79

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Return of Persons Committed for Trial at Quarter Sessions with Crime and Sentences. Statistical Return of persons Committed to the Gaol for Trial with Crimes and Sentences: 78.
Reference: 57,59,60

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List of Officials: Coroners, Constables and Bailiffs.
Reference: 58

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List of Officials: Constables only.
Reference: 139

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Recognizances: Ebenezer Careless, Bedford, labourer, Joseph Serjeant, same, lab., and Thomas Smith, Elstow, tailor; give evidence against Sam. Robinson, Houghton Conquest, labourer, for larceny from Wm. William Sergeant, Bedford St. Cuthbet, tailor.
Reference: 140

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Recognizances: Robert Burt, Bedford St. Paul, tailor; prosecute Sam Robinson Houghton Conquest for larceny.
Reference: 141

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Recognizances: John Moulder, Little Gaddesden, Herts., labourer; prosecute Thos. Thorn for theft of clothing.
Reference: 142

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Recognizances: William Sergeant; prosecute Samuel Robinson as in 139.
Reference: 143

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Recognizances: William Robinson, Bedford, tailor; give evidence as in 140
Reference: 144

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Recognizances: William Waller, Shillington, labourer; bastardy. w. MARY HARRIS.
Reference: 145

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Recognizances: Edward Allen, Bedford St. Peter, cordwainer; prosecute Thomas Watts, Wilstead, labourer for theft of shoes at Elstow.
Reference: 146

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Recognizances: Thomas Crowsley, Wilstead, farmer; give evidence as in 145.
Reference: 147

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Recognizances: John Bull, Bedford St Paul, labourer; bastardy. W. ANNE PARROTT
Reference: 148

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Recognizances: James Oakley, jun., Eversholt, labourer; bastardy. W. ANNE GOODMAN
Reference: 149

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Recognizances: John Trott, Luton; keep the peace towards James Barford, same.
Reference: 150

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Recognizances: William Coleman, Maulden; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH CARTER
Reference: 151

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Recognizances: Thomas Willison, jun., Toddington; bastardy. W. REBECCA ROBINSON
Reference: 152

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Recognizances: Thomas Lancaster, Wootton, labourer; bastardy. W. MARY BIGGS
Reference: 153

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Recognizances: Edward Peel, Little Grandsden, Cambs., labourer; bastardy. S. RUSSELL
Reference: 154

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Recognizances: Charles Haward, Bolnhurst, farmer; prosecute James King, Colmwort labourer for theft of sack containing beans. See 169.
Reference: 155

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Recognizances: Mary Page, Biddenham, spinster, Thomas Wells, same constable, give evidence against William Panter, William Huckle, and Sam. Billing same, labourers for theft of 13s. 6d. from the house of Thomas Killingworth.
Reference: 156

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Recognizances: Thomas Killingworth, Biddenham, yeoman; prosecute as in 155.
Reference: 157

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Recognizances: Elizabeth Killingworth, Biddenham, spinster; give evidence as in 155
Reference: 158

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Recognizances: William Lugsden, Little Staughton, farmer; prosecute Edward Richardson for theft of a hog.
Reference: 159

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Recognizances: John Emery, Eaton Socon, Sam. Marks, same, basketmaker and David Ashwell, same, hog-jobber; give evidence as in 158.
Reference: 160

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Recognizances: James Ashwell, Hail Weston, Hunts.; give evidence as in 158.
Reference: 161

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Recognizances: Hannah, wife of Reuben Bank, Hail Weston, Hunts; butcher; give evidence as in 158.
Reference: 162

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Recognizances: Thomas Flint, Ampthill, tailor; prosecute Cornelius Abraham, Hartford, Hunts, on suspicion of felony.
Reference: 163

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Recognizances: John Travell, Ampthill, plumber, William Beech, same, gardener, James Stapleton, same, shoemaker, Charles Goode, Same, shoemaker and William Timms, same tailor; give evidence as in 162.
Reference: 164

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Recognizances: Thomas Liles, Wilstead; bastardy. WITH ANN KENDALL
Reference: 165

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Recognizances: William Tompkins, jun., Kempston, labourer; bastardy. FRANCES TURNER
Reference: 166

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Recognizances: Barth. Dockrey, Kempston, tailor; bastardy. WITH MARY FELTS
Reference: 167

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Recognizances: Elizabeth Garner, Luton, Elizabeth, wife of Jacob Isaac; keep peace towards Charlotte, wife of James Barford, dealer in straw plait.
Reference: 168

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Recognizances: John Cooper, Henlow, labourer; bastardy. W. MARY BROTHERS
Reference: 169

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Recognizances: Robert Francis Horne, Bolnhurst, farmer, Eusebius Franey, Colmworth, farmer; give evidence as in 154.
Reference: 170

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Recognizances: Barth. Dockrey, Kempston, tailor, answer Job Barker, St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, lacemerchant, for breaking into his premises.
Reference: 171

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Recognizances: Job Barker; prosecute William Dockrey, Milton Keynes, Bucks, tailor, and Barth. Dockrey as in 170.
Reference: 172

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Recognizances: William Dockrey; answer as in 170, 171.
Reference: 173

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Recognizances: Joseph Duwes or Daiwes, Swineshead, bastardy. W. SARAH TWELFTRICKS
Reference: 174

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Recognizances: Nath. Norman, Tilbrook, farmer; prosecute James Lee, Colmworth, labourer for theft of an "impigged sow".
Reference: 175

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Recognizances: Job Wilson, Kimbolton, Hunts., glover, Thomas Wagstaff, Sam. Stringer, both of Colmworth, labourers,; give evidence against Ben. Lee, Colmworth, labourer, for theft of a store pig from Thomas Lewin, Tilbrook.
Reference: 176

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Recognizances: John Lewin, Swineshead, Hunts., yeoman; prosecuting Ben. Lee for theft of a pig from his father Thomas Lewin, asin 175.
Reference: 177

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Recognizances: Job Wilson, Kimbolton, Hunts., glover, Thomas Wagstaff Sam. Stringer, both of Colmworth, labourers, give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 178

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Recognizances: Thomas Lewin; prosecute as in 176.
Reference: 179

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Recognizances: Sam. Stringer; give evidence as in 175.
Reference: 180

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Recognizances: John. Wilson; give evidence as in 175.
Reference: 181

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Recognizances: Thomas Wagstaff; give evidence as in 175.
Reference: 182

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Recognizances: Thomas Wagstaff; evidence as in 174.
Reference: 183

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Recognizances: Sam. Stringer; give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 184

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Recognizances: Nath. Norman; prosecute as in 174.
Reference: 185

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Recognizances: Job Wilson; give evidence as in 174.
Reference: 186

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Recognizances: Thomas Hewlett, John Williams, Edward Millard, all of Wootton, Barth. Dockery, Kempston, John Burrage John (sic) Holt both of Newport, Bucks, William Dockery, Milton Keynes; answer Job Barker Wootton; assembled before the house of James Mayes, Wootton and forced him and his wife to quit; took out all furnitur and threw it into an adjoining yard.
Reference: 187

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Recognizances: William Turney, Luton, labourer; keep the peace towards his wife, Ann Turney.
Reference: 188

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Recognizances: Ben Johnson, East Haddon, N'ton, turner; prosecute Dan. Billington Eaton Socon, labourer for theft of pocket book and bank notes.
Reference: 189

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Recognizances: Robert Bridcutt, Bedford, St. Pauls, victualler; give evidence as in 188.
Reference: 190

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Recognizances: Thomas Wagstaff; give evidence against John Mason, Colmworth, for theft of a pig from Nath. Norman. c.f. 174, 177.
Reference: 191

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Recognizances: Job Wilson,; give evidence against John Mason, Colmworth, for theft of a pig from Thomas Lewin. As in 175
Reference: 192

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Recognizances: John Haines, Colmworth, yeoman; give evidence as in 191.
Reference: 193

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Recognizances: John Haines, Colmworth, yeoman, give evidence as in 190.
Reference: 194

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Recognizances: Thomas Lewin prosecute as in 191.
Reference: 195

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Recognizances: Thomas Wagstaff; give evidence as in 191.
Reference: 196

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Recognizances: Mary Lee, Colmworth, spinster; give evidence as in 190.
Reference: 197

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Recognizances: Job Wilson,; give evidence as in 190.
Reference: 198

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Recognizances: Mary Lee, give evidence as in 191.
Reference: 199

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Recognizances: Natn. Norman prosecute as in 190.
Reference: 200

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Recognizances: William Cherry, Shillington, labourer; bastardy. W. SARAH GOODALL
Reference: 201

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Recognizances: William Bartright, Hitchin, Herts; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH FREEMAN
Reference: 202

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Recognizances: Philip Dennis, Potton, labourer; bastardy. W. MARTHA BALL
Reference: 203

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Recognizances: William Crawley, Cadwell, Holwell, farmer; prosecute Henry Dear, Arlesey, labourer for theft of a duck and seven hens.
Reference: 204

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Recognizances: Edward Foster, Cadwell, Holwell, farmer; give evidence as in 203.
Reference: 205

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Recognizances: Henry Judd, Blunham, yeoman; prosecute Jos. Ashwell and Jos Vines for theft of goods from his shop.
Reference: 206

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Recognizances: Ben. Church, Bromham, labourer; bastardy. WITH SARAH BOSTON
Reference: 207

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Recognizances: John Williams, Wootton, victualler, and Mary Fox, same; give evidence against William Mackiness, Wootton, labourer for theft of a mop and a pail from John Robinson, Wootton, farmer.
Reference: 208

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Recognizances: John Robinson, prosecute as in 207.
Reference: 209

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Recognizances: William Read, Eaton Socon, labourer; bastardy. ELIZABETH COLEGRAVE
Reference: 210

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Recognizances: Edward William Owen, Cardington, labourer; give evidence against Thomas Parkins, same, labourer, for theft of wood from John White, same, farmer. c.f. 1819/271.
Reference: 211

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Recognizances: John White; prosecute as in 210.
Reference: 212

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Recognizances: John Hostler, Houghton Conquest, labourer; bastardy. ANN WHITEMAN
Reference: 213

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Recognizances: Thomas Turnham, Leighton Buzzard, victualler, and John Whitehead, same, sergeant major of the Beds. Yeomanry Cavalry; give evidence against John Quin, Dennis Gahagan and his wife Judith Gahagan for an assault on John Kempster, constable of Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 214

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Recognizances: John Kempster; prosecute as in 213.
Reference: 215

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Recognizances: John Smith, Ampthill, servant; bastardy. W. BENEDICTA SEABROOK
Reference: 216

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Recognizances: William Brown, Oakley, labourer; answer Thomas Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer and constable for an assault.
Reference: 217

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Recognizances: James Parrott, Milton Ernest, labourer; answer Thomas Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer and constable, for assault.
Reference: 218

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Recognizances: Henry Hart, Milton Ernest, labourer; answer Thomas Hine, as in 217, for assault.
Reference: 219

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Recognizances: Edward Hart, Milton Ernest, labourer; answer Thomas Hine, as in 217, for assault.
Reference: 220

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Recognizances: William Clark, Oakley, labourer; answer Thomas Hine, as in 217.
Reference: 221

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Recognizances: Thomas Griggs, Oakley, carpenter; answer Thomas Hine, as in 217.
Reference: 222

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Recognizances: Thomas Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer, prosecute as in 216 - 221.
Reference: 223

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Recognizances: John Sturgess, Sen., Milton Ernest, labourer; give evidence as in 216-222.
Reference: 224

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Recognizances: John Brooks, Felmersham, labourer; to keep the peace towards Thos. Geeves, same, victualler.
Reference: 225

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Recognizances: William Stennet, Bedford St Paul's, butcher; bastardy. MARY CHETTLE
Reference: 226

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Recognizances: Henry Reyholds, Potton, watchmaker; bastardy. W. MARY MURSEY
Reference: 227

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Recognizances: Thomas Geeves, Leighton Buzzard, labourer; keep peace towards Eliz. Geeves, same, spinster.
Reference: 228

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Recognizances: Samuel Clarke, Luton, ostler and James Barratt, constable of Luton; give evidence against William Harris and John Cole, Luton, labourers for theft of a sack belonging to John Kingsley, Pirton, Herts farmer.
Reference: 230

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Recognizances: William Cockerell, no parish given; prosecute George Smith, Newport Pagnell, for obtaining clothes under false pretences.
Reference: 229

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Recognizances: John Kingsley,; prosecute as in 228.
Reference: 231

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Recognizances: George Cave, servant in agriculture, Stagsden; bastardy. W. MARY UNDERWOOD.
Reference: 232

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Recognizances: John Valentine, Odell, labourer; bastardy. W. MARY WHITE.
Reference: 233

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Recognizances: Robert Truitt, Milton Ernest; Bastardy. W. MARIANNE HOLE.
Reference: 234

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Recognizances: Joseph Mead, jun., Leighton Buzzard, labourer; bastardy. SARAH WESTON
Reference: 235

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Recognizances: Luke Wilson, no parish given; prosecute Thomas Day, for theft of timber.
Reference: 236

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Recognizances: Edward Taylor, Dunstable, yeoman and Sarah Horton, same, spinster; give evidence against Richard Mattocks and John Lee, for breaking into the barn of Daniel Young, same, baker, with intent to steal rabbits.
Reference: 237

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Recognizances: Daniel Young; prosecute as in 236.
Reference: 238

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Recognizances: William Dockrey and Bartholomew Dockrey; for their appearance at the Court of King's Bench at Westminster to answer a charge of forcible entry and misdemeanour.
Reference: 239

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Recognizances: William and Bartholomew Dockrey, John Burrage, John Holt, Edward Millard, Thomas Hewlett, John Williams and William Harris for their appearance as 238.
Reference: 240

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Recognizances: John Shrieves, Shefford, labourer; bastardy. W. MARY SMITH.
Reference: 241

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Recognizances: James Woods, Cranfield; prosecute Norman Hughes alias Harbin for theft of wheat.
Reference: 242

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Recognizances: John Odell, Ampthill, labourer; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH GOBLEY.
Reference: 243

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Recognizances: John Marks, Ampthill, labourer; bastardy. W. MARTHA OMANS.
Reference: 244

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Recognizances: James Bateman, servant, Husborn Crawley; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH GOSS
Reference: 245

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Recognizances: John Brewer, no parish given; answer Joseph Young, James Millard, Richard Stapleton, Ampthill, for an assault.
Reference: 246

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Recognizances: Joseph Young, James Millard and Richard Stapleton; prosecute John Brewer, Ampthill as in 245.
Reference: 247

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Recognizances: John Cobb, Tempsford, stonemason and William Medlock, same, baker; give evidence against John Goodman, same, labourer for assaulting Charles Newman, same, cooper.
Reference: 248

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Recognizances: Charles Newman; prosecute as in 247.
Reference: 249

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Recognizances: John Edmonds, Swineshead, labourer; bastardy. W. SUSANNAH STURGES
Reference: 250,251

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Recognizances: Thomas Pratt, Leighton Buzzard, labourer; keep peace towards Thos. Shpeherd, same, labourer.
Reference: 252

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Recognizances: Thomas Shepherd, Leighton Buzzard, labourer and William Page, same, labourer; give evidence against Thomas Pratt, Thomas Humbles, John Higbid, John Elkerton, Thomas Thorne and George Holland, all of same, labourers for riot and threatening to break open the door of Thomas Shepherd's house and do him a mischief.
Reference: 253

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Recognizances: Thomas Adell, Leighton Buzzard and John Matthews, same, churchwardens; prosecute as in 252.
Reference: 254

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Recognizances: Thomas Golding, Kempston, labourer; bastardy. W. SUSANNA JOYCE
Reference: 255

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Recognizances: Charles Parkworth, Sutton, labourer; bastardy. W. CATHARINE TAYLOR.
Reference: 256

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Recognizances: Thomas Geeves, no parish given, labourer; keep peace towards Thomas Hinde, Milton Ernest. c.f. 216 - 224.
Reference: 257

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Recognizances: John Sanders, Kempston, farmers; prosecute Oliver Leach, sen. Jun. same, labourers; for theft of straw.
Reference: 258

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Recognizances: John Brooks, Kempston, cordwainer, Matthew Garner, same, labourer; give evidence as in 257.
Reference: 259

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Recognizances: Thomas Laughton, labourer, John Hopkins Warden, constable, Sam. Pearson, labourer John Busby, labourer; give evidence against Richard Hight, James Buck and William Groves, Renhold, for theft of geese from the Abbey farm, Renhold, property of John Polhill, Esq.
Reference: 260

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Recognizances: George Read, steward bailiff to John Polhill, Esq.; prosecute as in 259.
Reference: 261

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Recognizances: George Islip, Melchbaurn; bastardy. WITH MARY SHARP
Reference: 262

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Recognizances: James Parrott, Milton Ernest, labourer; keep peace towards Thomas Hinde. See 217.
Reference: 263

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Recognizances: William Bowler, Clophill; bastardy. W. SARAH SOULBERRY
Reference: 264

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Recognizances: John Throssell, Pirton, Herts., farmer; prosecute Cornelius Stringe: for theft of a sack.
Reference: 265

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Recognizances: David Simkins, Shillington, constable; give evidence as in 264.
Reference: 266

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Recognizances: Francis Millard, Cranfield, labourer; keep peace towards Joseph and Mary Timms, same.
Reference: 267

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Recognizances: William Millard, Cranfield, labourer; as in 266.
Reference: 268

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Recognizances: Thomas Griggs, Oakley, carpenter; keep peace towards Thomas Hinde. See 221.
Reference: 269

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Recognizances: William Brown, Oakley, labourer; keep peace towards Thomas Hinde. See 216.
Reference: 270

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Recognizances: Edward Hart; as in 268, 269. See 219.
Reference: 271

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Recognizances: Joseph Barber, Biggleswade, labourer; bastardy. W. CATHERINE BASS
Reference: 272

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Recognizances: John Brittain, Potton, labourer, bastardy. W. JANE MUNNS
Reference: 273

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Recognizances: Cornelius Stringer, Shillington, labourer; ; answer as in 264.
Reference: 274

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Recognizances: William Clark; as in 268-270. See 220;
Reference: 275

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Recognizances: Robert Wyatt, Middle Barton, Oxford, yeoman; bastardy.
Reference: 276

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Recognizances: Thomas Butcher, no parish given; prosecute Joseph Taylor, Southill, for poaching.
Reference: 277

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Recognizances: Thomas Pain, Everton, labourer; bastardy. W. SUSAN MATTHEWS
Reference: 278

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Recognizances: George Pratt, Kempston, labourer; bastardy. W. SARAH BURTON
Reference: 279

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Recognizances: George Pratt, Kempston, labourer; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH LILLEY
Reference: 280

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Recognizances: John Green, Bedford, husbandman; prosecute Richard Stokes and John Grant, same, labourers, for theft of a fowl form his yard at Elston
Reference: 281

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Recognizances: William Smith, Elstow, tailor, Skevington, Eyles, same, baker, William Willis, same, husbandman; give evidence as in 280.
Reference: 282

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Recognizances: Ann Forbes, Ampthill, widow; prosecute Thomas Hardwick and Thomas Hedge, same, labourers, for felony.
Reference: 283

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Recognizances: Elizabeth Inwood, servant to Mrs Ann Forbes, Ampthill, and John Shaw, Ampthill, chief constable of Redbournstoke Hundred; give evidence as in 282.
Reference: 284

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Recognizances: John Okely, Eversholt; bastardy. WITH MARY DEACON
Reference: 285

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Recognizances: Ann Thompson, Northill, spinster and Thomas Rycroft, same, labourer give evidence against Thomas Rawlins for breaking into the house of Bathsheba Gillions at Northill with intent to steal.
Reference: 286

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Recognizances: Bathsheba Gilliens, Northill, widow; prosecute as in 285.
Reference: 287

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Recognizances: John Clark, Haynes, publican; bastardy. WITH SARAH BROWN
Reference: 288

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Recognizances: Thomas Hill, no parish given; prosecute John Arnold, Flitton and William And Thomas Lincoln, Clophill, for poaching at Silsoe.
Reference: 289

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Recognizances: Joseph Johnson, Hackleton, N'hants, shoemaker; bastardy.
Reference: 384

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Recognizances: Note of recognizances in case brought by Thomas Shepherd, Leighton Buzzard. See 383.
Reference: 400

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Articles of the Peace: Thomas Geeves, Felmersham, cordwainer against John Brooks, same, labourer. Brooks threatened him "Geeves, I will do you".
Reference: 390

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Bastardy: Sarah Brown, Haynes, charges John Clark, Haynes, publican.
Reference: 290

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John Moulder, Little Gaddesden, Herts., He deep-ached various clothes to his mother at Eaton Bray via John Osborn, at Edlesborough who passed them on to Thomas Thorn, Vallenciennes Farm, Eaton Bray who should have passed them to his mother but sold them. Confession of Thomas Thorn; information of John Osborn.
Reference: 291

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Examinations and Depositions: Information William Sergeant, Bedford, tailor and slop seller; identifies a smock frock as his property by the ticket on it. Information of Ebenezer Careless, same, labourer; identifies the frock by the ticket as belonging to his master. He saw Thomas Smith, who assisted them at Ampthill fair, shew it to Sharpe of Wilstead but it was not sold then. He was sure it was on their stall at Ampthill fair and he saw the prisoner, Sam. Robinson, Houghton Conquest there. Information of Joseph Sergeant, son of William Sergeant; saw it on the stall at Ampthill but did not sell it. Information of Thomas Smith, Elstow, tailor; identifies it as one that was on the stall but did not sell it. Examination of Sam. Robinson, who says that his son John brought it to his house on the hight of the fair and said he had bought it at the fair. He put it in a box in a room where he and his other children slept. He and his wife and son John all kept their clothes in the same box. Note by J.P. saying that John Robinson together with his brother William are in gaol, charged with highway robbery.
Reference: 292

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Robert Burt, Bedford, tailor; identifies a coat which was made for sale by his journeyman, Wm. Robinson. It was in his shop six or seven weeks before and he never slod it to anyone. Information of William Robinson; identifies it as one he made for his master, but never sold it. Sam. Robinson, says that he had seen his son John wearing the coat but does not know how he got it. In the box with articles as in 291.
Reference: 296

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of James Barford Luton who said that on returning home at 10 o'clock at night he left his cart in the lane where he lived. On hearing a noise he went out and found that his cart had been taken, he followed and found it in the possession of John Trott, who on his asking where he was taking the cart attacked him, splitting his lip with a blow. Two days later he went to a magistrate but found he was not at home and he was again attacked by John Trott who struck him about twenty times. Examination of John Trott Luton who said that Barford "threatened to let his guts out opening a knife". Barford denies this but says that he took a comb out of his pocket to frighten him.
Reference: 297

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Charles Cole who was looking for poachers on his master Mr. Whitbread's farm at Shefford Hardwick when he discover William Finch with snares in his possession. Joseph Taylor was on the other side of the hedge. While he was examining Finch, Taylor went and cut an oak stick from a wood and came back and struck him and his assistant Thomas Wilkins with it. Information of Thomas Wilkins; similar to Cole's evidence.
Reference: 298

