The Taunton Courier, Bristol and Exeter Journal and Western Advertiser 8 Oct 1884 page 6
PETTY SESSIONS, Monday. - The jury lists from the various parishes were presented and signed. - Henry WOOD was charged with stealing six fowls, the property of Mrs. KERSLAKE, Halberton, Robert Wm. MANLEY, farmer, being charged with receiving the same; it was alleged that the fowls had been astray, and were put into a fowlhouse so that they might not interfere with the thatcher. Both defendants were fined £1 and costs. - Edward DARCH, Awliscombe, was fined 30s, Henry BEEDLE, Cullompton, 40s, and Henry ROOKLEY, Bradninch, 10s, for being drunk. - Wm. BROWN, Culmstock, was fined £1 for stealing a coulter clip, the property of John DENHAM, smith. - Wm. BURROWS, shepherd, Willand, was ordered to pay 9s 6d costs on a charge of keeping dog without a license, he having now no sheep to tend. - James BATTEN and James FARE, grocers, Cullompton, and Richard STEEVENS, Willand, were fined for having unjust weights. - Henry BULLY, Chas. TREVELYAN, Samuel WRIGHT, of Burlescombe, and William BENNETT, of Uffculme, were fined for riding without reins. - Mary HART, Cullompton, caused a scene in court during the hearing of a charge of stealing a fowl, for which she was fined 15s.
SUICIDE. - On Tuesday morning James SALWAY, a thatcher belonging to Curry Rivel, was found hanging from a beam in a stall near his residence. At the inquest a verdict that deceased hanged himself while temporarily insane was returned.
NAILSBOURNE “ROVERS” CLUB. - On Tuesday evening last the members of this club had an enjoyable run to Bishop's Lydeard. They started from their headquarters at Nailsbourne at eight o'clock, proceeding through Fitzroy, and returning by way of Yarford, the roads being in capital condition. Mr T. HURMAN was “pacemaker,” and Mr. C. PUGSLEY “whipper-in.” The return journey was completed about nine o'clock.
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