I.T.Jones Collection (1983, I.T.Jones - c)
Mr. Idwal Jones (Col.)
Larceny by Morris Dancers: Notes
Written 1983, Ref.L4-1
Retford and Gainsborough Times (1881) gives details of a hearing of Brigg Petty Sessions
at which 5 men from Messingham were charged with stealing two tins of preserved fish from a
shop in New Brumby. It was claimed that they came into the shop dressed as morris dancers
and had asked for a copper or two but the shopkeeper declined to give them anything.
Information on who the men were and what they had been doing might be obtained from court
records or from census returns. I could not look up the Lincolnshire Chronicle for 1881 in
the Lincoln Library when I visited in 1983 because it had been sent away to be microfilmed.
This research is described in I.T.Jones (1983)
Messingham, Lincs. (SE8904); New Brumby, Lincs. (SE8909)
Written 1983; Occurred 1881
Court Case; Petty Sessions; Larceny; Morris Dancers
Mr. Idwal Tudor Jones (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00574;
I.T.Jones Collection, Ref.L4-1
Last Updated Feb 2005 by Idwal Jones.