Sessions held at Bodmin QS/1/11/370-397 15 July 1828
Justices: Francis Hearle Rodd, esq. (chairman), John Herle Tremayne, William Peter, Richard Gully Bennet, John Hext, Humphry Willyams, Nicholas Kendall, Richard Johns, Henry Thomson, William Hext, esqs., Joseph Pomery, William Molesworth, Robert Walker, Nicholas Kendall, Richard Gerveys Grylls, jun., Thomas Grylls, and Francis John Hext, clerks.
Jury: John May Andrew, George Andrew, Richard Andrew, Benjamin Burn, Thomas Bishop, John Williams Colenso, John Cory, Anthony Cock, Henry Dungey, Guy Gray, Richard Retallick Hodge, John Henwood, John Harry, Henry Mitchell, Thomas Peter, Joseph Polsue, Richard Rogers, Richard Rundle, Thomas Stephens, Ephraim Stephens, Robert Treneer, Reuben Thomas, and John Williams, gents.
Seventeen gaol and marshalsea rates levied to be paid to Edward Coode, gent., treasurer
One lunatic asylum rate levied to be paid to Edward Coode, esq., treasurer.
Child: F.; When born: 18 May; Parish; Mother; Alleged father: Gwennap; Elizabeth Morcom, singlewoman; James Martin of Wendron, lab.
Child: F.; When born: 15 May; Parish; Mother; Alleged father: Kenwyn; Mary Ann Youlton, singlewoman; Joseph Hitchens of Gwennap, miner
Child: M.; When born: 28 Mar.; Parish; Mother; Alleged father: St. Austell; Sarah Stephens, singlewoman; John Williams of Breage, miner
John Ford committed to the bridewell for want of sureties to indemnify St. Columb Major in bastardy. discharged
Name: Charles Crapp; Parish: St. Cleer; Court's decision: To remain in custody
Name: James Hooker; Parish: Veryan; Court's decision: Discharged
Name: William Buckingham; Parish: St.Tudy; Court's decision: To remain in custody. Child not yet born
Name: Charles Wills; Parish: St. Austell; Court's decision: To remain in custody. Child not yet born.
Name: James Vigus; Parish: Kea; Court's decision: To remain in custody. Child not yet born.
Name: Sarah Pearce; Parish: St. Veep; Court's decision: Committed for refusing to declare father to remain in custody
Name: James Martin; Parish: Gwennap; Court's decision: To remain in custody
Continued appeal of John Moyle against poor rate made for Kenwyn and allowed 3 April last: held over.
Continued appeal of above John Moyle against allowance of overseers' accounts for Kenwyn on 12 April last: held over.
John Bennett to Kenwyn, lab., indicted for stealing a pair of boots, and a pair of shoes, property of Richard Francis: transported for 7 years.
Sarah Yeo of Kilkhampton, singlewoman, indicted for stealing two handkerchiefs, property of Hugh Walter. Pleaded guilty: one month in Launceston gaol.
William Smith of North Tamerton, lab, indicted for stealing a shirt and two handkerchiefs, property of Ambrose Reed. Pleaded guilty: three months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Francis Adams Ivory and Philip Roach, both of St. Ives, labs., indicted for stealing 5lbs. of rope, property of James Halse and others. Francis Adams Ivory pleaded guilty and Philip Roach not guilty. Philip Roach found guilty. Both Francis Adams Ivory and Philip Roach privately whipped.
Joseph Cook of St. Austell, lab., indicted for stealing a copper-bottomed sieve, value 16s., property of Thomas Blamey. Joseph Cook to be taken to Lanescot Mine and whipped on the dressing-floor of the mine and then discharged.
Charles Lawrence of Mylor, mariner, indicted for stealing a silver watch, a steel watch chain and seal and watchkey, property of James Nicholls: three months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol and private whipping.
Mark Williams and Richard Williams, both of St. Just in Penwith, miners, indicted for stealing 5lbs. candles, and another ten candles, property of Richard Oats. Pleaded guilty: reprimanded.
John Walsley of Feock, lab. indicted for stealing two watches (one silver), property of Josiah Tregellas: four months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Theodora Launder committed to the bridewell as an incorrigible rogue: discharged.
