Catalogue description Sessions held at Bodmin
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|Title:||Sessions held at Bodmin|
John Hearle Tremayne, esq., chairman, Sir William Molesworth, bart., Francis Hearle Rodd, Thomas Graham, William Peter, Richard Gully Bennet, Gordon William Francis Gregor, Richard Johns, Humphry Williams, David Howell, Thomas John Phillipps, Edward Collins, Nicholas Kendall, John Borlase, William Hext, and Henry Thomson, esqs., Joseph Pomery, Robert Walker, William Molesworth, Richard Gerveys Grylls, jun., Nicholas Kendall, Charles Hodgson, Richard Buller, Thomas Grylls, Henry Thomas Dyke Francis, John Hext, and Nicholas Every, clerks.
Thomas Cardell, John Lovering, William Petherick, Edward Parnell, Arthur Gavehead, Joseph Phillipps, John Stephens, Thomas Stephens, John Jago, jun., John Curvith, Samuel Hugo, Henry Mitchell, William Robarts, Samuel Prior, John Gummo, Jonathan Bennett, Thomas Broad and Anthony Cock, gents.
Eleven gaol and marshalsea rates levied to be paid to Edward Coode, gent., treasurer.
One asylum rate to be paid to Edward Coode, gent., treasurer.
Two bridge rates levied to be paid to James Chappell, gent., bridge surveyor (east).
One bridge rate levied to be paid to William Moorman, gent., bridge surveyor (west).
John Hearle Tremayne, esq., requested to preside as chairman at next general sessions.
Appeal by St. Columb Minor against order of 8 May last for removal of Maria Carter, widow, and her children Susan (14), Maria (11), Jane (10), Sarah (7), Lavinia (5), Samuel (4), and Philippa (1) from Padstow: held over.
Appeal by Dunterton? in Devon against order of 21 Apr. last for removal of William Crossman and Mary his wife from South Petherwin: held over.
Appeal by Beer Ferrers in Devon against order of 8 May last for removal of Margaret Rodda, widow, and her children Benjamin (8), Eliza (7), John (5), Grace (3), and Belinda (2) from Crowan: held over.
Appeal by Penzance against order of 14 June last for removal of Richard Miners, lab., Elizabeth his wife, and their children Elizabeth (12), Richard George (10), Mary Ann Trewinnack (8), Ellen (6), Caroline (5) and William Henry (4) from Mawgan in Meneage: held over.
Appeal by Madron against order of 13 Mar. last for removal of Elizabeth Bosisto, singlewoman, from Penryn: held over.
Continued appeal by Mawgan against order of 1 Mar. last for removal of John Hawkin and Sophia his wife from Kenwyn: held over.
Appeal by Sancreed against order of 17 Apr. last for removal of Edward James, lab. from Perranuthnoe: held over.
Appeal by Charles Lethbridge, clerk, against poor rate made for Stokeclimsland 23 June last at 3s. in £: held over.
Appeal by Christopher Risdon against poor rate made for Launcells 25 Apr. last at 1s. in £: held over.
Child; F; When born; 8 May; Parish; Mother; Alleged father; Gwennap; Elizabeth Dennis, singlewoman; John Whitford of Gwennap, miner.
Mary, wife of John Wilton of Linkinhorne, lab., indicted for stealing a bundle of wood, property of John Dingle: acquitted.
William Stoddart of Stratton, lab., indicted for stealing various bed sheets and bed-curtains, property of Thomas Drew. Pleaded guilty: twelve months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
James Austin of Stokeclimsland, lab., indicted for stealing three pecks of barley, and a bag, property of William Cundy: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Recognizances of James Ford of Plymouth, Devon, builder to appear in bastardy, and his pledge William Brown of East Stonehouse, Devon, stonemason and the respective estreats: discharged because James Ford had mistakenly absented himself.
John White of St. Stephen by Launceston, lab., indicted for stealing a serge shirt, a waistcoat, a pair of trousers, a jar, a quart of beer and a quart of cider, property of Samuel Bickle: four months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Martin Perriman of St. Erth, lab., indicted for stealing a shirt, property of Joseph Kempe: three months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
James Tonkin of St. Just in Penwith, lab., indicted for stealing 10 gallons of barley and a sack, property of Richard Warren: transported for seven years.
