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Were they in these vessels when you went out to milk on Saturday night? – I did not see him put them in. He was standing beside the table.

But you said you saw it on the table, what was it in? – In a parcel.

Was there one or two? – I cannot say.

Do you know if they were on the shelf on Saturday night when William went out? I cannot say, I never looked.

You say you took them off the shelf, what did you do with them? -  The first think I did, I took the shot and threw it in the fire, and I threw the caps, box and all into the midden sumph in the yard. The powder I couped into the garden; I just pulled the top off the flask and threw the powder out into the onion bed in the garden. I brought the flask back again into the house.

The CORONER – You may go now.




Carlisle Journal Friday 5th December 1856

Petty Sessions, Penrith,

The Assault on Clement Richardson

William Graham was placed in the dock, on remand, charged with an assault on Clement Richardson, late gamekeeper with Mr Fetherstonhaugh, of Staffield Hall.

Mr MOORE appeared for the defendant, and consented that this case should be gone into first, provided the prisoner was remanded.

The following evidence was taken last week:-

Clement Richardson – I now live at Hutton in this county, and am gamekeeper for Sir Henry Vane, Baronet. I was formerly gamekeeper for Charles Fetherstonhaugh, Esq. of Staffield Hall in this county. I left the service of Mr Fetherstonhaugh in the month of August last. On Saturday night the 21st of June last, I went to the public house in Staffield. I was on my road home about ten o’clock at night, when I met the prisoner, William Graham, and one of John Relph’s servant men on the road near to the Nunnery Gate. The name of John Relph’s man is Thomas Bowness. I walked with them nearly half a mile on the road towards my own house at Highfield. When I got to my own gate I bid them goodnight. I observed that they kept hanging about near to the place where I left them. There were a number of hares in a field near to where they were, which caused me to watch what the men were about. Whilst I was watching, William Graham came over the wall into the field where I was, and said to me, “Damn your soul, what are you doing there?”  I said, “I am watching you, William, and the like of you.” Graham then said, “Damn your soul, you are.” He then took his stick and struck me on the face above the eye, which felled me to the ground. I became insensible. I laid on the ground insensible for some time. When I came round, I found the prisoner had gone. I went home and found that my face was much cut. I washed my face. I looked in a glass and found that I was much cut about the eye, the skin was cut through and bled much. This was where I received the first blow with the stick. My face was much bruised over, my lip was cut through. I bled very much from the wounds above my eye and my lip. I had three teeth loosened, and one of them is loose still.