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Thomas Butcher, who was watching with a person called Bone, Lord Ongley's Warren at Warden. He heard the report of a gun and saw Ben, Bunting and Joseph Taylor leave Mr. Whitbread's ground at Southill with a gun. On seeing him, they threw the gun away, he pursued them for thirty yards and overtook them but Taylor endeavoured to take his gun from him, he called to Woodcraft (Mr. Whitbread's gamekeeper) for help. Information of William Woodcraft, he heard Butcher's cry and found him struggling with Taylor in the road.
Reference: 299

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John Simpson, he was watching the game in Thrift Wood, Silsoe, with several others and repeatedly heard the report of a gun. Eventually John Arnold, William Lincoln and Thomas Lincoln came out of the wood and they were taken into custody, John Arnold had the gun. Information of George Stapleton.
Reference: 300

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Edward Richardson, Eaton Socon, cordwainer. James Ashwell, Hale Weston, Hunts., labourer is keeping a pig for him in his sty, which William Lugsden, Little Staughton, claims is his. He bought it from a man who said he came from Keysoe, on the road from Wilden to Colmworth.
Reference: 301

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of William Lugsden, Little Staughton, farmer. He received information from David Ashwell, Wyboston, Eaton Socon, hog jobber, that his pig was in the possession of James Ashwell, Hale Weston. He searched and found it.
Reference: 302

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Emery, Eaton Socon, farmer. He met Edward Richardson with another man; he had a donkey with a sack on it, there was another sack on the ground with something alive in it. He said it was a pig he had bought at Grant's sale. "The Donkey seemed tired, they had baited it with Hay". Examination of Sam. Marks, same, basket maker, he met Richardson with his donkey and asked him where he had been all night, Richardson said he had spent it at the Horse Shoes ale house at Colmworth. Examination of Hannah, wife of Reuben Banks, Hale Weston, butcher. She saw Richardson come to Ashwell's house, with a donkey loaded with two sacks.
Reference: 303

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of David Ashwell, Eaton Socon, pig jobber. He saw Mr. Lugsden's pigs " from his knowledge of pig stock believed that a Pig in the stye of James Ashwell was probably stolen from Mr. Lugsden's premises. James Ashwell is a labourer living at Hale Weston - Richardson married his daughter Ashwell is David AshWell's father". Information of James Ashwell, Hale Weston, labourer, he came home from his work and found that Richardson had put a pig into his sty. Information of Joseph Day, Great Staughton, Hunts., collarmaker, He bred the pig in question with others and sold them to "one Brown" for Mr Lugsden "He knows the Pig to be Lugsdens property".
Reference: 304

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Robert Francis Horne, Bolnhurst, farmer. He went to the Hare and Hounds, Bolnhurst, to get some change. James King of Colmworth and John Shelford of Keysoe were there. Mr. Haward of Bolnhurst came in and some conversation took place between him and King respecting a sack of Mr. Haward's. King said he had cut it up into chaff for the hog, he also said "you did not put your hand low enough into the sack, or you would have found your beans; Mr. Haward said the beans at the top were not so large King replied no, nor not so well dressed as yours"
Reference: 305

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Charles Haward, Bolnhurst, farmer; Lost 2 bushels of beans, procured a search warrant and searched the house of James King, he saw some beans but they did not appear, from the top of the sack, to be his. He saw King in the Hare and Hounds, kept by Stephen Harrison, at Bolnhurst and asked him what he had done with that sack of his which he had told people he had got. King swore at him and called him lazy for not searching deeper, he said he had put half a bushel of beans at the bottom then the missing two bushels and then a further half bushel of his own at the top.
Reference: 306

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Eusebius Franey, Colmworth, farmer. He went to James King's house to search for wood and saw a sack of beans, he is certain that there were two different sorts in the sack.
Reference: 307-10

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Thomas Flint, Ampthill, tailor. He heard a noise in his shop and on going in saw someone outside the window. Going out he heard some one running and followed, he caught him and found various articles of clothing "under his feet". Mr. John Travell helped him to take William Tims into custody. When he returned to his shop he found several articles missing and within a few minutes several people brought beak various articles they had found, he also found a "strange stick" in his shop. Examination of John Travell, Ampthill, plumber. Hearing a noise in the street he saw Flint holding Tims and on his request he assisted in detaining him, there were several articles near his feet. A piece of cloth which he picked up he gave to William Beech. Timms said his father would clear him and John Travell let him go to see his father. Examination of William Beech, Ampthill, gardener, who heard Thomas Flint call out and also saw the articles of clothing. Examination of James Stapleton, Ampthill, shoemaker, Passing along the street he saw a basket which contained clothing and a hat. There was a crowd of people outside Flint's shop and he asked them if any one recognised the basket, but no one knew; whereupon he observed that he thought that it belonged to a man that had "been carrying Cement about the Town", he then continued on his way home taking the basket with him. He afterwards went back to the shop and saw a man pulling off his clothes wanting to fight, he advised him to put them back on or he would lose the money out of his pockets. The man was Cornelius Abraham and said he came from Hartford "near Huntingdon". Stapleton asked him if he had lost a stick Abraham said he had and should give him a pint of beer if he would find it, he took him to Flint's shop where Abraham claimed the stick. Flint then went with him to his house where he showed him the basket and hat, the hat he identified as his property. Information of Charles Goode, Ampthill, constable. Cornelius Abraham was delivered into his custody by Thomas Flint and put into the cage for the night. Next morning on opening the door, he asked about the basket, which he, the constable, told him was in Mr. Green's house, The Crown and Sceptre. Being shown the basket and contents, together with the stick he claimed them as his property. Examination of William Tims who said he left his shop earlier in the evening "to gather Turnip Tops" and on returning called in at his father's home. Coming down the street after leaving his father he met a man with some clothes and as he approached him he dropped them. Tims drew "back against Mr. Morris' pallisades" and the man walked away and Mr. Flint came up and took him into custody. He asked Mr. Flint to let him pursue the man that had passed but Mr. Flint refused. Asked whether he had ever seen the prisoner Abrahams before, Tims replied that although the person carrying the clothes was about the same size it was too dark to identify him. Examination of Cornelius Abrahams, who said he had been drinking in the Cross Keys in the afternoon and came out about eight o'clock very drunk, the air had such an effect on him "he recollects notheing".
Reference: 311

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Elizabeth Killingworth, Biddenham, spinster. Suspecting that money had been stolen from one of her drawers her father marked two half crowns and put them into the drawer with other money. She then went to Bedford leaving only Mary Page in the house. Next day she went to the drawer and found all the money had been taken. Her father immediatly went for a search warrant to apprehend the person whom he suspected.
Reference: 312

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Mary Page, who left her master's house at Biddenham about three hours after her master, Thomas Killingworth and his daughter Elizabeth. She fastened all the doors and windows before going out. About four hours later she returneed and found her master and his daughter had returned. William Huckle, is her master's servant and lives and boards in the house the prisoner, William Pantler is a labourer in her master's employ but does not lodge or board in the house; Sam. Billing is not in her master's service. Before going out she went to the drawer and saw that the money was still there. Examination of Thomas Wells, constable of Biddenham. Mr. Golding told him to take William Pantler to the place where he had hidden the money. He went with him to his father's house where he put his hand into the thatch and pulled out a purse which contained 13s. 2d. including two half crowns. He has kept the money ever since
Reference: 314

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of William Pantler "I stole it, I know, and should be glad to make it up again". Examination of William Huckle, has nothing to say except "I pulled open the kitchen door of my master's house". Examination of Sam. Billing, although he was with Pantler and Huckle at Mr. Killingworth's he did not know that William Pantler had taken any money.
Reference: 315

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Ann Turney, Luton. Her husband William Turney struck her several times and threatened "to put her behind the fire and swore she should not live till morning to reveal the secret ... and he swore he would cut her scull in two".
Reference: 316

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Charlotte Barford, Luton. Jane Goodman, Elizabeth Isaac, Elizabeth Garner and Susan Trott came with others to her husband's house. She saw Elizabeth Garner pick up pebble stones and throw them at her and heard her say "damn them kill them" and they tried to break open the door.
Reference: 317

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Jame Mayes, Wootton, labourer. Thomas Hewlett, William Dockrey, John Williams, Barth. Dockrey, Edward Millard, John Burridge, John Holt, came to the house which he occupied at Wootton. Hewlett came up first to the window and said "I am come to Bundle you". James Mayes went out and his wife locked the door, Hewlett threatened to break open the door and William Dockrey sent for a bar of iron but a spade was brought. In consequence of these and further threats of "laying hold of me" his wife opened the door, whereupon Thomas Hewlett, William Dockrey, Barth. Dockrey and John Burridge went into the house and carried goods out and put them into the yard of Sam. Ashpole. They did not show him any papers but said they came with the authority of Mr. Cardale and Mr. Greene.
Reference: 318

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of William Hurst, Wootton, labourer. While he was having tea his wife saw "a great company of persons" going towards Mr Barker's house. He followed and overtook Mr. Williams and asked him what was going to be done but he said he did not know. He saw Mr. Hewlett get over the hedge and go first to the back window and then to the front door of the house and said to Jas. Mayes "if you do not deliver the keys by fair means you shall by foul". The spade was brought by Barth. Dockrey's wife. Hewlett went into the house first, "MR Burridge stood against the door and called to William Dockrey to take the possession of his own property. William Dockrey and John Burridge then went in, shutting the door for a short time and then brought out the furniture.
Reference: 319

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Francis Huckle, Wootton, labourer. He was coming from Bedford when he saw several people in Mr. Barker's yard, he stopped and heard Mr. Burrage say he had got authority from a "Justice Lawyer to take possession of the premises old Mr. Dockrey asked for an iron bar, instead of which an old spade was brought". With the spade he broke a board "naild against a tree to caution people from trespassing". He saw Hewlett and Burrage go in, Burrage said "come Dockery take possession of your property; it is yours and not Mr. Barker's". he also saw them bring out the furniture. Examination of Thomas Lovell, Wootton, labourer. Similar to that of Francis Huckle.
Reference: 321

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Lewin, Swineshead, a pig belonging to his father Thomas Lewin was missing from his farm in Tilbrook. He traced "the steps of two men, the track of a pig .... for nearly a mil towards Pertenhall". He went with a search warrant and found the pig with two others in a stye adjoining the premises of Ben Lee of Colmworth "(which stye was upon the ground of Mrs Yorke)". Lee took the two pigs and put them into his own stye , but the other followed forcing its way through a hole in the sty of Lees which had been stuffed up with straw. The sty on Mrs. Yorke's premises was open to Lee's premises, "the fence between them being mostly down, in such a state that pigs or sheep may pass backwards forwards without interruption". He also further said that the track of the two men and pig lead up to Mr. Nath, NorMan's barn farmyard in Tilbrook and from that spot there were traces of two pigs.
Reference: 322

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Job. Wilson, Kimbolton, glover. He went to Ben Lee's house with John Lewin where he saw the pigs. Lee said they belonged to his son Ben. and were nothing to do with him. When asked where his other son was he said "he was in Liquor over night and would be found somewhere in the town". Having other information he went with the constable and searched the barn of Mr. Levi Stewart at Colmworth and found a sack with three quarters of a pig which he knew belonged to Mr. Nath. Norman. He then searched for James Lee in the barn but could not find him but as they were going to the wheat barn James Lee came out of the back door and ran across the field "as fast as he could" but Job Wilson overtook and secured him.
Reference: 323

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Samuel Stringer, Colmworth. Ben Lee offered to sell him two pigs which belonged to his son Ben. He later went and looked into the sty and saw four pigs, one of which he is sure is the one which belonged to John Lewin and another "in Pig" which he thinks was that of which the three quarters have been found.
Reference: 324

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Nath. Norman. Lost a sow in pig, two fore quarters and one hind quarter of a pig "so lately killed as to be quite warm" were shown to him at Colmworth which he identified as belonging to the one he lost. He met James Lee as he was running away and asked him whether he had seen three gentlemen on horseback to which he replied no. He also gave his name as John Mason. Examination of Thomas Wagstaff, constable of Colmworth; similar to that of Job Wilson, 322.
Reference: 325,326

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of James Lee, Colmworth. Who confesses that with John Mason of Colmworth he stole the pigs and drove them to Colmworth and left them in a close belonging to Mr. Stringer. Next day he saw one of them on premises occupied by his father and brother. He was so much in liquor that he does not know what he said or did but went to sleep in Mr. Levi Stewart's barn.
Reference: 327

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Mary Lee, Colmworth, spinster. She saw in the evening, a fire in a field near her father's house, she extinguished it. A quarter of an hour after she saw her brother Jame Lee and John Mason together. The following morning she saw near where the fire was kindled the entrails and hind of an animal which she believed to be those of a pig. Examination of John Haines, jun., Colmworth, whose father keeps a public house. John Mason has lodged and slept with him for about six weeks but has been absent all night for two or three nights. He told him he was going to see his sister at Chawston. Examination of John Lewin, as in 321. Examination of Nathaniel Norman, Tilbrook, farmer. He went to Colmworth where a sack containing the forequarter and one hind-quarter of a pig were brought to him which he recognised as those belonging to a pig he had lost. He did not think the pig had been killed by a butcher "as it had the appearance of having its Head cut off alive". Examination of Job Wilson, Kimbolton, he applied for a warrant against John Mason and apprehended him.
Reference: 329

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Examinations and Depositions: Defence of John Mason. On the night he slept at the house of his brother Robert, at Chawston.
Reference: 330

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Ben. Johnson, East Haddon, N'hants, turner. He was doing business with John Howard, Bedford, ironmonger, when he noticed Dan. Billington one of Mr. Howard's workmen. After his dealings he went to the Old George, kept by Mr. Bridcutt. In the evening Dan. Billington came into the public house for half and hour and went out. A short time later Johnson went out and saw Billington and Robert Goddard and another person standing in the gateway. Billington thanked him for the 18d. which he had given Mr. Howard for the men and persuaded him to go to the Chequers and treat them to some more beer. After being there for some time, during which he changed a five pound Buckingham banknote Billington invited him home for a mutton chop. He went with him and Goddard to his lodgings at Mr. Taylor's in Castle Lane and supped and had some beer. After supper they were coming back down the stairs into the street when Billington said "I will help the gentleman down" but he thanked him and said he was perfectly sober. When they got to the bottom of the stairs he felt Billington fumbling about that part of his coat which contained his pocket book. Johnson invited him to another pot of beer before they parted but Billington excused himself on the grounds that his wife was expecting "to lie in every hour", so they separated. After going two or three steps Johnson felt for his pocket book and found that it was missing, he called for Billington who did not answer, he went back to Taylor's house but was told Billington was not there, he waited there until five o' clock in the morning but Billington did not return. He then went to William Prior a constable and with him searched the town but could not find him. Goddard left them at the bottom of the stairs and went to his lodgings in St. Cuthbert's. He went with Prior to see him at his lodgings and found him in bed but he denied seeing Billington since they parted at his lodgings. On the way home he said he met the bellman. Johnson remarked on the time it took for him to get home as he left them at 10-30 and he himself had seen the bellman at 12 o' clock.
Reference: 332

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Robert Bridcutt, keeper of the Old George, High Street, Bedford. Ben. Johnson informed him that he had been robbed the night before by Dan. Billington and that Robert Goddard was present. He made enquiries in the town and heard that Goddard and Billington's wife were gone toward Eaton Socon, he went after them and found them in the Nag's Head, Wyboston, Eaton Socon. As soon as he went in Goddard said to Billington's wife "We'll walk" and left the house and started to walk towards Bedford.. On being asked why he was going back he said he had been to the overseer for Eaton Socon for relief. After this he heard that a person answering to Billington's description had gone to the Falcon at Eaton Socon and he went with Mr. Day the constable to the house where Billington was arrested and searched but no bank notes were found on him.
Reference: 333

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of William Crawleys, Cadwell, Holwell, farmer. He lost 20 hens, a cock and a duck. Followed footsteps of two men from near his henhouse almost to Arlesey, one of the men appeared to have a large long foot turning outwards, the marks agreeing as hear as he can observe with the feet of the prisoner, Henry Dear. He obtained a search warrant and searched with Edward Foster and Thomas Stanford, constable of Arlesey the house of Hen. Dear and there found a hamper with five dead hens inside it and two others lying beside it under some flags by the side of the barn. The duck was found in a coop. Information of Edward Foster who went with William Crawley to the house of Hen. Dear. The hens appeared to have been fresh killed as some of them were still warm. Henry Dear said two had been killed a week and those in the hamper had died of" "some distemper" and he intended to bury them. Examination of Hen. Dear denying that he stole them but does not know from whom he bought them.
Reference: 335

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Henry Judd, Blunham, yeoman, son and foreman of Robert Judd, same, shopkeeper. His father's shop was broken into and various clothing and materials stolen. He suspected Joseph Vines was concerned in it and had him arrested, but Vines strongly denied the allegations and said he had been wit Sarah Carter that night from eleven o' clock to sunrise and that Joseph Ashwell had told him he had done it. On this evidence he was released and a warrant was taken out against Ashwell. On his arrest he confessed to the robbery which he had done with the help of Vines who had actually broken in and handed the goods out to him. They had buried the goods in a spinney separating Mr. Albone's close from Mrs. Freshwater's field in Mogerhanger. Henry Judd and Henry Clarksons, farmer searched the spinney and found the goods. A boy named Brocket found a drawer that was also missing. Vines later confessed to the robbery.
Reference: 336

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Henry Clarkson, Blunham, farmer. Searched the spinney as in 335.
Reference: 337

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Examinations and Depositions: Confession of Joseph Vines, Blunham. He and Joseph Ashwell, Moggerhanger agreed to meet outside Col. Campbell's gate at midnight to rob the shop. He slept under a hedge until that time. He took down the shutter, Ashwell cut the frame and he got in and passed the goods out to Ashwell, they then went to Moggerhanger and slept in a hovel.
Reference: 338

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John Roninson, Wootton, farmer, to obtain a search warrant to search the house of William Mackiness, same for hurdles and a mop and pail.
Reference: 339

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Williams, Wootton, constable. Went with Jn. Robinson and searched the house of William Mackiness and found a pail and mop belonging to him.
Reference: 340

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Robinson, Wootton, farmer. Identifies the pail as his property but is not so sure about the mop, "I recollect my wife knocking the mop to the stail with a hammer and at the time I observed the cracks in the stail", Examination of Mary Fox, Wootton, spinster, and servant to John Robinson. Identifies both the mop and the pail.
Reference: 341

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John White, Cardington, farmer. Edward William Owen told him at 12. 30 a.m. that two men were taking wood from his wood yard, he went out but could see no one. Owen said he knew one was Thomas Parkins, Cardington, labourer. Information of Edward William Owen, Cardington, labourer who saw two persons taking wood and told them to stop. They went off with some of the wood on their backs but on his shouting again they dropped the wood and ran off. He is sure that one of the men was Thomas Parkins. Examination of Thomas Parkins, who swears that he was in bed all night. Examination of James Hine, Cardington, labourer. He went through Parkin's bedroom at 10.30 p.m. and he was in bed; he did not hear anyone moving afterwards.
Reference: 343

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Kempster, Leighton Buzzard, constable. He was asked by Thomas Turnham, Leighton Buzzard, victualler, keeper of the Black Horse, "to do his duty" and remove Dennis and his wife Judith Gahager and John Quin from his house, they being very noisy and troublesome. Judith Gahager struck him on the head with a soldering iron as also did John Quin who then ran away. They were eventually lodged in the cage for the night. Information of Thomas Turnham, same victualler; similar to that of John Kempster. Information of John Whitehead, same, seargeant major in the Beds. Yeomanry Cavalry; similar to the two foregoing ones, the blow which Judith Gahager gave to the constable fetched blood immediatly.
Reference: 348

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Thomas Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer and constable. Between twelve and one o' clock he was called out of his bed on a Sunday morning by some persons and told that if he did not get up immediatly and go into the street opposite the Queen's Head, public house "murder would ensure". It was a moonlight night but when he got outside they had all gone back into the Queen's Head, he went into the house and ordered them out. "They went out pretty quiet". He then charged then all to go home but some of them went down the street and went into the Swan. He then followed and told them to go home and they came out and "proceeded up the street making a great noise". Again he followed and had several stones thrown at him. A few minutes later Henry Hart and Joseph Parrott began to fight and he then took hold of Hart and told him to go home or he would take him into custody. Hart resisted and he therefore tried to take him away, John Solesbury swore he should not take him away and struck him with the intention of liberating Hart. He then let Hart go and seized Solesbury and charged John Sturges, sen., and jun. with a third person, to assist him. They were leading Solesbury away when they were surrounded by 20 or 30 men who tried to pull their prisoner away. "The Mob cried out put them into the pond (There was a pond in the Street) we were driven 20 yards until we were on the brink of it". Then after "much pulling me and my assistants about rescued the prisoner". Edward Hart "attempted to pull him from my hold with all his night", other were Henry Hart, James Parrott and William Brown. Examination of John Sturges, sen., Milton Ernest, labourer. Similar to Thomas Hine. He had actually got hold of the prisoner by the collar on the brink of the pond and he was "pulled away from me with such violence that he left his shirt collar in my hand". "Henry Hart was one of the persons who struck at me with his.fist. Edward Hart shoved pulled me about. I heard the voice of William Brown swearing in the mob. Thomas Griggs was shoving me Mr. Hine about". Examination of John Sturges, jun., Milton Ernest, labourer. Similar to the two foregoing.
Reference: 350

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Thomas Hine, Milton Ernest, farmer and John Sturges sen., same, labourer. Shorter descriptions of the proceeding taken from those in 348.
Reference: 351

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of James Saunders, Leighton Buzzard, farmer. Thomas Geeves, same, has caused various disturbances in the town and has refused to find sureties for his appearance at Quarter Sessions and to keep the peace in the mean time.
Reference: 353

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John East, Clophill, labourer. He and nineteen assistants went to Cainhoe Park Wood, Clophill, to "watch Lady De Grey's preserved game". About half an hour afterwards they heard a gun fired and split up into two parties, he and ten others going to where they thought the shot came from; on the way they heard eight more shots. At the bottom of the wood they met a number of men crossing a riding, they lay down a minute or two and then saw a man come over a gate and they took him into custody. He called for assistance and some of his companions came up and they took seven into custody but some got away. Some of the men had guns, some sticks, they had three or four dead pheasants. He cannot swear to either of the two prisoners, John Swepson and Henry Riley being there, it being quite dark, but several of the poachers escaped. Information of William Rowland, Biggleswade, labourer. He and eighteen others went to the wood for pheasants, he was taken by the keeper's party but in the scuffle Henry Riley and John Swepson who both had guns escaped, "we all said we would stand true to one another". Examination of William Lincoln, Clophill. Agrees with evidence of William Rowland but says Riley came back but Swepson he supposes "got clear away". Examination of John Swepson and Henry Riley who both refuse to say anything before their trial. Cf 1820/274-280
Reference: 357

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of James Barratt, constable of Luton. He was sent to the Red Lion, Luton to take three men into custody for robbing St. Paul's Church, Bedford. Charles Hodgkins pointed out William Harris whom he took into custody. "After this seeing John Cole smoking within the Screen and that he trembled" he asked him if he was with Harris and on his saying that he was he took him also into custody. He left them in the charge of several persons and examined a cart they had brought into the yard and put in charge of the ostler, Sam. Clarke. In it he found various baskets, articles of clothing a sack and a plough picker. The name Pegington was on the cart. Harris and Cole said they knew nothing about the cart, they had merely asked the driver of it for a lift at Hadley Hight Stone which he had given them. He found in the hat of Harris a South Mimms Turnpike Gate Ticket. Information of John Kingsley, Pirton, Herts., farmer, who identifies a sack found in the cart as his property. Information of Sam. Clarke, ostler at the Red Lion, Luton. Three men brought a cart into the yard and asked him if they could stay there. Harris helped him take the horse out. Both Cole and Harris went into the stable and then into the Red Lion. The rest is similar to Barrat's evidence.
Reference: 355

