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statute in that casé made and provided; whereby he hath forfeited the sum of £5. to be applied as the act directs. · These are therefore to require you forthwith to summon the said C. D. to appear before me at in the said county, on

the day of , at the hour of in the forenoon, to answer the said information and complaint, and to be further dealt with according to law: And be you then there to certify what you shall have done in the execution hereof.Herein fail not.

Given under my hand and seal this day of , in the year of our Lord 1817.

in the sainths now last

ritanhaving lands said Sovereign Low

Conviction thereon. to wit. Be it remembered, That on the day of s, in the 57th year of the reign of &c. at in the county of A.B. of - in the said county, yeoman, in his own proper person cometh before us W.S. J. C. and S. P. Esquires, three of the justices of our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the peace and also to hear &c. and now here giveth us the said justices to understand and be informed that one C. D. of labourer,] within three months now last past, to wit on the day of , in the said 57th year of the reign of our said Sovereign Lord the King, the said C. D. not having lands or tenements or any other estate or inheritance of the clear yearly value of £100, or for term of life; nor any lease or leases for ninety-nine years or any longer term of the clear yearly value of £150. nor then being the son and heir apparent of an Esquire or other person of higher degree; nor then being the lord of any manor or royalty; nor then being the owner or keeper of any forest, park, chase, or warren; nor then being game-keeper of any lord or lady of any lordship or manor; nor then being truly and properly a servant of or to any lord or lady of any lordship or manor; nor then being immediately employed and appointed to take and kill the game for the sole use and immediate benefit of such lord or lady; nor being in any other manner qualified, empowered, licensed, or authorized by the laws of this realm, either to take, kill, or destroy any sort of game whatsoever, or to keep or use any greyhound for that purpose; did at the parish of

in the county of aforesaid, keep and use a certain dog called a greyhound to kill and destroy the game, against

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the form of the statute in such case made and provided; whereupon the said C. D. afterwards, to wit on the day of — in the year aforesaid, at — aforesaid, had notice of the said information and of the offence therein charged upon him as aforesaid, and was then and there by us, the said jus. tices, in due manner summoned to appear before us the said justices at aforesaid in the county of - aforesaid, on the day of —, in the 57th year aforesaid, to make his defence against the said charge contained in the information aforesaid. And thereupon afterwards, that is to say on the said day of - in the 57th year of the reign of our said Sovereign Lord the King, at -- in the county of aforesaid, he the said C. D. being duly summoned as aforesaid in this behalf, before us, the justices aforesaid, appeareth, and is present in order to make his defence against the said charge contained in the said information; and having heard the same, he the said C. D. is asked by us the said justices if he can say any thing for himself why he the said C.D. should not be convicted of the premises above charged upon him in form aforesaid; who pleadeth and saith, that he admits he was not qualified to kill game, and that he was out in a certain field in the said parish of

on the said

day of —, with one greyhound dog and one spaniel dog, but that the said dogs were not his property; but doth not shew to us the said justices any sufficient cause why he should not be convicted of the offence in the said information above contained against him; and further, at the same time and place, to wit on the

in the year aforesaid, at aforesaid within the said county, one credible witness, to wit S. M. of in the county of — yeoman, cometh before us the justices aforesaid, and before us the same justices, in the presence of the said C. D. upon his oath on the holy Gospel of God then and there to him by us administered (we the said justices being duly authorized and empowered to administer the said oath to the said A. B. in this behalf), deposeth, sweareth, and on his oath affirmeth and saith, in the presence and hearing of the said C. D. that the said C. D. on the

day of

aforesaid in the year aforesaid, at the parish of aforesaid in the county aforesaid, did keep and use a greyhound to kill and destroy the game, and that he then and there saw the said C. D. walk across a certain field, the same being a place where hares usually lie, with the said greyhound dog and a spaniel

day of

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dog, with a stick in his hand; And tlie said C. D. then, to wit on the

