News transcripts
1870's (listed in date order)
A line of dots ...... after an article, denotes there are further details.

IW Times 13/10/1870 - West Cowes
A lad named Harwood, in the service of Mr J.Netten, accidentally fell over the quay the other evening; and but for the prompt attention of Mr Taylor, harbour master, and Mr Richards, steward of the yacht "Gelert", would have been drowned. Dr W.Hoffmeister, with the aid of his galvanic battery succeeded, after nearly two hours, in restoring animation.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 15 Jan 1876 - Petty Sessions

James Lane was summoned for an assault on Horace Willett, hawker, by striking him a violent blow on the left eye.  - Dismissed.
Minnie Lane was summoned for assault on Lucy Willett, the daughter of Horace Willett, at the same time and place.  Fined 2/6. and 7/6 costs.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 29 Jan 1876 - Petty Sessions
Albert Bartlett 12 and Kenneth Arnold 12, of St Helens, were charged with stealing threequarters of a pound of cheese from Mrs Calloway's shop on Wednesday last.  Capt Horon said that the prisoners were very bad boys and they were each sentenced to 7 days confinement with hard labour, in Winchester prison and to receive privately, 6 strokes of the birch.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 12 Feb 1876 - Borough Court
George Dyer was charged with deserting from the Royal Artillery at Woolwich and was ordered to be sent to Winchester Prison, to await the action of the War Office. The Bench recommended that Sgnt Heal of the Isle of Wight Artillery Militia, should be allowed 1pound, for apprehending Dyer.

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IW Chronicle 20 July 1876 - Wedding Festivities
The ancient borough of Brading was a scene of festive busle and holiday excitement on Thursday last, on the occasion of the wedding of Frances J.Barton the daughter of Barnabas Barton, late of Barnsley Farm, and now of Honiton Villa Brading, to Mr John G.Harvey, Master of the IOW Hounds and of Marvel Farm near Newport......

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times. 22 Sept 1877
At a meeting of the Highway Commissioners on Wednesday, it was resolved that the clerk be instructed to prosecute Mr Jackman, builder, Ventnor, for an infringement on the public highway with his building on Bonchurch Shute.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times. 13 Oct 1877 - County Petty Sessions
James Scovell, Brixton, was summoned for an assault - Edward Jackman said that on Sunday last, when he came out of church he heard someone shout and on looking around he saw defendant beating a boy, and because he asked him to let the boy alone, he struck witness and knocked him down, and on getting up he knocked him down a second time. - Defendant was fined 5/-. and 7/6 costs.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times. 24 Nov 1877 - County Petty Sessions
Blind Walter Willis, applied to the Bench for advice as to a near neighbour in a garden firing his rifle and striking the end of a workshop in which he worked.  The police had made some enquiry on the subject and applicant was instructed to give information of any recurrence of such acts to the police.  He promised to do so if not shot dead.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 24 Nov 1877 - Newport Football Club
Mr R. Roach Pittis, in the unavoidable absence of Dr Dabbs, presided at a large meeting of young men at Warburton's Hotel on Thursday evening, for the purpose of considering the proposition of forming a football club.  A club to be called "The Newport Football Club", was formed, with Dr Dabbs as president, Mr Allan Harris as captain,  Mr Pratt  hon. secretary and the Rev E. Watts treasurer.  A suggestion was thrown out that every effort be made to get a weekly half holiday during a portion of the year, for the young men engaged in offices and shops.  *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 26 Jan 1878 - Ryde Police Court
Fred Smithers, a boy of about 12 living in Upton-road, was charged with assaulting Miss Phoebe Plaister, head teacher of the Bettesworth-road Board Schools. Complainant said that about 20 minutes before 9 on the morning of the 11th inst. she was passing through Church-street, when defendant came behind her and threw the hood of her cloak over her shoulders and ran away. She said the other teachers had been positively afraid to pass that way to school on account of the boys insulting them ...... *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 13 Apr 1878 - Help Needed