Thomas Dymond of Forrabury, lab., indicted for stealing 8 gallons of barley, property of Thomas Rickard Avery: one month's hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Benjamin Stanbury of St. Thomas the Apostle [Launceston] lab. indicted for stealing two maddocks [mattocks], a pick, a vat cage and a lock, property of William Metters: three months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol [a vat was a wooden tub used in mining for washing ore, etc.].
Elizabeth Triggs, wife of John Triggs of Bodmin, lab., indicted for stealing a poker, a pair of tongs and a fire shovel, property of William Curry. Pleaded guilty: two months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
William Bray of Padstow, lab., indicted for stealing four shirts, a worsted cravat and a silk handkerchief, property of William Hutchings. Pleaded guilty: four months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Mary Harris, wife of William Harris of St. Austell, lab., indicted for stealing four ounces of Angola worsted, also four ounces of another worsted, property of William Vercoe: three months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol [Angola was corruption of Angora].
Name: Benjamin Barrett; Parish: Lanreath; Court's decision: To remain in custody. Child not yet born.
Name: William Langman; Parish: Warbstow; Court's decision: Discharged.
Name: Robert Dennis; Parish: Wendron; Court's decision: To remain in custody. Child not yet born.
Bernard Trayren committed after being apprehended "under circumstances which denoted derangement of Mind" and for breaking open the door of Philip Hamley's house in Redruth: discharged.
Bridge surveyor (east) to repair Pillaton, Widmouth, Runna Mill and New (between Launceston and Holsworthy) bridges.
Committee reappointed to liaise with committee of Devon magistrates to consider rebuilding of Poulson Bridge.
Account of William Moorman, gent., bridge surveyor (west) examined and allowed. £96.14s.9¼d. due to county.
Account of James Chapple, gent., bridge surveyor (east) examined and allowed. £75.3s.2d. due to county.
Rules of Helston Club, and St. Keverne Churchtown Friendly Society allowed and confirmed.
Jacob Stephens of St. Clement, farmer indicted for stealing various quantities of oats, property of Thomas Bate: one week in Bodmin gaol.
Bridge surveyor (west) to be paid further £58 for repair of St. Blazey bridge, following report of committee.
John Old of St. Dominick, lab. indicted for stealing a watch, property of George Coad: twelve months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Nicholas Head Lewis, als. Nicholas Head, of Truro, lab, convicted at Launceston sessions on 24 Mar. 1830, now indicted for stealing two hams, property of Joseph Trevethan: transported for fourteen years.
John Cock of Gwinear, lab. indicted for stealing 5lbs. of gingerbread, property of Charity Chapple: one month's hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Betsy Lampshire, wife of Thomas Lampshire of Truro, lab., indicted for stealing various items of material and haberdashery, 3lbs. of soap, 1lb. of soda, 2ozs. of tea and 1oz. of snuff, property of Ralph Michell: six weeks' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Jane Wills of Redruth, singlewoman, indicted for stealing 20lbs. of bacon, property of Joseph ?Honey Mead and another: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
James Allen, Oliver Willoughby, Joseph Williams, Joseph Allen, and William Teague, all of St. Blazey, miners, indicted for stealing two barndoor fowls, property of Charles Tregoning: all except James Allen received one month's hard labour in Bodmin gaol. James Allen kept in custody until end of sessions.
George Wills, Thomas Wills and Mary Wills, all of Redruth, labs., indicted for stealing 500lbs. of pork, property of John Peak: George Wills transported for seven years. T.W and M.W acquitted.
Jenefer Hosking of Camborne, singlewoman, indicted for stealing three aprons, property of John Moyle: acquitted.
James Bottrell and William Farrell, both of St. Ives, miners, servants of John Grenfell, indicted for embezzling £7 belonging to their master: acquitted.
James Butson of St. Agnes, miner, indicted for breaking and entering Philip Argall's shop in St. Agnes and stealing fifteen pairs of shoes, property of P.A., and a "clarionet", property of Philip Martin. Found guilty of larceny only: transported for seven years.
William Cock and James Butson, both of St. Agnes, labs. indicted for breaking and entering James Dale's shop in St. Agnes and stealing a pair of bellows, 50lbs. of shot, three shot-bags, 15 gimblets, a shovel, 12lbs. of cord, a padlock, 1lb. of black lead, a knife and a compass, property of J.D.: W.C. received twelve months. James Butson received further seven years' transportation to commence on expiration of his first sentence [see previous entry].
