10 The Bayle
From the Folkestone Chronicle 20 September 1856. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
ADJOURNED SPECIAL SESSIONS – Wed. Sept. 17th 1856
The business was the renewal of licences of public houses to those
persons who did not attend the previous sessions.
We were in error in stating last week that the renewal of the licence of
the "British Lion" had been adjourned till this meeting, the licence
having been granted at the previous sessions.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 6 July, 1861. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Monday July 1st:- Before W. Major, J. Tolputt and Gilbert Kennicott,
Andrew Mason and Henry Foreman were charged by police constable
Ovenden with vagrancy, and being found asleep about half past two on
Sunday morning, under a tent or booth belonging to Robert Burvill, of
the "British Lion," in the fair held in Mr. Meikle`s grounds, Broadmead
Back Lane. They were searched, but nothing found upon them. Discharged
with a caution.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 4 January, 1862. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Friday January 3rd:- Before the Mayor.
William Thomas Hart, Mill Bay, Folkestone was brought up charged with
stealing one Delft chimney ornament, value 1s., the property of Robert
Burvill, "British Lion Inn," The Bayle, Folkestone. The prisoner had
been employed removing some forms when he took the opportunity of
stealing the paltry image, which was found at his house. Prisoner was
remanded until this morning.
From the Folkestone Chronicle 11 January, 1862. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
Saturday January 4th. :- Before the Mayor and James Kelcey, Esq.
William T. Hart was brought up on remand, charged with stealing on
the 2nd instant, at the house of Mr. Robert Burvill, on The Bayle, a
china ornament of the value of one shilling.
Elizabeth Burvill, the wife of Robert Burvill, said prisoner was
employed at the house removing some forms into a room, on the mantel
shelf of which the ornament stood. The article now produced is the one
which was missed after the prisoner left.
The daughter of the last witness proved she had washed the ornaments
on Thursday morning; identified the one produced as the one which was
missed after the prisoner had been in the house.
Police constable Smith proved on Thursday night he went to prisoner's
house; prisoner was in bed; saw the ornament now produced on the mantel,
and took the prisoner into custody.
The prisoner consented to be tried by the bench, and pleaded guilty.
The Mayor, addressing the prisoner, said “You have been convicted
twice before, but those convictions have not been brought against you on
this occasion; it is in the power of the magistrates to commit you for
three months, but they do not intend inflicting the full penalty. You
are now sentenced to two months' hard labour. This makes the third
conviction, and after this, it is very probable that if brought up
again, you will be so dealt with as not to trouble the borough for some
From the Folkestone Observer 2 January, 1864. Transcribed by Jan Pedersen.
ASSAULTING A POLICEMAN
Saturday December 26th:- Before Captain Kennicott R.N. and J. Tolputt,
Thomas Graham, private in the 83rd Regiment, stationed at Sherncliffe
Camp, was charged with assaulting P.C. Swain.
P.C. Swain said: Yesterday morning at a quarter to six I saw the
prisoner lying flat on his back near Gosling's shop. I roused him and
tried to wake him. He was very drunk. As soon as I shook him a little
and woke him up I told him to go away. He said "You ----", and kicked me
with his left foot on the neck as I was leaning over him. He partly
knocked me down. He then sprang up and hit with his fists and knocked my
hat off and ran away. P.C. Sharp came up at the time and we both
pursued, and took him into custody on the Bayle, at the back of the
"British Lion," and brought him to the station.
Prisoner was dismissed with a caution.
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