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« Reply #36 on: Tuesday 04 January 22 19:03 GMT (UK) »
MeirSoul, i found these to show you how the name of Smithfield Lane can be known by several names, you can also see how the Neilds, Bloors, Hodginksons, Udals and more familys all link up.

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  16 September 1914

 UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. Wedricsday.—Before Captain Dawson (in the chair), Colonel B. C. P. Heywood, Mr. J. Spencer, and Mr. W. S. Bagshaw.  Celebrating His Sons' Enlistment. Henry Bloor, dealer, Uttoxeter, charged with being drunk and disorderly conduct at Uttoxeter on August 31. He pleaded guilty.—P.S. Sault deposed to seeing defendant in Smithfield,road at 1.10 p.m. He was very troublesome and causing a crowd of people to assemble, and witness took the man home.—Supt. Hodkinson said defendant had sent five of his sons to the front on this date, and perhaps there was some excuse for his behaviour.—He was fined. including costs Thomas Bloor, labourer, Uttoxeter, pleaded guilty to a similar offence on September 3.—P.S. Sault stated the facts, and defendant was fined.


Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   04 January 1911

 THE VIOLENT UTTOXETER MAN. TORE A POLICEMAN'S TUNIC. Arthur Nield, labourer, Uttoxeter, was charged at Uttoxeter 'Police Court on Wednesday with being drunk and disorderly at Uttoxeter the previous evening. Prisoner pleaded not guilty. P.C. Meredith stated that at 11.30 he was on duty at the bottom of Smithfieldroad, when he had occasion to speak to Nield about his disorderly behaviour. The officer asked him to go home, and he refused. Efforts  were made to get him home, but he used very bad language to the policeman, threatening to "do him in." Witness said he would lock him up if he did not go home ' and prisoner turned and spat in his face. Witness then arrested him, and during the struggle he ripped the officers' tunic. He was so violent that witness had to obtain assistantce before he could get him to the police-station. Prisoner was locked up with much difficulty, and he continued his violent behaviour until he was put in the cell. There was no doubt that prisoner was "mad drunk," and his language was of a moat filthy description. P.C. Foster said he was present when the prisoner was brought to the station. He was very violent., and used bad language. P.S. Smedley also spoke to seeing P.C. Meredith's tunic damaged. Witness saw prisoner in the cell, and there was no doubt as to his condition. Prisoner, sworn, alleged that he was struck by the constable at the policestation. He denied being drunk or using bad language. Ernest Statham gave evidence on behalf of Nield. Prissoner was sentenced to 14 days' hard labour without the option of a fine.

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   26 January 1910
 
DEATHS. HODGKINSON.—January 21, at Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter, John Hodgkinson, aged 68. 

 Staffordshire Sentinel - Saturday 28 November 1908

 
WOMAN'S LEAP INTO THE RIVER DOVE. On Monday afternon a woman, named Mary Nield, wife of Alfred Nield, a labourer, residing at Smithfleld-road, Uttozeter. is alleged to have jumped off the parapet of Dove Bridge, Uttoxeter. The occurrence, it is stated, was witnessed by three men named John Tidal., Henry Bond, and John Crutchley. The three men were going towards the bridge from the Derbyshire side, when they saw Mrs. Nield coming towards the bridge from the direction of Uttoxeter. When she got to the bridge, it is stated. she mounted the parapet and jumped into the water. The men ran to the spot and saw the unfortunate woman sinking. As the river was in flood, and the current very strong, and as none of them were able to swim. they were unable to render any assistance to the woman, who was carried down stream.