£100 or a piece of plate to that value to be presented to Mr. John Bentham Everest in recognition of his valuable services in superintending recent improvements to the gaol and bridewell.
Rules and regulations for treatment of prisoners in Bodmin Gaol and House of Correction at Bodmin.
1. On arrival all prisoners to be cleansed and examined. Money, watches, knives and articles likely to be of use in escape attempts to be taken from them and listed by principal turnkey in a book kept for that purpose, all to be restored to owners on discharge.
2. Prisoners with no money, whose behaviour has been good, to be allowed a small sum on discharge, at discretion of governor.
3. Convicted prisoners not to receive any food, clothing or "necessaries" other than gaol allowance.
4. Established diet to be maintained. No wines, spirits or beer to be allowed except by direction of visiting justices, or by surgeon in case of prisoner's sickness.
5. Prisoners on remand to be allowed food, clothing and necessaries subject to examination.
6. Prisoners sentenced to hard labour and employed on hand mill, treadwheel or other work to be allowed up to extra ½ lb of bread.
7. Prisoners not sentenced to hard labour to be set to work "not severe" and if able to earn their own subsistence. If more than subsistence amount earned by a prisoner, the surplus money to be paid on prisoner's discharge, subject to good conduct.
8. Prisoners on remand to be allowed to work for remuneration with their own consent.
9. All letters written by, or sent to prisoners to be read by Governor or principal turnkey but prisoners on remand not subject to this rule, and to be allowed pens, ink and paper.
10. Prisoners on remand to be allowed to see their friends and legal advisers.
11. Turnkeys forbidden to strike prisoners or to use abusive language. Cases of misconduct to be reported to governor.
Rules to be observed by prisoners
1. To be respectful to prison officers, and to obey turnkeys' orders. To be clean and "peacable and orderly".
2. No gaming, fighting or wrestling, or abusive language.
3. No money to be extracted from fellow prisoners, nor to ill treat them.
4. To observe strict silence whilst working or locked in sleeping cells. No shouting or unnecessary noise at other times.
5. No clothes to be destroyed. No damage to county property.
6. No water to be boiled "in your Tin pots" and no cooking in dayrooms. No smoking or use of tobacco.
7. Wards-men to be responsible for clean state of their ward and good order.
Rules for prisoners confined for debt in Sheriff's Ward.
1. Debtors not to be subjected to any more regulations other than that necessary for their safe custody, and the discipline and hygiene of the prison.
2. Debtors paying their own expenses may occupy the best apartments, but those not paying to be allocated other accommodation.
3. Debtors' bedrooms to be opened at the same time as those of other prisoners and occupants to vacate their bedrooms by 9 a.m. unless prevented by sickness, and be locked up at 10p.m. at lights out.
4. Each debtor to make his/her bed, and clean the room by 11 a.m., and wash it at least once a week. Bedding to be aired. If more than one debtor in a bedroom to take turns with cleaning. Dayrooms to be cleaned daily.
5. No food to be prepared in bedrooms. Food to be cooked to be "dressed" in dayroom or at the lodge by permission of the turnkey.
6. No tobacco to be smoked in bedrooms or galleries. No tippling in the ward.
7. Debtors may receive from their friends, or purchase, a pint of wine or a quart of strong beer or cider daily, to be received between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Any attempt to obtain more liquor to lose the privilege of his allowance.
8. Debtors, "destitute of friends" or unable to support themselves, may receive the county allowance on production of a certificate from the parish to which they belong, stating their need. Debtors receving their 6d. or allowance from their creditors not entitled to allowance until their means exhausted.
9. All clothing, liquor, bundles and parcels brought into prison liable to inspection by governor or turnkeys.
10. Debtors permitted to follow their professions, providing their own tools, may keep any earnings therefrom; "except dissenters".
11. All debtors to attend divine service in gaol chapel on Sundays and when held on other days. Those who refuse to be locked in their bedrooms during the service and to be deprived of their liquor allowance next day.
12. No gaming. Any cards or dice found will be destroyed.
13. Debtors to keep themselves clean. Those maintained by county to be allowed soap and towels and their linen to be washed in the prison wash kitchen.
14. Debtors' friends may visit them on any day except Sunday, Christmas day and Good Friday, between 10 a.m. and sunset. No visitor except a wife, husband, parent or child to stay more than an hour or be admitted more than twice a day. No visitors allowed in galleries, bedrooms, or even day rooms when a visiting room provided.
