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The Preston Guardian

Saturday 12 September 1863

Burnley District News

Stealing A Waistcoat
On Monday, at the Burnley petty sessions, Margaret Lee, a married woman, was charged with stealing a waistcoat, the property of Mr. James Dean, tailor and draper, St James's-street. She was committed for trial.

Stealing A Ram
Richard Eastwood, and Hugh Eccles were, on Monday, brought up at the petty sessions and charged with stealing and slaughtering a ram, the property of Mr. George Hopwood, farmer, Cornfield, Ightonhill Park, worth £10. - Both prisoners, when charged in the usual way, said they had bought the mutton. - they were committed to the Preston sessions for trial.

Breach of the Factory Act.
At the Burnley petty sessions, on Monday, Mr. C. G. Hodgson was charged by the inspector, Mr. May, with employing, at his works in Marsden, on the 17th of August, John william Slater, Mary Ann Diaman, without being registered. - The defendant pleaded guilty, but said he resided 30 miles from the place, and his agent at the place had been misled. Mr. Hodgson was fined 40s. in the other, with costs in both. - Mr. J. Brennand, Rake Head, was charged with employing a boy under 13 years of age, who had not had a certificate from the schoolmaster, that he had attended school the foregoing week. - Mr. May withdrew one. - The defendant was fined 20s. in the other, and costs in both.

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