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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Friday 07 January 22 20:16 GMT (UK)  »
 

North Londoner - 07 November 1874
 
Poetry.
THE BALDERDASH RHYMES.
No. 3.—THE PROBLEM. BILLY BUTTON bought a buttered biscuit. DID Billy Button buy a buttered biscuit ? IF Billy Button bought a buttered biscuit, WHERE'S THE BUTTERED BISCUIT Billy Button bought ? A simple question this appears, And yet the story's said; 'Tis very true—that little boy A buttered biscuit had ; But when he popped it………………..

 Sheffield Independent - 15 September 1862
 
SHEFFIELD. SATURDAY.- Before Wm. Smith, and S. Roberts Esq's. ' The New Scrap Shop Act.— A complicated case came up under this act, in which the parties concerned were Thomas Slater, Bailey lane, scrap dealer : George Brown, Trafalgar street, cutler ; and William' Thomas, alias Billy Button, Cemetery road, carter……   
 
 
Illustrated London News - 04 August 1860
 
MASSACRE OF MISSIONARY PARTY IN TIERRA DEL FUEGO. We have received from Mr. Thomas Havers, of Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, minutely-detailed narrative of the circumstances attendant on the massacre of a mission party, on board the Alan Gardiner, by the natives of Tierra del Fuego; and we extract from it a few passages for the better understanding of the accompanying Engraving of the massacre, for the Sketch of which we are also indebted to Mr. Havers: Port Stanley, Falkland Islands, Tuesday, March 27, 1860. In the third week of October, 1859, the schooner Alan Gardiner, belonging to the Patagonian Missionary Society, left the port of Stanley (a diminutive British settlement on East Falkland Island), bound to the Beagle Channel, in Tierra del Fuego. The European party on board of her consisted of Captain Fell, the master, his brother, Mr. Fell, the mate, Johnston, carpenter, Alfred Coles, cook, Hugh M‘Dowell (known as Hewey,” an old man-of-war’s-man), three Swedish sailors, named Jahnsen, Braun, and Petersen, and Mr. Garland Phillips, missionary catechist—making in all nine individuals. She also carried a party of native Fuegians, and the object of her voyage was to return these people to their native country and bring back further supply to be Christianised at the station upon Keppel Island (West Falkland), under the superintendence of the Rev. George P. Despaired, resident missionary there. The native party consisted of Mucklerwenchey, alias Billy Button (a brother of the notorious Jemmy Button mentioned in Captain Fitzroy’s Voyages of the Adventure of Beagle ”),……………   

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal - 02 March 1860
 
Sale of horses. Cathlean also a cream-coloured mare fetched 52 guineas; and Selims, a very handsome dun-coloured horse, used for entree and double-horse sets, fetched 60 guineas ; Amakosa, a white horse sold for 40 guineas, and Tempest, another white gelding, which was described as a Billy Button horse, fetched 41 guineas; Beauty, a splendid cream-coloured gelding, 14 hands high, and stated a clever stage horse, brought 80 guineas.   


Cambridge Independent Press - 13 October 1860
 
       Sessions. Prisoner for trial at Ely on Wednesday next.  William Smith alias Billy Button, charged with stealing at Wisbech St. Mary's, money, the property Joseph Smith.
 
 
Derbyshire Courier - 15 September 1860
 
RENDERING GOOD FOR EVIL. A Manchester warehouseman published an exceedingly scurrilous pamphlet against the firm of Grant Brothers, holding up the elder partner to ridicule as Billy Button.” William was informed by some of the nature of the pamphlet, and his observation was that the man would live to repent it. !” said the libeller, when informed of the remark, thinks that some time or other I shall be in his debt; but i will take good care of that.” happens, however, that men in business do not always foresee who shall be their creditor; and so it turned out , that the Grant’s libeller became bankrupt, and could not obtain his certificate and begin business again without obtaining their signature. It seemed to him a hopeless case to call that firm for any favour, but the pressing claims of his family forced him to make the application. He appeared before the man he had ridiculed as Billy Button”. 


Leamington Spa Courier - 06 August 1831
 
  James Green, alias Billy Button,' was acquitted upon an indictment charging him with stealing from a person  at Nuneaton. 4s. in silver, a halfpence, a tobacco box, and other articles, of his property. 


