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.