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Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  03 June 1908

Game Trespass. Thomas Hodgkinson and George Weaver, both of Uttoxeter, were summoned for trespassing in search of game at Bromley Park on May 17. Mr. S. Watson. Stafford, defended.—Defendants pleaded not guilty. Sampson Walkerdine said that on the day in question he was assisting the gamekeeper on Mr. Clement Cotterill's land at Marlpit-lane, Abbots Bromley. He saw a greyhound dog in a field, so he watched. Presently, he saw the two come up the lane. They were beating the hedge. Witness saw the dog put a pheasant and start off several rabbits. Witness went to the defendant., and when be spoke to Hodgkinson the latter said the dog was only in the field for a drink of water…….    the magistrates thought  they ought to convict, and defendants were each fined 5s. and costs. The Alleged Highway Robbery: Four Months' Imprisonment, James Bloor and Arthur Hodgkinson, labourers, of Smithfield-lane, Uttoxeter, were again brought up on remand charged with highway robbery with violence at Uttoxeter on May16, and taking from John Charles Swain one cap, one felt hat, two pairs of socks, and one pair of braces, value Is. 6d.; and from Charles Knight half-a-sovereign and 2oz. of tobacco. Accused were defended by Mr. S. Watson, of Stafford, and pleaded not guilty……..  John Charles Swain, a Somersal labourer, was then called. He said he was with the last witness at the time of the alleged assault. He was "knocked on the head" and his parcel, containing wearing apparel, was taken from him. He did not know who took the parcel from him. On the following day he picked up a piece of string near the spot where he was attacked and handed it over to the police. By Mr. Watson: He did not look on his visit to Uttoxeter as a kind of outing; he went to do shopping. He called at seven public-houses. (Laughter.) …………   Witness, under severe cross-examination, first said it was dark, then he said it was " middlin' light," then it was moonlight (although he saw no moon), and after it wasn t dark."  ………………Hodgkinson then said he wanted to tell him about the third man. Defendant said it was Horatio Bond, and he was lying drunk on the side of the road when the chaps came along. Mr. Watson asked the magistrates whether he was to defend the charge of highway robbery with violence, or whether they would reduce it to one of common assault. The magistrates retired to consider the case. On returning, the Chairman announced that the charges would he reduced to two cases of common assault, to which defendants pleaded not guilty. Defendant Hodgkinson went into the box. He said he was at his father's 'house in the Smithfield-road at ten o'clock on the night in question, and he met Bloor in Smithfield-road when he left. Bloor was going towards his home.. .………….   The Bench decided to convict, and sentenced prisoners to two months' hard labour in each case, the sentences to run consecutively. They will therefore each be imprisoned for four months, with hard labour.

Staffordshire Sentinel -   02 August 1913

 UTTOXETER CYCLISTS FATAL Injuries, caused by a bicycle accident, near Uttoxeter, on Sunday, resulted in the death on Friday at the Derbyshire Infirmary of Percy John Nield, aged 36, son of Charles Thomas Nield, 125, Smithfield-road, Uttoxeter. The deceased, it appears, left home to ride to Ashbourne. Later. he was found badly injured four miles from Uttoxeter. At the inquest, ooened and adjourned until Thursday, at Derby, this (Saturday) morning, it was stated two men witnessed the accident, and the Coroner would like to hear from them.

26 September 1906

BAD LANGUAGE. Maria Lee, Smithfield-road, was summoned for using obscene language in the Smithfield-road on the 9th inst.— The facts were stated by William Henry Burton, a railway guard. Fined 10s., with 11s. 6d. oosts. Arthur Nield, of Uttoxeter, was fined 5s., with 8s. 6d. costs, for a like offence committed on the 9th inst.—P.C. Griggs proved the case. _ _ . Henry Blood, labourer, Uttoxeter, was mulcted in a like penalty for similar misconduct on the 8th September.—The facts were stated by P.C. Amsbury......

Burton Chronicle -   12 July 1906
 
—Jobs Blore, a boy of 12 years of age. living with his parents in the Smith field Road, Uttoveter. was charged with stealing a purce…..     defendant bound over under the First Offender.' Acts in the sum of £lO to be of good behavior for twelve moons', and ordered to pay the coats amounting to £1. 