The Scotsman - 06 October 1824

Circuit intelligence.....William o,Boyling alias billy button, accused of mobbing and rioting at the tole cross……….

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Friday 07 January 22 20:09 GMT (UK)  »
Well can anyone answer me this, who's "billy button"  William Nield would of been named as such for a reason, does anyone have a clue to the origin of "billy button", these posts below and to come are but extracts search out the compleat articles for a far more in depth report. 

Pearson's Weekly - 27 July 1911
 
POOR BILLY BUTTON  "Come here, Button," thundered the headmaster. " Here's a letter from Mr. Jones saying you hit his son yesterday, and hurt him so that he cannot attend school to-day. Is that so ? " sir," stammered Billy Button, I never laid a finger on him." " This letter says you did, Button. Hold out yoar hand " Swish Swish Swish When Jones returned to school the'next day the headmaster called him to his study. " Did you tell your father that Button thrashed you ? " he demanded. No, sir," said Jones. " I never " But this letter says you did." " I know, sir, but it were the French boy, Billy Bermetieux, what did it, sir. You see, father couldn't spell Bermetieux, so he wrote Button  "



Leeds Times - 14 March 1896

 At the leeds city police courts on Monday.T.Agnew, alias Billy Button, of Newcastle was sent to gaol for three months for attempting to pick pockets. Prisoner was seen on Saturday night two detectives near the 'buses and was observed putting his hand into ladies' pockets. 

Staffordshire Sentinel -08 October 1880
 
A Mania for Buttons.—At the East Riding Petty Sessions at Hull, a man, who presented a comical appearance, and whose name is George Scott, alias Billy Button, was brought before the magistrates on a charge of vagrancy. The peculiarity of his appearance was caused by the manner in which he had adorned his coat with buttons, that garment being studded with them from top to bottom. They were of various sizes, and of all descriptions. Though they had the look of having been sewn on indiscriminately, there appears to have been method in the way in which they have been attached. Long rows extended from the breast the skirt, the whole numbering 365—the number the days of the year. On his collar were about a dozen or more Large white ones, which indicated the number of times their wearer had been put in gaol for vagrancy, and on another part of the garment were a quantity which indicated how old he was. But this was not all. The man had with him a bag, in which were at least four hundred more buttons, which he stated he had picked up on his travels, and with which he replaces those which may come off his coat, or add to those already on, the exigencies of the circumstances may demand. Not with standing the variety of the buttons this singular character has with and on him, there is not one which has belonged to a police uniform, and, on being asked the reason for that exception, he said he should be murdered his companions if he were to obtain a policeman's button. Scott is a native of the North of England. He was apprehended at Newington on Tuesday for begging. He appealed to the Bench to be allowed to go this time, and he was let off on promising to leave the town. 

 
Bristol Times and Mirror -  21 July 1874
 
BILLY BUTTON. Gentlemen,--Can you, or any of your readers inform me of the fate of a man well known in Bristol some 35 or 40 years ago, as " Billy Button !"  he wore  a coat or mantle entirely covered with brass buttons (like a coat of mail), danced with considerable agility and not ungracefully, and was never known to beg. His features were hansomse, and it was said at the time he was a women in disguise. I have an impression that he was murdered. I had long since  forgotten him, but an excellent likeness in the window of a carver and gilder, in Maudlin street,   brought him to my recollection. W.T.

Bristol Times and Mirror - 23 July 1874
 
BILLY BUTTON.   —ln answer to your correspondent's query about "Billy Button," I have what is simulated a very good likeness of him, and from a pamphlet   pubshed in Birmingham in 1838 (a reprint from the Birmingham  May 5), I glean the following he belonged to a respectable family. When young man he went to sea........During a short stay he became attached to....... —. His  last voyage.....   but when he landed he found the young lady had been........   the Grief unhinged his mind, and be commenced a wanders life, vowing never to marry and never to wear shoes, he did not beg.......   He died at the age et 60....... He had wandered over the country for about 15 years. Many of his buttons were very valuable......  Bristol Times and Mirror -   22 July 1874 page 4......Another larger story about billy button is to be found here.....a good informative read, like several of the articles i transcribe in short.......... 