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Examinations and Depositions: Examinations of William Harris, Luton, labourer. He was on his way with John Cole to see his father who was dangerously ill in Bedford when he was overtaken by "Lythe" in a cart at Hadley High Stone, they asked for a lift which Lythe gave them and brought them to the Red Lion, Luton. He asked for a pot of beer and as he sat in the house Lythe came in and he offered him the beer which he had just tasted and went out. Hodgkins said he wanted Lythe. Barrat took him into custody. Examination of John Cole, who only states that he was given a lift by Lythe.
Reference: 359

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Joseph Reid, Ampthill, aged 15. He was bathing at the "Reservoir Pond in Lord Hollands Park" with George Walker, James Ellis and Edward Hanscombe. Ellis and Hanscombe ran off naked for twenty minutes and then returned and put on their clothes. Examination of Rachel Sharp, Ampthill, mother of Julia Sharpe, who saw Ellis and Hanscombe between seven and eight, who passed remarks on their nakedness. Examination of Amos Johnson, Ampthill, shoemaker, He was returning from Marston and about 30 yards from Lord Holland's lodge found Julia Sharpe in "a faintin fit" being assisted by Elizabeth Neal, after giving his aid he informed her parents. Examination of James Ellis who denied bathing on that evening. Edward Hanscombe could not be found but his father Ebenezer was bound for his appearance at Quarter Sessions.
Reference: 360

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of George Walker, Ampthill, servant. He saw Ellis and Hanscombe bathing in the pond and they went off naked and were gone twenty minutes. He was talking to the post boy.
Reference: 362

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Julia Sharpe, Ampthill, spinster. She was walking with Elizabtth Neal of Ampthill, in Lord Holland's park when they were followed by Hanscombe and Ellis who were both naked. They followed them through the Lodge gates into the highway "to the great terror of Julia Sharpe".
Reference: 363

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Samuel Wright, Haynes. George Smith went into the yard of Lord Carteret at Haynes without any covering except a woollen apron, saying that he had been stripped naked and robbed of 7. He sent into the house for William Cockerell, Haynes. Smith said he was going to an uncle at Marston, he gave him various articles of clothing and asked John Young and the constable to watch him. Information of John Young, he was asked to watch John Smith, saw him with a bag under his arm running away, overtook him and found that the bag contained a complete set of clothing. John Clarke, constable of Haynes, agrees with Smith's evidence.
Reference: 364

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of William Odell, Goldington, labourer. He was at work "head guttering" in Goldington, in a field belonging to Mr. Bests and hung up his jacket and frock on a hedge at 9.30 a.m., at 1.30 they were gone. He got to Bedford at 3 p.m. and went to a pawnbrokers near the Bridge, there he saw James Pierce with his jacket and frock on. He took him into custody, Pierce said he "was driven hard for victuals" and that he had picked them up and that he hoped he would have mercy.
Reference: 365

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of James Pierce, Brill, Oxon., labourer. He is sorry and hopes the magistrate "will be as easy as he can".
Reference: 366

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Ben. Jeffries, Great Barford, husbandman Asks for a Search Warrant to search the house of Richard Kempston who he believes has stolen six bushels of wheat from his barn.
Reference: 367

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Ben. Jeffries, Great Barford, gent. He left two sacks of wheat in a new barn, the door of which was fastened by Holden, a carpenter, with boards. Two days later he found that the nails had been drawn out and one of the boards removed, the wheat was gone. He went towards South Mill, Blunham and overtook Richard Kempston, with a sack of wheat in a wheelbarrow. It agreed with the wheat he had. Having been sown after barley it had "several kinds of soil in it "such as Cockle, Darnel Bent Seed". Kempston said it was wheat which he had been thrashing, which he and his family had gleaned. He told him that it could not be so because gleaned wheat never had soil in it. He took him into custody and with the constable found more wheat in his house which together with that which he was taking to the mill came to about six bushels. Information of William Clark, Great Barford, labourer. He put the wheat into two of his master's sacks in the new barn and believes that found in the possession of Kempston is the same growth. Examination of Richard Kempston, Great Barford, insists that it is wheat he and his family gleaned from Great Barford fields.
Reference: 369

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of William Bosworth, Marston, farmer. Lost several articles of clothing and identifies stocking produced.
Reference: 370

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of John Webb, Marston, farmer and constable. He searched the house of Joseph Faulkner of Marston for clothing belonging to William Bosworth. He only found two odd stockings on Faulkner's legs, which he produced.
Reference: 371

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Luke, son of Parthany Willson. He missed several pieces of wood from his mother's wood yard and with the constable searched the house of Thomas Day where he found a piece of the wood under his bed. Information of James Foxen, constable of Barton.
Reference: 373

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Examinations and Depositions: Deposition of Sarah Horton, Dunstable. She was returning home at about 8.40 p.m. when she saw, in Church Lane, Richard Mattocks come through a hole which had been made in a barn in which were pigs belonging to Mr. Dan. Young. She said "Dick you have been at something wrong I will go and tell Mr. Young", he ran off and did'nt answer. As she got to her mother's door she saw another man come from under Mr. Squire's pales who said "there is a fine fow in the Church Yard". She replied "I think there is a fine row here too". He said he knew nothing about that and ran away towards Church Green. Her mother told her to go immediately and tell Mr. Young which she did and he, his son John and her went to the barn and found a number of rabbits which had been in hutches in a corner of the sty, runnig about the sty and the pigs had got out of the hole and were running "about the Church way". She identifies a man she saw at the Waggon and Horses, Dunstable as the one that came from under the pales, I know him by his talk and by his dress. It was a clear moonlight night.
Reference: 374

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Examinations and Depositions: Depositions of John Lee, Dunstable, horsekeeper. He was at the White Hart, Dunstable, drinking with Richard Mattocks. They came out of the house and down an alley and Maddocks asked him whether he would like a rabbit. He asked him whose they were but he said "Never mind, come on". Maddocks went to a barn, pulled a board off and got into the place. A young woman came up to him and told him Maddox had just come out of the barn and he said "what a deuce of a row there is up there" and he went to the place where some people were quarrelling and afterward returned to the White Hart kitchen.
Reference: 375

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Examinations and Depositions: Deposition of Richard Mattocks, oyster seller. He began to go around Dunstable selling oysters at noon and went into the White Hart at six. He went out of the house twice in the evening, once to his mother's house which is which is under the same roof as the White Hart. He denies going out of the house for more than two minutes. He refused to sign the deposition and does not know anyone by the name of Lee in Dunstable.
Reference: 376

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Edward Taylor, Dunstable, horsekeeper at the White Hart. He saw Maddocks and Lee together in the White Hart and saw them go out together.
Reference: 377

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Dan. Young, Dunstable. Very similar to the deposition of Sarah Horton, 373.
Reference: 378

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Norman Hughes alias Horton. Thomas Johnson asked him to go with him to Wood's barn, they stole wheat and took it to Johnson's house where Johnson gave him 5/- for his part. Examination of James Woods, Cranfield, farmer.
Reference: 381

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Charles Newman, Tempsford, cooper. He was walking to his work at 2 p.m. when he was met by John Goodman who asked him if he would pay him the money he owed him to which he replied he owed him nothing. He immediatly "catched hold of me by the legs threw me down he then kicked me fastened hold of my thigh with with his teeth grasped my throat with his hand until I was black in my face I lay there in the road without any power to help myself until I was rescued by John Cobb. Information of John Cobb, Tempsford, stone mason. He had great difficulty in pulling Goodman off Newman and as soon as he let go of him he kicked him again upon the legs and thighs. Examination of William Medlock, Tempsford, overseer. Agrees with the two foregoing witnesses and in the second part of the attack says that Goodman kicked Newman with great violence with "his nailed shoes".
Reference: 381

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Sam. Pearson, Bedford, labourer. Robert Favell, Thurleigh, husbandman assaulted him "by seizing him by the neck, and violently pressing his throat so as to force blood from his throat through his mouth.
Reference: 382

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Thomas Shepherd, Leighton Buzzard, labourer. Between 12 and 1 a.m. Thomas Pratt, Thomas Humbles, John Higbid, Jn. Elkerton Thomas Thorne and George Holland, all of Leighton Buzzard assembled outside his house shouting and threw stones at his door, threatening to break it. They called him to get up, saying they were ready armed for him.
Reference: 395

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Elizabeth Inwood, servant to Ann Forbes, Ampthill, widow. Identifies seven fowls, five ducks and four pigeons as her mistress' property. Information of John Shaw, Ampthill, constable of Redbournstoke. On information went to Mr. Waller at the Nag's Head, Dunstable and received from him the poultry, also took in charge Thomas Hardwick of Ampthill, labourer. Examination of Thomas Hardwick. Thomas Hedge and John Walker, Ampthill, labourers, asked him to take "flats" up into the cart he was driving for his master Mr. Beech of Ampthill and asked him to take them to St. Alban's for him. Walker accompanied him to Dunstable but ran away when he was stopped and the cart searched. Examination of Thomas Hedge, Thomas Walker asked him to help him lead the flats on to Mr. Beech's cart in Dunstable Street, Ampthill, they brought the flats out of Mr Gibb's nursery, the cart being at the gate. He heard fowls inside the flats, Hardwick said he would treat him for helping.
Reference: 397

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of Bathsheba Gillions, Northill, widow. Her house was broken while she was at afternoon service in the church. A breach had been made in the wall and the parlour door staple drawn. Nothing had been taken. Examination of Ann Thompson, Northill, spinster. She saw her neighbour Thomas Fawling go down the garden towards the house of Bathsheba Gillions. When he did not return she went to the house and saw that part of the wall at the end of the house had been broken down. She then callled her other neighbour, Thomas Rycroft and they went to the house and hearing someone inside she called to them. Thomas Rawlins came out otf the hole and she said to him "We now know, who does all the mischief". Examination of Thomas Rycroft, same as Ann Thompson.
Reference: 398

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of Bathsheba Gillions, widow, Northill. Suspects Thomas Rawlins of breaking into her house.
Reference: 19

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Removal Orders: John Wilcox and family - Stagsden to Bolnhurst.
Reference: 20

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Removal Orders: Richard Mackaness and family - Bedford St. Paul to Stevington.
Reference: 21

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Removal Orders: William Brincklow and family - Westoning to Flitton.
Reference: 22

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Removal Orders: Thomas Rogers and family - Leighton Buzzard to Edlesborough, Bucks.
Reference: 23

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Removal Orders: John Barfoot and family - Stevington to Napton, Warwick.
Reference: 24,25

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Removal Orders: Ann Marks and family - Bedford St. Paul to Daventry, N'hants.
Reference: 26

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Removal Orders: William Bonner and family - Shillington to Maidstone.
Reference: 27

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Removal Orders: Joseph Agutter and wife Elizabeth - Willington to Renhold.
Reference: 28

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Removal Orders: William Burraway and family - Wootton to Kempston.
Reference: 29

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Removal Orders: Sam. Polland and wife Sarah - Marston to Towcester.
Reference: 383

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Examinations and Depositions: Examination of William Page, Leighton Buzzard, labourer. He was awakened by noise and shouting in the street at about 1 a.m. His house is divided from the house of Thomas Shepherd by only a thin wooden partition. He did not get out of bed but he heard, and plainly distinguished the voices of John Higbid, Thomas Humbles Thomas Pratt, John Elkerton, and Thomas Thorn and they called out "Get up Shepherd, here are no Boys now, we are ready armed and will beat your Brains out". He believes there were many others in the street but he did not know them by their voices.
Reference: 385-88

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of George Read, Renhold, steward and bailiff to John Polhill, Esq. He had six geese which were under the care of Thomas Lawton, labourer; fattening in the poultry house of the Abbey farm Renhold, stolen. He sent Thomas Lawton to Bedford to John Hopkins Warden, constable and then followed himself and ordered handbills to be printed offering a reward of two guineas from "the treasurer of the association" and a further reward of five guineas from John Polhill, Esq. Examination of Thomas Laughton,. Identifies geese produced to the magistrate as those which were stolen. There was no lock to the shed but it was secured by a latch and a stone placed against it. Examination of John Hopkins Warden, Bedford, constable. He made enquiries and from information he obtained suspicion fell on Richard Hight and James Buck, labourers of Renhold. He went to Renhold and reached Hight's house at 11 p.m. and found him in bed, he arrested him and left him in the charge of Sam Pearson. He then went to Buck's house and obtained a confession from him.. He took him to a little hovel and showed him two of the geese and said that Hight had the other four. They went back to Hight's house where the others were found, Hight said that Groves who lodged with him was an accomplice and he too was arrested. Examination of Sam. Pearson, Bedford, St Cuthbert's, labourer. Went to assist the constable. Examination of John Busby, Renhold, horsekeeper. He went to look for some geese in Mr. Goodlaffe's barn and found them under some oats. Confession of James Buck who went to Bedford with Hight who was going for sheep ointments. They had only eightpence each and wondered how to get some more because "tonight is wheat seeding cake night". Hight also said he wanted some money for a man to dress his master's sheep.
Reference: 389

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of John Throssell, Pirton, Herts., farmer. Identifies a sack belonging to him. Information of David Simkins, constable of Shillington. He found a sack in the apartment of Cornelius Stringer in the house of Richard Bell of Shillington which belongs to John Throssell.
Reference: 391

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Examinations and Depositions: Information of William Smith, Elstow, tailor. He was in High Road at Elstow watching as "some trespasses had been lately committed" near Mr. Leach's house. A short time afterwards he heard "fowls screaming" and discovered John Grant and Richard Stokes, under a hovel in the farm yard lately belonging to Mr. Willis but then let to John Green, killing fowls. They made toward a dove house and then ran off, he pursued them and took Stokes to Mr. Cole's public house, where he noticed that he was wearing Grant's coat which contained Grant's pocket book. He had a fowl in one pocket. Skevington Eyles, Elstow, baker and constable. On reaching the King Arms Inn, Bedford where he accompanied Smith and Stokes, Stokes gave him the pocket book belonging to Grant. Information of William Willis, Elstow. Identifies the fowl as one which has been turned over with other stock to Mr. Green the new tenant of the farm which he is just leaving. The birds were marked "in the feet, between the claws" by his wife Mary. Information of John Green, Bedford, husbandman. He believes it to be his fowl because it hatched a chicken five weeks ago and the chicken followed her about the farm "that chicken has now no hen left to go about with it".
Reference: 393

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of John Grant, jun., Bedford, baker. Agrees he changed coats with Stokes which he sold to Thomas Haires of Wyboston for 4/-. Denies stealing the fowl.
Reference: 394

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Examinations and depositions: Examination of Richard Stokes. Grant asked him to change jackets at Elstow Great Tree [Large tree which used to stand opposite the Mile Road Entrance]. When they had done so Grant stole a fowl brought it out of the yard to him and put it into his pocket, he then said he saw Smith coming and they ran away.
Reference: 101

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Letter to Twydale Dear accompanying Court order 101.
Reference: 131

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Magistrate's expression of appreciation to the chaplain of the gaol, Reverend G.H. Bowers " for the extraordinary zeal assiduity with which he has attended to the duties of his important office".
Reference: 294

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Letter accompanying medical certificate 1820/323. Relates to a charge against Jeakins, "Ifear he is getting into bad habits". His grandfather Clarke who will attend "is a very old and respectable man".
Reference: 345

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Certificate by Thomas Hewlet, William Harris, and John Williams that they are indicted with William Dockrey in a dispute as to the possession of certain premises at Wootton and they are ready to take their trial but they cannot proceed without certain documents and also William Dockrey, the principal person concerned.
Reference: 346

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Certificate by Barth. Dockrey and John Burrage as in 345.
Reference: 347

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Certificat by John Burrage as in 345.
Reference: 418

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Medical certificate given by Edward Norwood, surgeon, Mr. Charles Taylor is confined to bed with rheumatism and cannot attend court.
Reference: 421

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Prison Chaplain, G.H. Bowers report. "Considering the number description of offenders now under confinement, the great difficulty such men find to restrain the violence of their tempers reform their habits, there have been but few subjects of complaint ...... In the New House of Correction out of 50 Prisoners, the conduct of four only has called for reproof - two for inattention at Chapel, two for being noisy in their sleeping cell .... With regard to religious instruction, I would hope, that it has not been entirely lost upon them. The tempers habits of two or three prisoners who were imputed desperate characters at the time of their commitment, are certainly, for the present, visibly amended I trust, from the general good conduct of others, that they are in some degree improved. Upon this however, we are too liable to be deceived, that we can come to no certain conclusion. For the further more effectual adcancement of religious knowledge, it would, I think , be serviceable .... to have libraries established in bothe prisons under the sanction of the "Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge", consisting of such books tracts on the Society's list , as may be suited to the circumstances wants of the prisoners ..... I have also great pleasure in informing you that "The Bedford District Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge" likewise "The Bedfordshire Auxiliary Bible Society" have resolved to place at the disposal of the Visiting Magistrates, Chaplain, Bibles, New Testaments, Moral Religious Tracts gratuitously, for the use of such prisoners leaving prison who may be thought likely to derive improvement from such gifts."
Reference: 423

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Prison Chaplain, G.H. Bowers' report. "The convicts now under sentence of transportation (12 for life, 1 for 14 years, 4 for 7 years) have uniformly behaved themselves well". "We have to lament one escape .... which arose entirely from the insecurity of the Sleeping Cell, cannot be at all imputed to any negligence on the part of the Governor". "In the New House of Correction the library of Religious Books and Tracts, alluded to in my last report, is nearly completed, but cannot be said yet to be in use".
Reference: 424

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Prison Chaplain, G.H. Bowers' report. "In both prisons, several have been desirous of instruction in reading .... this desire always has been encouraged".
Reference: 426

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John Millington, County Surveyor's report. His plans and estimate for building a new stepping mill, chapel, laundry and two infirmaris and other necessary appurtenances to the new house of correction were approved at an adjourned session. Mr John Penn's millwright of Greenwich, offer to furnish the millwork and Thomas Elger's builder of Bedford, offer to put up the buildings were accepted. Both were so advanced in their work that he was sure that they would be ready by the date appointed. Gives a detailed account of type of mill and buildings to be erected. Also reports on Tempsford bridge and Biggleswade Wash Brook Bridge. Recommends widening and rebuilding of the latter, but thinks the magistrates ought to work in agreement with the trustees of the Biggleswade Turnpike Road. (See 130).
Reference: 601-14

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Traverse records against William Dockrey and Barth. Dockrey.
Reference: 615-34

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As 601-14 for William Dockrey and others. (See 554-7, etc.)
Reference: 642-52

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As 601-38 against Job Barker.
Reference: 654-65

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As 642-52.
Reference: 686

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Certificate by William Wilshire, Esq., Chairman of Quarter Sessions, stating that he has sent documents mentioned in writs 11-13 to Court of King's Bench, Westminster.
Reference: 704

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Letter from Thomas Elger asking to be considered for making additions to the new house of correction.
Reference: 705

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Letter from R.A. Reddall concerning the case against James Sinfield accused of theft by George Nixon, as in 1820/214-5
Reference: 707

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Letter from R.F. Horne to Reverend H.W. Gery. "I am truly sensible of the great oversight I have inadvertantly committed in speaking to the jury and the impropriety of such conduct". Wants to appologise to the court and hopes they will pass it over "as soon as they can".
Reference: 708

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Letter from C.B. Merry asking to be considered for printing and assuring the magistrates that "punctual attention will be paid to your commands and moderate charges made".
Reference: 709

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Letter from Lord Grantham regarding evidence against Riley and Swepson "for the Cainhoe Park offence, being merely that of accomplices, may be insufficient to convict them .... As I can have no object of personal feeling against the Individuals, and only a wish that the neighbourhood may be rid of such characters, I can have no objection (if upon further communication with Riley you think the public is likely to be benefited by the information he can give) to leave you to the exercise of your own discretion in proving for me, to forgo the Game prosecution for which this will be your authority. If we can get Swepson punished for a felony Riley impeached amongst his former associates as an Informer we shall do more good to the Public at large than by a short imprisonment to both for minor offences .... It will be adviseable to keep the Prosecution against Swepson still hanging over him in case of failure in your cause".
Reference: 713

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Letter from Sam. Crawley, J.P. explaining why the Luton rates are short. He takes all the blame for this and it is in no way any fault of the rate collector, Mr. Partridge.
Reference: 711

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Letter from John Hopkins Warden, one of the constables of Bedford. "the Extent of Crime regularly Committed in the County, and the organized Bands which perpetrate robbery of almost every discription require an active police for many reasons, first that a general knowledge may be obtained of loose and desperate Characters in this County, which can only be obtained by persons whose business it is to search them out - it can only be by practise that the officer becomes acquainted with the artful devices of experienced Robbers, their modes of Communication with each other, their System of plunder, and the disposal of their Booty - the unexperienced Constable, who is perhaps new to his office every year Cannot be aware of their Manuvers, in Short he has other objects in veiw, his Business of all things must be attended and knowing that his term of Service will Soon expire he Cannot he does not give it the attention his office and the Country require, but the Experienced officer Strikes at once to the point his first clue serves him as the Sea Mark and past Cases Instruct his proceedings, the old offender will find his old Devices fail and the Juvenile (sic) depredator will be deterred from Crime by Speedy exposure thus Crime in General would become less. and a great diminuition would take place in the heavy Expence of Paying Prosecutions, and public property become more Secure. If the Magistracey of this or any County wish to see an active Police who will do their Duty, it must be made a Business of the officer or officers must have a something as a dependance for no man of Business Can Independently do his Duty he becomes an object of attack, he is Called Busy - Meddlesome - and a troublesome Man, the lower Classes in life attack him with every approbious name in the society they move, and every endeavour is made by them to injure him in his profession, thus feeling the Injury likely to be sustained he becomes passive, winking at Crime, and passes by depredation not wishing to observe it - it may be asked what benefit can acrue to the County from one or two officers residing in the County town which of all places is most likely to have the most benefit by their daily presence. - I answer that the whole of the Peace officers in the County should consider the Stationary police as the axis on which they all turn as to Correspondence, that they should be in communication with each other under printed regulations as a Guide to their Communication, that the Stationary police Communicate with the Public offices in London (if necessary and that the County Police officer to be under the direction of every magistrate to attend at any place within the County to Enquire and asist in discovering any robbery that may have been Committed free of expence to the Parish or Place where the same may have taken place - and as far as respects the County town that the officer or officers Patrols the Town of Bedford as a Silent night Watch at unseasonable Hours and for the Information of the Magistracy keep a Journal of all occurances for their Inspection".
Reference: 718

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Testimonial to John Millington, County Surveyor, signed by W. Wilshire, chairman. He "has in the Works exted. for the County under his Direction united to great professional Skill Science in his Plans Suggestions ..... his own Claims of Remuneration have on every Occasion been perfectly reasonable and moderate".
Reference: 719-732

