Taunton Courier & Western Advertiser

A Fact For The Gipsy Tribe

Wednesday, 9th May 1855

On Saturday last, Mr. Kelland, surveyor of the highways for the parish of Taunton St. James, made application to the County Magistrates at the Guildhall, for a warrant to apprehend Thomas Hicks alias Stanley, the leader of a gang of gipsies, who are in the habit of pitching their camp in that parish, at this season of the year.

The charge was that of rescuing three horses which were lawfully impounded on the highway, in the district of Taunton Dean.

The warrant was signed by the magistrates and handed over to Mr. Kelland, for execution.

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  • Thomas Hicks
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