Wedmore Genealogy Pages

WELLS JOURNAL 1873/11/13

MAGIC MAN WEDMORE.
IGNORANCE AND CREDULITY.

Is education at a standstill in Wedmore?
A Clergyman walking out on Saturday last came up with a labourer, the father of a large family. He was asked by the pastor if he and the children were well?
"Yes better now", replied the civil man.
"Have they been ill?"
"Yes", said he, "one daughter especially, for whom I applied to four doctors, neither of whom could do the least good, but she got worse and worse under their treatment. At length I went to the Magic Man at Highbridge; him (I) paid for a charm, which she was to wear,- and some medicine for her to take. The first night I used these remedies from the Magic Man, the cottage was turned upside down; the plates did rattle, the trenchers did tumble down, the cups jumped over the saucers and it seemed as if the old Gentleman was quite angry to be turned out by my girl,- who, the Magic Man said was overlooked. The second night was as bad; but the day after things began to get quiet, and my daughter was getting better: she is now nearly as well as ever she was."

Is education wanted at Wedmore? Let the above answer.
No School Board; no effort to build schools? Is the old proverb true that Wedmore is always half a century behind other places? We are sorry Theale school is closed, the Government insisting on a certificated teacher, and the inhabitants of that favoured village unwilling to join in helping to support the school,- a School Board at last will be the burden of the ratepayers.

 

WELLS JOURNAL 1873/12/25

POPLE WEDMORE FAMILY QUARREL AT COCKLAKE.
James Pople was charged with assaulting his brother John Pople, a cripple, at Wedmore on 10th December

Complainant said he was brother of defendant, and they lived at Cocklake in the same house with their mother.
On the 13th inst. he, defendant, and their mother were at home. About one o'clock he was sitting on the settle, when James came in, and threatened to beat him with a serving rope. He did not know why. Their mother stepped between them to prevent the defendant striking him. He then raised his fist to strike him, but his mother prevented him. He then said if he could do nothing else, he would step on his feet and hit some skin off, and he did so.

Hanah Pople, mother of the disputants, said complainant was always whistling and singing in the house when he was home, and to aggravate them he was in the habit of spitting in the boiler when they took up the potatoes. (Dirty fellow.) As soon as he had put down his knife and fork on the day named he began to whistle, and to "wish wishes". She desired him to leave off, but he would not, and said he should whistle and sing as long as he'd a mind to. Defendant then came into the room with a serving halter, and threatened to lay it about the complainant if he did not give over, upon which the complainant told him to "strike un", and witness stepped in and prevented complainant coming in violent contact with the halter, but she did not see defendant offer to strike him with his fist, nor tread on his feet, that was done while she turned round.

The Magistrates told the brothers if they again came before them under similar circumstances, they should bind them over to keep the peace. The case was a trumpary one and would be dismissed.

Note:
John Pople was 30 years (b1843,d1918)
James was 19 years (b1854)
and mother Hannah was 52 years (b1821,d1906).
At this time they lived at Dungeon Farm.

 

Wells Journal 17 July 1869

Pople-Puddy

Petty Sessions Monday (Before T.T.Knyfton, J.Wollen and C.Edwards Esq., Col. Luttrell and Major Law.)

George Pople of Wedmore, farmer, was summons by George Puddy, of the same place, dealer, for an assault on th 5th instant.
The Bench in dismissing the charge, said it was a trumpary case.

 

Wells Journal 1890/1/30

WEBBER

Axbridge Petty Sessions, Monday.

THREATENING LANGUAGE.

John Webber, inn keeper of Wedmore, was summoned for using threatening language towards P.C. Pitman, on the 15th January.
Mr. Webster appeared with the defendant.

P.C. Pitman said on 15th inst. about 8.30 p.m., he saw a horse and cart standing near the defendant's house at Crickham. It was very dark and the trap standing in the road was a source of danger. He went onto the defendant's premises and found the owner, who came out and drove home at the witnesses request. Defendant then came out and said "Can't a man leave his cart out here for a few minutes without your &@*% interference," and threatened to smash his &*@% brains out. He continued abusing the witness for 15 minutes, until he became quite hoarse. He was afraid that the defendant would do him some bodily injury.