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Rough notes on various cases.
Reference: 733

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At an inquisition held at the house of Richard Bass, the George Inn, Bedford a jury found the parties as in 186 guilty of entering and disseising property belonging to Job Barker.
Reference: 734

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Huntingdon, Bedford Peterborough Gazette and Cambridge and Hertford Independent Press, for the 6th Jan. 1821. [Includes a report of a proposed attempt by a Bedfordshire farmer, Mr. Wyatt, to walk 322 miles in five days]. Full report of a long meeting in Bedford called to discuss the King's attempt to divorce his Queen. Gives petitions and adresses sent to each of them, the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
Reference: 735

Scope and Content
London Gazette for 2nd Jan. 1821.
Reference: 737

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Northampton Mercury for 29th September, 1821.
Reference: 738

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Northampton Mercury for 6th October, 1821. Includes long list of persons who have obtained game certificates.
Reference: 30

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Removal Orders: George Haycock and wife Ann - Leighton Buzzard to Stanbridge.
Reference: 31

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Removal Orders: Frances Rainbow - Wootton to Lidlington.
Reference: 32

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Removal Orders: James Peters - Husborn Crawley to Eversholt.
Reference: 33

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Removal Orders: Robert Costin, batch. - Felmersham to Studham.
Reference: 34

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Removal Orders: Sam. Harms, labourer - Roxton to Renhold.
Reference: 35,36

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Removal Orders: Joseph Joyce, labourer - Goldington to Great Barford.
Reference: 37

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Removal Orders: Elizabeth Pitkin, wife of William Pitkin - Leighton Buzzard to Harpenden, Herts.
Reference: 38

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Removal Orders: James Hopkins and family - Wilden to Keysoe.
Reference: 39

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Removal Orders: William Baxter, batchelor - Great Barford to Goldington.
Reference: 40

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Removal Orders: William Barrett and family - Goldington to Harpenda,, Herts
Reference: 41

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Removal Orders: Sam. Saunders and family - Flitton to Harlington,
Reference: 42

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Removal Orders: James Proctor and family - Potsgrove to Newport Pagnell, Bucks.
Reference: 43

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Removal Orders: William Thompson and family - Flitton to Harlington.
Reference: 44

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Removal Orders: John Hodby and wife Frances - Felmersham to Pavenham.
Reference: 45

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Removal Orders: Sarah Taylor, spinster - Ridgmont to Maulden. Papres Concerning Removal 82, 83, 86, - 89, 91, 94, 97, 98, 102-105, 114, 121-123.
Reference: 129

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Papers concerning Bastardy: JP.'s certificate that child of Mary Smith of Langford was still born and therefore John Hickson, same, farrier, is discharged from his recognizance.
Reference: 419

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Papers concerning Bastardy: J.P.'s certificate asking the court to discharge the recognizance against Charles Taylor, Hertford victualler an order of filiation having been made upon him.
Reference: 420

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Papers concerning Bastardy: J.P.'s Certificate that Sarah Weston, Heath and Reach, has not given birth to her expected child.
Reference: 16

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Warrants: For the arrest of Joseph Johnson, Hackleton, N'hants., shoemaker in a case of bastardy.
Reference: 17

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Warrants: To search the house of William Mackeness, Wootton, for hurdles and a pail belonging to John Robinson.
Reference: 18

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Warrants: For the arrest of Robert Favell, Turleigh, husb for assaulting Sam. Pearson.
Reference: 124

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Indictments and Presentments: J.P.'s presentment that Ezekial Ashwell, Southill has been convicetd and fined for poaching.
Reference: 125

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Indictments and Presentments: J.P.'s presentment that John Cox, Keysoe, has been convicted and committed to the new house of correction until the next Quarter Sessions for leaving his wife and family chargeable to the parish of Keysoe.
Reference: 126

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Indictments and Presentments: J.P.'s presentment that William King and William Pantlin, Great Brickhill, Bucks. have been convicted and fined for selling two pheasants.
Reference: 127

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Indictments and Presentments: As 124 for Robert Butcher, James Gammon and Micheal Ploughman, Mogerhanger, labourers.
Reference: 128

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Indictments and Presentments: As 124, for Sam. Clare, Stagsden.
Reference: 547

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Watts, Elstow, labourer; theft of shoes from Edward Allen belonging to William Willis.
Reference: 548

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Indictments and Presentments: James Laurence, Luton, labourer; theft of gun from Isaac Blindell.
Reference: 549

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Laurence' escaped from the New House of Correction.
Reference: 550

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Faulkner, Marston, labourer; confined in the New House of Correction for poaching, escaped.
Reference: 551

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Indictments and Presentments: Edward Richardson, Little Staughton, labourer; theft of a pig from William Lugsden.
Reference: 552

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Panter, Biddenham, labourer; William Huckle, same, labourer; Sameul Billing, same, labourer; theft of five shillings from Thomas Killingworth.
Reference: 553

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Cornelius Abrahams, Ampthill, labourer; theft of clothing from Thomas Flint.
Reference: 554

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Barth. Dockrey, Wootton, labourers; removing goods belonging to Job Barker, from a cottage in Keeley End, Wootton.
Reference: 555

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Job Barker, Wootton, labourer; assaulting John Burrage.
Reference: 556

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Job Barker, Wootton, labourer; assaulting William Dockrey.
Reference: 557

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Barth. Dockrey, Wootton, labourers; Thomas Hewlett, John Williams, John Burrage, John Holt, Edward Millard, William Harris, all labourers, Wootton; as in 554.
Reference: 558

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Lee, John Mason, Colmworth, labourers; theft of pig belonging to Nathaniel Norman.
Reference: 559

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Lee, John Mason, Clomworth, labourers; theft of pig belonging to Thomas Lewin.
Reference: 600

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Daniel Billington, Bedford St. Paul, labourer; theft of pocket book containing ten bank notes from Ben. Johnson.
Reference: 639

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Indictments and Presentments: Presentment of Jury previously attached to 601 - 614.
Reference: 640

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Presentment of Jury previously attached to 615 - 634.
Reference: 641

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Presentment of Jury previously attached to 642 - 652.
Reference: 653

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Indictments and Presentments: Joseph Ashwell, Blunham, labourer; Joseph Vines, same labourer; theft of cloth from Robert Judd.
Reference: 667

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: As 557.
Reference: 668

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: As 554.
Reference: 669

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Henry Dear, Holwell, labourer; theft of a duck from William Crawley
Reference: 670

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Henry Dear; theft of seven hens from William Crawley.
Reference: 671

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Mackiness, Wootton, labourer; theft of pail and mop from from John Robinson.
Reference: 672

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Sabey, Shillington, labourer; assaulting Mary Ward, spinster.
Reference: 673

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Parkins, Cardington, labourer; theft of fire wood from John White.
Reference: 674

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Dennis Gahagen wife Judith, John Quinn, all of Leighton Buzzard, labourers; assaulting John Kempster, constable of Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 675

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Frances Robinson, wife of John Robinson, Wootton, labourer; receiving one silver communion dish stolen from St. Paul's Church, Bedford.
Reference: 676

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Harris, Luton, labourer, John Cole, same, labourer; theft of sack from John Kingsley.
Reference: 677

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Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Jeeves, Leighton Buzzard, labourer; for an "affray" at Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 678

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: George Smith, Haynes, labourer; obtaining clothing under false pretences.
Reference: 679

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Pierce, Goldington, labourer; theft of alothing from William Odell.
Reference: 680

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Joseph Falkner, Marston, labourer; theft of stockings from William Bosworth.
Reference: 681

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Richard Kempston, Great Barfordd labourer; theft of wheat from Benjamin Jefferies.
Reference: 682

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Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Day, Barton., labourer; theft of timber from Perthney Wilson, widow.
Reference: 683

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Whitteridge, Haynes; destraining four horses belonging to James Liles, same, impounded them. Liles broke open the pound.
Reference: 684

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Indictments and Presentments: Richard Mattocks, Dunstable, labourer; breaking into a barn belonging to Daniel Young.
Reference: 685

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Norman Hughes, alias Harvin, Cranfield, labourer; theft of wheat from James Woods.
Reference: 688

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Peirce, as in 679. Escaped from the New House of Correction.
Reference: 689

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Cornelius Stringer, Shillington, labourer; a theft of a sack from John Throssell.
Reference: 690

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Brewer, Ridgmont, labourer; assaulting Joseph Young.
Reference: 691

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Goodman, Tempsford, labourer; assaulting Charles Newman.
Reference: 692

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Pratt, Thomas Thorn, Thomas Humbles, John Elkerton, George Holland, John Higbid, all of Leighton Buzzard, labourers; for riot.
Reference: 693

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Oliver Leach, snr., Oliver Leach, jnr., Kempston, labourers; theft of straw from John Sanders.
Reference: 694

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: James Buck, Renhold, Richard Hight, William Groves, same, labourers theft of six geese from John Polhill, esq.
Reference: 695

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Rawlins, Northill, labourer; breaking into the house of Bathsheba Gillions.
Reference: 696

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: William Simons, Luton, labourer; theft of bank notes from Thomas Hare.
Reference: 697

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Ben. Bunting, Southill, Jos. Taylor, same, labourers; for poaching.
Reference: 698

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Grant, Elstow, labourer; Richard Stokes, same labourer; theft of hen from John Green.
Reference: 699

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: Thomas Hardwick, Ampthill, labourer, Thomas Hedge, same, labourer; theft of poultry from Ann Forbes, widow.
Reference: 700

Scope and Content
Indictments and Presentments: John Arnold, William Lincoln, Thomas Lincoln, all of Flitton, labourers; for poaching.
Reference: 406

Scope and Content
Debtors: Papers concerning John Samwell, Salford, sadler.
Reference: 407,408

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406 for Arnall Thomas Fayerman, Southampton, doctor of medicine.
Reference: 409

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for William Russell, Milton Ernest, shoemaker.
Reference: 410

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for Letitia Field, Bedford St Paul's, lacedealer.
Reference: 411

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for Thomas Bailey, Harlington, blacksmith.
Reference: 412,415

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for Richard Gadsden, formerly of Northall, Bucks., farmer and late of Eaton Bray, sheep salesman.
Reference: 413

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for William Pepper, Bedford, gunsmith.
Reference: 414

Scope and Content
Debtors: As 406, for Samuel Randall, Bedford, yeoman and assistant clerk.
Reference: 416

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Debtors: As 406, for Richard Courteen, 32, Wallbrook, London, Gent.
Reference: 80

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Court Orders: Conviction and sentence of 39 prisoners.
Reference: 84

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Conviction and sentence of 10 prisoners.
Reference: 85,96,109,119

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Fixing rates for Military Transport.
Reference: 92

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for 9 prisoners.
Reference: 93,100

Scope and Content
Court Orders: To Twydall Dear, Shillington, yeoman to estimate cost of repairing road at Billington.
Reference: 99

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for 11 prisoners.
Reference: 108

Scope and Content
Court Orders: Discharging William Cook, from his apprenticeship with Barth. Dockrey, Woughton on the Green, taylor.
Reference: 110

Scope and Content
Court Orders: William Betts, Shefford, glazier to pay 3/- per week towards the maintainance of his daughter Sarah Betts who has become chargeable to Bedford St. Pauls.
Reference: 115

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for six prisoners.
Reference: 116

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for 8 prisoners.
Reference: 117

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for 13 prisoners.
Reference: 120

Scope and Content
Court Orders: As 80, for 6 prisoners.

1822
Reference: 394

Scope and Content
Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Wm. Day, St. Neots, Hunts. Undersheriff of Bedfordshire.
Reference: 395

Scope and Content
Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Peter Augustus Lautour, Lt. Staughton, esq., Sheriff.
Reference: 396

Scope and Content
Sacrament and other business: Certificates: Jn. Fisher, Bedf. St. Pa.
Reference: 103,413,651,653

Scope and Content
Corn rents: Papers relating to Caddington.
Reference: 397,628,629

Scope and Content
Corn rents: Papers relating to Gt. Barford.
Reference: 86

Scope and Content
Military business: Court order fixing rates for conveyance of troops and baggage.
Reference: 408-10

Scope and Content
Military business: Returns of Bedfordshire Regt. of Militia.
Reference: 99

Scope and Content
Bridges: Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions order that they should rebuild Northall Bridge "in concert with the Justices of Bedfordshire".
Reference: 102

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Bridges: Court Resolution "it does not appear...that...the County of Bedford [is] liable to the Repair of any Part of Northall Bridge".
Reference: 412

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Bridges: Report of Committee appointed by Bucks. QS to enquire into the liability of repair of Northall Bridge. "... upon the examination of divers old Witnesses upon the spot your committee were unable to discover the period of time when the ...Bridge was built nor at whose Expense ...nor...more than one instance of the...Bridge having been repaired...." (See Financial 461, for elevation drawing).
Reference: 561

Scope and Content
Bridges: Presentment that Holm Mill bridge, Broom, Southill, is out of repair.
Reference: 87

Scope and Content
Highways: Court order diverting highway at Flitton (near the church).
Reference: 88

Scope and Content
Highways: Plan concerning 87; surveyor F. Gostelow.
Reference: 143

Scope and Content
Highways: J.P's order stopping up a footway between Hog Lane and Love Lane, Luton.
Reference: 144

Scope and Content
Highways: Plan accompanying 143.
Reference: 145

Scope and Content
Highways: Notice of 143.
Reference: 570

Scope and Content
Highways: Highway from Clifton To Stanford, Southill, in Clifton is out of repair.
Reference: 625

Scope and Content
Highways: Brief for diverting highway at Flitton.
Reference: 654

Scope and Content
Highways: Notice in Northampton Mercury.
Reference: 424,496,528,541

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Gaol Bills: Gaoler's general (424 includes payment to a "convict" for repairing the Prison Shirts and Stockings "which occupies her whole time". 496 includes "Bread Cheese Beer c for Assistants ... when the Capital Convicts were in a state of Rebellion").
Reference: 429,527

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Carpenter (429 includes "Putting up drop taking down Clearing away).
Reference: 430,435,493,522,557,554

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Draper.
Reference: 433,444,385,491,506,535,545,556

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 434,498,508,544

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Coal (508 includes whiting).
Reference: 436,?514,?531

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Leather hemp.
Reference: 437

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Mason.
Reference: 439,480,481,515,516,548,552

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Millwright.
Reference: 456,473,504

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Chimneysweep.
Reference: 458,494,503,538

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Bread return.
Reference: 467

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Whitening.
Reference: 463,468

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Tailor.
Reference: 471,505,555

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Plumber glazier.
Reference: 477

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Basketmaker.
Reference: 490

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Lime and plinth bricks.
Reference: 507

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Builder.
Reference: 546

Scope and Content
Gaol Bills: Shoemaker.
Reference: 423,482,495,530,543

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Keeper's general (423 includes straw for "County Hats") (482 part only; 495 is the other half of 482!)
Reference: 427,483,487,502,510,533,537

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 428,466,492,525,550

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Draper.
Reference: 440,474,517,534

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Shoemaker.
Reference: 443,549

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Tailor.
Reference: 445

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Mason.
Reference: 451-5

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New House of Correction. Bills: Jn. Millington, civil engineer's bill. Detailed and mainly regarding the erection of a new tread mill. He visited various prisons before drawing up his plans, including Aylesbury where he says "12 men work at once on inside of wheel 22 feet diameter they walk in two ranks of 6 each, the Mill supplies the Town with water, and not being highly approved it was in contemplation to alter it so that the men walk on the outside of the wheel 1 day..."
Reference: 489

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Furniture for the turnkeys lodge and infirmary.
Reference: 476,518

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Hardware.
Reference: 475

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Lime and lathe.
Reference: 458,494,503,538

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Bread return.
Reference: 459,505

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Painter glazier.
Reference: 464

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: "Castings"
Reference: 469

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Millstones and other materials for the new tread mill (Newport Pagnel Wharf).
Reference: 490

Scope and Content
New House of Correction. Bills: Plinth bricks.
Reference: 431,524

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Carpenter.
Reference: 432,501,?519

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Ironmonger.
Reference: 434,498,508

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Coal and sand.
Reference: 472,512,553

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Painter and glazier.
Reference: 509

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Bricklayer.
Reference: 526

Scope and Content
Sessions House Bills: Hallkeeper.
Reference: 438

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Masons work at Girtford and Biggleswade bridges.
Reference: 451-5

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Jn. Millington, civil engineer's report on various bridges, amongst other things.
Reference: 461

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Estimate for building a bridge between Billington and Northall, Bucks., gives drawing of elevation. (See 99, 102, 412).
Reference: 479

Scope and Content
Bridge bills: Ale to men clearing away the ice from Gt. Barford bridge.
Reference: 426,441,442,470,486,488,513,520,521,532,536,539

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: (521 includes 200 notices that "corn may be ground at the New House of Correction".)
Reference: 449

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Maintenance of Jas. Mann's family in Clophill workhouse.
Reference: 446

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Receipt given by Dan. Sinfield (See 293-6)
Reference: 447

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Grocer wholesale dealer
Reference: 448

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Roundsman of Haynes (Sam. Warren) defrauding Mr. Whitteridge, the overseer, by picking up insufficient quantities of stones.
Reference: 457,511

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Legal charges in various cases.
Reference: 461

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Maintenance ?of pauper, Caddington.
Reference: 465

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Receipt by overseer of Everton for maintenance of Susanna Mathews and child.
Reference: 478

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Maintenance of Rich. Holmes from parish officers of Slapton, Bucks.
Reference: 484,540

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Coroner.
Reference: 499,500

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Printed County Treasurer's account.
Reference: 508

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Tar Varnish for Militia Depot.
Reference: 523

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Carpenters' work at Militia Depot.
Reference: 547

Scope and Content
Miscellaneous bills: Carriage to Cranfield and back.
Reference: 14

Scope and Content
Petitions and appeals: Notice by John Davis, Esq., to the parish officers of Wootton of intention to appeal against the rates at next QS (see 92).
Reference: 22

Scope and Content
Petitions and appeals: Petition by 14 inhabs. of Clophill that James Mann, same, who is in gaol for not maintaining his family "should be Dealt with the severity of the Law as it directs in that Case".
Reference: 450

Scope and Content
Petitions and appeals: Petition by the inhabitants of Southill asking Quarter Sessions "...to relieve us as far as may be in their power from the greatly Increased Burdens of the ....County Rates.." Gives details of the rates paid over a period of 20 years and shows that in the last three years rates more than doubled over the preceding three. Signed by James Lilburne.
Reference: 557

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Petitions and appeals: Petition of Thos. Warner, Keeper of the Gaol. At the previous Quarter Sessions he was ordered to, and did, give up occupation of a close containing about 2 acres. The Petitioner "has a Wife suffering greatly from indisposition who is advised by Medical Gentlemen to take exercise in the open air for the benefit of her health in such manner as is least liable to cause her to be fatigued and that your Petitioner in consequence kept a small Horse and Taxed Cart for that purpose". He will be put to great inconvenience and expence to keep the horse but if he parts with it his wife would be deprived of taking exercise, advised for the restoration of her health. He asks the Court for permission to again occupy the close and if it is granted, pledges "that [it]... shall in nowise interfere with the Duties he has to perform..."
Reference: 6-8

Scope and Content
Writs: General jury.
Reference: 1

Scope and Content
Writs: Special in case against William and Bartholomew Dockrey, Wootton, labrs. (See 1821/3-8).
Reference: 2

Scope and Content
Writs: As 1 for Wm. Barth. Dockrey, Thos. Hewlett, Jn. Williams, Jn. Burrage, Jn. Holt, Edw. Millard, Wm. Harris, Wootton, labrs.
Reference: 3

Scope and Content
Writs: Special to J.P's. from Court of Westminster, ordering them to deal with Wm. Dockrey and "seven others", and disregard their former writs.
Reference: 4

Scope and Content
Writs: As 3 for Wm. Barth. Dockrey.
Reference: 5

Scope and Content
Writs: As 3 for Job Burrage.
Reference: 10

Scope and Content
Writs: Special for meeting to be held at the Anchor, Gt. Barford, for "viewing" the roads set out at the enclosure of same.
Reference: 44-53

Scope and Content
Jury Lists.
Reference: 58-68

Scope and Content
Calendars of prisoners
Reference: 411

Scope and Content
Gaoler's return.
Reference: 69-72

Scope and Content
Return of persons committed for trial at QS with crime sentences: (69 includes 6 people charged with unlawfully conspiring to raise wages).
Reference: 416,417,420-22

Scope and Content
Return of forfeitures levied by J.P's for prevention of false measures: Manshead Hundred.
Reference: 418,419

Scope and Content
Return of forfeitures levied by J.P's for prevention of false measures: Redbournstoke Hundred.
Reference: 54-57

Scope and Content
List of officials: Coroners, Constables, bailiffs.
Reference: 146

Scope and Content
Recognizances: Arthur Bunker, Toddington, cow driver; bastardy. W. JANE WHITE.
Reference: 147

Scope and Content
Recognizances: Jn. Clark, Elstow, labr.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH BRITTAIN.
Reference: 148

Scope and Content
Recognizances: Jn. Chapman, Silsoe, labr.; bastardy. W. ANN WILDING.
Reference: 149

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Recognizances: Thos. Kitchener, Ampthill, labr.; bastardy. W. MARY LINDFORD.
Reference: 150

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Recognizances: Sam. Peters, King's Walden, Herts., labr; give evidence against Wm. Simons, Luton, labr., for stealing two 2 and twelve 1 promisory notes and other money.
Reference: 151

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Recognizances: Wm. Arnold, Luton, labr.; give evid. as in 150.
Reference: 152

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Recognizances: Thos. Hare, King's Walden, Herts., farmer; to prosecute as in 150.
Reference: 153

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Recognizances: Dan. Sinfield, Woburn, labr.; pros. Wm. Pilgim, Aspley Guise, for theft of watch.
Reference: 154

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Recognizances: Jnthn. Whyte, Kempston, labr.; bastardy. W. FRANCES SAUNDERS.
Reference: 155

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Recognizances: Jnthn. Cook, Wootton, carpenter,; "W. MARY CURTIS.
Reference: 156

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Recognizances: Joshua Beard, Haynes; bastardy. W. REBECCA JOYCE.
Reference: 157

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Recognizances: Jn. Bentley, keeper of the house of correction, Hitchin; to give evid. as in 150.
Reference: 158

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Recognizances: Jn. Cox, Aspley Guise, labr.; give evid. as in 150.
Reference: 159

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Recognizances: Jos. Ball, Colmworth, labr.; bastardy. W. ANNE ABRAMS.
Reference: 160

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Recognizances: Sam. Tummerlin, Carlton, labr.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH BITHREY
Reference: 161

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Recognizances: Jas. Crawley, Biggleswade; to keep the peace towards Jesse Kingsley.
Reference: 162

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Recognizances: Wm. Albone, Biggleswade; to keep the peace as in 161.
Reference: 163,164

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Recognizances: Thos. Burnage otherwise Burridge, Flitton, labr.; to answer bill of indictment found against him.
Reference: 165

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Recognizances: Jn. Wellingham, Shillington, labr.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH HARRIS.
Reference: 166

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Recognizances: Jnthn. Burr, Kempston, farmer; bastardy. W. SARAH TAYLOR.
Reference: 167

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Recognizances: Jas. Purser, ?Cardington; bastardy. W. ISABELLA HOUGHTON.
Reference: 168