Account of James Chapple, gent., bridge surveyor (east) examined £76-0s.8¼ due from James Chapple.
Bridge rate levied to be paid to above James Chapple.
Appeal by St. Michael Caerhays against order of 2 June last, for removal of William Golly, Elizabeth his wife, and John their son (6 months) from Veryan: held over.
Continued appeal by Gulval against order of 4 Feb. 1825, for removal of Samuel Harvey, yeoman, from St. Buryan: held over.
Appeal by Sancreed against order of 9 May last, for removal of Ann, wife of James Tonkin, and their children Richard (5), and Jane (3) from Penzance: held over.
Continued appeal by Lelant against order of 18 March last for removal of John Harris, Elizabeth his wife and their children John (8), Benjamin (5), and Elizabeth (2) from Camborne: held over.
Appeal by Stithians against order of 16 May last, for removal of Joseph Francis, Grace his wife, and their children Grace (12), Mary (8), Louisa (6) and Sophia (4) from Penryn (Grace (12) not having gained a legal settlement in her own right): held over.
Appeal by Camborne against order of 22 April last, for removal of Nanny Branch, widow of Samuel Branch, and their children Samuel (2), and Ann (3 months) from Gwinear: held over.
Bridge rate levied to be paid to William Moorman, gent., bridge surveyor (west)
Bridge surveyor (east) to repair ? Tresaret [ink blot], Polbarick, Looe and Trekerna bridges, widen the road leading to Tamerton bridge, and remove the projecting angles from the river banks below Hessenford bridge.
John Thomas of Mylor, lab., indicted for stealing 50lbs of "Junk", value 5s. property of William Tremayne. [this might have been inferior cable or rope, or possibly salt meat used on long voyages. Junk meaning rubbish did not come into use until 1913]: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
James Roberts of St. Agnes, lab., indicted for stealing three brass stuffing-boxes [piece of machinery] and three bearing brasses, property of James Prout and also the same items, fixtures in a building, also property of James Prout: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
Richard Chambers of Launceston, lab., indicted for uttering a counterfeit half-sovereign, knowing it to be counterfeit: one year's hard labour in Bodmin gaol, and then to find security for his good behaviour.
John Halls of St. Agnes, lab., indicted for stealing three brass whim thimbles [mining machinery], and 100lbs. of brass, property of John Williams and others: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
John Stotten of St. Austell, lab., indicted for assault on Walter Hickins, a constable of St. Austell, in execution of his duty: two months' hard labour.
John Roberts of Falmouth, mariner, James Parden of Falmouth, lab., and Loveday, wife of James Parden, indicted for assault on John Barnicoat, a petty constable of Budock, in execution of his duty: John Roberts two months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol, and both John and Loveday Parden one month's hard labour.
William Hoskin of St. Allen, lab., indicted for assault on Thomas Glanville, a constable of St. Allen, in execution of his duty: four months' hard labour.
Ezekiel Rowe of St. Levan, lab., indicted for assault on Mary Prowse, an infant under ten, with intent of carnal knowledge: one month's hard labour in Bodmin gaol, and for first and last weeks to be kept in solitary confinement.
Application by John Nicholls Tom of Truro, maltster, who stated that on 17 June last his malthouse in Truro contained 2,358 "Winchester bushels" [a standard weight] of malt, the duty on which he had paid £304.11s.6d. His warehouse had been destroyed by fire together with the contents: Collector of Excise to allow John Nicholls Tom full amount of duty paid.
John Hearle Tremayne, esq., requested to preside as chairman at next Quarter Sessions.
Consideration to be given at next sessions to closing of Launceston gaol. Notice of intention to be advertised in the two Cornwall papers.
Report of visiting justices to Bodmin gaol
1. Called attention to an Act making provision for maintenance of prisoners sent to the county gaol, and bridewell from corporate towns paying no county rate.
2. Drew attention to the arrears for maintenance of bastard children in prison, amount to over £100 at 29 Dec. 1826, in attempt to recover the arrears and prevent accumulation of same in future.
3. Reported that all expenses of the gaol, including extraordinary charges for new buildings and repairs, was less than corresponding quarter in previous year, current expense being "only" £533.6s.11d. and the charge for buildings and repairs £414.19s.1d.