After Mr. Webster had addressed the Bench on behalf of his client, defendant was sworn and gave a complete denial of the complainant's story. Pitman accused him of being drunk, and defendant then admitted that he said "Come, you silly &*@% and let us go to Sgt. Green".

Thomas Webber of Cocklake heard Pitman accuse the defendant of being drunk, and say if he didn't go indoors he should summon him.

P.C. Pitman, in answer to the Bench, said that the witness Webber was not present.

Webber said he was standing in the shade, so that Pitman could not have seen him.

Defendant was bound over in 10 to keep the peace for six months.

Notes:
John Webber was the publican at the King's Arms, Crickham.
He was the brother of Thomas Webber who lived at Cocklake Farm.

 

Wells Journal 1869/7/17

POPLE/PUDDY

Axbridge Petty Sessions, Monday.(Before J. T. Knyfton, J. Wollen and C. Edwards Esq. Col. Luttrell and Major Law.)

George Pople of Wedmore, farmer, was summons by George Puddy, of the same place, dealer, for an assault on the fifth instant. The Bench in dismissing the charge, said it was a trumpary case.

 

WELLS JOURNAL 1851/08/23

FIELD & ULFORD WEDMORE.

On Friday the 15th. inst. Edward Field and Charles Mulford, were committed by John Barrow and John Bolton Thwaites Esquires, to take their trials at the next sessions on the charge of stealing a horse belonging to William Lee of Mark, farmer.

 

WELLS JOURNAL 1852/09/11

WORKHOUSE (Suicide )

AXBRIDGE

On Tuesday last, a person named Redding, the widow of an industrious shoemaker, applied to the Board of Guardians of the Axbridge Union for outdoor relief, which was refused; on her return home to Allerton in the evening, she complained of being tired and while the family were preparing her supper, she left the house; not returning, a search was made, when her body was found in the well, no doubt by her own act, as her legs were tied together by a leather strap formerly used by her husband as an apron string, and she had expressed to a neighbour on whom she called, her determination to destroy herself.

 

TAUNTON COURIER 29th. March 1843

TURNPIKE RIOTS

Rioting.- In consequence of an alteration in the line of the road leading from Wells through Wedmore to the railway station at Highbridge several toll gates have been erected, which appear to have given great umbrage to the inhabitants of those localities. In the course of the last week, nightly parties have assembled in great numbers, with faces blackened &c. and whilst some watched the approaches others proceeded to demolish the gates with the toll houses attached. In this manner one in the parish of Mark, and another at Wedmore have been destroyed. On Friday night, another toll gate, erected a few years since on a new piece of road between Cheddar and Wedmore, was in the same manner entirely destroyed. It does not appear that any other description of property has been in the slightest degree injured.

 

WESTON-SUPER-MARE GAZETTE 11 February 1865

TROTTING MATCH

This match which has excited much attention in sporting circles during the past fortnight came off on Monday on the Cheddar Road between Hythe Bow and Cocklake, near Wedmore and attracted nearly 2000 spectators.

The prize to be contested for was a 15 guinea cup obtained by voluntary subscriptions from gentlemen in the neighbourhood of Cheddar.

Messrs Pennington and Champeny giving their services as stewards, and Mr. Pavey as secretary.

There were seven entries -
Mr. James Court's (Nyland) black mare "Lady Glide",
Mr. George Keele's (Cheddar) brown Mare "Black Bess",
Mr. J. Tabor's (West Kennard) bright bay mare "Polly",
Mr. C. Richardson's (Red Post, Dunkerton) bay mare "Dunkerton Lass",
Mr. C. Cole's (Old Down) brown horse "Napier",
Mr A. Dibble's (Banwell) brown mare "Maid of All Work",
Mr. Heal's (Dimware) bay mare "Polly".

