The Story of Heyford: Civil Justice in 1819 V3C17

In 1819 William West and Joseph Masters were employed by Thomas Adams to transport thirty-nine thousand bricks by boat from Heyford to Northampton. It appears that they performed the task but were not paid. So they took their case to the court in Northampton. The following pages are copied from the legal documentation which shows how the case proceeded.

The Agreement – 24th March, 1819. The agreement to transport the bricks consisted of the following hand-written note, written presumably by Thomas Adams.

March 24th, 1819. Mr Thomas Adams for Joseph Masters and William West of Lower Heyford for boating from Heyford to Northampton 39 thousand bricks @ 2s per thousand which comes to £3.185s.od. Due to the said Joseph Masters and William West.

The Complaint – 13th Novemer 1819. When they were not paid they took their case to court in Northampton:

Northamptonshire to wit. Be it remembered that this thirteenth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen, William West and Joseph Masters of Nether Heyford in the county aforesaid, labourers, complaineth and maketh oath before me, one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the said county, that in March last the said William West and Joseph Masters were hired by Thomas Adams of Nether Heyford in the county aforesaid, yeoman, to be labourers in the business of removing bricks to him the said Thomas Adams for the wages of 2s per thousand, and that they the said William West and Thomas Adams did accordingly as aforesaid enter upon and afterwards perform the said service, and that he the said Thomas Adams hath refused to pay to them the said William West and Joseph Masters the sum of three pounds and 18s justly due for the said service, and thereupon they the said William West and Joseph Masters prayeth that justice may be done in the premises.

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The Summons — 13th November 1819. As a result of the complaint, the constable of Nether Heyford was commanded to summon Thomas Adams to appear before the court the following week.

County of Northamptonshire to wit. To the constable of Nether Heyford in the said county. Whereas information and complaint hath been made unto me ].S.W. Tamwell Esq. one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said county , upon the oath of William West and Joseph Masters of Nether Heyford in the said county, that in March last they the said William West and Joseph Masters were hired by Thomas Adams of Nether Heyford in the county aforesaid, yeoman, to be his labourers in the business of removing thirty-nine thousand bricks for the wages of two shillings per thousand and that they the said William West and Joseph Masters have duly performed the said service and that the said Thomas Adams doth refuse to pay to them the said William West and Joseph Masters the wages justly due unto them for the said service amounting to three pounds and eighteen shillings. These are therefore to command you forthwith to summon the said Thomas Adams to appear before me at the Record House in Northampton in the said county on Saturday the twentieth day of November instant at the hour of eleven in the fore noon of the same day, to shew cause why the said wages should not be paid. And be you then there to certify what you shall have done in the premises. Given under my hand and seal the thirteenth day of November in the Year of Our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

J.S.W. Tamwell

The Summons is delivered. The justice of the Peace heard from the Constable how the summons had been given:

County of Northampton to wit. William Robinson of Heyford in the said county stated on his oath that he is Constable of Heyford aforesaid and that he gave to Thomas Adams the summons now produced and saw him take and read it.

The Judgement – 20th November 1819. It seems that Thomas Adams didn’t turn up on 20th November for the hearing and the justice of the Peace gives his judgement.

Northamptonshire to wit. Whereas information and complaint hath been made unto J.S.W. Tamwell Esq. one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace in and for the said county upon the oath of William West and Joseph Masters of Nether Heyford in the said county that in March they the said William West and Joseph Masters were hired by Thomas Adams of Nether Heyford in the county aforesaid, yeoman, to be his labourers in the business of removing thirty-nine thousand bricks for him the said Thomas Adams. And that they the said William West and Joseph Masters hath duly performed the said service. And that he the said Thomas Adams doth refuse to pay to them the said William West and Joseph Masters the wages justly due unto them for such service as aforesaid. And whereas the said Thomas Adams was duly summoned to appear before me to shew cause why the said wages should not be paid to the said William West and Joseph Masters, but has not appeared and hath not showed any just cause as aforesaid, and hath not paid the same. We therefore having duly examined into the Truth and Matter of the said complaint, and upon due consideration had thereof, do hereby judge, determine, and order, that he the said Thomas Adams upon due notice hereof do pay or cause to be paid to them the said William West and Joseph Masters the sum of three pounds and eighteen shillings which appears to us to be just and reasonable to be paid by him the said Thomas Adams to them the said William West and Joseph Masters as and for their wages as aforesaid. Given under our hands and seals the twentieth day of November in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and nineteen.

The order is delivered. Following the judgement, the constable of Heyford, William Robinson then served the order on Thomas Adams.

