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November 22nd 1861 Carlisle Journal

Petty Sessions, Penrith

The Ainstable Murder – Joseph Graham of Longdales, labourer, appeared to an information sworn against him by Francis Boustead, in which information the defendant was charged with violently assaulting the complainant at Armathwaite on the 14th inst. Complainant said that on the day in question he went into the Duke’s head at Armathwaite; defendant was sitting there. He immediately said to the complainant “Thou’s a false sworn ——- if you thou dosen’t tak care thou’ll git what the keeper gat, and if I cannot deot mysell there will be them left behind that will deot for me.” Complainant replied that he did not want anything to do with him. He was compelled to tell the truth when called as a witness; and that if they did serve him as they had served the keeper, they would have to go where the others had gone. Defendant then immediately struck him on the side of his head with his fist, stunned him, and then struck him over the face and gave him two black eyes. Complainant them went out and left him. Defendant admitted the assault, but denied making use of the works about serving him as the keeper had been served. The magistrates retired and on their return Mr Scott said they were of opinion that the defendant was a man of very ungovernable temper, and that if he did not take care they could have him bound over to keep the peace. They would fine him £5, and in default of payment commit him to Carlisle gaol for 6 weeks. He was locked up till the following morning, when the fine was paid.


March 10 1866 Carlisle Patriot


Game Trespass

Joseph and Henry Graham, labourers, were charged by Thomas Milligan, game watcher, with being in pursuit of game on Golding’s allotment, in the parish of Ainstable, without having the consent of the owner of the land, who reserved the game. Mr Cant, who appeared for the defendants, said he would prove leave from the occupier, who was uncle to the defendants. Mr Fetherstonhaugh informed Mr Cant that the owner of the property had reserved the right of shooting, and therefore the occupier had not the power to grant a license. Defendants were charged £2 each and costs.