Drunk & Disorderly

The Cricketers, St Albans

From the Herts Advertiser, 21st July 1860


John Trussell, of Sandridge, and Joshua Trussell, of St Albans, two brothers, about 16 or 17 years of age, pleaded guilty to a charge of being drunk and disorderly outside “The Cricketers” public house, St Peters Street , for some considerable time on Sunday evening last. The defendant Joshua Trussell had injured his arm while fighting. Several witnesses were in attendance to prove these facts, but as the defendants admitted that the charge was true, they were not called.

The Magistrates called for the landlord of “The Cricketers” and said there had been several complaints against his house lately, and he ought to have stopped this fight, which took place just outside. If he was brought before them for any infringement of the Alcohol Act he would be severely dealt with

The 1851 census shows John Trusall (12) and Joshua Trusall (6) living in College Place, St Albans with their parents and siblings.  Their father, Joseph, was an agricultural labourer, while all the rest of the family (apart from 4 year old Eliza) were Brazilian Hat Makers. In the 1861 census the Thrussell family (less older siblings) was living at Snatchup Alley, (which runs past the Cricketers) and John (20) and Joshua (19) were both agricultural labourers.

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