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Further Known GANDER Legal References

Quarter Sessions for Sussex (cont.)

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20 Feb 1839 Document Reference: QR/E 859
George GANDER, Aged 16, 'late of St. Michael, Lewes, Sussex' and Richard GANDER, Aged 13, 'of same parish'. Occupation: Labourers. Reading and Writing: No.
Place of Offence: Lewes. Victim: Henry DAVEY.
Plea: Not Guilty.
Magistrate: H. Blackman. Offence: Stealing of wine bottles to the value of four pence.
Sentence: 6 weeks hard labour including last week in solitary confinement.

2 Jul 1839 Document Reference: QR/E862
Charles GANDER, Aged 21. Residence: Kingston, Sussex. Occupation: Labourer.
Reading and Writing: Imperfect. Place of Offence: Kingston,Sussex.
Victim: Henry ROGERS. Offence: Stealing one lamb of the value of 25 shillings.
Committing Magistrate: W.F. HICKS.
Plea: Not Guilty.
Sentence: Transportation for 15 years.
Comment: former conviction (with others) 2 Jan 1837 St. Michael, Lewes.

[3 women were found not guilty of receiving: Cordelia JONES alias STEVENS, Jane HILLMAN and Elizabeth WOOD].

22 Feb 1843 - Case 22, Document Reference: QR/E 890
Charles GANDER, Aged 55. Residence: Herstmonceaux, Sussex. Occupation: Labourer
Reading and Writing: No. Place of Offence: Herstmonceaux Victim: Ed. TAYLOR.
Offence: Stealing bundle of thatching rods worth 1s 3d.
Plea: Not Guilty.
Committing Magistrate: G.H. WAGNER 5 Feb 1843.
Sentence: discharged and acquitted.

30 Dec 1844 - Case 20. Document Reference No: QR/E 905
Jesse GANDER, Aged 20. Residence: Herstmonceux. Occupation: Labourer.
Reading and Writing: No. Place of Offence: Herstmonceux, Sussex.
Victim: Mary EVEREST. Offence: stealing 4 gallon of roots, value 2 pence[?].
Plea: Guilty.
Committing Magistrate: J.G. DOMVILLE, 28 Dec 1848.
Sentence: 10 days Hard Labour.

26 Jun 1848 - Case 11. Document Reference No: QR/E 933
Harriet GANDER, Aged 22. Residence: Hellingly. Occupation: single.
Reading and Writing: Imperfect. Place of Offence: Hellingly.
Victim: E. KENWARD.
Offence: stealing 1 gold ring, value 10 shillings.
Plea: [?].
Committing Magistrate: Hon. R. CAVENDISH, 5 Jun 1848.
Sentence: 2 calendar months hard labour plus 2 weeks solitary confinement.

26 Jun 1848 - Case 24. Document Reference No: QR/E 933
William GANDER, Aged 28. Residence: Herstmonceux. Occupation: Labourer.
Reading and Writing: Imperfect. Place of Offence: Herstmonceux.
Offence: stealing 2 pairs gloves value 2 shillings.
Plea: Not Guilty.
Committing Magistrate: G. DARBY, 21 Jun 1848.
Sentence: Acquitted and discharged.

1852[?] - date uncertain.
William GANDER, Aged 32. Residence: Herstmonceux. Occupation: Baker.
Reading and Writing: Imperfect. Place of Offence: Herstmonceux.
Victim: W. ALFREY. Offence: stealing 32 lbs of hay, value 1s 4d.
Sentence: Acquittal and discharged.

31 Jan 1853 - Case 31, Document Reference: QR/E 970
George GANDER, Aged 60. Residence: Herstmonceaux. Occupation: Labourer.
Reading and Writing: No. Place of Offence: Herstmonceaux.
Victim: Thomas ARKOLL.
Offence: Stealing 1 bushel of parsnips value 2 shillings.
Plea: Not Guilty.
Magistrate: R. GRAHAMS.
Sentence: transportation 7 years.
Comment: former conviction.


The National Archives - Reference ASSI 36/4

Richard GANDER and 21 others charged with Riot and Assault. Amongst the '21 others' were a William GANDER and a Henry GANDER.

This file contained about 6 depositions from various police officers concerning Guy Fawkes Night in Lewes, Sussex.

Extracts follow from 3 reports, the others are similar. The named persons were committed for trial at Lewes on 1 Dec 1841. Sadly, I have as yet not traced an outcome.

Deposition from James BORRIDGE, Police Officer:

'... a great mob of persons unlawfully assembled together and making a great noise and disturbance letting off fireworks and drawing lighted tar barrels through the High Street About ten o'clock I was violently assaulted by the Mob who hustled me and threw stones at me and gravel and dirt into my eyes whereby my eyes were much hurt and painful..'

Deposition from William BALLARD, Sergeant of the Police Force:

'Amongst those who were drawing the Barrel, I observed a lad named GANDER who wore a red jacket and whose face was painted red.' .... 'the foot of the Hill. I recognised a man named John TUCKNOTT and another named William GANDER who were pushing and kicking the Barrel towards the Bridge' .... 'A man named Henry GANDER who lives in Southover, who was one of the foremost in the crowd halloed and 'Give it to Ballard'. The Mob made towards me but at that instant three policeman came to my assistance and no attack was made ... '.

Deposition from Francis FAGAN the younger, Policeman:

'about 9 o'clock, when I saw a lighted Tar Barrel coming down the High Street drawn by a great number of persons amongst whom I am able to identify, a young man named GANDER who had hold of the Chain which was affixed to the Barrel, and who had on a red jacket and whose face was coloured, so as to endeavour to disguise his features. He had a bat in his right hand, and assisted in drawing the Barrel with his left.'

The 3 GANDERs were named amongst all the Depositions and detailed physical attacks on at least one police officer.

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