Book of the Town Court of Record.
(See also Town Book II., and ante p. 322.)
[Quarto paper book bound in calf.]
Very little business was transacted by this Court, though the
fortnightly sitting was always duly recorded, for the approval of the
examining official. The following will serve as an example of an
ordinary suit for debt in this Court :—
Cardiff Town to Wit. At a Court of Record of our Sovereign
Lord the King held for the said Town on Thursday the 12th day of
January in the 15th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George
the third and in the year of our Lord 1775 before Francis Minnitt
Esqre one of the Bayliffs of the said Town
Bloom Williams gent|
| In a Plea of Trespass on the Case to the Plts.|
Damage of £10. 6. 6½.
At the next Court, in the same case, there was filed a Declaration to the Plaintiffs Damage of £30.
On the 18th May It was: Ordered that the Defendant be
discharged out of the Custody of the Serjeants at Mace for the
Plaintiffs not charging him in Execution unless Cause shall be
shewn to the contrary by the Plaintiff or his Attorney at the next
Court upon Service on them or either of them of this Rule or a
true Copy hereof.
June 1st On the Motion of Mr Henry Williams, Plts. Atty:
Ordered that final Judgment be entered.
June 29th Upon reading the Petition of the Defendant a poor
prisoner confined for debt at the Plaintiffs suit in the Town Prison of
the said Town and upon reading the Affidavits of William Cobb of
the Defendants signing the Notice and Schedule and service of a true
Copy thereof upon the Plaintiff: It is Ordered that the Defendant be
brought up upon the next Town Court day held for the said Town in
order to be discharged pursuant to the directions of the several Acts
of Parliament made for the relief of insolvent debtors touching the
imprisonment of their persons unless the Plaintiff or his Attorney
shew then good cause to the contrary upon service of this Rule or a
true Copy thereof.
July 13. It is Ordered by the Court that the Defendant John
Griffith be remanded to Prison and brought up at the next Court to
be held for the said Town, the Plaintiff Bloom Williams being
dissatisfied with his Schedule, and that the said Plaintiff do attend at
the next Court with such Witnesses as he may be enabled to produce
to confirm his objections, otherwise the Prisoner will be discharged,
the Plaintiff admitting Notice of this Rule.
July 27. Plaintiff signed the following agreement:—"I Bloom
Williams do hereby Agree to pay and allow to the Prisoner John
Griffith the weekly sum of Two shillings and four pence to be paid
every Monday in every week, so long as the said John Griffith shall
continue in prison in Execution at my Suit."
It is Ordered that the Prisoner be remanded back to Prison and
there to continue in Execution until further Order.
September 21. Whereas it appears to the Court that matters
are compromised between the Parties and that the Plt. hath waved
the payment of 2/4d. per week to the Defendant: It is Ordered that
the Defendant be discharged out of the custody of the Serjeants at
Cardiff Town Court.
[A few pages in a square 8vo. book bound in boards.]
1818 January 29 Thursday.
William Bird of the Town of Cardiff in the County of
Glamorgan Gent having produced an appointment under the hand
and Seal of The Most Honourable John Crichton Stuart Marquess
of Bute Earl of Dumfries Lord of the said Borough of Cardiff in
the County of Glamorgan, appointing him Town Clerk of the
Borough of Cardiff aforesaid the same was read, and the said
William Bird took the Oath of Office, and also the oaths of
Supremacy & Allegiance.
Cardiff Town to wit. At a Court of Record of our Sovereign
Lord the King held in and for the said Town on Thursday [21 May
1818] before Thomas Charles Esquire One of the Bailiffs of the said
Charles Brown of the said Town of Cardiff Gentleman was duly
Sworn to execute the Office of Deputy Town Clerk of the said Town
as Deputy to Nicholl Wood Esquire the Town Clerk of the said