 

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Wednesday 05 January 22 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
now i got to say wow... Garen, that's great information, all the story's of the Udale's Hodgkinsons Bloors Neilds and many more names that link up through generations in those story's telling of their life's shows that they are very closely connected, then the post that you just wrote tells how they are all related officially, its a great read, the whole story of these Uttoxeter family's is a great story, like MeirSouls as just said i bet to there are far more connection's, no wonder it could blow your mind, it looks like Richard Hodgkin's and Kezia Lovell started quite a colony over in Uttoxeter, they were quite an extended family unit, there are more names to on the periphery, the Bloods are from long ago in some story's i thought they may by Bloors, then you have that poaching gang from way back known as the "robins" i think their leader was a Robin by name, i will have to make a list of all the names i have found to leave it on here for people of the future who may look for their relatives, that's why i try and put everything together so their relatives may have everything to hand to cross reference the names in the story's, the fact's of these peoples life should be known, facts like census reports and marridges should all be known along side all this information, the story's that i have put up here are only in extract form, there is far more great information contained in the articles, its up to people to singe up to the newspaper archives and use the information that is put on here like the said dates and which newspaper to look for, then they will have a great chance to read the full articles, i like to learn all about which pubs they liked to drink in, who were there pals, where did they go poaching, what were their trades through life, i evan notice how the courts would open on certain days and how certain constables were offten themselves in the story's, i like to learn about who had dogs, one of the best things i have found is when they are talking, when their actual words are quoted, then there are the sad times like funerals, the sadess thoe is when children are ill, altogether researching the past life's of family's and sharing the information you find is a good thing, i am going to put on next about "Billy Button" i bet no one knows what i am going to say, and i found the articles about " Brown Bess" i will put them on, one of the most important things for every one to remember is, and this is number one, always when you find a article story in the newspaper well don't just think great look at all the evidence i have found, it is good evidence, you must thoe research other articles in different papers evan from different county's or evan countries, you would think that if a person came from Uttoxeter and say died there, well you would think all the things you would want to know would be in the write up from a paper located in Uttoxeter, well it does not always work like that, search out and read newspapers from other county's and you will see how you may find great aspects of a person life that you did not find when you first thought that you had found a great find, i will show you this in the different articles concerning the sad death of the noted Black Bess (aka Brown Bess) Granny Bloor, Elizabeth Hodgkin's, there are several articles and each one you read what seems a good read containing sound information, then if you go of and search another newspaer, which is sometimes not easy, well you may find articles from newspapers miles away that tell you things that are of great help and interest.

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Wednesday 05 January 22 07:36 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you Garen, what you talk of brings all the story's together, there must be several links, thank you very much for telling of what you know, if you know anything else would you put it on, i have found lots more to, i like to make things interesting for people who look for these things, i like to learn of everything and think that others would find the way my mind works interesting to, i will put more story's on soon.

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:53 GMT (UK)  »
 
now re-read these two posts that i have already put on, see how they are known in the first post as....  "Come on black Nan, I can do for you," and in the other post.... well-known locally by the sobriquet" Black Bess,"  there ia always guiding clues in most of the storys


Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  21 September 1898

 UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  RIVAL BLACKBERRY GATHERERS. Margaret Udale, of the Smithfield Road, was summoned by Hannah Hodgkinson, of Pinfold Street, on the 5th inst., and in connection with the same case Hannah Hodgkinson was summoned for assaulting Sarah Ann Weaver, married daughter of the first-named defendant. The facts revealed that parties from the Smithfield Road and Pinfold Street had been blackberrying and met beyond Bramshall. On returning home, and when at Bramshall Bank, Hodgkinson alleged that a daughter of Mrs. Udale, said "Come on black Nan, I can do for you," and straightway set on to her. Mrs. Udale tried to separate them and struck complainant two or three times with a pewter measure—ln the case of Weaver against Hodgkinson, the latter admitted fighting but said Weaver struck her first, knocking her into the ditch.—The Bench bound both defendants over to keep the peace, and ordered each to pay Its. costs. DRUNK.—Charged with being drunk and disorderly in the town on the 7th inst., Thos. Blore, of Smithfield Road, was fined 9. with 5s. costs. BURGLARY IN PINYOLD STREET.—Arthur Salmon, a chimney sweep, of no fixed abode, was charged on remand with burglariously entering the dwelling house of John Hodgkinson, of Pinfold Street, on the 3rd instant, and stealing therefrom a pair of boots and a coat valued at 10s.—A daughter of the prosecuter deposed that the house door was left unlocked when she retired to rest. The boots were in front of the fire and the coat on the sofa.—Thos. Hodgkinson said he was passing his father's house about one o'clock the same night when he noticed a light, and saw a man in the house. The man, whom he did not recognise as the prisoner, said he wanted a bottle of herb beer. Witness ordered him out, and the man went down the street and jumped over the brook bridge.—Police-constable Crawshaw proved arresting the prisoner at Derby, where he was in custody on another charge. He had the stolen articles in his possession. Prisoner now admitted the theft, but denied that he was the man whom the witness saw in the house. The Bench committed him for trial at the sessions.

 Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times - 24 July 1907
 
A sad tragedy was enacted in Smithfield road, Uttoxeter, on Friday night, when a man named George Follows cut his throat with a razor, and died on the following afternoon. On Sunday morning the man's mother-in-law, well-known locally by the sobriquet" Black Bess," attributed to her in consequence of her gipsy-like appearance, was dead in bed. Her death was due to senile decay. Much speculation has been rife as to the old woman's age, she generally having been regarded for a number of years as a centenarian. What her age was it is impossible to state, but she was old it was apparent from her wrinkled features and her worn physical bearing. She was the eldest of a family of sixteen, the youngest but one of whom is still hale and hearty, although he has just turned seventy years of age. Black Bess" used to pride herself on her gipsy antecedents. She was the mother of sixteen children. Her funeral will take place to-morrow afternoon.

i have found more interesting clues i will put them on another day
re-read this post below to understand more of the name of Smithfield and the goings on

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -  06 January 1860

UTTOXETER.  Assault.—Two married women, named Lacy Hill and Emma Neild. were summoned for assault upon Ann Nied, also a married woman. The trio reside in Smithylane, or Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter. The evidence of the complainant was corroborated by several witnesses. It appeared that the offence was committed in one of the rows to which the neighbourhood wherein the parties live has from time immemorial been subject. The bench inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d. each, and 9s. 3d. expenses, to be paid in a week, or in default fourteen days’ imprisonment, and recommended the whole of the “happy family” to endeavour to live more peacably with each other. - the hint  appeared to be thrown away, however, for the defendants went so far as to say that they would prefer the incarceration to paying within the week.

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:38 GMT (UK)  »
 
 Burton Chronicle -  20 September 1866

Uttoxeter.Petty Sessions.
Mary Hodgkins was charged with assaulting Rachael Nield, in Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter, on the 13th inst., and was fined 3s., and costs; in default, fourteen days imprisonment. Job Nield, Uttoxeter, fruiterer, was fined 10s., and costs 9s. 6d., for drunk and riotous conduct in Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter, on the 12th instant. 
 
 Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -  27 July 1860

UTTOXETER.    During the prevalence of a very severe thunder storm on Thursday night. considerable damage was done both the electric fluid and hail. At Blythefleld, a cow belonging to Lord Blagot was killed, and one also belonging Mr. Smith, of Admanston. The vineries of B. Horsfall, Esq., M.P., Bellamour Hall, were likewise much injured.   Petty Sessions, Drunkiness. —John Hewson, of the Smithyfield  Inn, was charged by Inspector Crisp with allowing a number of Irishmen to become drunk in his house on the night of Sunday, the 15th inst.—lt appeared from the evidence of the Police that the defendant supplied a number of the above class with ale libitum until the party became drunk, and, a natural consequence—characteristic, of this class of customers—quite ungovernable, ending in a violent affray with the police, which several them were injured—fined 20s. and 10s. 6d. costs.... Fanny Bond charged Arthur Neild with indecent assault. Uttoxoter Heath— The case to say the   least, was one of a disgraceful nature, and was fully proved—A fine of 10s. and 12s. 6d. costs inflicted. 


