Yatton.

 

1858 Mar 20. Marriage on March 17 at Yatton, by the Rev J H Barnard, Aquilla eldest son of the late Mr Wm Beacham of Yatton to Mary Ann , eldest daughter of  Mr George Williams, Tockington, Gloucestershire.

 

1871 Sep 9. John White of Penny-well Road, Bristol, was charges with stealing a duckling, the property of George Bishop, of Yatton. A little girl named Amelia Bishop saw prisoner, who was with a wagon, pick up one of the six ducks belonging to her father, and place it under his coat. She told him to put it down, but he said he should not, and walked away with it. She afterwards found it by a gate a 00 yards off. Mr Clifton defended the prisoner, and contended that it was only a mischievous freak, who had been sufficiently punished for it by being in goal, four days. The bench thought it a hasty act and ordered him to be detained till the rising of the court.

 

1872 Nov 23. Richard Walters, licensed victualler, was charged with presenting a gun, believed to be loaded, at P C Gane and threatening to shoot him. Mr Paine appeared for the defence. P C Gane deposed that on Wednesday morning the 13th instant, between ten and eleven o’clock, he went into a field at the back of defendants house, (the Prince of Orange, Yatton) there being a shooting match going on. He found the defendant present with upwards of 30 others. The defendant catching sight of witness said “There should be no more shooting, as he (meaning witness) wanted to spot him,” and then raising his gun pointed it at the witness and said, “I would as soon shoot that b--------man as I would the church tower. The defended also cussed him and called him names. When witness was leaving the field the defendant again pointed the gun at him. Several persons in the field said the gun was loaded.

 

1883 Sep 24: Henry Walker, Thomas Jones and John Wookey of Yatton, were summoned for stealing a three-quarter loaf of bread, on the 5th instant. There was a harvest festival at Yatton on the day in question and late at night the defendants were seen to knock of the loaf of bread, which had been placed on an arch erected at Claverham and carry it away. The bread belonged to Samuel Filer. The bench considered there was no felonious intentions but ordered the defendants to pay the cost of summons.