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Recognizances: Wm. King, Hexton, Herts., labr.; bastardy. W. MARTHA WALDUCK.
Reference: 169

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Recognizances: Jonas Cusler, Bolnhurst, labr.; bastardy. W. SARAH SUMMERLIN
Reference: 170

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Recognizances: Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, yeo.; to pros. Simon Martin, same, labr. for assault.
Reference: 171

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Recognizances: Wm. Bradshaw, Eaton Socon, labr.; give evid. as in 170.
Reference: 172

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Recognizances: Barth. Dockrey, Milton Keynes, Bucks., tailor, Jn. Holt, Newport Pagnell, tailor, Jn. Burrage, same, yeo.; to answer for misdemeanor.
Reference: 173

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Recognizances: Wm. Harris, Wootton, baker; answer for misdemeanor.
Reference: 174

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Recognizances: Thos. Hewlett, Wootton, farmer; answer as in 173.
Reference: 175

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Recognizances: Jn. Williams, Wootton, publican, answer as in 173.
Reference: 176

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Recognizances: Edw. Millard, Wootton, butcher; answer as in 173.
Reference: 177

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Recognizances: Thos. Doughty, Lidlington, gamekeeper; pros. Fra. Sadler, same, labr. for theft of rabbit trap belonging to the Duke of Bedford.
Reference: 178

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Recognizances: Ann w. of Rich. Bird, Sandy, husb. and Sam. Bird, a minor, s. of R.B.; pros. Wm. Jordan Robt. Liles, Sandy, labrs. for misdemeanor.
Reference: 179

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Recognizances: Jas. Miller, Potton, carpenter, Jn. Page, same, constable; give evid. as in 178.
Reference: 180

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Recognizances: Jn. Campbell, Blunham, esq.; give evid. against Jn. Adams Jn. Thomas, same, labrs. for theft of pigeons.
Reference: 181

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Recognizances: Wm. Odell, Blunham, constable; give evid. as in 180.
Reference: 182

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Recognizances: Hen. Wm. Thos. Clarkson, Blunham, yeo.; give evid. as in 180.
Reference: 183

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Recognizances: Thos. Bennett, Tempsford, yeo.; to pros. as in 180.
Reference: 184

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Recognizances: Jnthn. Lambert, Kempston, labr.; bastardy. W. MARY BETTLE
Reference: 185

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Recognizances: Hen. Wykes, Wootton, labr.; pros. Wm. Roberts, same, labr. for stealing 24 live pigeons and also pros. Mary w. of Thos. Breed, same, labr. for receiving.
Reference: 186

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Recognizances: Wm. Stennett, Bedford St. Paul's; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH TUFNELL
Reference: 187

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Recognizances: Wm. Pepper, Eversholt, sawyer; bastardy. W. SARAH FARMER
Reference: 188

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Recognizances: Jn. Claxton, St. Neot's, journeyman, Geo. Pestell, Lt. Staughton, cordwainer; give evid. against Wm. Finedon, Eaton Socon, labr. for theft of a copper kettle from Jas. Gin.
Reference: 189

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Recognizances: Jas. Gin, Lt. Staughton, labr.; to pros. as in 188.
Reference: 190,191

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Recognizances: Jn. Freeman, Toddington, millwright; keep peace towards his wife Deborah.
Reference: 192

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Recognizances: Sam. Mennard, Kempston, yeo. Stephen Prior, Bedford, tailor; to give evid. against Jn. Stone, Leicester, labr., for larceny.
Reference: 193

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Recognizances: King Taylor, Kempston, husb.; pros. as in 192; theft of silver watch (c.f. 232)
Reference: 194

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Recognizances: Sarah Harrison, Battlesden; pros. Thos. Smith, same, servant, for assault.
Reference: 195

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Recognizances: Tutus Cherry, Houghton Conq., junr., husb.; pros. Jn. Saville, same, labr. for theft of fowl.
Reference: 196

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Recognizances: Jn. Rich. Emery, Kempston Hardwick, farmers; keep peace towards Jn. Morris, same, labr.
Reference: 197

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Recognizances: Reuben Randall, Chalton, Toddington, yeo.; give evid. against Rich. Juffard, same, labr. for theft of grain from Thos. Gostelow, same, yeo.
Reference: 198

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Recognizances: Thos. Gostelow; pros. as in 197.
Reference: 199

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Recognizances: Thos. Brinklow, Kempston, labr., Thos. North, Wootton, carpenter; give evid against Tim. Burton, Wootton, labr. for theft of poles from Geo. Joyce, Kempston, baker.
Reference: 200

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Recognizances: Geo. Joyce; pros. as in 199.
Reference: 201

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Recognizances: Jn. Edwards, Langford; ans. Thos. Barton, Langford, butcher, for assault.
Reference: 202

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Recognizances: Jos. Hickman, junr., Bedford, labr.; bastardy. W. LYDIA JORDAN
Reference: 203

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Recognizances: Jn. Hankin, Woburn, labr.; bastardy. W. CHARLOTTE CHAMBERLAYNE.
Reference: 204

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Recognizances: Jas. Turney, Leighton Buzzard, cordwainer constable, Robt. Pemberton, Cole Orton, Leicester, dealer in earthenware; give evid. against Thos Thorne, Leigh. B., labr., for assault on Ann w. of Hen. Samuel, L. B. victualler.
Reference: 205

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Recognizances: Hen. Samuels; pros. as in 204.
Reference: 206

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Recognizances: Wm. Richardson, Blunham, labr; bastardy. W. MARTHA GATWARD.
Reference: 207

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Recognizances: Jas. Homes, Slapton, yeo.; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH MATTHEWS.
Reference: 208

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Recognizances: Jn. Prole, Houghton Conquest, husb.; give evid. against Matthew Green Wm. Smith for larceny from his house.
Reference: 209

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Recognizances: Jn. Prole; give evid. against Jos. Green, Houghton C. for theft of a pair of worsted stockings from his house.
Reference: 210

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Recognizances: Oliver Dring, Potton, butcher; bastardy. WITH LUCY HALL.
Reference: 211

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Recognizances: Arthur Bunker, Steppingley, calf dealer; bastardy. W. JANE WHITE.
Reference: 212

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Recognizances: Geo. Osborn, Bedf. St. Mary, labr; bastardy. W. AMELIA CADWELL.
Reference: 213

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Recognizances: Jn. Hall, Overseer of the Poor of Eaton Socon; pros. Edw. Richards, for leaving his son Wm. aged two chargeable to the parish.
Reference: 214

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Recognizances: Wm. Day, Constable of Eaton Socon; give evid. as in 213.
Reference: 215

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Recognizances: Edm. Huckle, Girtford, Sandy, labr.; bastardy. W. JANE FOSSEY.
Reference: 216

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Recognizances: Robt., Scott, Eaton Bray; labr.; bastardy. W. SARAH WOOTON.
Reference: 217

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Recognizances: Edw. Osborn, Biggleswade, gingerbread baker; bastardy. W. ELIZ HUCKLE.
Reference: 218

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Recognizances: Rich. Atkins, Marston, shoemaker; bastardy. W. ANN WOODING.
Reference: 219

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Recognizances: Robt. Rose, Hitchin, constable; give evid. against James Deacon, Biggleswade, for theft of hemp halters from Thos. Ayres, Biggleswade, innholder.
Reference: 220

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Recognizances: Thos. Ayres; pros. as in 219.
Reference: 221

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Recognizances: Jn. Carpenter, Luton, labr.; keep peace towards Mich. Bridger, Luton.
Reference: 222

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Recognizances: Jas. Robinson, Bedf. St. Paul, labr.; bastardy. W. MARY WYLES.
Reference: 223

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Recognizances: Jn. Rogers, junr., Bromham, farmer; bastardy. W. SARAH HARRISON
Reference: 225

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Recognizances: Mark Norman, Langford, yeo.; pros. Jn. West, same, yeo. for threatening him.
Reference: 228

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Recognizances: Geo. Ablett, Tempsford, pig jobber; keep peace towards his wife Sarah.
Reference: 226

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Recognizances: Edw. Mitchell, Wootton, labr.; bastardy. W. ANN DUDLEY
Reference: 227

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Recognizances: Geo. Allen, Wootton, labr.; bastardy. W. MARY MILLER
Reference: 229

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Recognizances: Thos. Golding, Kempston, labr.; bastardy. W. MARY ANN GALE.
Reference: 230

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Recognizances: Jos. Cook, Potton, shoemaker; keep peace towards his wife Priscilla.
Reference: 231

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Recognizances: Wm. Underwood, Toddington, labr.; answer Judith w. of Wm. Fensom, same, strawplait dealer, for assault.
Reference: 232

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Recognizances: Thos. Mardling; keep peace towards King Taylor, Kempston. c.f. 193.
Reference: 234

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Recognizances: Jos. Moss, The Bell, Chalgrave, ostler; pros. Jas. Dolemore, Chalgrave, labr. for theft of small trunk containing money, silver watch and clothing.
Reference: 235

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Recognizances: Wm. Roberts, Chalgrave, constable, Sam. Puddephatt, same, horsekeeper; give evidence as in 234.
Reference: 236

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Recognizances: Jn. Rickett, Woburn, labr.; bastardy. WITH LUCY TOLL
Reference: 237

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Recognizances: Wm. Barker, Biggleswade, sadler; bastardy. W. PHOEBE HANDLEY.
Reference: 238

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Recognizances: Jn. Walker Wm. Day, Eaton Socon, yeo. and Fra. Robinson, St. Neots, journeyman ironmonger; Jn. Walker to pros. Geo. Page for theft of a copper wine cooler; others to give evidence.
Reference: 239

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Recognizances: Geo. Clarke, Luton, yeo., Edw. Taylor, same, carpenter; pros. Sam. Warren, same, labr. for theft of one shoe from Geo. Clarke and one shoe from Edw. Taylor.
Reference: 240

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Recognizances: Thos. Tomlinson, Luton, yeo., Thos. Wingrave, same, cooper; give evid. as in 239.
Reference: 242

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Recognizances: Wm. Harper, horsekeeper, Wm. Thorn, labr., Robt. Harper, all of Gt. Barford; keep peace towards Thos. Kippist and Wm. ?Robt. Jefferies, same.
Reference: 243

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Recognizances: Jas. Brewer, Toddington, labr.; bastardy. See 402. W. ELIZ HOLMES
Reference: 244

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Recognizances: Thos. Heighington, Woburn, constable; give evid. against Geo. Low for theft of cotton shawl from Eliz. Farr.
Reference: 245

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Recognizances: Eliz. Farr, Woburn, spins.; pros. as in 244.
Reference: 246

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Recognizances: Jas. Whiteman, Ampthill, minor; bastardy. WITH DINAH WATTS
Reference: 247

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Recognizances: Jn. Smith, Northill; bastardy. WITH ELIZABETH INKERSOLE
Reference: 248

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Recognizances: Jas. Osborne, Barnett, Middx., labr.; bastardy. WITH MARY WATTS
Reference: 249

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Recognizances: Thos. Osborne, no parish given, Cranfield give evid. against Jn. Hillyer, Cranfield for theft of smock frock from Sam. Berry, Marston.
Reference: 250

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Recognizances: Sam. Berry; pros. as in 249.
Reference: 251

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Recognizances: Jn. Dear, Shillington, farmer; pros. Jas. Cherry and Thos. Carter for theft of fowls.
Reference: 252

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Recognizances: Geo. Cooper, Shillington, labr.; give evid. as in 251.
Reference: 253

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Recognizances: Jas. Humphrey, North Mimms, Herts., labr; bastardy. W. SOPHIA OWEN.
Reference: 254

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Recognizances: David Whiteman, Houghton Con., blacksmith, Sam. Ions, Wilstead, labr., Lucy Toll, Wilstead, wid.; give evid against Jas. Redman, Houghton Con., labr., for theft of 40 pens and a cedar pencil from the parish school at Wilstead, the property of Robt. Miller Wilstead, schoolmaster.
Reference: 255

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Recognizances: Robt. Miller; pros. as in 254.
Reference: 256

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Recognizances: Steph. Luff, Fulham, Middx.; bastardy. WITH ANN FREWIN.
Reference: 257

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Recognizances: Wm. Sale, Southill, labr; bastardy. WITH CHARLOTTE MANYWEATHERS
Reference: 258

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Recognizances: Jn. Cooper, apprentice of Thos. Dalton, Biggleswade, shoemaker; bastardy. WITH MARY TARR
Reference: 259

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Recognizances: Wm. Reed, Tempsford; pros. Jn. Savage, same, schoolmaster, for indecently assaulting his infant daughter Eliza Reed.
Reference: 260

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Recognizances: Sarah w. of Wm. Reed; give evid. as in 259.
Reference: 261

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Recognizances: Susannah Paddock, Dunstable, wid.; pros. Jn. Paddock, same, labr. for assault.
Reference: 262

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Recognizances: Edw. Holmes, Toddington, junr.; answer Wm. Fensam, same, plait buyer, for perjury.
Reference: 263

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Recognizances: Thos. Gregory, Stagsden, farmer and butcher, and w. Eliz.; pros. Jn. Riddey and Jas. Freeman, same, labrs. for theft of four turkeys and Rich. Stokes, Bedf. St. Paul, for receiving them.
Reference: 264

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Recognizances: Rich. Coombs, Bedf. St. Paul, brick and lime burner, Jn. Moore, same, brewer, Jas. Moss, same, blacksmith; give evid. as in 263.
Reference: 265

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Recognizances: Sarah w. of Wm. Battams, Ridgmont, vict.; give evid. against Sam. Barratt, Aspley Guise, for theft of a hen and ten chickens the property of Patrick Jn. Moore, Aspley G., esq.
Reference: 266

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Recognizances: Wm. Beaumont, Clifton; keep peace towards Hen Hall, Clophill.
Reference: 267

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Recognizances: Wm. West, Clifton; as in 266.
Reference: 268

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Recognizances: Robt. Favell, Thurleigh, labr.; answer Sam. Pearson, Bedford, labr. for assautl.
Reference: 269

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Recognizances: Geo. Church, Sharnbrook, yeo., overseer of same; pros. Jn. Robinson, for vagrancy.
Reference: 270

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Recognizances: Sam. Smith, Husb. Crawley, eyo.; pros. Jn. Townrow, Aspley Guise, labr. for receiving a hen turkey the property of Smith.
Reference: 271

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Recognizances: Wm. Edwards, Langford, constable; pros. Hen. Hickson, Langford, labr. for hindering and assaulting him when he was trying to stop "an affray" between Sam. Prior and Jn. Hickson.
Reference: 272

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Recognizances: Hen. Hickson; keep peace towards Wm. Edwards, see 271.
Reference: 273

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Recognizances: Wm. Edwards; pros. as in 271.
Reference: 274

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Recognizances: Jnthn. Lewin, Everton, farmer; pros. Thos. Payne, Everton, labr. for assault.
Reference: 275

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Recognizances: Thos. Payne; answ. as in 274.
Reference: 276

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Recognizances: Jn. Hicson, answ. as in 271 - 3.
Reference: 277

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Recognizances: As 275.
Reference: 278

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Recognizances: Geo. Read, Renhold, gent.; pros. Thos. Freeman, Renhold, labr. for theft of a piece of beef from his house.
Reference: 279

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Recognizances: Mary Geary, Renhold, spins., Rich. Hite, same, labr., Jn. Hopkins Warden, Bedford, labr.; give evid. as in 278.
Reference: 280

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Recognizances: Geo. Walker, Kempston; pros. Geo. Fuller, Wootton, labr. for theft of pig trough from his sty and also Jas. Redman as an accessory.
Reference: 281

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Recognizances: Thos. North, Wootton, farmer, Jn. Brooks, Kempston, farmer; give evid. as ub 280.
Reference: 282

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Recognizances: Jn. Hatton, Berkhampsted St. Peter, Herts., boat builder; bastardy. W. ELIZABETH WEBSTE
Reference: 283

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Recognizances: Hen. Furzey, Kempston, farmer; bastardy. WITH JANE SEYMOUR.
Reference: 284

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Recognizances: Sam. Jarvis, Shillington, victualler; give evid. against Jas. Hipgrave, for theft of a gun belonging to Wm. Nutting, Shillington, labr.
Reference: 285

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Recognizances: Wm. Nutting; pros. as in 284.
Reference: 286

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Recognizances: Ben. Clapham, Wilden, labr.; bastardy. WITH REBECCA WIGHTMAN
Reference: 287

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Recognizances: Rich. Burgoine, Flitwick, gamekeeper, to Jn. Thos. Brooks, esq.; pros. Hen. Riley, same, labr. for misdemeanor
Reference: 288

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Recognizances: Wm. Richardson, Flitwick, labr.; give evid. as in 287.
Reference: 392

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Articles of the Peace: Jas. Webster, Meppershall, clerk against Jas. Webster Redman, St. Michael's, near Garslang, Lancs. for threatening him.
Reference: 393

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Articles of the Peace: Sarah w. of Sam. Woodcraft, Ampthill, labr., against her husband for threatening to kick her "till she was black and blue and did actually kick [her] ... violently on the bottom of her back:.
Reference: 289

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Examinations and depositions: Other offences: Exam. of Wm. Simons, Luton. He went to Brachwood Green "with an intention of going to a Meeting House there". After finding that Mr. Hares had already left his farm to go to the meeting he decided to break into his house instead and stole notes and silver, from a chest of draws in a bedroom. Next day he bought various things from Luton market; high shoes, gaiters, watch, knife, canvass purse. He spent three shillings and sixpence in eating and drinking. He could not read but thought a note he changed was worth a pound.
Reference: 291

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Hare, Kings Walden, Herts., farmer. Whilst he and his wife had gone to a Meeting House 16 pounds in notes and about 1 in silver were stolen from his house. With Wm. Arnold he arrested Wm. Symons who at the Crown Inn, Luton handed part of the money back to him. Inf. of Sam. Peters, ploughman to Thos. Hare. He told Wm. Symons that he was going to the meeting and that his master and mistress had already gone. Inf. of Wm. Arnold.
Reference: 293

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Dan. Sinfield, Woburn, labr. He was dancing in the Greyhound Public House at Woburn on Jan. 1st., with many others. Thos. Newman, same, "in joke snatched at his Watch tore off the chain" whereupon he, Sinfield, put the watch into his greatcoat pocket. He admits to being "rather in liquor" at the time. "His wife came for him soon after seven o Clock....he immediately felt in his ....pocket....intending to give it into her care but it was gone. He saw the watch afterwards in a watchmakers shop at Woburn left there for sale. The Watch is now in the hands of Jos. Cox of Hog Sty End ...Aspley Guise. - who saith he bought [it] of William Pilgrim ... for gallon of Ale". William Pilgrim was in the Greyhound on the night it was stolen.
Reference: 294

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jas. Goodall, Aspley Guise, bricklayer. Pilgrim "begged of him to go to Mr. R. How with him to tell him the case that he was in to give him the money to settle. Mr. How has money of Pilgrims in his care - Mr. How gave to Pilgrim 2 - with that Pilgrim I ...returned to the Swan Public house at Hog Stye end ...Cox came in asked for Pilgrim" All three went outside but did not settle anything, then Sinfield came up and agreed to settle for 2, which was paid to him. After ging back into the public house he gave Pilgrim 10/- back and agree to give "up the Prosecution" for the 30/- and signed a receipt for the money. "Higgins of the Swan Public House burnt the two Warrants as soon as it was settled".
Reference: 295

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Examinations and depositions: Further exam. of Dan. Sinfield. "The matter was settled on the road near the Swan Public House at Hogstye End the money Paid afterwards in that Public House".
Reference: 296

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Thos. Clark, Aspley Guise, labr. Saw Pilgrim with the watch; Higgins [keeper of the Swan] offered him half a crown for it which William Pilgrim refused. (See 300).
Reference: 297

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Examinations and depositions: Evidence of Thos. Wright, Cranfield, He was coming from Mr. Robinsons of Wootton with "as many Potatoes on my Back as I cod. carry - I stopped to rest on the other side of Woods's Barn; I heard somebody walk across the yard....I heard some one throw something over the Gate, then I took my Load went on by the Gates when I got by the Gate I bid him good night - he bid me good Night agains said he was so fuddled that he cod. not stay there any longer - he said he was so starved perished with cold that he cod. not stay any longer - I told him I thought that that was the best place for him that was all that passed".
Reference: 298

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Examinations and depositions: Evid. of Jos. Lancaster; lost eight fowls and three ducks in the night. Suspecting that they had been sold in Bedford market to a poultry buyer he went to Jn. Gilbert of Wilstead and there found five of his fowls and the three ducks. Evid. of Jn. Gilbert. He bought twenty fowls and five ducks from Jn. Woods for 1 18s. 6d.; six of the fowls were sent to London. Evid. os Wm. Lineham. He lost two ducks, nine fowls, one cock, one stock axe, and one grafting tool. We went to Jn. Gilbert at Wilstead and found two ducks, the property of his mistress. Exam. of Jn. Woods "he thinks he bought the Fowls....from Thomas Clarke - the ducks ...he does not know whether they are the same as sold to Gilbert on Saturday at Bedford Market ... Thomas Lovesay brought five Ducks for him to sell he did sell them".
Reference: 300

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Cox, Hogstye End, Aspley Guise, labr. Pilgrim offered a watch for sale in the Swan Public House, Hogstye End. He said he had bought it for 3s 6d. and would sell it for that. Several persons present looked at it and said it was not worth it. Jn. Cox agreed to give him 3/- for it; tow shillings of this he "paid for beer for Pilgrim himself agreed to give him another shilling next time he saw him but he did not afterwards see him until Sinfield Pilgrim came to make up the matter. Goodall said you ought to be a pound towards the expenses - Deponent said I have had nothing to do with it only wanted my own money back again .... he readily gave up the watch upon receiving .... the 2 shillings he had paid". (See 293 - 6)
Reference: 301

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Wm. Day, Eaton Socon; Simon Martin, Eaton Socon, when he was drunk, knocked him down in the workhouse and hurt him "in various parts of his body ... and did very much tear his clothes". Inf. of Wm. Bradswaw, same; similar to foregoing.
Reference: 302

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Ann wife of Rich. Bird, Beeston, Sandy, husb. She was going in "a small donkey-cart" with her son Sam. from Potton to Beeston. At Deep Dale two young men came behind the cart and tried to stop it. One of the youths took hold of Mrs. Bird's coat and she immediately jumped out of the cart "and finding that they had forced the donkey and the shafts against a bank, I released it; and I turned the donkey's head towards Potton". She then saw a a man coming from Potton and the men, when seeing him, ran off down the hill. The man, James Miller of Potton helped her son back into the cart and walked with heron foot home to Beeston. They did see the two, Wm. Jordan and Robt. Lyles, on their way home.
Reference: 303

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jas. Miller, Potton, carpenter. Suspicious of two young men who passed him, one of whom he heard say "We must go a little further". After Mrs. Bird and her son passed he kept looking back; saw the cart stop; heard a scream and turned back. The men had gone and he "bid her not be afraid; for that I knew them: and I would see her safe home". He also saw the two on the way back.
Reference: 304

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Sam. son of Rich. Bird, Beeston, aged 11. Similar to 302, 303.
Reference: 305

