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Document Number:0512095
Title:Court Case
Date:07 July 1894
SOLD - transcription available: 8.00
Physical description:
Parchment : 1 sheet 62cm 47cm together with 3 other small paper court documents
Summary of contents
Charles PEPPER of Westwell, Kent.
Arthur Brabazon URMSTON of Earl Street, Maidstone, Kent. Solicitor.
George Gibson HUGHES of Week Street, Maidstone, Kent, Tobacconist.

This is a record of a case in the Maidstone Quarter Sessions in which Charles Pepper is found guilty of defrauding Arthur Urmston and George Hughes.,

It revolves around the sale of a share in the Robin Hood Farm in the Parishes of Westwell, Challock and Throwley, Kent, by Charles Pepper for 100 to Arthur Urmston who appears to be a solicitor acting on behalf of George Hughes. It seems that there was a mortgage charge on th property which Charles Pepper did not admit to at the time of sale. He was found guilty and sentenced to 9 months hard labour.

We are told that Robin Hood Farm had been in the hands of James Pepper the elder who died in 1868 and who was the grandfather of Charles Pepper. James (the elder) left equal quarter shares to his sons (?) George, Thomas James (and one other?). The shares have since been further subsidised and bought / sold within the family so that Charles Pepper wons a one-third share.