Petty session courts

PETTY SESSIONS COURTS 
Local petty sessions were held in regional market towns throughout Ireland and these dealt mainly with minor crimes. They are often a good source of names for the family historian. 
At a petty sessions held in Limavady in 1877 twenty two local men were halued before the courts for bringing their carts into town without proper labelling and identification. 
12 Oct. 1877 Derry Journal
Limavady petty sessions
Petty Sessions were held on Tuesday before Mr. Henry TYLER (Chairman), Mr. S. M. ALEXANDER and Mr. Hugh LANE.
Constable Patrick WARD charged Robert BOYD with having a horse and cart in Limavady on the 1 Oct. without having  his name and residence attached to the cart, as required by the Act. The bench inflicted a
fine of 6d and costs.
Like penalties, for similar offenses, were also imposed on

Robert PERRY
Robert DYSART Drumalief
John CHERRY, Lomond
George DOUGLASS Ardinarriff
John Alexander JACKSON
Andrew DUNN Ballykelly
Edward REILLY
Henry M‘FADDEN
William M‘LAUGHLIN
Robert NEAL
John SWEENY
David M'CREADY
Thomas M'GILLION
William DOHERTY
Jacob BLACK
Richard M‘CLOSKEY
Joseph LOUGHREY
Robert O'BRIEN
William STIRLING Gorticlare
John HUME
George IRWIN and others.
The Chairman cautioned the defendants to have their names and residences put upon their carts, if a similar charge were again preferred the full penalty of 10s and costs would imposed. 
William HASLETT was fined £1 and costs for having unlicensed dog.

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