Assault on Hammonds Farm. Sandridge
From the Herts Advertiser, 20th February 1869
AND ALLEGED TRESPASS
Howard, a frequent visitor at this
court, was summoned for trespassing in search of rabbits.
The defendant did not appear but was represented by Mr. Annesley.
that he had served the summons on Wednesday …
On the evening of the 3rd. inst., I was in Mr. Reynolds’s meadow
[Hammonds Farm] in the parish of Sandridge, when I heard the report of
a gun. I looked up and saw two men coming over a hedge from one of Mr
Reynolds’s fields. One of them was the defendant Howard. …
Minall, after corroborating the
evidence of the last witness, said: I followed the men and asked them
their names. They gave me a very improper answer. I enquired what they
had shot at, and again they answered me in a very improper manner. I
was on horseback, and on riding up to then they told me that they
would give me the stick. … A stone was thrown and hit Minall.
For more information on Hammonds Farm see Hammonds Farm and Eylotts, Sandridge, 19th/20th Century
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