Ann Taylor and Edwin Abbot (Parish Records)

by Mike Pinchin @, Bedford, England, Sunday, December 01, 2019, 19:55 (1688 days ago) @ MPGriffiths

BNA Monmouthshire Beacon - Saturday 12 December 1857

James Burgum, otherwise Pitt, of Cinderford, laborer, was charged with having at Middle Ridge Inclosure, in the township of East Dean, on Tuesday, the Ist instant, unlawfully, wilfully, and maliciously, committed damage on certain property belonging to Her Majesty the Queen, by cutting a live lime tree growing in the said inclosure, and thereby doing damage to the amount of Is.—John Peal stated that he was employed under the Crown, and, on going from his work on the Ist instant, saw the defendant come out of the inclosure, and asked him where he had been. He said he had been cutting a stick. Witness told him that he had been cutting one of the lime trees.—Defendant admitted the offence, but said he did not know it was a lime tree, being rather dark at the time.—Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

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