It was agreed that the match should be run in heats all the horses running in each heat until the deciding heat.
The stewards Messrs Pennington and Champeny officiated as umpires, unfortunately no one was placed at the winning post and this gave rise to considerable disagreement.

One o'clock was the starting time and six of the horses came into the field, Mr. Richardson's mare "Dunkerton Lass" having turned off lame on the morning of the contest.

In the first heat Mr. Court's mare went off with a clear lead and made play for about one and a half miles but she broke and having consequently to turn she dropped behind and the following was the order they came in for the first heat:
1. Mr. Heal's "Polly",
2. Mr. Tabor's "Polly",
3. Mr. Court's "Lady Glide",
4. Mr. Cole's "Napier",

Owing to its being catch weights "Napier" who carried more than the others did not come up to the expectations that had been formed of him and it was evident that the match lay between the first three horses, Mr. Heal's horse having come in two lengths ahead of the rest although Mr. Keel's horse "Brown Bess" was doing well.

Second Heat-
1. Mr. Court's "Lady Glide"
2. Mr. Tabor's "Polly",
3. Mr. Keel's "Brown Bess",
4. Mr. Heal's "Polly".

Mr. Keel's mare lead for some time but she broke and was disqualified for the place she would have otherwise held. The match now lay between Mr. Heal's "Polly" and Mr. Court's black mare and a most exciting race ensued the horses running neck and neck almost the whole of the distance. At the finish they were exceedingly close and owing to a number of persons on horseback riding immediately before and after them, it was found most difficult to arrive at a decision but on the field the stewards announced in favour of Mr. Court's mare. Many believed it was a dead heat whilst others affirmed that the Bridgewater horse had won. It was ultimately decided at the dinner which followed that Mr. Court should take the cup and divide its value with Mr. Heal.

In the steeple chase which was between an ordinary working horse of Mr. Ham and a hunter of Mr. Keel's (the distance being a quarter mile) the hunter cleared the first hedge well but the stirrup strap breaking he swerved round and although well and pluckily ridden he refused the ditch into which he afterwards came to grief with his rider, Mr. Ham's horse of course winning.

After the sport about fifty gentlemen interested in it sat down to a capital dinner supplied by Mrs. Timewell at the Bath Arms, Cheddar.

 

Weston Gazette 1854 7 29

Crime

Ill treatment of child

Wedmore

Binning

Man and wife called Binning of Blakeway Heath summoned for beating and starving a child. Step-father sent to prison for 6 months hard labour. Axbridge sessions before Knyfton, Emery and Woollen.

 

Weston Gazette 1855 9 29

Crime

Bastardy

Wedmore

Ann Larder Robert Sweet

An affiliation case which was adjourned.

 

Weston Gazette 1856 1 19

Death Accident

Wedmore

Mr Harvey, Mr Court

Grandchild of Mr Harvey a respectable cheese and corn dealer of Blackford was given embrocation in mistake for medicine by servant. Son of Mr Court of Zoyland. Messrs Phippen and Ford, surgeions of Wedmore and Blckford wrre promptly in attendance but their skill was unavailing. Inquest to be held.

 

Weston Gazette 1856 3 8

Coroner Inquest

Wedmore

Burges Fry, Richard Ash

Richard Ash of the East Turfmoor, Wedmore parish, aged 71. A man of weak minnd, had 20 per year to live on and generally spent his time in beerhouses doing no work. After drinking 2 or 3 pints of beer on the 2 March was siezed with a fit and died instantly. Verdict - died of an epileptic fit accelerated by liquor.

 

Weston Gazette 1857 1 24

Leisure Reading Society

Wedmore

Mr Tonkin, Mr Andrews

Meeting of the Wedmore Reading Society met for a lecture on "Steam in its vaious applications to Mechanics", highly interesting talk by Mr Tonkin of Wedmore.
Vocal and instrumental music under the direction of Mr Andrews of Bridgwater.
Mr Stacy showed his sewing machine.
Two hundred people of the agricultural class.