We are glad to know that subscriptions are being solicited to enable Joseph Reid the owner of a horse which recently fell down dead in Brunswick-street, to purchase another animal to enable him to pursue his calling, Reid is a respectable man and well deserving of help.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 13 Apr 1878 - County Petty Sessions
Mrs Sarah Phillimore, West Cowes who was before the court on Saturday last on another charge, was bound over in the sum of 5pounds to keep the peace for three months towards Isabella Banks, to whom she has used threatening language.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 27 Apr 1878 - County Petty Sessions
Maria Ellis, charged with resisting Policeman Attrill when he was taking two prisoners in charge in South-street on Thursday, was fined 10s. and costs.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 4 May 1878 - County Petty Sessions
Maurice Niblett, Newport, was summoned for damaging the Shide toll-gate, -- Mr Wooldridge, who appeared for the prosecutor, said as the defendent had apologised for his offence the prosecutor would not appear against him.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 1 Feb 1879 -
We are glad to notice that a memorial has been sent to the Home Secretary, praying for a remission of the sentence passed upon our still respected townsman, Mr Daniel Attrill, jnr., in the case of the late "Banks Frauds" has been prepared at the wish of many who believe most thoroughly in his perfect innocence of any guilty complicity with King ...... *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 15 Feb 1879 - County Petty Sessions
William Reed 12 of Sun-place and Mark Austin of St Johns-place, Ryde, were summoned for stealing a powder flask ...... ~

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 29 Mar 1879 - Ryde Borough Police Court
On Monday, Elizabeth Buxey, a girl of about 18, residing in Dover-street, was brought up in custody charged with stealing a cloth jacket and serge dress of the value of 15s., the property of Louisa Turner, Somerset House, Dover-street. -- Pleaded guilty -- It appeared from the evidence that prisoner pawned the jacket for 1s. and sold the dress for 2s. -- In answer to the Bench, the prisoner said she had no money, and did not know what to do, so she walked into the house and took the things. -- Sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour. *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 12 Apr 1879 - Hants Sessions

This week, William Henry Legg, labourer, was indicted for stealing a coat from a field, the property of John Harris of Carisbrooke, on 28th January. - Pleaded not guilty. - Mr Bullen appeared for the prosecution, and prisoner was undefended, - The facts have already been established by us. - The jury returned a verdict of guilty, and prisoner was sentenced to two months' hard labour. *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 7 June 1879 - Newport County Bench
Bestsy Baker of Lake, was summoned for damaging a fence on a farm on the Nunwell estate, in the occupation of Mr J.O. Brook. She was fined 1s. and to pay 3d. the amount of damage, the costs being remitted as she was very poor.

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W Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 7 June 1879 - Borough Police Court
Joseph Leonard
was fined 5s. and costs for assaulting Mary Poore, nurse-girl to Mrs Hampton, in Crocker-street on the 29th.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 5 July 1879 - Ryde Borough Bench
Henry Purkis, a lad living with his parents in Dors-row, was charged with stealing £1 from a little girl. It appeared that the day before he committed the offence the School Board had decided to apply for the lad being sent to a reformatory school and as their clerk now made the application, the magistrates granted it.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 26 July 1879 - Borough Petty Sessions
George R. Whettingstall, - cab driver at the Pier Hotel, Ryde, was summoned to show cause why he should not be ordered to contribute towards the support of the illiegitimate child of Ellen Rackett, of Saunders Cottage, Carisbrooke -- The Bench made an order for payment of 2s. a week till the child is 13 years old.

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 11 Oct 1879 - Borough Court
William Townsend
of St Helens, was summoned for deserting his child. -- The complaint was withdrawn on his promise to provide for the child. *

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IW Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 18 Oct 1879
The Mayor read a letter from Mr Alderman Joseph Futcher, resigning his seat. He (the Mayor) felt that all classes in the Borough would hear with regret that such an old and valuable town officer was about to retire from public life, but increasing infirmity and old age had compelled their old friend Ald. Futcher to take this step...... *

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Advertiser, Ryde & Ventnor Times 18 Oct 1879
George Attrill and George Masters were summoned for trespassing in search of game on the Osborne estate. - - Edwin Land at 8am oln Sunday 5th, was near Her Majesty's brickyard and saw the defendants together...... *

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