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Devon Sessions. A Kalandar of the prisoners in his Majesties Workhousein the parish of St Thomas the Apostle January 12th Anno Dom 1724/5.

 Samuel Smith*

William Jonson* Committed by Richard Beavis esq November 2nd being vagrants.

 *

John Smith

John Bishop

Samuel Wills Ordered to lay till this sessions

Lady Day Sessions 1725. A Calendar of the prisoners in his Majesties high Goal Devon

 Samuell James

Nicholas Scarrett

Elizabeth Blaggeford

Hezekiale Wyatt Lay till further order.

Samuell James

Nicholas Scarrett

Elizabeth Blaggeford

William Skitch

Henry Harris Under Sentence of Death.

*

Devon Sessions. A Calendar of the Prisoners in his Majesties Workhouse October 5th, 1725

 Sarah West

Elizabeth Smith Committed by Thomas Carew esq July 16th being Vagrants.

[committed: to be sent out to Kings Nympton].

 

Devon Sessions. A Calendar of the Prisoners in his Majesties Workhouse January 11th 1725

 Elizabeth Smith Committed by John Elford esq October 14th on suspition of Breaking and Entering the house of one Mary Edgcombe in the night time and stealing from therein severall parcells of goods

 

1726 Lady day Sessions. A Calendar of the prisoners in the high Goal Devon

 William Bourn

Nicholas Scarrett

Henry Harris Under sentence of Death.

 

Le High Gaol Calendar July 12th 1726

 Nicholas Scarrett

Henry Harris Under sentence of Death.

Christmas Sessions. A Calendar of the prisoners in his Majesties high Goal Devon

 Nicholas Scarrett Under Sentence of Death.

 

Devon Sessions. Calendar of Traverses Epiphany 1727

 Samuel Doe* For permitting Obadia Reed[taken upon a warrant under the hand and seale of Theodore Tanner esq one of his Majesties Justices of this County] to Escape. The Deponant being a Guardsman and the said Obediah Reed Committed to the Charge of him and others by Thomas Scott Constable of Kenton.

 Elizabeth James For stealing 2 Pillow Drawers val 8d one Dowlas Towell val 1s two Muslin Necks val 8d four pieces of Lace called Modesty pieces val 6d one Diaper Napkin val 6d one comb val 6d and one Dowlas Shirt value 2s de bonis John Davis Bar.

 Names of such of the said person or persons as was and were upon the 25th day of October 1760 really and truly Prisoners in Actual Custody in the said prison at the Suit or Suits of the several persons therein respectively mentioned.

 Josias Lee* Committed 21st April 1761 by John Lee clerk Executor of Nicholas Lee deceased.

 

Majestys High Gaol for the County of Devon at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at the Castle of Exeter January 14th 1784

 

Edward Smith :Committed November 6th by Rev Edward. B. Blackett D.D. on oaths of Richard Radd and John Mack with feloniously stealing two Iron Bound Hogshead Casks property of Mr. Nicholas Mills. [comment: Guilty].

Prisoners in his Majesties High Gaol for the County of Devon at the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace held at the Castle of Exeter July 14th, 1784.

 

William Cooper Committed July 13th by R. Michell esq charged on oath of George Searle on a violent suspicion of feloniously stealing & carrying away one pair of mens Breeches & one waistcoat. [comment - Sentenced].

Michaelmas sessions - Bridewell Calendar October 4th, 1786.

 

Elizabeth Smith Committed by J. Nicolls esq Aug 2nd Vagrant.

Elizabeth Scamp

Ruth Leval

Sarah Cooper Committed by John Prideaux esq Aug 7th Vagrants.

Elizabeth Cole Committed by D. Tonkin esq Aug 11th Vagrant.

Elizabeth Barrack

Dorcas Pope Committed by J. Nicolls esq Aug 11th Vagrants.

 

Virtue Smith Committed by H.L. Brown esq Aug 8th Vagrant discharged Aug 27th.

Prisoners in the High Gaol of the Said County for Tryal at Midsummer Sessions 1810 *And those remaining on former orders

 

John Smith* Committed by Jonathan Williams Clerk charged with aq violent suspicion of stealing one Pair of Shoes and two shoes the property of Alfred Holberton of the Value of seventeen shillings or thereabouts. Warrant dated 28th June, 1810.

Devonshire - Michaelmas Sessions - Tuesday 14th October, 1828. - Edmund Pusey Lyon, esq.

 

William Smith [25] Committed by R.H. Froude, cler, charged on oath with stealing from the person of Richard Pope, on the racecourse at Totnes, a purse containing a £1 note, and 5 half crowns. Warrant dated 22nd August, 1828.

 

Edward Wells [20] Committed by E. Lockyer esq, charged on the oath of Samuel Johns, a county Constable, with assaulting and obstructing him in the execution of his duty. Warrant dated 25th Septem ber, 1828.

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions - Tuesday, 14th July, 1829 - E.P. Lyon, esq, Chairman.

 

Mary Lovell [23] Committed by P. Bluett, esq, charged on oath with stealing a silver spoon. Warrant dated 26th June, 1829. [comment: Not Guilty].

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions - Tuesday June 28th, 1831 - John Kennaway, Esq, Chairman.

 

Ann Smith Convicted Lent Assizes 1830 - Concealing the birth of her child.

Devonshire - Easter Sessions - Tuesday, April 9th, 1833 - William Courtenay, esq, Chairman.

