The Preston Guardian, Saturday, June 27, 1874
Kirkham Petty Sessions
A DEFAULTING SERVANT.
Edward Singleton, a farm servant, was summoned by John Hull,
farmer, Ribby-with-Wray, for leaving his work without notice, The complainant also
claimed as compensation.
The complainant stated that the defendant lived with him as
a farm servant in June, 1873, until Candlemas, at the rate of 13s. per week with
food, and at hay time he had to have £4. At the end of the engagement the defendant
lived with him again on the same terms, but on the 15th June last he left, and had
not since returned to his work,
He claimed £4 as compensation.—Singleton, in defence, denied
that he made any re-engagement. The Bench ordered the defendant to pay the £4
claimed, and also costs, the alternative being two months imprisonment.