The above William Robinson on his saith that on the twenty third day of November last he served the order hereto annexed on Thomas Adams therein named and who read the same in the presence of this informant. Sworn before us this 18 December 1819.

The outcome. There are no further documents with these records so we don’t know if the debt was eventually paid or whether there was any further legal action. But these documents do give us an insight into the workings of civil justice in the early 1800s.

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Extract from “The Story of Heyford” – Local book series published in the late 1990’s

Volume 3 of 4 | Chapter 17 of 17 | Page 30 to 32

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Nether Heyford – Community Streetwatch

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In the words of the Sir Robert Peel (founder of the UK Police Service)…

“The police are public, and the public are the police. The Police being the only members of the public paid to give full-time attention to duties that are incumbent of every citizen in the interest of community welfare and existence.”

I am therefore looking for volunteers aged between 18-80 who would be willing to support me by patrolling the villages as part of a Streetwatch scheme.

  • Someone in Nether Heyford willing to act as local co-ordinator
  • Minimum of 5 volunteers per village (for flexibility for shift workers)
  • Volunteers patrol in pairs, they will be issues with a high-visibility jacket, phone and alarm
  • Adhere to Health & Safety and follow a code of conduct
  • Subject to a vetting procedure (currently this process takes around 12 weeks)
  • Engage but avoid confrontational behaviour / conflict
  • Encourage meeting to maintain team working / share ideas
  • Encourage working with Neighbourhood Watch and myself.

Please register your interest by email to PCSO Matt Taylor: Matt.Taylor@northants.pnn.police.uk

Thank you.

Matthew Taylor

(Police, Police Community Support Officer (C7115), South Northants Neighbourhood Policing Team)

04/08/2020

 

Letters: June Smallbone

June Smallbone

Lorraine, Rory, Lynda, Mark and families would like to thank everyone from Nether Heyford and beyond for the many beautiful cards and messages of support received on the sudden, and very sad loss of our wonderful Mum and Nan, June.

Mum touched the lives and hearts of so many people who came to make her final journey from her home and the village on 7th July such a poignant and special moment, and one that has brought us great comfort.

Many thanks also for the lovely floral tributes and the generous donations given in Mum’s memory which have so far raised £895 to benefit Collingtree B Ward at Northampton General Hospital.

We will always treasure our memories of Mum, and those of her final goodbye to her home of 50 years, which was made so special by all her friends and neighbours, and a nod to Ken Cooke with the Hoover salute!

We thank you all..

Lorraine Smallbone

Road Closures – A5 between Towcester Roundabout and Weedon 2020 – Update 15th July

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A5 Road Closure Notifications 2020 – Latest News Bulletin of Essential Maintenance Works

15/07/2020: Key point summary – A5 road closed Towcester to Weedon

  • Overnight weekday closures:  8pm until 6am Monday to Friday in Phases 4 to 6.
  • Weekend road closures are planned in Phases 1 and 2 as follows:
    • 8pm Friday 17th July to 6am Monday 20th July 2020 in Phase 2 only  WEEKEND CLOSURE NOW CANCELLED 15/7/2020 – Please note works and closure are in place between 8pm Friday 17th and 6am Saturday 18th July.
    • 8pm Friday 31st July to 6am Monday 3rd August 2020 – Final planned weekend closure 

15/07/2020:  Update to News Bulletin #9:

For full details of the exact locations and work details download the News Bulletin.

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ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS – A5 JACKS HILL – MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECT

TM Phase Plan:
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Main Diversion Route:
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Non – Motorway Diversion Route:
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Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Mobile: 07964 114 623
Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com

A5 Road Closures 2020- Phasing plan

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A5 Road Closures 2020- Main Diversion drawing

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A5 Road Closures 2020- Non motorway diversion drawing

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Road Closures – A5 between Towcester Roundabout and Weedon 2020 – Update 9th July

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Working on behalf of:

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Customer Contact Centre: 0300 123 5000
www.highwaysengland.co.uk

A5 Road Closure Notifications 2020 – Latest News Bulletin of Essential Maintenance Works

09/07/2020: Key point summary – A5 road closed Towcester to Weedon

  • Overnight weekday closures:  8pm until 6am Monday to Friday in Phases 4 to 6.
  • Weekend road closures are planned in Phases 1 and 2 as follows:
    • 8pm Friday 10th July to 6am Monday 13th July 2020 in Phase 1 & 2 plus traffic lights outside the scramble track
    • 8pm Friday 17th July to 6am Monday 20th July 2020 in Phase 2 only  CANCELLED 15/7/2020

09/07/2020:  Latest News Bulletin #9:

For full details of the exact locations and work details download the News Bulletin.

