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George Pickingill revisited - information about him and the family and history


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Recently a sizable batch of newspapers came on line at the new site British Newspaper Archive

 

And I scanned them for references on George Pickingill and his family. Came up with several entries for George Pickingill's children in the Petty Sessions that were listed in the Essex papers.

 

 

 

The children of George Pickingill from the newspapers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Frederick Pickingill:

 

 

~ 1873

 

Frederick Pickingale with two other boys, William Bines and William Dines, were convicted of killing a fowl and fined. Frederick Pickingale paid his fines while the other two boys were committed for seven days on the October 2, 1873 Petty Sessions held at Rochford, Essex.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 10 October 1873:

 

PETTY SESSIONS.

 

ROCHFORD, OCT. 2.

 

Magistrates present - A. Holt White, Esq., chairman, J. Tabor, and A. Tawke, Esqrs.; and Sir Chas. Nicholson, Bart.

 

KILLING A FOWL. - Three boys, named respectively Wm. Bines, Wm. Dines, and Fredk. Pickingale, were charged with killing a fowl, the property of John Auger, of Canewdon, and were each fined 6d. and 8s. 6d. damage and costs. Pickingale paid. Dines and Bines committed for seven days

 

 

 

~ Christmas Eve 1890 and January 1891

 

Frederick Pettingale with Ed. Bines, Arthur Bines, and Frederick Hammond, all labourers were fined or alternately serve 14 days hard labour. The case was at the Sessions held at Southend, Essex on January 21, 1891.

 

This was for taking and destroying 4 rabbits on land belonging to Allen Stallibrass on midnight December 24, 1890.

 

One wonders if the rabbits were intended for a Christmas day dinner?

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 23 January 1891:

 

SOUTHEND, JAN. 21.

 

Magistrates present - C. A. Tabor, Esq., in the chair; Major A. C. Tawke, E. A. Wedd and E. E. Phillips, Esqrs.

 

CANEWDON - Ed. Bines, Arthur Bines, Fredk. Hammond, and Fredk. Pettingale, labourers, were charged with taking and destroying four rabbits, on land occupied by Mr. Allen Stallibrass, at midnight, on Dec. 24th. - Mr. Geo. Wood prosecuted.

 

- The defendants (who had all been previously convicted) were each fined £1 and 8s. 8d. costs, in default 14 days' hard labour. - P. c. Cowell proved the case.

 

 

 

~ 1891

 

Frederick Pittingale and his brother, George Pittingale, with Walter Jordan and Henry Carter, all labourers, were convicted and fined for being drunk and disorderly on February 12, 1891 at the February 25, 1891 Petty Sessions held at Rochford, Essex.

 

The alternative was 14 days hard labor. It would appeared that Frederick Pittingale paid his fine and that his brother George Pittingale served hard labor in the prison. That is because only George was listed as in prison during the 1891 census.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 27 February 1891:

 

CHELMSFORD PETTY SESSIONS, THIS DAY.

 

ROCHFORD, Feb. 25.

 

Magistrates present - C. A. Tabor, Esq., chairman; E. A. Wedd, E. E. Phillips, and G. D. Deeping, Esqrs.

 

CANEWDON - Walter Jordan, Hy. Carter, Geo. Pittingale, and Fredk. Pittingale, labourers, were each fined 10s. and 8s. 6d. costs, in default 14 days' hard labour, for being drunk and disorderly, on the 12th inst.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Pickingill (Jr.):

 

 

~ 1885

 

George Pettingale and Arthur Bines, labourers, were convicted of cruelly beating four colts, the property of Mr. G. Ford of Canewdon, Essex. They were convicted and fined at the Petty Sessions held at Rochford , Essex on April 16, 1885.

 

Essex Newsman - Friday 17 April 1885

 

PETTY SESSIONS.

 

Rochford, April 16.

 

Charge of Cruelty. - Arthur Bines and George Pettingale, labourers, were charged with cruelly beating four colts, the property of Mr. G. Ford, at Canewdon. - They were each fined £1 and costs 5s. 9d. They money was paid.

 

 

 

~ 1891

 

George Pittingale and his brother, Frederick Pittingale, with Walter Jordan and Henry Carter, all labourers, were convicted and fined for being drunk and disorderly on February 12, 1891 at the February 25, 1891 Petty Sessions held at Rochford, Essex.

 

The alternative was 14 days hard labor. It would appeared that Frederick Pittingale paid his fine and that his brother George Pittingale served hard labor in the prison. That is because only George was listed as in prison during the 1891 census.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 27 February 1891:

 

CHELMSFORD PETTY SESSIONS, THIS DAY.

 

ROCHFORD, Feb. 25.

 

Magistrates present - C. A. Tabor, Esq., chairman; E. A. Wedd, E. E. Phillips, and G. D. Deeping, Esqrs.

 

CANEWDON - Walter Jordan, Hy. Carter, Geo. Pittingale, and Fredk. Pittingale, labourers, were each fined 10s. and 8s. 6d. costs, in default 14 days' hard labour, for being drunk and disorderly, on the 12th inst.

 

 

 

~ 1895

 

George Pettengale was convicted and fined for trespassing looking for rabbits on Mr. Henry Given's land in Canewdon, Essex. The case was held on October 15, 1895 Petty Sessions.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 18 October 1895:

 

PETTY SESSIONS.