 

Weston Gazette 1857 1 31

Crime Assault

Wedmore

George Higgs PC

Ross Higgs of Bagley charged wih assaulting PC Ross at Wedmore. Ross went to house of Robert Bridle, unlicensed beer house keepeer or what is called a German shop.
Fined 1 including costs

 

Weston Gazette 1857 2 21

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Giles Davis, Mary Willis

Giles Davis assaulted Mary Willis of Wedmore and Henry Duckett assaulted Thomas Crossman of Wedmore.
Jesse Evans sued by uncle for breaking windows.
Axbridge petty sessions - nearly all cases of assault - some had to settle their differences out of court

 

Weston Gazette 1857 4 25

Crime Stealing

Wedmore

William Ganfield James Reed
At Weston-s-Mare petty sessions.

Ganfield a ticket of leave man, was charged with stealing at Wedmore a piece of timber, property of his master Mr James Reed builder of Axbridge.
It appeared that a lot of tools and timber had been stolen at different times recently from the buildings in progress at Wedmore and one piece which Reed was prepared to identify was found in the possession of the prisoner.
Committed for trial.

 

Weston Gazette 1857 5 30

Religion Baptist

Wedmore

Mr. W. Clarke, H. O. Wills

Laying foundation stone of new baptist chapel in Wedmore. Old building 2 or three centuries old but now almost dangerous.
Stone laid by Mr Clarke, rained so service conducted in the old chapel where H. O. Wills and Rev. J. G. Pratt of Bristol addressed the assembly.
2 to 3 hundred sat down to tea in a tent.
Rev. Price also present.

 

Weston Gazette 1857 9 19

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Edwin Day, Napthalin Webber

Edwin Day of neighbourhood of Wedmore summoned for selling beer without a licence.
Fined 5 plus costs.
Also Joseph Gamblin of East Brent, Napthalin Webber of Theale, and Mary Ann Davis. Superintendant Deggan had ordered several policemen to go in plain clothes for the work of detection. Jonathan Davis of Wedmore parish summoned for keeping house open for the sale beer after hours fined ten shillings plus costs. Sandy Sweet near Wedmore fined forty shillings for same offence.
Magistrates at the Axbridge petty sessions were Knyfton, Wollen, Daubeny and Ricketts

 

Weston Gazette 1857 11 21

Crime Manslaughter

Wedmore

Samuel Indoe, George Adams

Indoe, a Sunday school teacher struck 8 year old George Adams causing his death. Indoe charged with manslaughter.

 

Weston Gazette 1858 4 17

Law Debt

Wedmore

Sandy Sweet, John Stone Wall

Sweet took Wall to the Axbridge County Court for non payment of a sum owed. Wall drunk for several days. Magistrates disgusted Ronkish

 

Weston Gazette 1858 5 1

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Noble George Dowling

Dowling, James Harding, George Tilley fighting in "the village" - Wedmore? Sergeant Noble tried to separate them
Axbridge Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1858 7 3

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Noble Joanna Giles Some local names, PC Jenkins.

Joanna Giles of Wedmore charged by Sergeant Noble of Wedmore for selling beer out of hours. Fined 1 including costs

 

Weston Gazette 1858 7 17

Crime Assault

Wedmore

John B Wall Sarah Puddy

Sarah Puddy summonsed Wall for assault. Elizabeth her daughter corroborated her evidence.
Mary Ann Puddy witness. Wall threatened his wife and mother in law with an axe.
Higgins the surgeon - medical evidence.
Millard for plaintiff and Bailey for defendant. Job Larder for defendant.
Emery cross-examined. Charlotte Lader and Henry Stride for defence.
Axbridge Petty Sessions. Magistrates - Knyfton, Wollen, Emery and Luttrell

 

Weston Gazette 1858 8 14

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Ann Bishop Thomas Parsons

Bishop and Parsons summoned by Deggan for selling beer and cider without licence.
Bench determined to put a stop to this.
Highest penalty. 5 each plus costs. Excise will probably fine them 20.
Axbridge Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1859 1 15

Axbridge Union Board of Guardians

Axbridge

Mr. Martin, Mr. Hitchins

Excited election for new surgeon. Mr Martin received 16 votes and Mr Hitchins of Wedmore polled 15 votes.