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Page, Potton, constable. Went to arrest Wm. Jordan, a chimney sweep at his master's house at Potton. Jordan said he was walking along Sandy Lane with Robt. Lyles, who said "here is a Woman coming, and I'll rob her, and we'll go halves". The constable then went to arrest Lyles, who was in bed at the Fox and Crown alehouse. "I never made Wm. Jordon any promise or used any threat. His Master said to him. If you have done any thing tell the truth. He did not threaten or promise him any thing".
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Wm. Jordan. He met Robt. Lyles in Bull Street, Potton, who asked him to "take some beer....I had three or four Tea cups full". Afterwards Lyles persuaded him to go along Sandy Lane. They saw a Woman coming and R.L. said "I'll rob 'em and give you half". Wm. Jordan said he "would have nothing to do with it ... It was Robert Lyles that pushed the Cart to the Bank ... but I was close behind".
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Robt. Lyles. He asked Wm. Jordan to go for a walk with him and he did not object. "...he had a Mouth organ, and he was playing on it - and I was dancing - I never said any thing about robbing any body. - I was in Liquor; and I do not know that I meddled with any cart or any body".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Hen. Clarkson, Blunham, farmers. "he his Brother Thomas Clarkson....occupy a farm at Blunham ... under Col. Campbell - there are two Dovecoats on the farm about a hundred yards from each other from the dwelling house - About one in the morning of this day he was called by his Brother Thomas dressed went out directly with him another Brother William. They went together to one of the Dove Coats called the little Dove House and he went in, he found the door open that the House had been robbed they went next to the great Dove House; that was not broken open. They heard a Man whilst they were on the Village Road speak to a horse in a gentle voice - then he his brother William ran across the Green to get to the Bridge over the Ivel by which any cart or Horse might have to pass bid Thomas take another Road so as to have the person heard to speak between them. When the Deponent William Clarkson got to the Road leading to the Bridge (which was by a shorter cut than the Road itself) they had the Cart behind them but very near, the cart was driving at the Rate of ten or twelve miles an hour This deponent stopped the horse by striking Him on the nose with a Poker - William laid hold of the Reins - They found the Prisoner John Thomas in the Cart; bid him get out for He suspected he had gotten his Pidgeons - the Prisoner got out. He took hold of him the Prisoner made no resistance He did not say that he had bought the Pidgeons at Market They detained Him till further help came - He detained the Cart Horse - The Cart has on it John Thomas fishmonger Castle Street Clerkenwell No 148130. There was in the cart a Ped filled with Live Pidgeons - The body of the Cart is inclosed - in that body - there were live Pigeons - on the body there was a sack or bag with dead young pigeons - an Iron Coulter marked I C. the Coulter was fresh used from the brightness of its point. the Coulter might well supply the place of a Crowbar. The Cart is on springs, would carry live Pidgeons well the horse active strong. On taking the Cart into his possession - he turned it into the ditch by the Road side backing it so that the horse could not move it. Between seven eight when there was light enough he tried to trace by the wheels from where the Cart came - found that a Cart had been turned round against the Pailes close to the farm Yard. The Young Pidgeons found dead in the Bag were not packed in the manner that Pidgeons are killed packed for sale to Poulteres or by then ... Henry Clarkson further sayeth that John Adams was covered with Pidgeon's feathers when taken as he would have been had he freshly come from a Dove House in which he had been taking the Pidgeons".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Clarkson, Blunham, farmer. About 1 a.m. a pigeon "flew against his window with so much force as to wake Him, kept fluttering at the window till he got up - He went called his Brothers. He had heard a cart in the Road... His two Brothers took one a Poker the other a fork he took a Stick; went out". Then evidence similar to his brothers except he went the other way and found two men in a close " laid hold of one charging Him with robbing the Dove House - They said nothing both began to beat Him - he kept hold of one [John Adams] struggled with Him for half an hour or more, one of the Men ran away after about ten minutes...." Hen. Clarkson came to help him but as soon as Jn. Adams "was on his legs" he struck Thos. Clarkson "on the face with the utmost violence". They later found a hat, handkerchief and blue apron, which had been dropped in the Close.
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Wm. Clarkson, Blunham, yeo. Agrees with his brother's evidence.
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Thomas "lodges at No 42 Red Cross Street, Barbican.... London at the 3 Tuns Alehouse kept by John Chappel worked with Mr. Garside of White Chappel at his trade of a Buther". He denies the charge and says that if the persons who stopped him had asked he would have told them where he had bought the pigeons. Being asked where of whom he had bought them "he says he does not know the name of the town nor of the Person but it was at Market yesterday - he should know the Man again". Exam. of Jn. Adams "he lodges at No 1 Jacob's Well passage Barbican - Mr Charles Russel, owner". He also denies the charge and says they bought the pigeons "at a Market town but does not know the name of the town or person, but should know the Person again..."
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Bennett, Tempsford, farmer. He found that his dovecote had been broken into and the pigeons stolen. Hearing that two men had been taken at Blunham he went over and accompanied them to a J.P. The J.P ordered that the cart in which the pigeons had been found should be applied to the tracks which were in his close, College Piece. "The near wheel of the Cart had a dog upon it to strengthen the felly that was sprung - The cart fitted the observed track precisely as to width - In the observed track there was a mark apparently made by a dog on the near Wheel - In order to see if they tallied He measured with a string the circumference of the wheel with great care from the middle of the Dog round. He then applied the string to the near wheel track wherever the ground was soft enough to admit the mark a second mark - he found the string reached from the middle of the one to the middle of the second mark - He then examined the footing or footmarks made by the Horse ... found them to agree exactly ... There was in the cart a Coulter which ... he applied to ... Door of the Dove house .... the marks were not sufficiently distinct ... to say on Oath that they were made by that Coulter, but he says they evidently were made by such a thing. He accompanied the Cart about three quarters of a mile to Down Lane when He others took writing paper made labels about an Inch half square tied them to the feet of more than one hundred pigeons, which were let fly in pairs - The Pigeons so marked flew in a circle then all to the best of his knowledge flew either straight to his Dovecoat or towards the one at Blunham ... He then assisted to let fly the unmarked live Birds, which all flew in the same directions. In all there might be eighteen dozzens of live two dozzen of dead Birds - On getting home he found many Pigeons had returned to the Dovecoat, amongst them more than forty of them marked with wihte paper ....he has no doubt whatsoever that ... the Birds ... were his property ...."
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Campbell, Blunham, esq. He "went to the public house at Blunham saw in custody of the Constable of Blunham two men.... Jn. Adams John Thomas - there was kept also the Cart horse ..... on that cart was found a tin painted with the name of John Thomas fishmonger Castle Street Clerkenwell No. 148. 130. The cart had an inclosed body with two small trap doors opening with hinges - Holes that would let in a free current of air upon metallic springs, perfectly adapted for conveying live Pidgeons - The trap doors calculated apparently for putting in any small animal alive - Upon the Cart, there was a Flatt or basket containing live Pidgeons .....The body of the Cart seemed filled with live Pidgeons the number since ascertained to be a bout eighteen dozens". He then went with the cart to Thos. Bennett's farm at Tempsford and carried our examination of cart tracks and footmarks as in 312. "He then accompanied the ... Cart to a place in ... Sandy about equidistant nearly a mile from Mr. Clarksons Mr. Bennetts Dove Coats - There are in the neighborhood a great many Dove coats...." After marking the birds and letting them fly, as in 312, he was returning home by Mr. Clarksons farm about a quarter of an hour afterwards when he saw "a Pidgeon with the Paper on its leg pitch drink at the watering place then fly up go into a hole at the end of the Barn ... He ... saw several pidgeons come out walk on the roof of the dove coat with the Paper on their legs..." He saw again the next day "several ....Pidgeons about the Yard with the Paper on their leg perfectly domesticated - He has no doubt ... that they are Mr. Clarksons property".
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Examinations and depositions.: Further inf. of Hen. Clarkson. Concerns the marking and letting fly the pigeons. Similar to 312 - 314. He saw about forty "or more" marked pigeons walking in his yard.
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Examinations and depositions.: Hen. Wykes, Wootton, Found that his dovecot had been broken into. There were "29 young pigeons dead having lost the old ones 35 eggs some hatching others without ?feathers?". At first he could find out nothing in the village but eventually the following day he went to "Biggs the publican" whose son said that he had seen pigeons "at Mary Breed's house as he went to fodder his Father's cattle: he then said that one had come out of a window which it broke others out of the door others from the side of the chimney where the thatch was broken: he looked in Mary Breed said there were several pigeons Roberts had brought them that morning". Deposition of Mary Breed, Wootton. At 5 or 6 a.m. Wm. Roberts brought a basket to her and asked if he might leave it until the afternoon. He left it upstairs. She heard "a fluttering of birds went upstairs saw some pigeons flying about ... at which time James ... son of Willm. Biggs came having seen a pigeon fly out of the window asked me if I kept pigeons ..." Roberts came back for the basket at night and when told how they had got away "said it was a poor job" as he had bought them for somebody. Deposition of Jas. Bigg, Wootton. Similar to those of Hen. Wykes and Mary Breed as far as it affected him.
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Examinations and depositions.: Inf. of Jn. Breed. Wootton, labr. Lives with his mother Mary Breed, Keeley Lane, Wootton. Wm. Roberts came to the house with a "dark man" and asked whether he could leave a basket saying he would "be no great while". He asked that it should be put in a room where no one would see it and it was put in a room where no one slept. Roberts came back again with the dark man between 5 and 6 a.m. and put some more pigeons upstairs, and bid Jn. Breed and his mother take care of them. The boy then went to bed again for a few minutes and then got up and went to his work at Mr. Robinsons at Bourn End. On returning home about half past five in the afternoon he saw some pigeons coming from his house fly towards Mr. Wykes at Wood End and others towards Keely. Wm. Roberts came back for the basket with the dark man. When told that some had got away he said it "was a bad job".
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Examinations and depositions.: Exam. of Mary Breed. Did not know what was in the basket "I did not know whether he had not brought some potatoes or dirty things to be washed".
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Examinations and depositions.: Brief for the prosecution [pencil draft]. "...the prisoner Wm. Roberts is a notorious offd. in cases of this kind only discharged from prison for a short time before he was convicd. on the present charge - the Prisoner Mary Breed is well known receptacle of stolen property, principally poultry...."
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Examinations and depositions.: Information of F. Gostelow, Chalton, Toddington. Lost some wheat and found the mark of a flour sack on planks in his barn. Searched the house of Rich. Jefford in Chalton and found "loose straw and a few bundles of truss bound straw, pulled out of a potatoe pit a flower sack with wheat and chaff about a bushel and half". Reuben Randall helped to search the prisoner's house.
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Examinations and depositions.: Exam. of Sarah w. of Jas. Gin, Lt. Staughton. She put a copper tea kettle outside the "house door in the garden to dry" and went out. When she returned the kettle had disappeared. She went the following morning to Mr. Carrington, ironmonger at St. Neots to enquire after the kettle. Mr. Jn. Claxton, his journeyman produced a kettle which she identified as hers. Exam. of Jn. Claxton, St. Neots. Wm. Finedon, and another young man whose name he does not know, came to Mr. Carrington's shop and offered some things for sale amongst which was the copper kettle, for which he gave him 1s. 10d. Exam. of Geo. Pestell, Lt. Staughton, shoemaker. He lives with his daughter Sarah Gin. After his daughter left Wm. Finedon came to the house and asked him to mend his shoe "which I could not do having no nails". Nobody else, except the baker, came to the house.
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Examinations and depositions.: Depos. of Eliz. Maggott [?Granfield] After losing various articles she took the constable, Wm. Faulkner to Hen. Lovesy who confessed that he had with Sam. Capell, stolen from Eliz. Maggott "four Handkerchiefs, two Pieces of Pork a bit of Butter". He hid two handkerchiefs in the garden hedge. Sam. Capell had sold the other two to Mich. Fountain's boy. The "Pork Butter they ate".
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Examinations and depositions.: Inf. of King Taylor, Kempston, husb. Hung his watch up in the kitchen while he went out. Came back in just over an hour and it was missing. On being given certain information he came to Bedford and Stephen Prior, Bedford, constable, arrested Jn. Stone and Hen. Clark in Cauldwell Street. The watch in Steph. Prior's possession is his Inf. of Sam. Mennard, Kempston. Jn. Stone and Hen. Clark asked him for a halfpenny, "to help to get them a lodging" but he had no money. He later saw Stone go into and return from Mr. Taylor's yard and then proceed towards Bedford. Hearing Mr. Taylor had lost his watch he informed him of what he had seen and accompanied him to Bedford the following day. "... in the Square where the fair is held, I pointed out the Prisoners to Mr. Taylor and to the Constable - I saw John Stone take a Silver watch out of his own breeches pocket, and deliver it up to the Constable - as soon as he had been apprehended and taken into a public house". Inf. of Steph. Prior, Bedford, constable. Similar to the foregoing; searched the prisoners in the Windmill public house. The two at first denied knowing each other until he took a pack of cards from the pocket of Jn. Stone, when Clark said, "They are mine". Exam. of Jn. Stone. "I am a poor Stocking Weaver in distress - I was travelling into Leicestershire - after having been to London to offer myself for a Soldier; but was not tall enough - My parents are in distress - my Father out of employment - I have 8 brothers Sisters - I met Henry Clark a couple of days ago, I know no ill of him".
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Examinations and depositions.: Inf. of Sarah Harrison, Battlesden. She is a servant to Rich. Labram, same, farmer. Whilst her master and mistress were away from home another servant Thomas Smith assaulted her. After a quarter of an hour, a boy, Edm. Evans came to help her, and Smith released her. She told Jn. Merridale and Jas. Parrot who were thrashing in the barn. Exam. of Thos. Smith who confesses that he is guilty.
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Examinations and depositions.: Inf. of Titus Cherry, Houghton Conquest. He had employed Jn. Saville as a labourer for 10 days when he ordered him into the field to weed corn. He appeared to be concealing something under his smock frock, so Titus Cherry followed him on the other side of a hedge. Saville stopped as if to conceal something. On examination of the spot this was found to be "a warm fowl". Cherry did not say anything to him that day but accused him of stealing it the following morning. Saville denied this but was discharged.
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Geo. Joyce, Kempston, baker. There were twenty poles belonging to him stolen from his father's, John Joyce, close, Long Close, in Kempston. "They consisted of Sallow Maple Lime and Ash Poles. The Lime Poles are not to be found in this part of the country and were brought from a wood of Sir John Osborne about seven miles distant from this place" [Chicklands]. He searched the premises of Tim. Burton, Wootton and found them standing against his faggot stack. There were more poles than his standing against the stack and lying on the beams of the barn roof. Exam. of Thos. Brinklow, Kempston. He is a labourer employed by Geo. Joyce and was sent by his master to fetch the poles from Sir Jn. Osborn's wood. He brought them back to Kempston and left them in Long Close. A day later they were missing; he saw them again in Mr. Bigg's stable, branded with the letter N, where they were put by the constable Thos. North. He can "sware to the Lime Poles because they are so scarce in this Country". Inf. of Thos. North, Wootton, constable. He went, with the other constable, Wm. Atwood to execute a search warrant. Geo. Joyce went into the yard of Tim. Burton and said he could swear that poles there belonged to him. He waited in the yard while Joyce went for another warrant "as the search warrant was for a different house". North then removed the poles to the barn of the Rose and Crown, where he marked them"with a large letter N with a Knife left handed".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Ann w. of Heh. Samuel, Leighton Buzzard, victualler. Thos. Thos. Thorne went into the Cross Keys drunk and called for beer, which her husband denied him. Thorne then began to knock the tables and chairs about, upon which Ann Samuel attempted to turn him out and was given two violent blows.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Robt. Pemberton, Cole Orton, Leicester,, dealer in earthenware. About 9 a.m. Thos. Thorne came into the Cross Keys and said "he came in for a row" and demanded beer which the landlord refused. He came again at 3 p.m., drunk. Then similar to 332. Inf. of Jas. Turney, constable. He took Thorne into custody for making a riot in the Cross Keys and placed him in the cage. "Having heard in the evn. that some one was giving beer to Thomas Thorne he went to the Cage, when Thomas Thorne attempted to escape and did violently assault him ... by kicking him on the ribs".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Prole, Houghton Con., farmer. He went with his wife and son on a Sunday afternoon "to a place of divine worship" and left the house in the charge of his hired servant, Math. Green. He later missed a pair of knitted woollen stockings and four bottles of currant wine. He accused Green who denied it but he procured a warrant against him. Exam. of Math. Green. His brother Jos. Green and Wm. Smith came into the yard and said they would break into the house for some drink. They broke three locks and came out with two bottles of wine each. All three then retired to the cow hovel where they almost finished one bottle. After having words with his master later that evening he packed his bags and left his service. Further evidence of Jn. Prole. When Wm. Smith was apprehended he was taken to the house of Jn. Prole where his wife recognized the pair of stockings that Smith was wearing as her husbands. Exam. of Wm. Smith. Denies using words about breaking in and wanting drink. Exam. of Jos. Green. He Smith took a pair of stockings each but he does not know where they are now.
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Examinations and depositions: Jas. Webster, Rector of Meppershall asks for sureties of the peace against Jas. Webster Redman, St. Michaels, near Garstang, Lancs., labr., vagrant for threatening him.
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jn. Hall, Eaton Socon, overseer. Edw. Richards has been away from Eaton Socon six years, leaving his son Wm. chargeable to the parish Exam. of Wm. Day, same, constable. Four years ago he was employed by the parish officers to search for Richards. He went to Market Deeping and other places but could not find him.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of King Taylor, Kempston, farmer and constable. He was sent for by Mr. Mardlin wife of Thos. Mardlin to keep the peace in the house. Thos Mardlin had been striking both her and his mother and became very abusive when the constable would not let him break the things in the house and he was struck several times in his endeavours "to make him quiet".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Bennet, Flitwick. A male ass was stolen from his paddock. He found it in the possession of Hezekiah Draper, a travelling gipsey, at Ampthill. It was laden with two panniers containing sundry articles which he was "exposeing to sale at the shop of Thos. Cooper of Ampthill". Exam of Hezekiah Draper. Two boys brought him the ass which they said was trespassing and implored him to take it away. He intended to take it back to that place later that morning.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Mich. Bridger, Luton, gamekeeper to Sam. Crawley, esq. Asking sureties of the peace against Jn. Carpenter, Luton, labr. for threatening him and saying "I shall light of you some of these nights, and I will do you business for you".
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Examinations and depositions: Note by James Webster, J.P. "To the Evidence to be given by Thomas Ayres Robert Rose - Constable of Hitchin Herts., will prove, that he found the 15 Hemp - Halters - the property of Thos: Ayres - the Informer in the possession of James Deacon ... at Hitchin".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Ayres, Biggleswade, 15 hemp halters were stolen from him and he suspects Jas. Deacon, Biggleswade, labr.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Mark Norman, Langford, yeo. Asks for sureties of the peace against Jn. West, Langford, labr. who "by his blasphemous Oaths, and abuse ... is a Terror to the peacable Inhabitants of ... Langford".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Judith wife of Wm. Fensom, Toddington, dealer in plait. Wm. Underwood, Toddington, labr., assaulted her; striking her on the neck; her neck is so swollen that she is unable to do her daily work.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Hen. Roberts, Kempston. "I have been employed with George Pratt by Mr. John Burr of Kempston to watch some Fruit Trees standing in a close in his Possession at Kempston. For several Nights we have slept under one of [the] Trees in a small hut made with a few hurdles and straw, for the purpose of keeping us dry from the Weather. Las night I and George Pratt were sleeping in this hut. We had a little dog with us who awaked us by barking between eleven and twelve clock and as he was going out of the hut he was driven back into it by blows given by some persons whom we did not know. I immediately said Holloah. A Man said What I came for I mean to have. There were four other Men with him. They all had large bludgeons. The Man then struck George Pratt a blow with his bludgeon upon the leg as he was lying in the hut beside me. George Pratt asked him what he meant by hitting him. The Man said I did not strike at you I struck at your dog. Lie still for it will be better for you. He then asked me whether the apples were mine I told him they were my Master's. He then asked me whether I was paid for looking after them I said Yes. He then said to the other men jump up and they got up into the tree. He then said shake away. I then heard a great many apples fall. Two men stood all the time at the entrance of the hut with bludgeons in their hands. I heard one msn say shovel them in, when they were picking up the apples. The apples were put into either sacks or bags. I could not see the bags because they were filled behind the hut but I Judge the apples were put into either sacks or bags from the noise. The leader who seemed to order and direct the others then said I want fourteen or fifteeen bushels for I have got a horse and cart here. There was no Moon but the night was starlight. I looked out of the hut as much as I could and can swear to Joseph Keep of Wootton from his voice and size. He seemed to be the leader ... I had a loaded Pistolwith me but I dare not use it. When the men first came up ... I was very much afraid they would have injured me if I had made any resistance. In my opinion they took away eight Bushels of Apples ..." Inf. of Geo. Pratt, Kempston, labr. Very similar to the foregoing except that the two men who stood at the door of the hut remained for a quarter of an hour after the apples had been taken "to prevent our following the Apples". Inf. of Jn. Burr, Kempston, farmer. Lost eight bushels of apples from his orchard which Henry Roberts and Geo. Pratt "guarded last Night for me".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Kippist, Gt. Barford, constable. He was in the Crown public house when he heard gravel being thrown at the shutters. On going outside he saw a number of young men and boys and tried to disperse them but was attacked by Edw. Thorn and others. They knocked him down and his hat "was struck off". He struggled with Thorn " getting my hand into his mouth he got away". He later took him and accused him with Wm. Robt. Harper. Inf. of Robt. Jefferies, same, farmer. Similar to the foregoing. Inf. of Giles Buckle, same, publican.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Lucy Toll, Wilstead, wid. She lives almost opposite and about 25 yards from the parish school. Four men passed by the house door where she was standing at midnight; she recognised by their voices David Whiteman and Jas. Goodman both of Houghton Con. Someone broke into the school and they were inside for about five minutes and then ran away. Sam. Ions who lives in a house against hers heard the door broken open and came downstairs to her and they went together to inform the schoolmaster who lived 200 yards away. Inf. of Sam. Ions; he was awakened by a noise in the street "some person was Holloahing". He got out of bed and went to his chamber window, and heard a person say "be civil and harmless". He heard a noise as though a stone was being thrown against the school door and went downstairs where he saw Lucy Toll. They went to the schoolmaster who returned with a light. It appeared that the door had been kicked open from the marks of the shoe nails on it. He found the staple on the floor and the desk broken open.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Dav. Whiteman, Houghton Con., blacksmith. "I was at Wilshamstead Statutes. I was drinking at the Red Lion Public House ... I came away with James Goodman who was fresh but I was quite Sober ...." James Goodman stopped about 30 yards from the school. "James Redman and Matthew Turvey passed by the School at the same time as I did. James Redman left Turvey and myself and smacked his foot at the door two or three times. Turvey and myself kept on. In about five Minutes James Redman overtook us. James Goodman then came up and he and I went to Houghton. I cannot swear that I saw James Redman enter the School but I ....heard the door fly back". Inf. of Robt. Miller, Wilstead, schoolmaster. Being called from his bed by Lucy Toll and Sam. Ions he went with them to the school where he found the door had been broken open. He also found the desk had been wrenched open with a penknife which lay broken on the floor. The desk was in a state of confusion. Next morning he missed "about a hundred of Pens and a Cedar pencil" they wer found in a close between Wilstead and Houghton Con. "I was in the habit sometime ago of keeping money in this Desk".
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Wm. Roberts, Chalgrave, constable. He was sent for to go to the Bell at Hockliffe, when Jas. Dolemore was delivered up to him together with a small trunk by Jos. Moss, ostler at the Bell. Inf. of Jos. Moss. Having lost his trunk "soon after tea in the morning" he suspected Jas. Dolemore and saw him go by the Bell stables. As soon as Dolemore saw him he ran off but he and Sam. Puddephatt went in pursuit. They caught him, after going over two closes, lying in a "ditch upon his face"; the trunk was in the field about 30yards away. The trunk contained a watch, 2 guineas in silver, 3d., one neck handkerchief, a little pocket handkerchief and a pair of white gloves. Inf. of Sam. Puddephat, Chalgrave, horsekeeper. Similar to the foregoing. Further inf. of Jos. Moss. His little trunk was usually kept in a chest standing in a store-room of the Bell.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Francis Robinson, St. Neots, Hunts., journeyman ironmonger. He is in the service of his uncle Thos. Robinson, of St. Neots, ironmonger. Geo. Page brought a copper kettle to him and asked him to buy it and said that "he used it to keep hogs meat in had now no further use for it". Francis Robinson bought it for his uncle "at about sixpence halfpenny the pound; at Birmingham his uncle would be allowed for it about nine pence, the charge of carriage would be about one penny per Pound". Page said he lived at Eaton.
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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Geo. Page, Eaton Socon, labr. Wm. Finedon, Eaton Socon, blacksmith, asked him to go with him to St. Neots. Finedon had something in his apron, but he did not know what, and went into Mr. Pattysons a brazier. When he came out he asked Page to go to Mr. Robinsons and sell a copper kettle. Page sold the kettle and came back to Finedon with the money to the market place where he had been waiting. They went to the tap room and had three quarts of ale for which Finedon paid and also gave him nine pence for his trouble.
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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Walker, Eaton Socon, gent. An old copper wine cooler or cistern was stolen from his farm premises. He sent Mary Foord to St. Neots to search the ironmongers shops, in consequence of what she told him he went to the shop of Thomas Robinson where Fra. Robinson produced the cooler. From what Fra. Robinson told him he had Geo. Page arrested.
Reference: 354

