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All extracts from "The Derby Mercury". The date of publication is included

24 December 1779
The following Persons have entered into Recognizances to appear at the Sessions ... Tuesday 11th day of January next. If they don't appear, the sums against their name will be forfeit
- { Rich. KEELING of Matlock in the County of Derby, Labourer £20
- { James WALKER of the same, Naylor, as Surety £10
30 June 1780
Recognizances. To appear at the Quarter Sessions at Bakewell, Tues 11 Jul
- { Edward TURNER of the parish of Matlock in the County of Derby, swailer £30
- { Henry JACKSON, parish of Kniveton, Farmer as surety
Also see: Licences for badgers, drovers, hucksters and swailers
28 March 1782
Recognizances to appear at the Sessions, Tues 9th April
William ROOSE of the parish of Matlock, framework knitter } £20
19 August 1790
Derbyshire
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions, held for the said county of Derby, at Bakewell, the Twelfth Day of August, 1790.
- GEORGE WOOD, servant to James Wright of Matlock, Farmer, for riding in his Master's Cart, and driving two Horses at length without Reins, or any Person on foot to guide the same, upon the Turnpike Road within the Liberty of Matlock.
A. L. MAYNARD
Clerk to the Peace
21 October 1790
Derbyshire
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions, held for the said county of Derby, at Chesterfield, the 5th Day of October, 1790.
- SAMUEL SMITH of Matlock, Gardener, for selling Ale without having a Licence.
A. L. MAYNARD
Clerk to the Peace
14 July 1794
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, held at Bakewell, in and for the said County of Derby, the 1th day of July, 1794:
- JOHN ELSE of Lea, Farmer, for using his cart, drawn by one Horse, on the Turnpike road in the Liberty of Matlock, without his Name or any Inscription thereon, as required by an Act of Parliament
- WILLIAM ELSE of Lea, for the like offence on the Turnpike road in the Liberty of Matlock [driving a horse without reins, or any person to guide the same]
- SAMUEL MITCHELL, Servant to Francis Clay of Matlock, for the like Offence on the Turnpike Road betwixt Wirksworth and Cromford [driving a horse without reins, or any person to guide the same]
20 July 1797
Derbyshire
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, held at Chesterfield, in and for the said County of Derby, the 7th day of June, 1797:
- WILLIAM BUNTING, of the parish of Matlock, Hatter, for agreeing with John Matkin, Overseer of the poor of the parish of Kirk Ireton, to serve as a volunteer in the Supplementary Militia, for the parish of Kirk Ireton, for 8l. 13s., and receiving from him 9s. in part of payment and neglecting to appear at the meeting held in Ashbourne, the 8th March last, for swearing and inrolling Militia men for the Hundred of Wirksworth, and take the oath according to the direction of the said Supplementary Militia Act.
18 January 1798
Derbyshire
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, held at Derby, in and for the said County of Derby, the 9th day of January, 1798:
... for having and keeping Sundry Weights, which were defective, and not according to the Standard in Exchequer.
- George SMITH, of Matlock, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- James SMITH, of Matlock, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- George BERESFORD, of Matlock, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- Ruth CARSON, of Matlock, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- John NUTTHALL, of Matlock, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- George BLAND, of Matlock, miller, for the like offence.
- Samuel HODGKINSON, of Matlock-Bridge, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
- James FLETCHER, of Matlock-Bridge, shopkeeper, for the like offence.
A. L. MAYNARD
Clerk to the Peace
3 May 1798
Derbyshire
A PARTICULAR of the Convictions returned by his Majesty's Justices of the Peace to the General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, held at Derby, in and for the said County of Derby, the 17th day of April, 1798:
- Samuel SKIDMORE, of Masson House in the Parish of Matlock, hosier, for having unlawfully bought and received of one William CHETWIND, of Crich, framework-knitter, four dozen pairs of hose and upwards, manufactured from cotton, being the property of John Saxton and Co. of Chesterfield, hosiers; he the said Samuel Skidmore, knowing the same to have been purloined and embezzled by the said William Chetwind.

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