 

John James [29] Committed by W.B. Coham, clerk, as a rogue and vagabond, found wandering and begging in the parish of Black Torrington. Warrant dated Fenruary 5th, 1833.

 Buckland Jeremiah Convicted of vagrancy - Imprisoned 1month.

 

Devonshire - Michaelmas Sessions - Tuesday, October 15th, 1833. - William Courtenay, Esq,

 James Smith [25] Committed by James. W. Buller, esq, charged with having broken open the dwelling-house of John Lockyer, in the parish of Witheridge on the 6th September instant, in the forenoon, with intent to commit a felony therein. Warrant dated 7th September, 1833.

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions - Tuesday July 1st, 1834 - John Sillifant [jun], Esq;

 Edward Smith [24] Committed by John May and Zachary. H. Drake, esq's, charged with obtaining at Castle Hill of Filleigh, by a certain false pretence, from the Right. Hon. Countess Fortescue, the sum of ten pounds, with intent to defraud the Right. Hon. Earl Fortescue. Warrant dated 24th April, 1834

 Thomas Smith [26] Committed by William Nation, esq, charged with having on the the 25th inst, at Alphington, stolen from the person of Mary Gibbons, one silk purse, containing one sovereign, and seventeen shillings in silver. Warrant dated 27th June, 1834*

 

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions - Tuesday, July 30th, 1835 - John Kennaway, Esq, Chairman

 Mary Ann Kervy alias Cole alias Smith [25] [R] Comitted by Thomas Husband, esq, charged with stealing at Stoke Damerel, one quilt, one pillow, and one blanket, the property of Samuel Hooper. Warrant dated 25th May, 1835.

 

Devonshire - Michaelmas Sessions - Tuesday October 20th, 1835 - Right Honorable William, Earl of Devon, Chairman.

 William James [24] [RW] [on bail] Committed by Thomas. H. Ley, clerk, William Hodge, and William. P. Daykin, esq's, charged with stealing at Devonport, on or about the month of May 1834, a piece of paper bearing a stamp purporting to be of the value of two shillings and sixpence, the property of Peter Adams, and Thomas Adams, his copartner in Trade. Warrant dated 18th September, 1835. Also charged with stealing at Devonport, some time in the year of 1834, five half-crowns, of the current coin of the realm, a piece of black silk, and a piece of paper, purporting to be a receipt for money, the property of William Holman, and John Holman, his late copartner in Trade. Also charged with stealing at Devonport, on or about the month of January last, a silk handkerchief, the property of Thomas Holman. Warrants dated 25th September, 1835.

 

Devonshire - Michaelmas Sessions - Tuesday, October 14th, 1834 - William Courtenay, Esq,

 Wells Elizabeth* Convicted Dartmouth Sessions October 1835 - Felony - Imprisoned 2 months [1 month solitary].

 West Sarah * Convicted december 15th 1835 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 1 month.

Devonshire - Easter Sessions, Tuesday, April 5th, 1836 - Right Honourable William, Earl of Devon, Chairman

 Smith John* Convicted March 24th 1836 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 1 month.

Stevens Thomas* Convicted March 24th 1836 - Vagrancy [2nd offence] - Imprisoned 1 month

 Smith John* Convicted March 29th 1836 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 1 month

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions Tuesday, June 28th, 1836 - John Sillifant, jun, Esq; Chairman

 Smith William* Convicted June 24th 1836 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 7 days.

Devonshire - Midsummer Sessions Tuesday, June 27th, 1837 - Right Honorable William, Earl of Devon, Chairman.

 George Lee* [19] [Imp] Committed by Thomas Husband, esq, charged with stealing at Torpoint in the County of Cornwall, on the 18th inst, four rabbits, the property of John Bennett. Warrant dated 21st June, 1837.

Devonshire - Michaelmas Sessions, Tuesday, October 17th, 1837 - Right Honorable William, Earl of Devon, Chairman.

 Roberts William*Convicted October 11th 1837 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 14 days.

 Ann Headhouse [29]

Matilda Smith* [31] Committed by William. F. Windeatt, esq, Mayor of Totnes, charged with stealing at Totnes, on the 23rd day of August last, from the person of Michael Toope, a silver watch, two seals, and one key, and a Spanish silver six-pence attached thereto. Warrant dated 4th September, 1837.

 Smith Mary Ann* Convicted August 12th 1837 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 1 calendar month

 Smith Amelia* Convicted October 3rd 1837 - Vagrancy - Imprisoned 1 month.

DEVON To Wit - A Calendar of the Prisoners in the County - Gaol for the Lent Assize - To be held in the Castle of Exon Monday [March] 15th, 1784 - before the Hon. Sir Beaumont Hotham and Sir Richard Perryn, Knts, two of the Barons of His Majesty's Court of the Exchequer, assigned to take the Assizes, and deliver the Gaol of the prisoners therein.

 Harris/Peters/Lee/Smith/ The felons who escaped from Billing the Constable after their Committment signed by W. Michell and taken by Thomas Turner Constable the next day at Dartmouth. Harris, Peters and Lee were on one committment directed to the Constables of the Parish of Stoke Damerell which was delivered to Turner Constable on his arrival at Dartmouth by a person who had the warrant from Billing after the men made their escape. Turner knowing Smith was one of the persons who was like committed at the same time secured Smith and conveyed him to Gaol with the other felons.

Quarter Session Extracts