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Geo. Clark Luton, He lost a shoe out of the cricket field in Luton. "Before he went to play he pulled off his Shoes and left them in the Marquee put on spiked shoes to play in - When he left off at Night he missed one of his Shoes - Whilst they were at play he saw Warren Chambers Godfrey in the Marquee - The Shoe now produced is the property of this Deponent". Inf. of Edw. Taylor Also lost one of his shoes on the same day and the shoe produced is his property. Inf. of Thos. Tomlinson "he told Sam. Warren in the presence of the Constable that he might as well have told where the shoes were on Thursday and there would not have been half the Trouble about it - ...you may as well show us where the shoes are - Warren then went with the Constable and this deponent to a Lane just opposite the Baptist Meeting and Warren pulled the shoes out of the Ditch where they laid covered up with Grass. Inf. of Thos. Wingrave, constable.
Reference: 356

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of George Cooper, Shillington, labr. who was employed by Jn. Dear, a farmer to look after his farmyard at Apsleybury. His wife Eliz. looked after the hens and pigeons. His master having been given certain information asked him to watch. About a quarter to one in the morning he was looking from his bedroom window from which he can see the farmyard and saw Jas. Cherry and Thomas Carter go into Mr. Dear's duckhouse, and then into his henhouse and came out with a sack or bag. Geo. Cooper then spoke to Cherry, saying "Morning to you Kinsman, Do the door up safe again, you are too bad. I know You". Carter had a gun in his hand when they went into the duckhouse but Cherry had it when they came out. When he spoke Cherry turned some fowls out of the bag or sack and about five o'clock that morning he saw a number of fowls huddled together in a corner outside the duckhouse.
Reference: 357,359

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Eliz. Farr, Woburn. She was standing in the doorway of the Greyhound public house when Geo. Low of Flitton "forcibly took a light coloured Cotton Shawl from my shoulders". He closed it tightly in his hands and ran off. She ran after him for about twenty yards, "then George Low came back towards me walking - George Low then said to me "He is gone with it as hard as he can run" I says "Your are the Man" Then George Low ran away down the Street passing the Greyhound - I had made a general sort of alarm among my friends in pursuing George Low at last a young man help'd me, and we got hold of and held George Low fast - then my Cousin - Capp, came to our assistance, and also my brother, and after that, by the help of the Watchman he (George Low) was put into the Cage..." Inf. of Thos. Heighington, Woburn, constable. Eliz. Farr asked him to take a man who was in the cage before a magistrate. He recognised the man as someone he had seen earlier in the day wearing a straw hat. Asked where his straw hat was, for he was then wearing a black one, he replied that someone had taken it out of a public house of which he knew not the name or the landlord. (See Miscellaneous, 403, 404.
Reference: 360

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Sam. Berry [?Cranfield] He went to bed and locked up his house at nine o'clock; "about five o'clock the next Morning I got up missed my Smock Frock one pound of Butter one half of a Pottle Loaf - the Window had been opened - it was tied with a String the String was cut - The Smock now produced I know to be my property by the Pocket Holes being sewed up a spot of Cart Grease being upon the front, having two Buttons sewed on each Wrist by myself and I also made the Button Holes". Inf. of Thos. Osborn. On going to Laurence Hillyer's house, the father of Jn. Hillyer, he found the smock in a hay basket. Inf. of Jn. Webb, Marston, constable. Exam. of Jn. Hillyer. He did not take the smock and knows nothing about it. Inf. of Wm. Falkner, constable. He saw Jn. Hillyer wearing the smock on Sunday.
Reference: 361

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Edw. Smith, Langford, wheelwright. He suspected Sam. Norman of stealing an elm pole and post; with the constable, Wm. Edwards, searched his house and found the wood in his bed chamber.
Reference: 362

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Sarah Woodcraft, Ampthill. Her husband Sam. Woodcraft "came home in the middle of the day, and being out of humour, some words passed between them, and her husband kicked her very violently, and threatened .... her". Asks for sureties of the peace against her husband.
Reference: 363

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Eliza Reed, Tempsford, aged 11. Indecent assault by Jn. Savage who lodges in the house.
Reference: 364

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Geo. Rogers, Biggleswade, surgeon, as in 363.
Reference: 365

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Sarah, w. of Wm. Reed, and mother of Eliza Reed, as in 363.
Reference: 366

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Examinations and depositions: Susannah Paddock, wid. of Jn. Paddock, Dunstable, coachman. Her "Son John Paddock, aged sixteen Years, ...struck her several blows with his fist, because she would not allow him to break open a cupboard in which was some victuals belonging to her lodgers - that he has very frequently struck her..." Asks for sureties of the peace against him.
Reference: 367

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Thos. Gregory, Stagsden, farmer and butcher. He lost four turkeys which were later found in a sack at Mr. Coomb's house at Bedford. Inf. of Eliz. w. of Thos. Gregory. After making enquiries about the four turkeys she heard that four had been found in a sack marked `M. Golding, Biddenham', at Bedford. She sent a lad to Mr. Golding to ask if he had lost any turkeys but as he had not she went to the house of Mr. Coomb at Bedford and there saw four turkeys hanging up in the brewhouse. She then went to the constable of Bedford and asked him to go to Stagsden to arrest some persons whom she suspected of the theft. Depos. of Chas. Coombs, Bedford, brick and lime burner, "I was at the Star public house in Bedford on Friday Evening ... between 8 9 o clock, two young men came into the public house after some time a little girl came in for some beer tumbled over a sack which was lying in the passage. She spilt the beer began to cry, I went to her felt the sack; a man by name Stokes said, stand out of the way, I went away sat down he brought the sack into the tap room; while it lie near me I felt it thought hares were in it. I said to ....Jn. Moore, a brewer, they have got some hares in that sack; he said they are not, I offer'd to lay him a shilling they were ... Moore went after Stokes to examine the bag came back said you are very much mistaken .... I went out of the Star was going up to my stable when I saw a man with a sack in the middle of the High Street, I followed him to a rick of hay beans belonging to Mr. Brown on the Clapham road. I went up to it saw a sack tied in the middle close to it. I help'd untie the sack found there were four black turkeys, .... I found the name of M Golding.... I went over to Mr. Golding the next morn. to know if he had lost any turkeys, he at first said yes, oh stop, says he, I dont know, he called to a man to know if his turkeys were right, the man said yes: he then asked him if he had counted them he said, no: how then do you know says he they are right, he told him to go count them, which he did, said they were right: perhaps I may have lost some at Stagsden. I said they were not at my house but in a barn I will go back take them out of the sack hang them up which I did but never heard he had lost any. On Sunday afternoon returning from Church ... my Mother... told me some young men had come after the turkes ... a man a boy said Mr. Gregory had sent them for some turkies...but I refused to give them up: on Monday Mrs Gregory herself came said she could aware to the turkies but I would not give them up without going to a Magistrate. I went with the Bedford Constable to Stagsden to Mr. Gregory's from thence to Mr. Fenwickes at Kempston.
Reference: 369

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Examinations and depositions: Deposition of Jn. Moore, Bedf. St. Paul, brewer. He was in the Star when Rich. Stokes came in with a sack and asked him where Jack Coles lived, to which he replied "in Medbury Smith's row with a woman by name Robinson", he then took the sack and went out. Before going out he had told him that it contained turkeys. Depos. of Jas. Moss, Bedf. St. Paul, blacksmith. Similar to the two foregoing.
Reference: 371

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Examinations and depositions: Confession of Jn. Riddey and Jas. Freeman. They were working at Mr. Gregorys when the agreed to kill some turkeys by throwing sticks at them. They knocked down four and brought them to Bedford and gave them to Richard Stokes "who asked us if we had brought hares or what else".
Reference: 372

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of J.P. Moore, Esq., Aspley Guise. He suspects Sam. Barratt and Thosl Worster, both of Aspley of stealing a hen and eleven chickens. Inf. of Sarah Battams w. of Wm. Battams, Ridgmont, innkeeper. Two men came and offered her a hen and ten chicks and other poultry. She enquired what they wanted for the hen and chicks and they asked sixpence each for the chicks and a shilling for the hen. They eventually settled for 4d each for the chicks and 6d for the hen. The man who sold the hens said he had been in business as a poulterer in Heath and Reach for two or three years. Later Mr. Moore claimed the fowls and took them away. Inf. of Moses Freeman, servant to Mr. Moore. He was sent to Ridgmont to fetch the hen chickens and is sure they are the property of his master. Exam. of Sam. Barratt who did not bring forward any defence.
Reference: 374

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Hen. Hall. "he was at work at the new cut in .... Southill and upon leaving work, he and his companions, agreed to join for some beer; a quarrel and battle afterwards took place between two men when one of them asked him to see him righted. William West immediately came up to him and ... knocked him down and ... kicked and bruised him. He soon got upon his legs and desired them not to murder him when Wm. Bemont struck him to the ground and kicked him over his seat. He was confined to his bed two days, and has been too ill to work ....since not being able to lie down".
Reference: 375

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Geo. Walker, Kempston, farmer. Lost a pig trough; searched and found it on the premises of Geo. Fuller, Wootton, labr. Fuller said that Jas. Redman had sold it to him for 12s. The trough had been altered. On getting to the magistrate Jas. Redman said he bought the trough for 12s. and the charge was dropped. Later Redman told the magistrate he did not sell the trough and Fuller was apprehended. Depos. of Thos. North, Wootton; he arrested Fuller at Thos. Brittain's house at Henlow. On the way home Fuller said he went to Redman's house with the trough and Redman agreed to alter it. After this "there began to be a noise about it" and he again went to Redman who told him to bring the trough again and he would alter it so that no-one could swear to it. He took it to him and Redman made it shorter and told him to say that he paid him 12s. for it. Further inf. of Walker; he suspects Jas. Redman as an accessory. Depos. of Jn. Brooks, Kempston, constable.
Reference: 377

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Geo. Church, overseer of the poor of Sharnbrook. Jn. Robinson, same, labr. left his wife and child chargeable to the parish for six years. Exam. of Jn. Robinson. "I could not agree with my Wife - The Parish of Sharnbrook would not find me a home - so I went away, and could not give her money, to support herself with, because I had none to give her".
Reference: 378

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Wm. Edwards, constable of Langford. He was called to the Crown Inn to stop a fight between Sam. Prior and Jn. Hickson. Whilst arresting Hickson, Hen. Hickson, his brother assaulted Edwards and tried to rescue his brother. Jn. Hickson was beating Prior who was lying on the ground bleeding "much wounded", violently. He took Hickson to his house "there being no place of Confinement at Langford". Hen. Hickson forced open the door of his house with his foot and broke the lock. Jn. Huitt and Robt. Swain were called upon and gave assistance to the constable and were both assaulted and knocked down by Hen. Hickson.
Reference: 380

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Sam. Smith, Husborn Crawley; he lost a turkey which was sitting on guinea fowls eggs and suspected Steph. Emerton who had been "lurking about the Premises ... knowing him to be a young man of bad Character". Inf. of Martha w. of Wm. Pilgrim a lodger in Townrows House. Thos. Worster and Thos. Perry brought to Townrow's house a turkey which was dressed in the house " we all eat of it". "It was the same morning that Thomas Perry came up to put a yoke on Townrow's Pig which had often got out .... I heard Townrows wife say to her Husband she would not have Marratt know of it for 20 as he would certainly tell Mr. Moore [the magistrate] if he knew about it". Inf. of Thos. Perry. He was going to Townrow's house to yoke a pig and as he was passing Mr. How's firs Thos. Worster came out and went with him. While he was yoking the pig Worster was talking to Townrow and his wife, after which he fetched something out of the hedge in a bag and gave it to them. Later Worster told him that it was a turkey which he and Steph. Emerton had stolen from Barnwells Close adjoining Husborne Crawley churchyard and belonged to Mr. Smith. He said he was paid just over a shilling for it. Thos. Perry admitted that he had killed rabbits and taken them to Townrow who had received them. Exam. of Jn. Townrow who admits receiving a turkey from Worster. Evidence of J.P. Moore in which he suspects that Townrow has received two turkeys belonging to him is crossed through.
Reference: 381

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Jn. Sanders, Kempston, farmer. Missed some trusses of straw from his farmyard and followed tracks to the house of Oliver Leach senr., and Oliver Leach, junr. at Bell End, Kempston. Straw was littered all the way. He applied for a search warrant and found four trusses and part of another. Exam. of Jn. Brooks, constable of Kempston. Similar to foregoing.
Reference: 382

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Mary Geary, Renhold, spins., servant to Geo. Read, same, gent. A piece of salt beef, 3 bottles of cowslip wine and 3 bottles of elder wine were stolen during the night from the dairy and larder. Mr. Warden a constable of Bedford came from the search and brought back the beef and 1 bottle of cowslip wine. Mary Geary identifies the beef "it is a piece of the thick part near the Round - I had salted it, and turned it over once a day during the last fortnight, so that I know it well, and I can safely swear that it was the piece" She made the wine and her mistress ordered her to put it into "old crusted Port Wine bottles - I corked them with - old corks, that had cork-Screw holes in them ... it is exactly the Same taste as that which I had made. Inf. of Robt. Hite, Renhold, labr. Thos. Freeman lodges at his house and came to bed, he thinks, about midnight. Next morning Freeman showed him a piece of salt beef which he said he had bought from a man in a cart in the street for a shilling. Hite then told him "that I never knew any body sell salt-beef". Inf. of John Hopkins Warden, Bedford, constable. Found the beef in Freeman's bedroom and a bottle of wine in his trunk. He also found a pheasant snare. Exam. of Thos. Freeman. Bought it from a man in a cart between Bedford and Goldington. Inf. of Fanny w. of Rich. Hite. Similar to her husbands evidence; she heard Freeman snore in his bed all night, "for I had a pain in my face and could not sleep". See 1825/359.
Reference: 384

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Cornelius Stringer ?Shillington on a charge of stealing a sack from John Thossell. He borrowed the sack from either Charles or John Simkins. He borrowed four from Charles at Hitchin and one from Jn. at Shillington.
Reference: 385

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Examinations and depositions: Exam. of Jas. Hipgrave ?Shillington charged with stealing a gun belonging to Wm. Nutting. He sold the gun to Sam. Jarvis for eight shillings; having bought it three months previously from a labouring man who was standing by his gate and whom he had never seen before or since.
Reference: 386

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Wm. Nutting, Shillington, labr. He was employed by Jas. Crouch to look after his farm at Shillington and put a gun belonging to him [Jas. Crouch] in the chaff house from which it was stolen. He identifies the gun as the one which was stolen. Inf. of Sam. Jarvis, who keeps the New Inn public house, Shillington. He bought it from Hipgrave for eight shillings.
Reference: 387

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Rich. Burgoine, gamekeeper to Jn. Thos. Brooks, Esq., Flitwick. He found Wm. Riley and another person, whom he does not know poaching. He pursued them and captured Riley but the other person ran off. He found a gun but which person carried it he could not say. Inf. of Wm. Richardson. He helped Rich. Burgoine, to take Wm. Riley into custody. Riley cannot offer bail.
Reference: 388

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Examinations and depositions: Inf. of Wm. Meager, Sandy, labr. He is servant to the Hon. Frances Henley Ongley and resides at her farmhouse called Warren Farm. His son Isaac Meager who also works on the farm told him he had seen a sack of rye in the chaff house which was "an improper place for it". Wm. Meager watched carefully the movements of Ben. Jackson the horsekeeper and eventually saw him ride away with the sack of rye. The following morning he charged him with it and Jackson offered him a week's wages, 10 shillings, if he would not tell his misstress. Exam. of Geo. Wale, Gamlingay, Cambs., constable. Having received the warrant of John Bonsoy Rooper, Esq., a magistrate of Cambs. for searching the premises of Ben. Jackson, he, with Thos. Barker, constable of Sandy, found a small quantity of rye flour in a barrel which Jackson said he had purchased from Mr. Wildman the miller of Gamlingay. Wildman denied selling Jackson any flour. Exam. of Ben. Jackson. What he took he gave to the mare he had with him.
Reference: 390

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Examinations and depositions: Notes of evidence of Ann Forbes, Eliz. Inwood, Jn. Duncombe, and Jn. Waller regarding poultry stolen in case against Hardwick and Hodge. [Dunstable].
Reference: 391

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Examinations and depositions: Note that in the case against Rich. Jeffard, Chalton, Toddington, labr. for theft of a peck of wheat from Thos. Gostelow "the cross examination will be the principal defence for the Culprit" Mr George Denbigh Hickes, Surgeon, residing at Toddington....will give him a Character as far as he is acquainted with him for 20 years that he has a large family has been little troublesome to the Parish".
Reference: 23

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Removal orders: Wm. Young, bricklayer and w. Eliz.; Elstow to Wootton.
Reference: 24

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Removal orders: Jas. Tysoe; Kempston to Carlton.
Reference: 25

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Removal orders: Jas. Maxey, bach. - Kempston to Souldrop.
Reference: 26

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Removal orders: Fanny Parkins and two children - Luton to Wheathampstead, Herts.
Reference: 27

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Removal orders: Margt. w. of Wm. Fleckney - Elstow to Chagrave.
Reference: 28,30

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Removal orders: Sophia Bass - Turvey to Tingewick, Bucks.
Reference: 29,31

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Removal orders: Cert. that Sophia Bass as in 28 is unable to travel.
Reference: 32

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Removal orders: Wm. Hackett W. Eliz.; Bedf. St. Peter to St. Neots. (See 36.)
Reference: 33

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Removal orders: Rich. Holmes fam. - Heath Reach to Slapton, Bucks.
Reference: 34

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Removal orders: Thos. Church fam. - Leighton Buzzard to Linslade, Bucks.
Reference: 37

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Removal orders: Jn. Fane - Ridgmont to Ambrosdon, Oxon.
Reference: 38

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Removal orders: Ann Butcher, and fam. - Hockliffe to Rowde, Wilts.
Reference: 39

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Removal orders: Wm. Hilton and w. Eliz. - Oakley to Carlton.
Reference: 40

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Removal orders: Jn. Dolton, w. Susanna and male child "aged one day and not yet named" - Leighton Buzzard to Salford.
Reference: 41

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Removal orders: Cert. of suspension of order 40 with regard to Susanna who is unable to travel; further order lifting suspension and directing payment of maintenance.
Reference: 42

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Removal orders: Jn. Compton, bach. - Gt. Barford to Pertenhall.
Reference: 43

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Removal orders: Jos. Rowley alias Rowel and fam. -n Stotfold to Langford.
Reference: 15

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Papers concerning removal: Notice of appeal by Roxton against the removal of Sam. Harms of Renhold (See 19).
Reference: 16

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Papers concerning removal: As 15 by Gt. Barford against removal of Jos. Joyce, Goldington (See 21.)
Reference: 17

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Papers concerning removal: As 15 by Goldington against removal of Wm. Baxter, Gt. Barford.
Reference: 18

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Papers concerning removal: Parish of Potsgrove consenting to take back Jas. Procter and fam. from Newport Pagnell, Bucks., where they were wrongly removed.
Reference: 19

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Papers concerning removal: Parish of Roxton consenting to take back Sam. Harms as in 15.
Reference: 20

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Papers concerning removal: Letter concerning 19.
Reference: 21

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Papers concerning removal: Parish of Goldington abandoning their order of removal of Jas. Joyce as in 16.
Reference: 36

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Papers concerning removal: Notice of appeal by St. Neots against the removal of Wm. Hackett and family from Bedford St. Peter (See 32).
Reference: 73

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Papers concerning removal: Court order confirming removal of Jas. Peters from Husborne Crawley to Eversholt.
Reference: 74

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Geo. Haycock w. Ann from Leighton Buzz. to Stanbridge.
Reference: 75

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Papers concerning removal: Court order quashing removal order of Jos. Joyce from Goldington to Gt. Barford.
Reference: 78

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Sam. Pollard w. Sarah from Marston to Towcester, N'hants.
Reference: 79

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Wm. Baxter from Gt. Barford to Goldington.
Reference: 80

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Jn. Hedly and w. Frances from Felmersham to Pavenham.
Reference: 81

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Robt. Costin from Felmersham to Studham.
Reference: 82

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Frances Rainbow from Wootton to Lidlington.
Reference: 83

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Sam. Harms from Roxton to Renhold.
Reference: 84

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Wm. Pitkin from Leighton Buzz. to Harpenden.
Reference: 85

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Jos. Agutter and w. Eliz. from Willington to Renhold.
Reference: 89

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Jas. Hopkins and fam. from Wilden to Keysoe.
Reference: 90

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Wm. Barrett and fam. from Caddington to Harpenden.
Reference: 91

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Jas. Proctor and fam. from Potsgrove to Newport Pagnel.
Reference: 93

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Ann Marly, wid. and fam. from Bedf. St. Paul to Daventry, N'hants.
Reference: 95

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Wm. Burraway and fam. from Wootton to Kempston.
Reference: 94

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Wm. Thompson and fam. from Flitton to Harlington.
Reference: 104

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Sophia Bass, spins. from Turvey to Tingewick, Bucks.
Reference: 105