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ESSENTIAL MAINTENANCE WORKS – A5 JACKS HILL – MULTI-DISCIPLINARY PROJECT

TM Phase Plan:
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Main Diversion Route:
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Non – Motorway Diversion Route:
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Mike Healy
Public Liaison Officer – Working on behalf of Highways England
Mobile: 07964 114 623
Email: infoA5jackshill@forkers.com

A5 Road Closures 2020- Phasing plan

A5 Road Closures 2020- Phasing plan

A5 Road Closures 2020- Main Diversion drawing

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A5 Road Closures 2020- Non motorway diversion drawing

A5 Road Closures 2020- Non motorway diversion drawing

M1 Overnight road closures – July 2020

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M1 Junction 13 to 16 Smart Motorway Programme

June 2020
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Dear Sir/Madam,

I am writing to advise you about overnight road closures needed for us to install temporary roadworks. The roadworks will be three narrower traffic lanes between junctions 15 and 16. We will need to remove the existing road markings, and install temporary signs, temporary road markings and temporary steel traffic barriers along the motorway verges.

We will be carrying out the overnight road closures on the dates below. Please note these dates are subject to change, as they may be affected by factors outside of our control. such as adverse weather or incidents on the road. Drivers are asked to follow the signed diversion routes during these closures.

Sat 4th July 10pm to 6am – M1 Full Closure Junction 15 to 16 Northbound
Sun 5th July 10pm to 6am – M1 Full Closure Junction 15 to 16 Northbound

Sat 18th July 10pm to 6am – Full Closure M1 Junction 15 to 16 Northbound
Sun 19th July 10pm to 6am – Full Closure M1 Junction 15a to 18 Northbound
Sat 25th July 10pm to 6am – Full Closure M1 Junction 16 to 15 Southbound
Sun 26th July 10pm to 6am – Full Closure M1 Junction 18 to 15a Southbound

June 2020
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The Prattler – Editors Notes – July & August 2020

Editors Note

This Prattler covers the months of July and August. The next one will be published on
September 1st by which time hopefully we will be more or less back to normal with our
clubs and activities.

Thanks are due to everyone that has helped and entertained the villages during the
lockdown. The community spirit of the Heyfords is alive and well.

Sue

The Prattler is run by an active voluntary committee comprising of Sue Boutle,
Christine Watts, Vicki Hamblin, Jez Wilson, Nick Essex, Richard Musson and
Mary Rice. If you would like to submit articles or have any suggestions for future
issues, please contact us.

The newspaper is supported by donations from the Parish Council, the Parish Church, the Baptist Church, Heyford W.I., Heyford Gardening Club, Heyford
Singers, the Bowls Club, the Village Hall and Heyford Picturedrome as well as
our advertisers.

Thanks are also due to the volunteers who distribute it every month.

Advertising in The Prattler

Advertising costs per month:
£5 for a small business card advert
£10 for a quarter page
£15 for half a page
£30 for a full page

For more information and examples of advertising visit: https://heyfordprattler.org/contact

Parish Council – June 2020 Meeting

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Due to government regulations prohibiting public meetings the June 1st, 2020 Parish Council meeting was held online, using the Zoom platform. This is in line with national advice and is the first interruption in public meetings in the history of this parish. At this time there is no indication of how long these conditions will persist, but it is almost certain that the next meeting will also take place online on July 6th. Realistically, it would seem unlikely that any public meetings will be held before September. The August Meeting is usually restricted to Planning and Finance. Parishioners wanting to participate in the Public Session should check the Agenda on the Public notice boards, or the Website, for the meeting ID on Zoom.

Due to difficulties experienced by Councillors unused to using the internet, a reduced number of Councillors attended the online meeting, but a quorum was achieved and was supplemented by the District and County Councillors and one Member of the Public.

The Parish Council are very grateful for the work of all the volunteers during this emergency and are proud of the community spirit that it has engendered.

Reports from the District and County Councillors. Cllr Adam Brown reported that the first meeting of the West Northants Shadow Authority would shortly take place on Zoom, with potentially 130 Councillors. This will also be on Youtube. The first meeting of the Shadow cabinet would be on June 9th, as part of the process moving towards the full authority on April 1st, 2021. NCC are expressing concern about the unexpected additional costs of the Unitaries.

Country parks and waste centres are re-opening.

Cllr Phil Bignell reported that SNC were not looking to re-open the Forum for the time- being and could not see normality returning this year.

Reports.

PCSO – reported concerns about groups of people of all ages not maintaining social distancing on the Green.

