Worcestershire in the nineteenth century: a complete digest of facts occurring in the county since the commencement of the year 1800

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Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1852 - Worcestershire (England) - 335 pages
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Page 302 - Company to raise a further sum of money, and to amend the Act relating to the said company.
Page 126 - ... Those wounds were inflicted by a blunt instrument. The confession of Thomas Clewes, taken at the county gaol of Worcester, was then put in and read : — " On the morrow morning after the rev. Mr. Parker was shot, he recollects it was fairday. He cannot recollect exactly the year. In the morning, about seven o'clock, George Bankes came down to me and says, ' We have got Hemming, who shot the parson, at our house (meaning captain Evans's) this morning, and I do not know what to do with him...
Page 233 - The jury returned a verdict of wilful murder against some person or persons unknown, and the police were put on their mettle to discover the unknown and daring murderer.
Page 126 - ... or at the edge of night, that I might not see him, or any of my family ; somewhat must be done by him. I shall come down to your house at night, and bring somebody with me, and we must give the poor devil some money, or do something with him to send him off. Will you get up and come to the barn? — it won't detain you a minute.' I refused coming, and said I did not like to come. He (captain Evans) said, ' It can make no odds to you ; you need not be afraid to come at eleven o'clock.' He said,...
Page 127 - ... where dogs and rats had scratched holes. He threw out a spadeful or two of soil, and cleaned it from the side of the wall. ' This will do for him,' said Taylor to the captain, who stood by and lighted him. Bankes and myself were on the floor of the barn still. Then the captain and Taylor got upon the mow, and pulled Hemming down to the front of the mow. The captain said to Taylor,
Page 272 - November, the second reading of the bill was carried by a majority of...
Page 127 - There was no more said about it that night. It was in two parcels, between 161. and 27/. in all. I put it all in one pocket. This was to have taken Hemming off, as Bankes and Barnett informed me. A few days after I was at captain Evans's; he sent for me by my son John, then about seven years old. When I got to the captain's, I found him alone; he said to me, ' If you will keep your peace, you shall never want for 51.; there is 51.' I never received any money from him afterwards. On the same day,...
Page 127 - Mr. John Barnett was with Bankes then. Bankes and Barnett each of them gave me money, which I did not count until I got home. They said, when they gave it me,
Page 238 - A novel Species of Amusement, took place in the Hundred House Meadow, WITLEY. Five wild Rabbits, were singly turned off, at an assigned Distance, before a DOG Fox, trained by, and in the possession, of Mr.
Page 127 - Taylor went out of doors, and fetched a spade from somewhere ; it was no spade of mine. ' We will soon put him safe,' says Taylor and the captain. Taylor then searched round the bay of the barn, and found a place where dogs and rats had scratched holes. He threw out a spadeful or two of soil, and cleaned it from the side of the wall.

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