 

Weston Gazette 1859 1 22

Religion Sunday School

Axbridge

Rev. Johns

Anniversary of Wesleyan Methodist Society Sunday school. Rev Johns of Heal, near Manchester preached to a crowded congregation in the afternoon and evening.
Several parties assembled from adjacent villages and at 5:00 pm a comfortable tea was provided for them. The service terminated at 8.00 pm

At Axbridge on 12 January, Mr Isaac Durston of the Borough, Wedmore married Miss Hill, late of Bridgwater.

 

Weston Gazette 1859 1 29

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Isaac Beal, Ann Redman

Beal and Redman stole 32 pounds of meat from their master Mr Charles Champyne of Mudgly.
Three months hard labour in Shepton Mallet gaol.
William Stone fined for being drunk and disorderly in Wedmore.

 

Weston Gazette 1859 3 5

Crime Regulatory

Wedmore

William Curtis, Alfred Woodey

Curtis, publican of Wedmore, summoned by Woodey, recruiting sergeant, for refusing a billet which he had presented to him and which he had received from a police constable of Wedmore.
Bench said it was a serious offence, penalty was 40 shillings but asked if the sergeant could settle the case. He said he dared not do so without consulting his officer.
Adjourned till next petty sessions so he could confer and possibly withdraw the case.

 

Weston Gazette 1849 4

Crime Assault

Burnham

Mr. B. T. Allen, Robert Ducket

Mr. Allen, solicitor, charged Ducket of Wedmore for using violent threats and gestures towards him tending to cause a breach of the peace.
Bound over to keep the peace for 20 and one surety of 10

 

Weston Gazette 1859 10 1

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Deggan, George Haggs

Haggs summoned by Deggan for selling cider without a licence. Fined 7.10s.

Henry Ridge, Robert Wall, Robert Ward, James Cousins and George Mapstone all of Wedmore fined 9s.6d. for being drunk.

Charles Chapman, John Field, George Burnett, Septimus Warren, trespassing in search of game. Case dismissed.

Henry Hewlett ordered to pay 2s6d per week to maintain illegitimate child of Harriet Pain.

Item on recollections of French revolution.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 1 28

Coroner Inquest

Wedmore

John Leigh

Inquest on female child of John Leigh of tthe turf moor, interred as stillborn although lived some hours. Natural death. No medical man present, surrounded by floods, boat only available. No desire to violate the law.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 2 18

Crime Disorderly Conduct

Wedmore

James Harding Fined 1 costs of 14 days in prison

 

Weston Gazette 1860 2 18

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Robert Ward, Elizabeth Mapstone

Ward was summoned by Elizabeth Mapstone, John Harding and Richard Tedball for assaulting and beating the several complainants. Fined 10 shillings plus costs in each case or 1 month in prison.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 2 25

Crime Assault

Wedmore

George Wall John Wilkins

George Wall, John Wilkins, George Read and Samson Ganter, four Wedmore "roughs" were charged with ill-using and beating George Andrews (who keeps a cider shop in the turf moor) and his son.
From the evidence it appeared Wilkins and Read were the most desperate of the party and fined ten shillings each plus costs or 1 month in prison.
Wall fined 5 shillings plus costs.
Ganter's case dismissed.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 6 30

Crime Excise

Wedmore

William Raines, Ann Noble

Raines, farmer, Wedmore, summonsed by Deggan for selling 2 quarts of cider unlicensed.
Ann Noble wife of Sergeant Noble of Wedmore proved the case.
Fined 2 plus costs.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 6 30

Transport Highway

Wedmore

John Banwell, James Bunn

Banwell summoned by Bunn for refusing to repair the highway through Wedmore.
Magistrates dismissed the case - the land was not a highway.
John Banwell summoned by Stephen Champney for similar offence.
Dismissed