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -  06 January 1860

UTTOXETER.  Assault.—Two married women, named Lacy Hill and Emma Neild. were summoned for assault upon Ann Nied, also a married woman. The trio reside in Smithylane, or Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter. The evidence of the complainant was corroborated by several witnesses. It appeared that the offence was committed in one of the rows to which the neighbourhood wherein the parties live has from time immemorial been subject. The bench inflicted a fine of 2s. 6d. each, and 9s. 3d. expenses, to be paid in a week, or in default fourteen days’ imprisonment, and recommended the whole of the “happy family” to endeavour to live more peacably with each other. - the hint  appeared to be thrown away, however, for the defendants went so far as to say that they would prefer the incarceration to paying within the week.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -   08 October 1858
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS, Oct. 6.   John Hallam, grinder, of Sheffield, was committed to prison for four months, for stabbing his wife,  in Smillifield-road.       

 Staffordshire Advertiser -   09 September 1848
 
Thomas and William Neild, two lads from Smithy-lane, Uttoxeter, were charged by Lord Bagots keeper with using a dog for killing game, and not having a certificate for such. The Magistrates dismissed the case considering the evidence not sufficient to convict upon. 
 
Staffordshire Advertiser -  16 October 1847

UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. Wednesday, Oct. 6. Before J. Bott and U. Clay, Esqrs.  Thomas Neald, Joseph Bloor, and William Wardle, all of Smithy Lane, Uttoxeter, besom makers, were charged by Charles Apted, landlord of the White Lion public house, with an assault, by striking him with a poker, and otherwise ill-treating him. Defendants pleaded drunkenness as an excuse, and said they did not know what they did. Fined 5s. each, which, together with the costs, was paid. Thomas Neald was again charged with assaulting Mr. James Walters, at the races, and tearing his coat. This case was compromised by consent of the bench. Thomas Neald was then brought up under a peace warrant, but owing to the large amount of business to be disposed of, entered into a recognizance of £1O to appear next Wednesday. 















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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:29 GMT (UK)  »
 Staffordshire Advertiser -  04 August 1866
 
SMITHFIELD, UTTOXETER. MR. ALLIN’S next SALE of   SHEEP, PIGS, HORSES, will take place on Wednesday, August 8th, 1866. In the above SMITHFIELD.  All stock to be in the Smithfield not later than nine o’clock. Sale to commence at ten o’clock.


Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -   25 August 1865

UTTOXETER.  The Cattle Plague.— The apprehensions concerning the cattle plague, although, happily, no case is reported anywhere in this neighbourhood, occasioned public a meeting at the Town Hall on Wednesday. The principle object of the meeting was to  ascertain whether there was any disposition amongst the landowners tenant farmmrs to form themselves into an association for their mutual insurrance  against the plague…it was    acknowledged that no case of the cattle plague was known in the neighbourhood, though it was thought by some in the meeting that if a cow happened to get bad people would be sure to call it the plague, and create a false alarm….. Petty Sessions. Emma Neild for an assault on Ann Neild, was fined Is. and 10s. 6d. costs. —The Bench was occupied a long time in hearing this case, which it appears occurred in a row of houses on Smithfield road...     


 Burton Chronicle - 13   1873
 
Uttoxeter
 PETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday, Feb. 5.   Thomas Nield, hawker, Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter, was fined 5s. and costs for allowing his horse and cart to be on the highway a longer time than was necessary. 

i put this one on below so people can see how some of the houses were built


Staffordshire Advertiser -  29 September 1855

  Uttoxeter.   On Wednesday last fire broke out in the roof of small house in Smithy-lane, which ultimately reached several adjoining houses, and destroyed the thatch and timbers of three of them. The fire engine of the parish checked the flames in short time; and, fortunately, the poor inmates were enabled to get away their furniture, &c., with very little injury.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -  01 August 1856

UTTOXETER Thunder Storm. —On Thursday afternoon A very Violent thunderstorm passed over this neighbourhood, and the west side of the town, the electric fluid shot down with a fearful crash, striking those with alarm who beheld it, but no damage was done. A much more violent storm passed over the Potteries on the same day, attended with large hailstones, and which caused much injury to glass windows.   Petty Sessions,   Sarah Nield was fined 5s. and costs for being drunk and disorderly, at Uttoxcter, on the 17th inst Emma Nield was ordered to pay costs for fighting with Sarah Nield, her motherin-law, at Smith field-lane, on tho 17 th inst.... . 

