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1893: Beggar and his wife in trouble with the law

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Mid Sussex Times - Tuesday 10 January 1893


PETTY SESSIONS - HAYWARDS HEATH

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FRIDAY

Before General Leigh Pemberton C.B.

AN IMPUDENT BEGGAR - CUCKFIELD

Edward Jones, tramp, was brought up in custody on a charge of stopping Frederick Moore, and errand boy, at Cuckfield, on the 3rd inst., and demanding money of him.- The complainant deposed that on the evening in question he was carrying a paraffin stove on the highway close to Highbridge, when he was stopped by prisoner who asked him what he had got, and if he had any money. Witness was very frightened, and told him he had got 6d., but he wanted to buy some food for his fowls with it. Prisoner then took hold of complainant’s shoulder and demanded the money, which witness gave him as there was another man standing by at the time. - P.C. Luff stated that he had received complaints as to prisoner’s conduct, and in consequence of these he apprehended him. - General Pemberton sent Jones to prison for fourteen days with hard labour.


Wheatsheaf Inn c1905 (colourised)

A DRUNKEN TRAMP- CUCKFIELD

Elizabeth Jones, tramp, who was stated to be the wife of the last prisoner, was charged with being drunk on the highway at `Cuckfield on the 3rd inst. - P.C.Suter found the woman drunk, and arrested her, near the Wheatsheaf Inn - A fine of 5s., and 5s costs was imposed, prisoner, in default, being sentenced to seven days’ hard labour.

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