The Western Times 09 Nov 1866 Collumpton Petty Sessions A Fowl Transaction John BOWLES William ROOKLEY

The Western Times; Exeter Friday 09 Nov 1866 Page 7



MONDAY. - Present – E. S. DREWE, Esq., Revs. J. P. SYDENHAM, and J. HUYSHE, G. W. MARKER, and – DREWE, Esqrs.

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John BOWLES, Kentisbeare, farmer, was charged with having five dead fowls in his possession, and not giving a satisfactory account of the same. John ROOKLEY, Kentisbeare, labourer, was charged with complicity. On Sunday morning, at half-past four, P.C. HOLWILL being on the “look-out” saw the prisoners on the highway. He stopped them, and on searching BOWLES found nets in one pocket and a chicken in the other; ROOKLEY had a net and four fowls. BOWLES said that he “picked them up on the road.” Remanded till Wednesday.

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