 

Weston Gazette 1860 7 28

Crime Exposure

Wedmore

Hannah Wall

Drunk and disorderly and exposing her person with intent to insult a female - 3 weeks hard labour

 

Weston Gazette 1860 9 1

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Sandy Sweet Fined 40 shillings plus costs for selling beer during prohibited hours on Sunday

 

Weston Gazette 1860 9 1

Crime Maiming

Wedmore

George Sparks, Benjamin Ham

Sparks, 20, labourer brought up by Sergeant Noble oof Wedmore, charged by Benjamin Ham with maliciously killing horse. Mr Brown saw the accccused on the horse. Mr Barrow the vetinary surgeon said the horse died of paralysis caused by copious bleeding.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 9 8

Law Licensing

Axbridge

Licence at Axbridge Petty Sessions for the Trotting Horse at Crickham

 

Weston Gazette 1860 10 13

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Jane Tucker Charged with stealing several articles of clothing to appear for trial at Wells QS

 

Weston Gazette 1860 10 27

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Thomas Fear, Mr. Elms

Fear, beerhouse keeper summoned by Superintendant Elms for opening at 11:00 pm. Would not open the door to the police.
Fined ten shillings plus costs. Friends had been to a fair at South Brent.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 12 15

Transport Accident

Axbridge

Mr Jewell

Reuben Norris, a waggoner of Wedmore, in employ of Mr Jewell died when the vehicle he was driving was upset into a pool by the roadside and some heavy iron which was among the goods falling on him, he was drowned.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 12 15

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Thomas Spencer, John Dando

Spencer, George Martin, Edward Polsford and Edward Stickland all of Wedmore summoned by John Dando, painter and glazier, for receiving stolen goods, his property.
Bound to appear at next QS.
More details, Axbridge Petty Sessions.

 

Weston Gazette 1860 12 15

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Thomas Rogers, PC Noble

Rogers fined 3 for assaulting Noble. Unable to pay so 1 month hard labour in prison.
Axbridge Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1860 12 29

Crime Theft

Wedmore

George Latcham, Thomas Vowles

Latcham summoned by Vowles haywarden for Wedmore, for breaking the lock of the parish pound and rescuing 2 horses which had been lawfully impounded.
Witness proved the case.
Fined 5 shillings and 5/6 costs Axbridge Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1861 1 6

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Thomas Spencer, George Martin

Spencer, Martin were indicted for having received a quantity of paint knowing it to have been stolen, the property of John Dando. Sentenced to 4 months hard labour each.
John Pulsford was acquitted of stealing the paint from his master John Dando

 

Weston Gazette 1861 1 12

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Richard Lessey, John Dando

Dando applied for discharge from his apprenticeship of Lessey because Lessey had misconductted himself by stealing certain paints etc and sold the same to parties of Wedmore now in gaol.
Indentures cancelled by the magistrates.

 

Weston Gazette 1861 2 2

Crime Excise

Wedmore

Eliza Willis, Richard Pook, James Bunn

Willis, Pook and James Bunn of Wedmore summoned by James Luke excise officer for selling cider without license. James Squires esq. supervisor of Bridgwater conducted the prosecution.
Proved.
Fined commissioners and Mr Palmer from taking sand from the shore fronting the Uphill road

 

Weston Gazette 1861 2 2

Crime Assault

Wedmore

William Counsell, Charles Gane

Counsell charged for assault on Mr Gane, fined 40 shillings and in default of payment committed to 2 months hard labour

 

Weston Gazette 1861 2 2

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Benjamin Ware, James Culverwell

Ware charged with stealing timber worth 2 shillings from Culverwell. Case dismissed, evidence insufficient

 

Weston Gazette 1861 2 16

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Sandy Sweet, John B. Wall

Wall and Sweet charged by John Barnett an old man for assault. Fined 1 each plus 4/6 costs

 

Weston Gazette 1861 2 23

Leisure Music

Wedmore

Fanny Young, Mr. Edwards

Vocal and instrumental concert in Wedmore by members of the 6th Somerset Rifle Corps Band.
Miss Fanny Young of the Bristol Concerts and Mr Edwards, Professor of the Pianoforte, of Wedmore and other performers.
Colonel Luttrell was the patron.

