From the Diocesan Registry.
Document No. 45.
To the Revrd. Mr. Robert Radcliffe Vicar Genrll. The humble petition of Roger Hide, John Robinson, John Cowley Junr., Patrick Coole &. William Caine all of the Town of Douglass. Sheweth
That your petnrs on 11th Febr Last being the-fast did through Inadvertency Assemble together to play at Ball Upon which your petnrs were apprehended & presented and Censured at Your Last Circuit Courts at Douglass to be Com-mitted in St. Germans untill Bonds be given to, perform sd Censure, Where your petnrs are now, and heartily Sorry for their offence against his. Majesties Order And the Governrs Authority.
Therefore your petnrs humbly Begs Your Reverence may of Your Tender Compassion be pleased to grant Your petnrs their Enlargement hopeing not to Offend by any such Irregularities for the future, Wch granted Your petnrs as in, Duty bound Shall pray &c.
The Petitionr is in Custodie - Jno. Murray. Apl 5th 1757. Upon the petitions severaly giving Bonds of £3 ad usum Dni to perform their Censures submissively and upon no other terms their Enlargemt is Granted.
Ro : Radcliffe.
We Frank Jonner of Douglass & John Kermeein, Sumner of said Town Do become bound in the sum of £3 ad usum Dni that the within mentioned Roger Hide, John Robison, John Cowley Junr., Patrick Coole & Willm Caine will submissively perform their Censures in Witness whereof we have subscribed our names & mrks this 5th April, 1757.
John Kermeein, my x
Taken p Jno Murray.
The name spelt 'Jonner' and 'Joner' is probably another form of the well-known Joyner family of Douglas in the early part of the 19th century.