- day of aforesaid, had not any lands or tenements (negativing all the qualifications precisely as in the inFormation), nor in any other manner qualified, empowered, licensed, or authorized by the laws of this realm to take, kill, or destroy any sort of game, or to keep or use any greyhounds for that purpose; whereupon and upon hearing and duly examining the whole matter aforesaid, it manifestly appears to us the said justices that the said C. D. was not on the day of aforesaid, in any manner qualified, empowered, licensed, or authorized by or according to the laws of this realm to keep or use any greyhound to kill and destroy the game, äid that the said C. D. is guilty of the premises above charged upon him by the information aforesaid; Therefore the said C. D. on the said

day of

in the year aforesaid, before us the justices aforesaid, by the testimony of the said S. M. a credible witness as aforesaid, according to the form of the statute aforesaid, is convicted of the offence aforesaid, and hath forfeited the sum of £5. of lawful money of Great Britain, to be distributed as the statute aforesaid doth direct. In witness whereof we the said justices to this present record of conviction have set our hands and seals, at aforesaid in the county aforesaid, the said

in the year of our Lord 1817.

W. S.
J. C.
S. P.

day of

Distress Warrant thereon.

To the Constable of in the county of
to wit. Whereas C. D. of

in the said county, [labourer], is this day convicted before me, S, P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, upon the oath of S. M, a credible witness, for that he the said C.D. being a person not qualified by the laws of this realm so to do, on the day of - in the 57th year of the reign of His Majesty King George the Third, at - in the said county, did use a certain dog called a greyhound to kill and destroy the game, by reason whereof he the said C. D. hath forfeited the sum of £ 5. to be distributed as herein after men

tioned. These are therefore, in His Majesty's name, to command you to levy the said sum by distress of the goods of him the said C. D. and if within the space of six days next after such distress by you taken the said sum shall not be paid, that then you do sell the said goods so by you distrained, and out of the money arising by such sale you do pay the sum of £2. 10$. to A. B. of in the said county, who informed me of the said offence, and the sum of £2. IOS. to the overseers of the poor of the parish of where the said offence was committed, returning the overplus (if any) on demand to him the said C. D. and if sufficient distress cannot be found of the goods of the said C. D. whereupon to levy the said sum of £5. that then you certify the same to me, together with the return of this precept.

Given under my hand and seal this day of in the year of our Lord 1817.

S. P.

Commitment for want of Distress. To the Constable of — in the county of , and to the

Keeper of the House of Correction at in the county of

- to wit. Whereas C. D. of in the said county, (labourer,]. was on the ---- day of — , in the year of our Lord 1817, convicted before me S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, upon the oath of S. M. a credible witness, for that he the said C. D. not being a person qualified by the laws of this realm so to do, on the day of , at in the said county, did use a certain dog called a greyhound to kill and destroy the game, whereby he the said C, D, hath forfeited the sum of

#5. And whereas on the said day of in the year aforesaid, I did issue my warrant to the constable of to levy the sum of £5. by distress and sale of the goods of him the said C. D, and to apply the same according to law. And whereas it duly appears to me as well on the oath of the said constable as otherwise, that he the said constable hath used his best endeavours to levy the said sum on the goods of him the said C. D. as aforesaid, but that no sufficient distress can be had whereon to levy the same; These are, therefore, to

ore the sum of and to apply the well on the stable ha

command you the said constable of me aforesaid to apprehend the body of the said C. D. and him safely to convey to the house of correction at in the said county, and there deliver him to the said keeper thereof, together with this precept. And I do hereby command you the said keeper of the said house of correction to receive into your custody in the said house of correction the said C, D. and him there safely keep for the space of three .calendar months; and for so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. · Given under my hand and seal 'this day of , in the year of our Lord 1817.

S. P.

Warrant to apprenend a Higgler.

To the Constable of

qualififody or de avo

to wit. Whereas A. B. of - hath this day made oath before me S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices &c. that on the day of now last past, C. D. of victualler, at in the county aforesaid, in the house of him the said C. D. there situated, then and there had in his possession one hare (or did offer to sell one hare, as the fact is), he the said C. D. being no ways qualified by the laws of this realm to have the said hare in his custody or possession, contrary to the form of the statute in that case made and provided. These are therefore to command you to bring the said C. D. before me or some other of His Majesty's justices of the peace for the said county, to answer the premises, and to be further dealt with according to law. - Given under my hand and seal &c.

S. P.

The conviction, warrant of distress, and commitment for want of distress, may be in the same form as those against'unqualified persons keeping greyhounds, &c. varying the description of the offence.

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