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 THE UTTOXETER ADVERTISER AND ASHBOURNE TIMES,  MAY 29, 1901.

UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. (Wednesday). Before Captain Dawson (Chairman) and C. W. Lyon, Esc's. OBSCENE LANGUAGE. Alfred Nield, High Street. was summoned for making use of obscene language outside his own premises on the 15th. Police-constable Crawshaw stated the facts, and defendant, who admitted the offence was let off on payment of costs. Jas and Mary Bloor, husband and wife, of the Smithfield Road, were summoned for using bad language in that thoroughfare on the 16th inst.—The cases being proved defendants were each fined.       DRUNK IN CHARGE. Abraham Sherriff, a travelling gipsy.was summoned for being drunk whilst in charge of a brown mare attached to a van at Rocester on the 11th inst.---   defendant who did not appear, was fined…   John Harrison, a farmer summoned for similar offence committed in the town on the 10th inst.. was. on the evidence of Police-constable Crawshaw. fined 5s., with 14s. 6d. costs.    TRESPASSING AFTER RABBITS. Thos. Hodgkinson and Thos. smith, brickyard labourers, Uttoxeter. were charged with trespassing on land in the occupation of Win. Heath. at Loxlev, in search of rabbits on the 11th May. Hewlett, underkeeper to deposed to seeing the defendants, accompanied by two dogs, rabbiting on land near Loxley Green.--Defendants admitted being there, and were each fined 10s. with 6s. 9d. costs.  .

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   09 August 1899
 
 UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.    DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. Henry Bloor of Smithfield Road, was, on the facts being stated by P.C. Steele, fined  for being drunk and disorderly in the town on the 26th ult.—Mary Bloor, Smithfield Road, who did not appear, was summoned by P.C. Crawshaw for being drunk and making use of of bad language in the Smithfield Road on the 26th ult., and was fined 10s. with 6s. 6d. costs--Summoned on a like charge Thomas Bloor, of the Smithfield Road, was fined  —P.C. Wormsley proved the case.   —Annie Follows, single woman, Smithfield Road, was  summoned and fined……….. 

 Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times - 08 March 1899

UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  DRUNK AND DISORDERLIES.    —A similar charge against Jno. Udall, of the Smithfield Road, was dismissed ; whilst Stephen Udall, Jas. Blore, jun., and Hy. Blore, were fined 5s. with 6s. 6d. costs each for similar misconduct in the Smithfield Road, on the 18th ult.—Horatio Bond, labourer, was dealt with in a like manner for being drunk and disorderly on the 19th ult. Policc-constables Fisher and Kettle proved the cases. 

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  18 October 1899

UTTOXETER PETTY BESEIONS. WEDNESDAY.  ADJOURNED. Elizabeth Thorley was summoned for using abusive language towards Stephen Udall, on the Smithfield Road, on the 27th September.— Complainant said defendant shouted to him about being a ticket-of leave man. - The case was adjourned for a month. 

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   29 November 1899
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS.   —Eliza Blore, Smithfield Road, was summoned for using obscene language in the thoroughfare where she lives on the 7th inst.—P.C. Fisher proved the case, and defendant was fined   
 
 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. 

 

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Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  25 January 1899

UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.   BAD LANGUAGE.—James Blore, of Smithfield Road, was charged by Police-constable Crawshaw with using bad language in the Smithfield Road on 7th inst. The defendant was fined…    IN SEARCH OF RABBITS.—Thomas Smith, Richard Hodgkinson, and John Deakin, labourers, of Uttoxeter, were charged by William White, farmer, of Marchington, with trespassing in search of rabbits on January 1st.…….     

