WIGTON PETTY SESSIONS, Thursday - Before JOSEPH GILLBANKS and JOSEPH RAILTON, Esqs., and the REV. JOHN HEYSHAM
.... THOMAS PENNINGTON, a servant at Clea Hall, was convicted in the penalty of 20s. and 12s. costs for using snares for the taking of hares in the lands of Clea Hall. The penalty and costs were immediately paid.
....MATTHEW DONNELL of Bolton, convicted for breaking the fences of JOSEPH HAYTON, of Crosshill, fined 1s and costs, the prosecutor not wishing to go to the utmost penalty of the law, he wishing merely to put a stop to the frequent trespass and damage he has for some time sustained by people committing depredations upon his estate at Crosshill.
....RICHARD DANIEL and WILLIAM COWEN, who said they resided in Carlisle, were committed to the house of correction at Carlisle, for 14 days, with hard labour, as rogues and vagabonds, for playing in the streets of Wigton on the fair day, with a table and instruments of gaming, at a pretended game of chance, with dice. It appeared that these parties along with several accomplices had come to Wigton on Tuesday, being the Martinmas hiring day, for the purpose of picking pockets, and deceiving persons with false dice, &c.