Reports of Inspectors of Factories (1863) p. 3390
|Date||Names and Addresses of Persons summoned.||Names of the Magistrates who heard the Case, and place of Hearing.||Nature of the Offence.||Amount of Penalty.||Amount of Costs.||Remarks
|Mary Jones, Courtgwillym, near Bridgend, Glamorganshire||Richard Franklyn and Charles Knight, Esqrs., and Captain Quin; Town Hall, Bridgend.||Informations laid by Mr.Buller.|
Employing three young persons after 6p.m.
|£ s. d.|
1 0 0
|£ s. d.|
1 0 0
|Two cases withdrawn on payment of costs.|
|" 24||John Jones, Forest Factory, near Newbridge, Glamorganshire.||William Perkins, Esq., and the Rev.Evan Morgan; Newbridge, Glamorganshire.||Employing three young persons and one female (adult) after 6p.m.||1 0 0||1 10 3||Three cases withdrawn on payment of costs.|
|" 26||William Llewellyn, Lamb and Flag Factory, Glynneath near Neath.||Ilowel Gwyn and Griffith Llewellyn, Esqrs.; Town Hall, Neath||Employing three young persons and two children after 6p.m.||2 0 0||3 9 0||Four cases withdrawn on payment of costs.|
|Oct.1||John Howell, Mynyddislwyn, near Blackwood, Monmouthshire.||Frederick Levick, Esq., and the Rev.Edward Leigh: Tredegar, Monmouthshire.||Employing four young persons after 2 p.m. on Saturday.||1 0 0||2 15 0||Three cases withdrawn on payment of costs.
|" 8||Samuel P, Harris, Glyn Gwenffrwd, near Abergavenny, Monmouthshire.||The Honourable W.P.Rodney, Rev. James Farquhar, W.W.Manning and Thomas Davis, Esqrs. ; Town Hall, Abergavenny||Employing two young persons and two children after 2p.m. on Saturday||- - -||1 14 0||Withdrawn on payment of costs|
|July 21||William Kirk, Burnley.||Thomas Hordern Whittaker and John Neels Esqrs.; Burnley||Employing two young persons without surgical certificates||3 0 0||1 0 0||One summons withdrawn on payment of costs, in consideration of the state of trade|
2. This is a piece of a document detailing which companies broke the law.
- What is the most common offence recorded?
- Work out how much is fined for the different offences
- By looking at the fines, which offence is regarded as the most serious?
- How effective was the 1833 Factory Act? Explain your answer. (Hint: is the number of convictions a good or bad sign?)