Short Weights in the Tring & Hemel Areas

 

On 19th May 1860 the Herts Guardian reported on a session in the Berkhamsted Petty Sessions (Magistrates' Court). The following persons were convicted of having unjust weights, scales, or measures in their possession:-

Trader Place Offence Fine Costs Occupation
William Collins Long Marston one weighing machine 10s 14s Victualler, "Crown"
George Collins Wilstone 2 weighing machines 1 9s  
William Simmonds Hemel Hempstead 1 weighing machine 10s 9s Bricklayer
Robert Wright Tring 3 light weights 12s 14s Butcher
Thomas Osbourn Aldbury 2 light weights 8s 14s Shopkeeper
William Latchford Hemel Hempstead 9 light weights 1 9s 14s Beer retailer & Fishmonger
George Collins Wilstone 3 light weights 8s 14s  
Thomas Grey Puttenham 3 light weights and 5 illegal measures 3 19s 14s Surveyor & Parish Clerk
Charles Adams [Tring] 3 light weights 12s 14s [Grocer, Baker & Cotton Weaver]
John Dell Aldbury 8 light weights 1 18s 14s  
Edwin R?lfe Tring 3 light weights 12s 14s  
Alfred Rodwell Wilstone 4 light weights 16s 14s  
John White Wilstone 2 light weights 8s 14s Butcher
George Hanwell Wilstone 4 light weights 17s 14s [Baker & Grocer]
James Austin Boxmoor 7 light weights 1 5s 14s Grocer & Coal dealer
Joseph Tomlin Wilstone 7 light weights 1 5s 14s  
William Simmonds Hemel Hempstead 2 light weights 9s 14s Bricklayer
Jeremiah Sherman Northchurch 3 lightweights 13s 14s Shopkeeper & Lined Draper
Peter Evilthrift Hemel Hempstead 2 light weights 8s 14s Beer retailer, Baker & Shopkeeper
John Green Tring 7 light weights 1 4s 14s  
Alfred Chapman Tring 8 light weights 1 13s 14s Beer retailer & Earthenware dealer, Frogmore Street
William Eggleton Wiggington 3 light weights 13s 14s [Agricultural labourer]
James Lovegrove Hemel Hempstead 4 light weights 17s 14s Beer retailer
Cyrine Tims   4 light weights 16s 14s  

 

William Latchford paid 1 3s, and was allowed 14 days to pay remainder

 

     
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