1839 – One shilling fine for toll road man

HAMPSHIRE TELEGRAPH
29 APRIL 1839

“John Hill appeared to a summons, charging him on the information of Richard Pannell with having on the 6th instance, charged John King, jun., Esq., three-pence More than the legal toll for a gig, in passing through Loxwood Gate, in the Parish of Wisborough Green.

Defendant pleaded guilty, he having mistaken, the clause, where “chaise” was inserted; there being so many sorts of chaises, he did not doubt that the one in question came under its menaing. Mr king did not believe the charge was made to defraud, but merely to try a matter of right – Fined in the mitigated penalty of one shilling and costs.”

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