Quarter Sessions Convictions 1855 -1861

Quarter Sessions convictions 1855 – 1861 2016-10-25T14:26:34+00:00

Name & Date

Charge, verdict & sentence

Personal

Walter Royle

1855 March 31st

Feloniously stealing at Great Badminton on 29th March 1855 about 28lb weight of hay, the property of Charles James Davies.

Acquitted – discharged April 2nd 1855 by order of the court.

Thornbury tinker aged 18. Height 5ft 9.25 inches, black hair, brown eyes, oval face & sallow complexion & burn inside the knees.  Native of Thornbury, single, goes about grinding tinker which he has done thereabouts for 12 months. Religion – Church.

Caroline Fry

1855 January 2nd

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 28th December 1854 one pair of boots, the property of James Roberts.

Guilty – sentenced to 2 calendar months hard labour in the penitentiary.  Term expired 1st March 1855.

Thornbury servant aged 17 years. Height 5ft 3 inches, light brown hair, dark brown eyes, oval face with brown complexion with a cut on left of chin, several burns on left arm.   Native of Thornbury, single has been working at farmer Handy’s at Shipperdine for 3 months and before that at farmer ? Morton 3.5 years. Religion – Church. Conduct – orderly.

Charles Exell

1855 January 9th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 3rd January 1855 75lb weight of coal the property of John Powell.

20th March 1855 Pleaded guilty and sentenced to 3 weeks hard labour at Horsley.  Released March 29th by order of court.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 22.  Height 5ft 5.25 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, oval face and dark complexion with cut on right temple, mole on each breast and a burn on back of left shoulder.  Native of Thornbury, father works for Mr John Bletchley, he has been working for W. Maclean of same place 12 months.  Religion – Church.  Conduct – orderly.

Mary Ann Cole

1855 February 23rd

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 13th February 1855 one toy truck and on 20th February 1855 one box containing five rings the property of Ann Wilshen & Sophia Wilshen

Pleaded guilty of larceny and sentenced to 2 months hard labour in the penitentiary.  Term expired 19th May 1855

Thornbury bootcloser aged 18 height 5ft 6 inches, black hair, dark eyes, oval face and light complexion with pockmarked dark streaks on both hands and dark wart on right arm.  Native of Hanham, has been working for Mr Roberts of Thornbury 12 months before that … Religion – Wesleyan. Conduct orderly.

Stephen Pegler

1855 March 31st

Stealing a purse and a sovereign from the person of Benjamin Lyes on 8th February 1855.

Sentenced on 30th March 1855 to 3 months hard labour in the House of Correction. Term expired June 29th 1855.

Thornbury aged 24 height 5ft 4.75 inches, brown hair, blue eyes, thin face and fresh complexion with a cut in bend of left arm.   Native of Thornbury, married with 1 child and has been working at Eastwood draining but does not know who for although for 2 years. Religion – Church.  Conduct – orderly

Hugh Parnell

1855 May 12th

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 9th May 1855 from the person of Solomon Morgan 2 sovereigns and one half sovereign, 3 half crowns, his property.

On 3rd July 1855 pleaded guilty of stealing and sentenced to 6 calendar months in penitentiary. Term expired 2nd January 1856.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 23. Height 5ft 2.5 inches, dark brown hair, grey eyes, oval face and fresh complexion with burns on right arm and back of right shoulder.  Native of Thornbury, single, has been working for his father who is a carpenter for many years also farmer Morgan. Religion – Baptist. Conduct – orderly.

Charles Exell

1856 July 1st

Feloniously stealing at Thornbury on 25th June 1855 a scythe the property of George Taylor.

Guilty of larceny after a previous conviction and sentenced to 4 calendar months hard labour in penitentiary. Term expired 2nd November 1855.

Thornbury labourer aged 22. Height 5ft 5.5 inches, black hair, dark hazel eyes, oval face, sallow complexion and small excrescences on left shoulder blade, mole near right arm pit and on left ribs.  Native of Thornbury, single, has been working for Mr Robert Screen a farmer for 2 months and before that here. Religion – church. Conduct – orderly.

William Hollister

1858 October 13th

Feloniously stabbing and wounding one Joseph Gough with the intent to maim and disfigure or to do grievous bodily harm at Thornbury on 3rd October 1858.

Guilty of unlawfully wounding and sentenced to 3 calendar months. Term expired March 7th 1859.

Thornbury labourer aged 63. Height 5ft 3.75 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, long face and fresh complexion with wart over right eye, fractured nose, little finger left hand contracted.  Native of Thornbury, widower with 6 children, has been digging potatoes for Mr Burchell 1 week before that nothing to do. Religion – Church. Conduct – orderly.

Orlando Walker

1858 August 31st

Maliciously setting fire to 2 stacks of corn the property of Richard Scarlett at Thornbury on the 30th August 1858.

On 8th December 1858 guilty of arson stack and sentenced to 7 calendar months hard labour in penitentiary. Term expired 7th July 1859.