Lights – Quotes had now been received from Sparkx and Balfour Beatty, and one was expected from Aylesbury Mains. The next stage would be to apply for funding.

Roads and pavements – In poor condition, many repairs needed. Hedge near the canal bridge on Furnace Lane was overgrown. Resident to be contacted. Holes had appeared in the grass around the bungalows in Hillside Rd.

The Green and Play Area – Grass in good condition. Play area not able to be reopened as yet. Play Area had been inspected. There were no items in need of  immediate attention, but a number to monitor.

Playing Fields – In good order. Tennis courts being re-surfaced.

Trees – Some wind damage in churchyard and cemetery.

Allotments – Waiting list of 3, allotments felt to be in good order.

Footpaths – Church Lane to river had been reported as in poor/dangerous condition, but Councillors had walked it and found it in reasonable and passable condition. A tree had been felled blocking the permissive footpath from the canal to Weedon Rd.

Youth Club will remain closed until at least September. Trees had been cut down adjacent to the Youth Club.

Planning – An application for land behind Denbrook was proving controversial and a report had been put in to the Planning Dept at SNC.

Reports on effect of Covid 19 emergency – No additional report, situation much the same as last month. Although restrictions starting to be lifted, but online meetings likely to be the norm for the time-being. Large table could be removed to Youth Club to discourage gatherings.

Internal Auditor report and External Audit. The internal Auditor’s report was positive, and made some minor points that the clerk would endeavour to follow up. Council accepted the report, and agreed the annual general report for submission to the External Auditors.

Reporting Highway and Footpath Issues. The Clerk will report issues that Council is made aware of, but Council would encourage residents to use the FixMyStreet service to report issues themselves as there will then be no time lag and first-hand reports are almost always better than 2nd or 3rd hand reports. The service can be found here: www.fixmystreet.com  It is easy to use; you can have your own account and can check up on any issues you have reported.

Parish Council meetings in 2020 will continue to be on the first Monday of each month, (unless a Bank Holiday) and start at 19:30. The next one is on July 6th.

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Clerk to the Parish Council: Guy Ravine, c/o Old Dairy Farm, Upper Stowe, Weedon, Northamptonshire, NN7 4SH
Telephone: 07935 931787
Email: netherheyfordparishcouncil@gmail.com

For further useful information about Nether Heyford Parish Council and full contact details for the clerk and the Councillors please visit:

Nether Heyford Parish Council Website 

The Teddies of Watery Lane

The Teddies of Watery Lane

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John and Rosemary would like to thank all who supported our teddies. After 64 days we felt it was time to put them away to stop them becoming boring.

We have had great feedback from everyone. We would like to thank those who dropped cards etc in, also the great ideas and props without which we would not have been able to carry on for so long.

Many thanks,
Rosemary and John

Photo Gallery: Lockdown Teddy Bear’s Tales #1 “No time for a picnic”

Photo Gallery: Lockdown Teddy Bear’s Tales #2 “Mayday”

 

Parish Church of St. Peter & St. Paul – Services – July & August 2020

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Services for July and August 2020

We are planning to re-open some of our churches for private prayer at the beginning of July. At present, we are airing and cleaning our churches, putting up signage regarding social distancing and establishing hygiene and cleaning stations to make our buildings as safe as we can for any visitors. Please look out for details of which churches will be open when on the Benefice Facebook page and local notice boards.

Whilst we cannot meet at present, the Church is still alive and at work, doing all we can to pray for, care for and support our communities.

If you need prayer, if you need spiritual support, if you just want someone different to talk to, please give me a ring on 01327 344436

There is now a Benefice Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HS9FB

If you are able, please visit that page for reflections, prayers and encouragement, as well as a live-streamed service at 10:00AM every Sunday morning.

We may be able to begin public worship services in July, but it will be some time before we can get back to anything like ‘normal’. The ‘next normal’ will involve smallscale services, social distancing, restricted numbers, possibly mask-wearing in church buildings, possibly bread but no wine at communion, no congregational singing, no handshakes, no coffee, no books or service sheets – and all this might persist into next year! We will keep you informed as things become clearer.

Whilst we hold all our villages in prayer, for during July we shall be praying for people living in Upper Heyford; Capell Rise, Collins Hill, Sears Close, Muscott Close and John Campbell Close in Flore; Francis Row in Upper Stowe and the Stables and Coach House in Brockhall. And during August; Rolf Crescent, Western Avenue and South View in Heyford; Chapel Lane and The Green in Flore; The Manor in Church Stowe and The Gate House and The Old Dairy in Brockhall.

Rev Stephen Burrow (Tel. 01327 344436)