 

Southend. October 15.

 

County Business, Oct. 15.

 

Canewdon. - George Pettengale was fined 10s. and 10s. 3d. costs for trespassing for rabbits on Mr. Henry Given's land.

 

 

 

~ 1900

 

George Pettingale was committed to jail for 14 days when they convicted him for failing to contribute 1 shilling a week toward the support of his father. This occurred at the June 6, 1900 Petty Sessions held at Southend, Essex.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 8 June 1900 :

 

PETTTY SESSIONS.

 

Southend (County), June 6.

 

Justices present - E. A. Wedd (chairman), R. J Banning, and A. Harvey Moore, Esqrs.

 

George Pettingale, Canewdon, was committed for 14 days, the order being suspended a month, for failing to contribute 1s. weekly towards the support of his father, who is chargeable to the Union.

 

 

 

~ 1902

 

George Pettingale a ferryman of Creeksea, Essex was ordered at the September 24, 1902 Petty Sessions to pay 13 shillings arrears towards the support of his father plus 12 shilling costs or 14 days imprisonment.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 26 September 1902:

 

PETTY SESSIONS.

 

County, Sept. 24.

 

Justices present - E. A. Wedd, chairman; E. J. Beal, J. R. Brightwell, and A. Harvey Moore, Esqrs.

 

Doubling the Debt. - Geo. Pettingale, ferryman, of Creeksea, was ordered to pay 13s. arrears towards the support of his father, and 12s. costs. with the choice of 14 days' imprisonment.

 

 

 

 

This was a few months before George Pickingill Jr. died. He ended up at the Rochford Workhouse (probably in the infirmary) and died on the 30th of December 1902 and buried in January 1903.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Martha Ann Pickingill, the wife of William Punt

 

 

~ 1878

 

Martha Ann Punt, wife of William Punt, Canewdon, Essex, labourer was charged with assaulting James Clements, at Canewdon on October 21, 1878. The case was dismissed at the Petty Sessions held at Rochford, Essex on October 31, 1878.

 

From the newspaper, Essex Newsman, Friday 1 November 1878:

 

PETTY SESSIONS.

 

Rochford, Oct. 31.

 

Magistrates present - J. Tabor, Esq., chairman; and J. Baker, Esq.

 

Martha Ann Punt, wife of William Punt, Canewdon, labourer, was charged with assaulting Jas. Clements, at Canewdon, on the 21st October. - Dismissed, complainant to pay costs.

 

 

 

~ 1880

 

William Punt and Charles Rayner, labourers were fined for trespassing in search for conies on the property of John Waylett Stallibrass at Canewdon on January 2, 1880. The case was at the January 14, 1880 Petty Sessions held at Rochford, Essex.

 

From the newspaper, Chelmsford Chronicle, Thursday 15 January 1880:

 

ROCHFORD.

 

Petty Session, Yesterday.

 

Charles Rayner and William Punt, Canewdon, labourers, were summoned for trespassing in search of conies upon land in the occupation of Mr. John Waylett Stallibrass, at Canewdon, on the 2nd January. - Each fined 10s., costs 8s. 4d. - Paid.

 

 

 

 

 

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Another one from the newspapers:

 

 

The British Newspaper Archive. Searched on February 18, 2012 Saturday 2:56 PM

 

 

 

 

Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 07 November 1862

 

 

 

Rochford, October 30.

 

 

 

Before the Rev. T. S. Scratton, James Tabor and A. Tawke, Esqrs.

 

Mary Ann, wife of George Pittingale, of Eastwood, was charged with stealing two pecks of potatoes growing in a field, the property James Tabor, Esq. The case was proved by Superintendent Ackers. - Fined 10s., value of potatoes 1s., and costs 8s.; in default 14 days' imprisonment. Paid. - [Mr. Tabor retired from the bench during the hearing of this case.]

 

 

The wife of George Pickingill was caught stealing from the one of the members of the Bench, James Tabor. But he excused himself from the case.

 

 

Interesting that so far I haven't found George Pickingill being charged with something on a Quarter or Petty Sessions. But his wife and almost all of his children were charged and fined and at least one of them did jail time.

 

 

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Like I mentioned in the previous Post, I haven't found George Pickingill getting caught for anything yet. But I did find one involving someone stealing from George Pickingill in 1887.

 

 

 

 

The British Newspaper Archive. Searched on February 18, 2012 Saturday 2:46 PM

 

 

 

Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 26 August 1887

 

ROCHFORD.

Petty Session, August 24.

 

Magistrates present - C. A. Tabor, Esq., in the chair; E. E. Phillips and G. D. Deeping, Esqrs.

 

 

CANEWDON. - James Taylor, no home, was charged with stealing a jacket and a pair of leather gloves, valued at 4s., from a field at Canewdon Hall, the property of George Pittingale, on the 17th inst. - The prisoner was committed for trial.

 

 

 

 

 

The British Newspaper Archive. Searched onFebruary 18, 2012 Saturday 2:34 PM

 

 

Chelmsford Chronicle - Friday 21 October 1887

 

CANEWDON: PLEADED GUILTY.

 

James Taylor, 63, labourer, was indicted for stealing a jacket and a pair of gloves, of George Pettingale, at Canewdon, on the 17th August.

 

He pleaded guilty to stealing the jacket only.

 

He was sentenced to six months' imprisonment with hard labour.

 

 

 

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