Thornbury tailor aged 25. Height 5ft 5 inches, light brown hair, hazel eyes, oval face, fresh complexion with lame right leg and walks with a crutch.  Native of Thornbury, single, has been working for Mr Mason as ? 4 days before that for Mr Sturge of Thornbury 10 months. Church – Wesleyan.

Francis Garland

1859 February 12th

Feloniously assaulting and robbing James Allen (?) of the sum of £1.18.0d and a purse the property of the said James Allen at Thornbury on 9th February 1859.

On 30th March 1859 – No Bill. Discharged 31st March 1859 by order of court.

Thornbury glazier aged 40. Height 5ft 5.75 inches, dark hair, brown eyes, oval face and dark complexion with stout made and nearly bald with mole back of right shoulder.  Native of Fishponds near Bristol, married with one child, has been working for himself at Thornbury 4 years. Religion – Church. Conduct – orderly.

Aaron Gough

1859 February 12th

Feloniously assaulting and robbing James Allen (?) of the sum of £1.18.0d and a purse the property of the said James Allen at Thornbury on 9th February 1859.

On 30th March 1859 – No Bill. Discharged 31st March 1859 by order of court.  Read more

Thornbury labourer aged 25. Height 5ft 3 inches, curly dark brown hair, grey eyes, oval face and fresh complexion.  Native of Thornbury, single, has been working for Mr Champion the last 2 years also Mr Grove. Religion – Church. Conduct – orderly.

Jeremiah Liddiatt

1859 September 13th

Stealing 4 pigs the property of James and Charles Anstey at Thornbury on 1st September 1859.

On October 19th 1859 pleased guilty and sentenced to 3 calendar months hard labour in penitentiary. Term expired 11th January 1860.

Thornbury labourer aged 24. Height 5ft 8.5 inches brown hair, hazel eyes, long face and sallow complexion with scar over right eye and on right shin, cut on each forefinger and back of each hand.  Native of Thornbury, married no children, has been working for 6 weeks for Joseph Staley of Morton and Till two months. Religion – Church. Conduct – orderly.

Hugh Parnell

1860 June 27th

Stealing 19 shillings the monies of Daniel Hicks at Thornbury on 22nd June 1860.

On July 5th 1860 pleaded guilty to stealing from the person and sentenced to 6 calendar months hard labour in penitentiary. Term expired January 4th 1861.

Thornbury labourer aged 28. Height 5ft 2.75 inches, dark hair, grey eyes, oval face and fresh complexion.  Native of Thornbury, single has been working for Mr James Morgan farmer of Shipperdine for 5 weeks before that jobbing. Conduct – orderly. Previous 1855 stealing from the person of Solomon Morgan 2 sovereigns, half a sovereign and 3 half crowns and sentenced to 6 months in penitentiary.

Thomas Stinchcombe

1860 November 8

Stealing 4 scarves, one cap, one shirt and other articles the property of John Williams at Thornbury on 5th November 1860.

January 2 1861 pleaded guilty to larceny from his master. Sentenced – one calendar month hard labour. Term expired 1st February 1861.

Thornbury labourer aged 12.  4ft 6.5 inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, oval face, sallow complexion.  Scar centre of forehead and large cut right eye.  Native of Thornbury, father and mother lives at Crossways near Thornbury, father works for Mr Salmon a surgeon. Religion – Independent. Conduct – indifferent.

Thomas Stinchcombe

1861 27th March

Stealing one sovereign the property of George Harwood at Thornbury on the 23rd of March 1861.

2nd April 1861 found guilty of larceny as a servant after a previous conviction. Sentenced: one calendar month hard labour in the Penitentiary and 5 years at Hardwicke Reformatory School.

Thornbury labourer aged 13. 4ft 6.75 inches brown hair, dark hazel eyes, oval face and sallow complexion.  Native of Thornbury, parents still reside there, was in prison for 1 month about 2 months ago for stealing wearing apparel. Church. Conduct: Orderly. Removed to Hardwicke Reformatory.

James Ryles

1861 12th January

Same charge as no. 281.

20/3/1861 guilty of larceny. Sentenced to 3 calendar months of hard labour. Term expired 19th June 1861.

Thornbury basketmaker aged 25, 5ft 9.5 inches, dark brown hair, brown eyes, oval face & sallow complexion. Large mole on back and one on cheek.  Native of Newent, single, goes around. Mother is a hawker of clothes pegs. Conduct – very good.

Walter Pearce

1861 23rd July

Carnally knowing a son at Alveston 20th July 1861.

8/8/1861 No Bill released 9/8/1861

Thornbury brushmaker’s apprentice aged 16, 5ft 5.75 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, oval face & sallow complexion. Scar on right side of chin.  Native of Cambridge, has been working for Mr Williams for 0.5 year. ‘Church’. Conduct – orderly.

William Baker

1861 26th November

Cutting and wounding one ????? Hall with intent to maim or do grievous bodily harm at Thornbury on 3rd January 1861.

2/4/1861 acquitted

Thornbury labourer aged 65, 4ft 11.5 inches, grey hair, grey eyes, long face & fresh complexion. Hump back & nose leans to the right side.  Native of Elberton, married with no family, has been working for Mr Pitcher, farmer for 7 years.