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  15 June 1898
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  A DANGEROUS Dog.—Geo. Weaver, of the Smithfield Road, was summoned by the police for keeping a dangerous dog.—Geo. Wilne, son of the proprietor of the Smithfield Nurseries, said he was passing along the Smithfield Road on the 25th May, when Weaver's dog sprang at him. He was very nervous at dogs and always felt afraid when passing defendant's house. A few weeks previous the same dog flew at him.—Chas. Stones corroborated as to the 25th ult.—The Bench ordered defendant to keep the dog under proper control. The costs were remitted. ALLEGED THEFT OF A COAT AND VEST.—Henry Blore, labourer, Smithfield Road, was charged on remand with stealing a coat and waistcoat, value £1, the property of John Whitehurst, farmer, of Dilhorne, on the 29th May. Prosecutor said he called at the Union Inn about two o'clock, having with him a parcel containing a coat and waistcoat. Defendant was there and they had a drink together. After staying half-an-hour, they both left together, prosecutor taking with him half-a-pint of whisky and the parcel. They walked for about half- a-mile along the New Road, when they turned into a field, and both fell asleep. Upon waking up prosecutor saw defendant going off with his parcel. He shouted to him but he took no heed. After half 'an. hour he left his resting place and went in the direction of Beamhurst, where he accosted defendant with the parcel.—The case was dismissed. 

 Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   16 November 1898
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  BREAKING HIS REGOGNIZANCE.—Hy. Blore, of the Smithfield Road, was charged with having broken his recognizance entered into on the 27th April this year —Mr. Sampson. assistant magistrates' clerk, proved that on the date named Blore was bound over to keep the peace, and that on the 28th September he was convicted for an assault on the police and sent to prison for a month.—The Bench reduced the bond to £1. and allowed defendant time in which to pay the amount and the costs. 
Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   19 October 1898
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.   

ASSAULTING A POLICSI/AN.—Mary Blore, of the Smithfield Road, was charged with assaulting Police.coastable Steele whilst in the execution of his duty on the 26th ult.—The officer stated that whilst arresting defendant's Son, he was much resisted by the whole family, and Mrs. Blore struck him in the face and tried to liberate her son.— Defendant also scratched and dug her finger nails  in his hands.—The Chairman pointed out there were 28 previous convictions against defendant and imposed a fine      DRUNKINNESS.—Hy. Blore, Smithfield Road, was charged with being drunk in the refreshment  tent at the sports, on the 26th ult.—Police-constable Steele proved the case, and defendant was fined….   

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -   07 April 1897
 
UTTOXETER PETTY SESSIONS. WEDNESDAY.  REFUSING TO QUIT. —George Bloor, labourer, Abbots Bromley, was summoned for refusing to quit the licensed premises of the Ash Tree Inn when requested to do so on the 17th March—He pleaded guilty and fined—He was further charged with having used obscene language outside Bromley post office on the same date. Mr. L Myatt proved this offence, and defendant was mulcted in a fine of 5s. and 12d.  Thos. Blore, of the Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter, was charged with furiously driving a horse and cart on the Bramshall Road On the 5th March.—On the evidence of Police-constable Kettle, defendant was fined 24. 6d. and 6d. 

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times -  13 January 1897

UTTOXETER . _ PETTY . SESSIONS, WISDNIISDAY.  BREAKING DOWN FENCERS.—Ernest Udale, a lad, of the Smithfield Road, was summoned by George Pattinson, of the Wellington Inn for breaking down fences and doing damage to the exstent of 5s., on the Ist inst., upon land occupied by complainant near the town.—Defendant was fined and ordered to pay the amount for the damage. 

Uttoxeter Advertiser and Ashbourne Times - Wednesday 17 June 1896

SPECIAL POLICE COURT. (MONDAY). Before S. B. BANFORD. Esq. John Nield, of Smithfield Road, Uttoxeter, was charged by the police with being drunk and disordedy on Saturday. P.c. W. E. Smith said that about 10-30 p.m on Saturday evening, the prisoner who was drunk, was making use of very bad language, and threatening to fight a number of people who had collected round. When he took him into custody the prisoner became very violent, and bit his, the (policeman's) hand. A fine of 15s. with 4s. costs Were imposed. 


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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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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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 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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 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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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.