4. Drew attention to insecure state of the bridewell, where several escapes had recently been made. Recommended alterations be made to remedy defects. In no way could escapes be attributed to "any want of Zeal or Vigilance in the Governor".
5. At request of Governor, asked that consideration be given to salary of turnkey of the Sheriff's ward, then £25 p.a., because recent stricter regulations had considerably reduced his emoluments, and his was a responsible position.
John Williams of Truro, brazier, indicted for receiving two brass whim thimbles and 100lbs of brass, property of John Williams of Gwennap and others, knowing them to have been stolen, and also for stealing same: twelve months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol.
William Stacey of Bodmin, cordwainer and Robert Williams of Bodmin, lab., indicted for causing a riot: acquitted
Edward Harris of Bodmin, cordwainer, indicted for assault on John Popham, a constable of Bodmin, in execution of his duty: acquitted.
John Sholl of Kenwyn, blacksmith, indicted for assault on William Rowe, a constable of Kenwyn, in the execution of his duty: six months' hard labour in Bodmin gaol, the last fortnight of which to be in solitary confinement.
Continued appeal by Robert Hawke against poor rate made for Newlyn at 3s. in £: held over.
Continued appeal by Richard Gully Bennet, esq. against poor rate made for Newlyn at 3s. in £: held over.
Continued appeal by Fowey [? against order of] 4 March last for removal of John Williams from St. Mewan: held over
Appeal by Illogan against order of 26 June last, for removal of Jane Rodda, singlewoman, from Perran-arworthal: held over
Appeal by St. Agnes against order of 6 May last for removal of William Roberts, Sarah his wife, and their dau. Susannah, from St. Austell: held over.
Appeal by Launceston against order of 23 June last for removal of Elizabeth, widow of William Hoskyn, and their children James (7), Mary (5), and William (2) from the hamlet of St. Thomas Street in Launceston to parish of St. Mary Magdalen, Launceston: held over.
Appeal by Constantine against order of 12 April last, for removal of Mary, wife of Charles Carnarton, and their children Elizabeth (4), Amelia (3), Charles (1 year and 9 months) and unbaptised son, from Kenwyn: held over.
Continued appeal by St. Breock against order of 11 Jan. last, for removal of Hannah, wife of Richard Wood, and their children James (6), and Caroline (10 months), from Bodmin: order reversed.
Continued appeal by Gorran against order of 1 April last for removal of William Richards, Elizabeth his wife and their son John from St.Ewe: order confirmed. Gorran to pay St.Ewe £5 costs.
William Clemence committed on suspicion of having stolen a copper-bottomed sieve and two brass wire sieves: discharged ignoramus.
James Walsley committed for assault on Gertrude Sandoe: discharged.
Anthony Oliver committed for want of sureties in a breach of the peace against George Hills: discharged
Stephen Williams committed for want of sureties in a breach of the peace against his wife Honor Williams: discharged.
Robert Marlow committed for want of sureties in a breach of the peace against William Marshall: discharged.
Appeal by Lanteglos by Camelford against order of 2 June last for removal of Grace, wife of John Cooke, and their children Thomas (14), Ann (13), Eliza (11), Mary (9), John (7), Richard (4) and William (2), from Tintagel. Appellants produced evidence that John Cooke, the husband, was in "particular places" from Lady Day 1814 to Christmas 1827, which were 25 miles away from both parishes, with a view to proving that Grace, his wife, was in other places during the whole of that same period and "thereby to establish the fact of non access".
Appellants also produced evidence from a Robert Collins that for the whole of that period, he and Grace Cooke had lived together as man and wife, and that neither he nor Grace Cooke had left Tintagel during that time. Of the seven children, all but the eldest were begotten and born during that time. The two eldest of the six younger children were baptised as children of John and Grace Cooke, and the other four were baptised as children of Grace Cooke only. All were treated and reputed as children of Robert Collins and Grace Cooke and were wholly maintained as such until Christmas 1827. The husband had never been seen by Robert Collins in either parish in all that time, nor by three other witnesses called. Court rejected husband's evidence: order "absolutely" confirmed relating to Grace Cooke and Thomas Cooke. Also "confirmed" regarding Ann, Eliza, Mary, John, Richard and William Cooke. Lanteglos by Camelford to pay Tintagel £5 costs.