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Isaac Emmerson petty session 21st May 1871

Isaac Emerson was charged with damaging a certain willow tree.

THE BURY AND NORWICH POST, AND SUFFOLK HERALD.
JUNE 6, 1871.

COUNTY PETTY SESSION. BURY, May 31.

WILFUL DAMAGE.-Isaac Emerson was charged with damaging a certain willow tree, the property of Sir Edward R. Gage, Bart. - Defendant did not appear, and p.-c. William Offord proved the personal service of the summons.-Mr. John Nunn, farmer, of Fornham All Saints, deposed that on Sunday, the 21st of May, he saw several boys pass his house on the road, and watched to see what they were after. He saw the defendant pull a bough off a willow tree growing near the river bank, on land belonging to Sir Edward Gage. He then saw him take a knife, and trim off the small boughs, in order to make a fishing-rod to snare a pike with. Witness sent word to defendant that if he were not seen there any more he would not prosecute him, but he would not make any promise, and therefore witness took out a summons.
Defendant was about 18 years of age.-The bough, about 13 feet long, was brought into Court, and Mr Nunn said he found another like it not far off.-Ordered to pay 3d. damage, 20s. fine, and 7s. 5d. costs, in default one month's hard labour.

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