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Wm. Hackett w. Eliz. from Bedf. St. Peter to St. Neots.
Reference: 108

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Papers concerning removal: As 73 for Thos. Church, and fam. from Leighton Buz. to Linslade.
Reference: 111

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Papers concerning removal: As 75 for Rich. Holmes fam. from Heath Reach to Slapton, Bucks.
Reference: 116

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Papers concerning removal: Court order respiting appeal against removal order of Ann Butcher and fam. from Hockliffe to Rowde until next Sessions.
Reference: 117

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Papers concerning removal: As 116 for Jn. Fane from Ridgmont to Ambrosden, Oxon.
Reference: 616

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Papers concerning removal: Coveringletters with removal order from J.W.James, Devizes, Wilts. Ann Butcher fam., Hockliffe to Rowde, Wilts.
Reference: 621-3,630-50

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Papers concerning removal: Briefs regarding various removal orders.
Reference: 35

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Bastardy Orders: Arthur Bunker, Steppingley, calf dealer for maintenance of child of Jen White, Toddington, spinster.
Reference: 110

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Bastardy Orders: Court order confirming 35.
Reference: 98

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Papers concrning bastardy: J.P's Cert. that Martha Gregory, Stanbridge, spins. has not been delivered
Reference: 112

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Papers concrning bastardy: J.P's Cert. that a filiation order has been made on Wm. King, Hexton, Herts., for child of Martha Walduck, Dunstable, spins.
Reference: 113,405

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 98 for Amelia Cadwell, Stotfold.
Reference: 114

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 98 for Eliz. Matthews, Eggington, spins.
Reference: 121

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 98 for Sarah Wooten, Eaton Bray.
Reference: 122

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 112 on Jas. Holmes, Slapton, Bucks. for child of Eliz. Mathews, Eggington, spins.
Reference: 398

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 112 on Jn. Wellingham, Shillington for child of Eliz. Harris, Pulloxhill, spins.
Reference: 400

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Papers concrning bastardy: As 112 for Robt. Wyatt, Middle Barton, Oxon., for child of Martha Gregory of Stanbridge, spins.
Reference: 402

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Papers concrning bastardy: Cert. of marriage of Jas. Brewer and Eliz. Holmes, Toddington; recognizance 243 not required.
Reference: 655

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Papers concrning bastardy: Overseer of Potton's certificate regarding child of Martha Gatward and Wm. Richardson.
Reference: 9

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Warrants: For the detention of Jos. Keep, Wootton, labr., in the New House of Correction, for lack of sureties.
Reference: 11

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Warrants: For the arrest of Thos. Hewlett Jn. Williams (See 1822/1-5).
Reference: 12

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Warrants: As 11 for Wm. Harris (See 1822/1-5)
Reference: 13

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Warrants: As 11 for Edw. Millard (See 1822/1-5).
Reference: 126

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Rich. Burke has been convicted as a rogue vagabond, at Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 127

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Wm. Wells, Heath Reach.
Reference: 128

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Jas. Perrin, Wootton, labr.
Reference: 129

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Geo. Hucklesby, Caddington, labr.
Reference: 130

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Jn. Robinson, Sharnbrook.
Reference: 131

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Wm. Hen. Disher, ?Langford. For hindering the constable of Langford Wm. Edwards, in the execution of his duty, "when duly called out in an affray at Langford".
Reference: 132

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Jn. Abbny, Cardington, hawker, pedlar, petty chapman, has been convicted and fined 10, on the evidence of Jos. Gent, Inspector of Hawkers, for offering combs for sale and actually selling one in Bromham when not licenced.
Reference: 133

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Indictments and presentments: J.P's presentment that Jas. Hutchins, Biddenham, labr. has been convicted and fined for poaching.
Reference: 134

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Sam. Hills and David Ford, Kempston.
Reference: 135

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Edw. West, Langford, higler.
Reference: 136

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Lavender Shelton, Bedford St. Paul.
Reference: 137

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Robt. Bartram, Cardington, labr.
Reference: 138

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Rich. Cozens, Cople, labr.
Reference: 139

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Jn. Cooper, Wootton.
Reference: 140

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Jn. Burton, Jn. Beard, Wootton.
Reference: 141

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Thos. Wheatley, Wm. Watts, Bedford St. Paul.
Reference: 142

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Indictments and presentments: As 133 for Jos. Head and Thos. Crosely, Southill.
Reference: 224

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Thos. Creamer, Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 233

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Indictments and presentments: As 126 for Geo. Marden, Toddington.
Reference: 241

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Cherry, Shillington, labr; theft of five chickens from John Dear.
Reference: 557a

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Pilgrim, Woburn, labr; theft of watch from Dan. Sinfield.
Reference: 558

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Woods, Cranfield, labr., Thos. Lovesay, same, labr.; theft of poultry and tools from Eliz. Willison, wid.
Reference: 559

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Woods and Thos. Lovesay as in 558; theft of poultry from Jos. Lancaster.
Reference: 560

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Indictments and presentments: Steph. Dickins, Risely, labr.; theft of 30 wooden stakes from Jas. Lugsden.
Reference: 562

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Indictments and presentments: Jos. Oakes, Robt. Line, Wm. Cart, Jn. Flanders, Thos. Hopkins, Geo. Page, all of Keysoe, labrs.; "being Laborers and Workmen in Husbandry ...and not being content to work and labour as workmen and labourers in husbandry ... at the usual rates prices and Wages for which they and other workmen and laborers were wont and accustomed to work and labour but falsely and fraudulently conspiring and combining unjustly and oppressively to increase and augment the Wages of themselves and other Workmen....to exact and extort great sums of Money for their Work labor and hire in husbandry....from the Masters who employ them ...on the same day...at Keysoe...together with divers other persons whose Names...are as yet unknown unlawfully did assemble and meet together...and did then and there...agree among themselves that none of the ...Conspirators upon and after the ...fourteenth day of January ...would work and labor at or for the usual and reasonable rates ...for which they were wont and accustomed...to the great damage and oppression not only of their Masters employing them...but also of divers other of his Majesty's liege Subjects to the evil Example of all others in the like case offending...And the Jurors...further ...Present that in pursuance of the said Conspiracy...and Agreement... the [persons named with those unknown] did then and there and for a long time before and afterwards disist from and totally leave and refuse to continue their Work...and did then and there and on divers other days and times...in a violent and tumultous manner meet and assemble together at the Parish of Keysoe...and then and there and on divers other days...go about from place to place and to the Houses Farms and Lands of divers Masters and Persons employing such Workmen and labourers...and particularly to the farm... of one William Cunnington ... with intent...to alarm and terrify ... and by threats and menaces to cause and procure...William Cunnington and other such Masters and Employers to give greater Wages Hire and reward to such Workmen...for their Work...than the usual and customary Wages...paid for their work...and did also...riotously and tumultuously assemble....together at Keysoe...and continue together for divers long spaces of time to wit the space of twelve hours each of the said days...And the jurors further present that [persons named] ...together with...Fifty and more whose names are...unknown on the fourteenth day of January....did riotously, routously and tumultiously assemble...for...the space of Twelve hours ...." Witnessed by Jn. Claridge, Richard Gell, Jn. Barnard, Ben. Brown, Dan. Peacock, Sam. Wise, Wm. Matthews, Wm. Cunnington.
Reference: 563

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Indictments and presentments: Simon Martin, Eaton Socon, labr.; assaulting Wm. Day.
Reference: 564

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Robinson, Luton, yeo., Hill Seabrook, same, labr.; theft of gravel from Wm. Thos. Partridge.
Reference: 565

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Indictments and presentments: Robt. Liles, and Wm. Jordan, both of Potton, labrs.; theft of cloth cloak from Ann w. of Rich. Bird.
Reference: 566

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Thomas, Blunham, labr., Jn. Adams, same, labr.; theft of pigeons from Hen. Thos. Clarkson.
Reference: 567

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Thomas, Tempsford, labr., Jn. Adams, same, labr; theft of pigeons from Thos. Bennett.
Reference: 568

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Roberts, Wootton, labr.; theft of pigeons from Hen. Wykes. Mary Breed same, w. of Thos. Breed; receiving them.
Reference: 569

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Goss otherwise Webb, Cranfield, labr.; assault on George Taylor.
Reference: 571

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Indictments and presentments: Rich. Juffard, Toddington, labr.; theft of wheat from Thos. Gostelow.
Reference: 572

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Carrington, Sandy, labr.; theft of gingerbread, biscuits, oranges, lemons, and other things from Wm. Cousins.
Reference: 573

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Finedon, Lt. Staughton, labr.; theft of copper kettle from Jas. Ginn.
Reference: 574

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Indictments and presentments: Hen. Lovesay, Cranfield, labr., Sam. Capel, same, labr.; theft of neckerchiefs, eight ounces of pork and four ounces of batter pudding from Wm. Maggott.
Reference: 575

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Stone, Kempston, labr.; theft of watch from King Taylor.
Reference: 576

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Smith, Battlesden, labr.; assault on Sarah Harrison, spins.
Reference: 577

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Saville, Houghton Con., labr.; theft of live hen from Titus Cherry, junr.
Reference: 578

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Indictments and presentments: Tim. Burton, Kempston, labr.; theft of wood poles from Geo. Joyce.
Reference: 579

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Indictments and presentments: Jos. Green, Wm. Smith, both of Houghton Con., labrs.; theft of wine and stockings from Jn. Prole.
Reference: 580

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Thorne, Leighton Buzzard, labr.; assault on Ann Samuels.
Reference: 581

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Deacon, Biggleswade, labr.; theft of hempen halters from Thos. Ayres.
Reference: 582

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Underwood, Toddington, labr.; assaulting Judith Fensom.
Reference: 583

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Maynard, Kempston, labr.; assaulting Jas. Payne.
Reference: 584

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Redman, Wilstead, labr.; theft of pens and pencil from Robt. Miller.
Reference: 585

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Dolemore, Chalgrave, labr., theft of trunk containing money and clothing from Jos. Moss.
Reference: 586

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Page, Eaton Socon, labr.; theft of copper wine cooler from Jn. Walker.
Reference: 587

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Warren, Luton, labr.; theft of shoe from Geo. Clark.
Reference: 588

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Savage, Tempsford, labr.; assaulting Eliza Reed, spins.
Reference: 589

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Cherry, Shillington, labr.; James Maddocks, same, labr.; theft of poultry from Jn. Dear.
Reference: 590

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Townrow, Aspley Guise, labr.; receiving a turkey belonging to Sam. Smith.
Reference: 591

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Hillyard, Cranfield, labr.; theft of smock from Sam. Berry.
Reference: 592

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Norman, Langford, labr.; theft of elm wood from Edw. Smith.
Reference: 593

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Low, Woburn, labr.; theft of cotton shawl from Eliz. Farr.
Reference: 594

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Indictments and presentments: Wm. Axam, Marston Moretaine, labr.; theft of woollen horse cloth from Wm. Bennett.
Reference: 595

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Indictments and presentments: Jn. Riddey, Stagsden, labr., Jas. Freeman, same, labr.; theft of four turkeys from Thos. Gregory.
Reference: 596

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Indictments and presentments: Sam. Barratt, Aspley Guise, labr.; theft of poultry from Patrick Jn. Moore, esq.
Reference: 597

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Indictments and presentments: Dan. Sinfield, Woburn, labr.; assaulting Jas. Oakley whilst he was assisting the constable, Thos. Heighington.
Reference: 598

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Indictments and presentments: Hen. Hickson, Langford, labr., Jn. Hickson, same, labr.; assaulting Jn. Rutt.
Reference: 599

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Indictments and presentments: Hen. Jn. Hickson as in 598; assaulting Robt. Swain.
Reference: 600

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Indictments and presentments: Hen. Jn. Hickson as in 598; assaulting Wm. Edwards, constable.
Reference: 601

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Indictments and presentments: Geo. Fuller, Kempston, labr.; theft of pig trough from Geo. Walker. Also Jas. Redman, same, labr.; for receiving the same.
Reference: 602

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Payne, Everton, labr., Wm. Payne, same, labr.; assaulting Jnthn. Lewin, constable.
Reference: 603

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Freeman, Renhold,, labr.; theft of salted beef, elder and cowslip wine from Geo. Read.
Reference: 604

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. Hipgrave, Shillington, labr.; theft of gun from Wm. Nutting.
Reference: 605

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Indictments and presentments: Ben. Jackson, Sandy, labr.; theft of rye and sack from Frances Henley Ongley, wid.
Reference: 606

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Indictments and presentments: Hen. Riley, Flitwick, labr.; poaching.
Reference: 607

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Indictments and presentments: Jas. France, Harlington, labr.; theft of ladder, foddering fork, foddering line, from Rich. Stone.
Reference: 608

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Indictments and presentments: Thos. Beard, Kempston, labr.; theft of oak plank from Wm. Moore.
Reference: 399

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Debtors: Papers relating to Jonas Lazarus of the City of London, silversmith and jeweller.
Reference: 401

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Debtors: Papers relating to Chas. Purser, Potton, plumber, glazier and painter.
Reference: 406

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Debtors: Papers relating to Wm. Field, Tinkers Hall Farm, near Luton.
Reference: 407

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Debtors: Papers relating to Jn. Sharp, late Paymaster and Lieutenant in the 2nd Surrey Regiment of Militia formerly of Guildford, Surrey and late of St. Neots, Hunts.
Reference: 76

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 14 prisoners.
Reference: 92

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Court orders: Hearing of the appeal against the rates of Wootton be respited to the next Sessions. (See 14).
Reference: 96

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 32 prisoners.
Reference: 100

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 12 prisoners.
Reference: 101

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 6 prisoners.
Reference: 106,107

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 15 prisoners.
Reference: 109

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 7 prisoners.
Reference: 115

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 2 prisoners.
Reference: 118

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 11 prisoners.
Reference: 119

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Court orders: Conviction and sentence of 8 prisoners.
Reference: 125

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Court orders: Mr. Millington having....reported that the expence of applying to the present Mill in the County Gaol and the old House of Correction, two tread wheels, of sufficient dimensions to employ 24 Men, with a relay of 4, will amount to about 250. It is ordered that such an addition...be immediately made....and the Visiting Justices are empowered to order that the tread wheels be made ... to admit of employment of a greater number if there shall be ... sufficient space for that purpose".
Reference: 620

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Court orders: Draft order "the Visiting Magistrates be empowered to engage a Journeyman Miller to be employed under the Superintendence controul of the Governor of the New House of Correction that they have Authority to purchase Corn to be ground dressed for Making bread for the supply of the prisons Assylum also to grind corn for private Individuals at a fixed rate to adopt any other Measure that may appear to be expedient for the Employment of the New Machinery".
Reference: 625

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Court orders: Draft order, conviction sentence of 2 prisoners.
Reference: 626

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Court orders: Draft order, for two "water closets"; one to each court. Magistrates to have private entrance.
Reference: 120

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Certificate of the court that Tim. Keech, Stevington, poulterer, has lost four houses by fire which will cost 150 to rebuild.
Reference: 123

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Recommendation, signed by magistrates of Barford, Stodden and Willey Hundreds that Geo. Allen, Harrold, be appointed Chief Constable of Willey, in place of Jn. Bithrey, who has resigned.
Reference: 124

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"Thursday 17 October, 1822. The Justices having taken into their Consideration the bills delivered by the Clerk of the Peace for professional business from 1798, (the date of his appointment to the office,) instruct the Chairman to inform the Clerk of the Peace that it is, in their opinion, incumbent upon him to state in writing to the Court, the reasons why so long a delay has taken place in the delivery of the Accounts. The Chairman is instructed to examine, with...other Justices.... the Accounts....to compare the same with the Vouchers....and to report to the Court the result of the examination. The Court directs the Treasurer to pay to the Clerk of the Peace five hundred pounds, on account of his professional charges, It is the opinion of the Court that, to avoid an additional burden upon the County, it will be expedient to pay the balance which may be found due to the Clerk of the Peace, by instalments..."
Reference: 403-4

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Certificates by Jn. Lee and Jas. Valentine of Barton as to the character of Geo. Low; "never was quarelsome nor did he ever use any bad language". See exams. 357.
Reference: 414
Covering dates: July 17

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Report of the Chaplain of the Gaol and Houses of Correction, G.H.Bowers. "I have much pleasure in being able to remark the present good effects of the Stepping-Mill in the New House of Correction, and of the New System of discipline generally, which has been introduced within the last Quarter. Whatever else may be the benefits arising from it, it certainly contributes very much to promote good discipline among the prisoners during the period of their confinement, and lessens considerably the difficulty which formerly existed of preserving regularity of behaviour. Whether it may be the means of repressing crime, and inducing habits of industry among those who are now wearied with its labour, we have not yet had experience enough to determine. All that can be said at present is, that for a time it subdues the mind fatigues the body without at all affecting the general health of the prisoners or in any way injuring their frame. In the last Quarter, as well as in the preceding one, there has been a greater number of prisoners in custody than was ever known in this County at this season of the year and some of these have been men whose habits and general characters are of the worst description. With the present means of employment however, it has not been found difficult to govern them, and they have all been for the most part submissive and peaceable: tho: I fear, little hope can be entertained of their effectual reformation. On the other side again there have been those imprisoned upon whose minds this discipline has in all appearance had a salutary effect; and we may trust, that in this place they have imbibed principles acquired habits which will make them good members of Society. It becomes me however to speak with great caution upon this subject, since the conduct of these men has come under my observation in a place only where they have had every incitement to do good, and little temptation to do evil. With regard to the religious and moral instruction of the prisoners, that plan has been adopted which interferes least with their laborious occupations. Every one is taught the Creed, the Lord's prayer, and the Ten commandments: and those who are more seriously disposed, and can read, are, at the recommendation of the Governor (which is founded upon his knowledge of their disposition and their marked good behaviour for a month) provided with books, short and easy catechisms, and encouraged to learn them, after working hours, and to repeat them publicly whenever they are prepared. There is Permitted not the least relaxation from hard labour for the purpose of learning these things; but whatever is done in this way, must be done when their hours for labour shall have expired. In the Old House of Correction, it is pleasing to state that there are several examples in which this method has been of great service .... There have of late been two or three instances in which convicts sentenced to imprisonment in the common gaol, who are both clothed and maintained at the expense of the County have refused to work, on the plea that they were not sentenced to hard labour; but happily, there was little difficulty in restoring order, and inducing them to return to their ordinary employments".
Reference: 609

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Certificate by Wm. Wilshere, Esq., J.P., that he has sent to the Court of King's Bench an indictment asked for in a writ. No person specified.
Reference: 610

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Letter from the Rev. Edw. Orlebar Smith, Aspley Guise. J. Milgate constable of Aspley will bring with the letter Wm. Pilgrim, same, suspected of stealing a watch of Dan. Sinfield. Pilgrim does not attempt any defence and considering him rather weak Smith did not encourage a confession. The reason he is sending the letter is the conduct of the owner of the watch, D. Sinfield, whom he has bound over in 40 to prosecute. He asks that an indictment should be made out against Sinfield "for compounding felony for high contempt by making the warrants he received from me a means to frighten Pilgrim into a compromise of the matter then giving up the said Warrants causing them to be destroyed - this, having been done after a caution from me that if he had the warrants he must go thro' with the business and also as I understood from his own confession, after he had shown the Warrants to Mr. Day of Woburn been told by him of the absolute necessity of taking them to the Constable of Aspley as directed abiding by the law of the land under penalty of fine imprisonment. In a case so notorious I consider myself bound to come forward to punish the offender....." The watch was stolen during dancing at the Greyhound Inn on New Year's day. "Sinfield once when dancing a reel had fallen back into Pilgrim's arms...but cd. not swear to [it] from his own recollection being somewhat intoxicated..." Later in the Swan Inn received back his watch and 30s. for "his trouble at my house (tho' I charged nothing for the warrants as I never do)...I trust you will think with me that it would be highly improper to pass over such a transaction - Sinfield has evidently made use of warrants to accomplish his own purposes then caused them to be destroyed .." "It is not my wish to punish Sinfield if it can be avoided with any further severity than may suffice to make him remember his improper conduct in this affair on account of his family but if I were to let him go quite unpunished the example might have a bad effect...." "P.S. if upon examination of the case you think the Probable punishment wd. be too severe upon an indictment found against him - could we let him stay in Prison till the Sessions then allow of his dismissal with reprimanding..." P.P.S. "Pilgrim is a loose character has been in Goal once or twice for poaching is also been used from a boy to pilfering" P.P.P.S. "I have the watch in my Possession".
Reference: 612

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Letter from Rev. Edw. Orlebar Smith asking that the case to be brought by Jn. Carling and his solicitor Mr. Day, Woburn, against Thos. Worster and Thos. Cooper should be put off until the next Assizes. There are three other young men implicated whom they hope to have in custody by then.
Reference: 613

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Letter from Thos. Adams, Flitton, regarding the case against Jn. Arnold and Jas. Stapleton for poaching. Arnold was inticed by Stapleton. Stapleton "his an old offender, in the poaching line...not a Farmer in Silsoe will employ James Stapleton scarcely for his Character his so bad and he ... has been to young lads, in the Field when they have been at work, to intice them away, and shewed them snares that he had in his hat, and pulld money out of his pocket, and informd. them if they would go with him they should never want for money for he never would work their, for sixpence a day...."
Reference: 614

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Letter accompanying bastardy certificates and ale-house recognizance from Anth. Ashfield, Leighton Buzzard.
Reference: 615

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Covering letter with certificate of bastardy, from W.B.Wroth, Eddlesborough, Dunstable.
Reference: 617

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Letter from Robt. Moore Thurleigh stating case of Robt. Favill "a very quiet peacable subject...." who is expecting to be summoned for assault, when in fact, he was only defending himself and refusing to give up his father's property.
Reference: 619

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Letter to the Chairman asking for an allowance of 3 to the constable of Milton, which he was out of pocket in prosecuting persons who obstructed him in the execution of his duty.
Reference: 626d,627

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Rough plans accompanying 626 (Court orders).
Reference: 651

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London Gazette, 1st Jan. 1822.
Reference: 653

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Northampton Mercury 5 January 1822 includes:- "John Kilburn, a person well known on the turf as a list seller, c. being at a town in Bedfordshire, and according to a turf phrase, quite broke down; it was in harvest time, the week before Richmond races, near which place he was born, and to arrive there in time he hit on the following expedient;- He applied to a blacksmith of his acquaintance to stamp on a padlock the words "Richmond Gaol", which, with the chain, was fixed to one of his legs, and he composedly went into a corn field to sleep. As he expected, he was soon apprehended, and taken before a Magistrate, who, after some deliberation, ordered two constables to guard him in a carriage to Richmond, no time being to be lost: - Kilburn saying he had not been tried, and hoping they would not let him lie till another assize. The constables on their arrival at the gaol, accosted the keeper with - "Sir, do you know this man?" "Yes, very well: it is Kilburn: I have known him many years." "We suppose that he has broken out of your gaol, as he has a chain and padlock on with your mark?". "A prisoner! I never heard any harm of him in my life". "Nor," says Kilburn, "have these gentlemen, Sir. They have been so good as to bring me out of Bedfordshire, and I will not give them any further trouble. I have got the key of the padlock, and I'll trouble them to unlock it; I thank them for their good usage." - The distance he thus travelled was about 170 miles".
Reference: 654

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Northampton Mercury, 22 Sept. 1822


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