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Common Barretors and Common Scolds:
At Newark on 11th July 1733 Robert Wright of Oxton, Labourer, was charged by Mary Wakefield of Oxton as a Common Barretor. The case was not decided till 14th July 1736 by which time Wright had moved to Calverton. He submitted and having been fined 1d. was discharged.

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Dangerous Animals:
At Nottingham on 7th October 1747 Maurice Pugh, Clerk of Calverton, was indicted for keeping a dog used and accustomed to run at and bite as well as the King's subjects as their goods. The case was however withdrawn by consent of the parties.

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Assault and Battery:
At Newark on 3rd October 1750 Maurice Pugh, Clerk of Calverton, was fined one penny for an assault and battery on Joseph Marshall.

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Misdemeanour:
At Newark on 17th April 1765 an indictment was found against James Hallam of Calverton, Weaver, for a misdemeanour in sending a challenge to Maurice Pugh, Clerk of Calverton, to fight him with Swords and Pistols, to the great Terror and Damage to the said Maurice. On the 17th July next following the Court was notified that the case had been removed by Certiorari.

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Contempt of Court:
At Newark on 5th October 1774 John Beckett, Constable of Calverton and Henry Brett of Oxton, Constable of that place were fined 5s. each "For coming into Court in the afternoon in liquor and behaving contemptuously to the Bench."

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Constables Jury:
At Newark on 4th October 1775 John Kitchen the Chief Constable of the South Division of the Hundred of Thurgarton presented John Addis, Constable of Calverton for absenting himself at the last Sessions from the rest of the Constable Jury before the presentments were made and not doing the duty of his Office.

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Mr John Howard's Report on Nottingham Gaol:
It will be observed that in Mr John Howard's report on the Gaol in or around 1788 before referred to he says that the prisoners included two "neat women" who had been committed by a Bishop's Writ. There is nothing to be found in the County Records relating to these women but according to Blackner's History of Nottingham they were two sisters who belonged to a religious sect at Calverton and who had married in accordance with their religious beliefs. This marriage was not recognised by the Established Church and as they declined to "Father their children" holding themselves to be respectable married women they had been imprisoned by a Spiritual Court and to every Parliamentary and otherwise to obtain their release the answer invariably was they must be married in the Church of England or they must "Father their children." They had been imprisoned for twelve years when in 1798 (again according to Blackner) during the rebuilding of the prison wall and the preparation of the new cells the prison doors were with the connivance of the Ecclesiastical Authorities purposely left open a significant hint given to them of which they took advantage and thus their liberation was effected the gaoler next day giving up their prison utensils and receiving his fees.

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Tippling:
At Nottingham on 7th October 1799 the conviction of Thomas Wood and William Mitchell both of Calverton by the Rev. James Bingham for suffering tippling in their respective houses at Calverton for which he had fined them 10s. each for the use of the poor of that parish was ordered to be filed.

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