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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:23 GMT (UK)  »
Burton Chronicle -   24 February 1881

UTTOXETER. PETTY    SESSIONS A BATCH of DRUNKARDS.    Job. Nield, of Uttoxeter. was charged by Sergt. White with being drunk and riotous on the Smithfield Road, on the 10th inst., and was fined 10s. and costs……………...   

Derby Mercury -   26 May 1880
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SLESS10NS, Wednesday.   DRUNK AND RIOTOUS.-Job Nield of Uttoxeter,  hawker, was charged by Police-constable Tack with having been drunk and riotous in Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter on  1st of May, and was fined 10s. and 11s. 6d. costs. 


Burton Chronicle -   22 August 1878

 
UTTOXETER.  CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPERANCE SOCIETY.— On Thursday the members of the Uttoxeter branch of the above society celebrated their anniversary by a tea meeting in the Town Hall, at which a large number of members and friends were present. Subsequently the party adjourned to the Smithfield and engaged in various games, dancing being indulged in to the strains of a quadrille band. At half past eight the annual public meeting was held in the hall, presided over by the Reg. H. Abud. Mr. J. Wood announced that the Uttoxeter branch was now in a most prosperous condition. Addresses were afterwards given by Miss Wood, of Atheretone, and Mr. Jonathan Smith, of the British Temperance League.

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -   15 September 1871

Thomas Neild, labourer, Uttoxeter, was summoned by police-constable Morson, for being drunk and riotous in Smithfield-road, on the 4th inst.—Defendant was fined 10s. and costs

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -   13 October 1871
     
Thomas Neald and Elizabeth Bloor, of Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter, were summoned for being drunk and riotous, at Uttoxeter, on September 23rd.—Neald was sent to gaol for seven days without the option of a fine ; Bloor was fined 5s. and  costs


Derby Mercury -   07 July 1869

UTTOXETERPETTY SESSIONS, Wednesday.     Eli Mitchell and Thomas Nield, residents of Smithy-lane, Uttoxeter, were bound over in their own recognizances for 

 Burton Chronicle -  07 March 1867

 PETTY SESSIONS,    Wed. Feb. 27th.     Job Nield and John Brough. of Uttoxeter, fruit dealers, were charged with riotous and disorderly conduct on the Smithfield road, Utoxeter on the 22nd ultimo. The case was adjourned for a week. 

Staffordshire Advertiser -   11 May 1867

 BURTON. —  (Before C. W. Lyon. W. Worthington, and R. S. Tomlinson, Esqrs.) Important Cattle Plague Case. William Bassett and Frederick Blewitt, two youths, were summoned to answer a charge of having offended against the Cattle Plague Orders by driving cattle along the highway between sunset and sunrise.      UTTOXETER —Wednesday.  Job Nield was fined for being drunk and riotous February last, since which he had absconded; and John Goldstraw, for a similar offence, was fined 5s. and costs. 




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Travelling People / Re: Staffordshire Travellers
« on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:18 GMT (UK)  »
Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  09 September 1896

 UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  AN ASSAULT WITH STONES—Chas.Hy. Plant, of the Smithfield Road, was summoned for assaulting Wm. Harvey. of Stramshall, on the 12th ultimo ; and was further charged with throwing stones. Complainant said, Plant, on the Stramshall Road, had got hold of a horse's head in the charge of a Mrs. Manifold, and he (complainant) toId him to leave the horse alone. At this defendant became excited, and picking up a stone threw it with some force at complainant, striking him on the chest. A witness named Clement Wood corroborated. — Chas. Manifold said, Plant, at the same time threw stones at him without any provocation whatever.— Defendant was fined 10s. in respect to each case and 22s. coststs. STEALING MUSHROOMS. —The same defendant along with Hy. Bloor, Jno. Nield, and Jas. Bloor, was charged with stealing mushrooms from land in the occupation of Hy. Winnington, on the afternoon of the 19th ult.—Hy. Bloor proved he had an alibi, and was discharged.—Plant and James Bloor were each fined l0s. 6d. and 6s. costs, and Neild who did not appear, was fined £1. and costs.—The case against :Stephen Udall, sen., who was similarly summoned, was dismissed. 

 Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  21 October 1896

OBSCENE LANGUAGE. -- Jas Bloor, junr, , and Mary Bloor, of Uttoxeter, were summoned for useing  obscene language — Police.constable Westwood proved the cases, and a fine was inflicted. —Elizabeth Bloor, of the Smithfield Road, was summoned by Margaret Udall for breaking two panes of glass and doing damage to the extent of 2s. on the 30th Sept.— The case being proved, defendant  was tined 2s. 6d. and 6s. costs and ordered to pay the damage. 
 
 Rhyl Record and Advertiser -   15 June 1895

CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER. An inquest was held at the Town Hall, Uttoxeter, before Mr. J. B. Cull (deputy coroner)—on the body of Josiah Brassington (30), Bradley Street, Uttoxeter, whose death is alleged to have been caused by a man named Stephen Udale, jun., who is in custody. The evidence was to the effect that on the 29th ult. Brassington was going down Smithfield Road, where - Udale resides, and he called at Udale's house and asked for a match. Thereupon, it is alleged, Udale, who was the worse for drink, ran out and deliberately kicked Brassington at the bottom of the stomach, to which injuries the later succumbed. It was stated that there was no quarrel between the parties. Mr. T. S. Wilkins appeared for Udale, who had denied having kicked Brassington. He said he merely gave him a push ' and told him to '' hook it.' Dr. Wood stated that death was the result of a blow or kick ; and Dr. T. Bomford, who had made a post-mortem examination, showed that death resulted from injuries received from a blow or kick at the bottom of the stomach. The jury, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of manslaughter against Stephen Udale, Jun.

 
Burton Chronicle -   26 February 1891
 
UTTOXETER. A  WARNING TO HEATH CUTTERS— Stephen Udall, sen., Smithfield Road, Uttexter, was charged with stealing shrubs, value ls., growing on  Mr.Marlow's land,  near  Rugeley, on January 30th. Frederick Revere, gamekeeper to Mr.J.P.Gardner, saw the defendant cutting the heath on Mr. Marlow's land, carrying it on to the road, and there making it into bessoms he was fined 1s. and costs. 

 
 Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 05 November 1888

FATAL QUARREL AT UTTOXETER. Last Saturday evening a man named Thomas Hudson, bricklayer's labourer, received such injuries in a fight as caused his death a few hours afterwards. The deceased had been drinking at the Albion Inn, in company with Stephen Udale, jun., a son of the people with whom deceased lodged, and on going home after closing time a quarrel arose between them, when some blows were exchanged. The quarrel appears to have been renewed in Udale's house, and 11.30 the police were sent for to turn Udale out, he having been abusive to his parents, but the officers did not see Hudson, as he had been put to bed. His condition, however, grew alarming soon afterwards, Dr. C. Bamford was sent for, and it was found that he had received a severe fracture of the ribs, with injuries to the lungs and diaphragm. The deceased swelled very much all over his body, and died soon after four o'clock Sunday morning. Udale was arrested at the honse of his aunt in Pinfold-street, and acknowledged having struck Hudson as they were going home, and also when in the house, but said that it was not he who commenced the quarrel.
ps…..John Hodgkinson was a half brother to Thomas Hudson

Derbyshire Advertiser and Journal -  12 September 1884
 
UTTOXETER. POLICE COURT, Wednesday, Sept. 3.   T.   Assaulting a Woman,— Job Nield, Uttoxeter, hawker, was charged with having assaulted Elizabeth Blore, of the same place on the 29th ult , by striking her —lt seems the parties are neighbours, and live on Smithfield-road, and on the day in question a quarrel arose between them, and blows were struck on both sides.—Defendant said he should not have hit complainant had she not struck him on the nose with a poker. -Nield was bound over to keep the peace for six months, in the sum of £10



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