Threats to Kill


Friday 13th October 1905


At Braintree Petty Sessions on Wednesday, before Colonel S. G. Savill and other Magistrates, John Barnard, dealer, of Wethersfield, was charged with threatening to kill Christopher Burrell.

Complainant said defendant struck him several times at the Cock Inn, Wethersfield, and after they went outside defendant said, "If I don't kill you to-night I will in the morning."

Defendant said he was drinking with complainant, and in consequence of some chaff. he knocked his pipe out of his mouth; he denied that he used any threats. The case was dismissed.

William Edwards, carman, was charged with embezzling the sum of £1 18s. lid., belonging to his employer, Josiah Henry Moody, oil merchant, of Braintree. Defendant pleaded guilty to this, and also to a second charge of embezzling £3 15s. It was defendant's duty to deliver oil to customers, and the monies were sums received in payment and not accounted, for. M, r. Moody appealed to the Bench to deal as leniently as possible with defendant, as he had a wife and large family dependent on him, and he had already suffered a good deal of remorse. The Chairman said it was a very serious offence, but in the circumstances the defendant would only he fined and 14 days would he allowed for nav7rent.