 

Weston Gazette 1861 3 23

Crime Assault

Wedmore

Edward Parsons, Robert Sweet

Parsons indicted for cutting and wounding Robert Sweet (a farmer of Mark) at Wedmore.
R A Kinglake, magistrate. Mr Bailey prosecuted, Mr H T Cole defended. Mr Wall, witness.
Jury found him not guilty. Judge thought this was strange.

 

Weston Gazette 1861 3 23

Crime Impounding

Wedmore

Pople, Watts

Action between Pople and Watts both farmers over an impounded mare.
Settled out of court on Judges advice

 

Weston Gazette 1861 3 30

Crime Regulatory

Wedmore

Mark Latcham, Sandy Sweet

Latcham, Sweet, Henry Pym, James Higgs, George Andrews summoned by Mr Elms, inspector of weights and measures for having unjust and deficient measures.
The inspector siezed several glasses but the bench thought the Act in that case in that particular place did not apply.
All fined Axbridge Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1861 3 30

Crime Assault

Wedmore

John B. Wall, Rebecca Miles

Wall of Wedmore was committed for 2 months hard labour at Shepton Mallet and afterwards ordered to find sureties for good behaviour for 6 months for an assault on Rebecca Miles the wife of a tinman, whose only offence was that she brought a repaired teapot to his wife. He met her at the door and "without any how do you do?" he knocked her down

 

Weston Gazette 1861 5 18

Employment Apprenticeship

Wedmore

John Stone, Clement Champeney

Stone charged for leaving the service of his master Mr Champeney of Wedmore ordered to be discharged from his service and wages forfeit

 

Weston Gazette 1861 4 27

Crime Indecent Assault

Wedmore

Edward Isgar, Louisa Collins

Isgar summoned by Collins for indecent assault.
The complainant and her two wittnesses were the most ignorant trio the parish of Wedmore ever "raised". The manner in which they gave evidence will be better imagined than described.
Mr Millard appeared for the defendant and called several witnesses to prove that "Ted wur not the man" as he had spent the day from 2 pm to 11:30 pm in company with Miss Evans his sweetheart at Heath-House.
Case dismissed.

 

Weston Gazette 1861 6 22

Crime Theft

Crickham

Joseph Dean, Thomas Miles

Dean was related to Miles wife and had been staying a few days. etc. PC George Bishop no. 20 found Dean at a lodging house at Cross. Committed for trial Weston-s-Mare Petty Sessions

 

Weston Gazette 1861 11 30

Crime Drunk Disorderly

Wedmore

Edwin Burn, Ann Parker

Parker, beerhouse keeper, charged Burn with being drunk and disorderly in her house

 

Weston Gazette Weston Gazette 1862 8 30

Leisure Harvest Home

Clewer

Harvest home held on Clewer Hill.
Wedmore juvenile fife and drum band played

 

Weston Gazette 1862 10 4

Leisure Music

Wedmore

Miss Hancock, J. Hancock Esq.

Editorial on the distress in the north.

Opening of new organ at Wedmore in this usually quiet village. Miss Hancock, daughter of J Hancock Esq, to be organist

 

Weston Gazette 1863 5 30

Crime Manslaughter

Wedmore

Mr John Emery, Richard Redmond

Emery, aged 46 farmer at Sand, died but not known if Redmond caused death.
Witness Sarah Emery wife - intoxicated.
Prisoner taken too Axbridge lockup

 

Weston Gazette 1863 7 4

Crime Theft

Wedmore

Hannah Wall, Lessi Spratt

Wall, on bail, indicted for stealing 12/6 on 26 May property of Spratt of Wedmore.
5 months hard labour.
Mid summer sessions. Chief Constable's report

 

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