15. Visitors refusing to leave, or misbehaving in any way to be refused admission in future.
16. Disobedience to the rules subject to punishment or privation determined by visiting justices.
17. Female debtors to be kept in a separate ward under control of the matron, and subject to foregoing rules.
Ann Mitchell, wife of George Mitchell of Phillack, miner, indicted for keeping disorderly house in Phillack: one month's hard labour in house of correction.
William Hambly of Bodmin, lab., indicted for assaulting Ann Williams with intent to ravish: twelve months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Joseph Hunkin of Ludgvan, lab. indicted for assaulting Emma Ford with intent to ravish, and also for assaulting and beating E.M.: convicted of assault only: two years in Bodmin gaol.
Lewis Cockin of St. Teath, lab. indicted for assaulting Mary Sinclair, wife of Samuel Sinclair, with intent to ravish, and also for assaulting and beating M.S.: acquitted.
Duance Hugh of Ruanlanihorne, singlewoman, indicted for assaulting Richard Lobb, a constable of Ruanlanihorne, in execution of his duty. Pleaded guilty: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
William Adams committed for want of sureties in breach of peace against Elizabeth Adams: discharged.
Samuel Glasson, committed by Clement Carlyon, esq., mayor of Truro, for want of sureties in breach of peace against his wife Ann: discharged.
John Floyd committed for want of sureties in breach of peace against Elizabeth Elson: discharged.
James Davis committed for want of sureties in breach of peace against William Francis: discharged.
Continued appeal by St. Ives against order of 6 Aug. 1831 for removal of Elizabeth Mackie, wife of John Mackie, mariner, and their children Mary Ann (2 years, 2 months) and John (11 days) from Penzance: held over.
Appeal by Budock against order of 3 May last for removal of John Hancock, Mary his wife, and unbaptised dau. (6 weeks) from Kenwyn: held over.
Appeal by Budock against order of 3 May last for removal of Edward Hancock, Ann his wife, and their children Thomas (20), Josiah (17), Mary Ann (15) and William (9) from Kea: held over.
Appeal by William Blake against poor rate made for St. Minver Highlands on 20 June last at 2s.6d. in £: held over.
Appeal by Tywardreath against order of 10 Apr. last for removal of William Coombe, Elizabeth his wife, and their children Elizabeth (16), Hester (14), Jane (12), Nicholas (6), Ann (4), and Priscilla (1), from Lanlivery: order quashed. Lanlivery to pay Tywardreath £7 costs and maintenance.
Richard Sampson, Edmund Michell and Henry Morcomb, all of Gwennap, indicted for misdemeanour at last sessions in conspiring to exonerate inhabitants of Gwennap from maintenance and support of Elizabeth, wife of William Isaac and their children, legally removed to Gwennap, and for charging St. Blazay with maintenance of those paupers: acquitted.
John Lucas of St. Blazey, carpenter, and Mary Williams Lucas of St. Blazey, spinster, indicted for assaulting and beating Nathan Sturge, builder: J.L. found guilty. M.W.L. acquitted. J.L. received one month in Bodmin gaol.
Presentment of highway in Mawgan in Meneage for being out of repair: held over.
Appeal by Illogan against order of 18 June last for removal of Ann Arthur, widow of John Arthur, and her children Jane (9), Elizabeth (7), Ellen (5) and Caroline (3) from Tywardreath: held over.
Appeal by Phillack against order of 18 June last for removal of John Bastian, Jane his wife and their son John (1 year 6 months) from St. Keverne: order reversed. St. Keverne to pay Phillack £7.11s.0d. costs and maintenance.
Continued appeal by St. Ives against order of 1 Mar. last for removal of Thomas Paull, jun., mariner, Elizabeth his wife, and their children Elizabeth (5) and Thomas (4) from Phillack: order reversed. Phillack to pay St. Ives £10.1s.10d. costs and maintenance.
Appeal by Lelant against order of 27 Apr. last for removal of Jane Bennetts, singlewoman, from St. Ives: order reversed. St. Ives to pay Lelant £6.15s.0d. costs and maintenance.
|Date:||3rd July 1832|
|Held by:||Archives and Cornish Studies Service (formerly Cornwall Record Office), not available at The National Archives|
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