From the Diocesan Registry.
Document No. 73.
To the Revrd Robert Radcliffe Vicar Genll. The humble Petition of Thomas Shimmin of Peeltown.
Sheweth that your Petnr on Sunday morning 21st Ocr last, happened into the house of Vizl in the Celler Door belonging to Mr. Savage, when the offenders of Sabboth breaking were getting their goods on board, and two or three Casks Lying near the Door, your petnr put his foot against one of said Caske to push the same nearer the Door, when one of the town Wardens happened to pass by who seen the sd push given; your petnr was therefore presented upon that reason, sd Warden imagining your petnr was one of the porters that was loading the boats but your petnr can declare upon Oath that what is set forth is all what he was Guilty of, & is now by Your Reverrences Order last Circuit Courts confined in St. Germans.
Therefore your petnr humbly represent the whole truth of the Cause to your Reverrences well-known judicious & tender consideration, to consider your petnrs numerous small helpless familly, and grant your petnr a mitigation of the punishment inflicted upon him for this time, hoping never to be guilty of the like offence for the future, which granted your petnr as dutifully bound shall pray, etc.
Jan: 16th, 1754.
Upon Consideracon of the within petition and in hopes the petitioner will not profane the Lords Day for the future. he is to give Bonds of £3 ad Usum Dni to the Constable of Peel Castle that he will not be guilty of the like offence for the time to come & the Bonds to be forthcoming.
Ro : RADCLIFFE.
Wee, Peter Quirk & John Comish, Cooper, in Peeletown, Do become bound in the sum of Three pound Ad Usum that Thos Shimmin the within Petitionr shall not prophane the Lords day for the future as Witness our hands this 18th Janury 1754.
JOHN COMISH his X mark. PETER QUEIRK.
Taken p Jno. Murray D Constable.
To the Reved. Robert Radcliffe Vicar Genrll. The humble Petition of John Knagle of Peeltown.
Sheweth that your petnr stands now confined in St. Germans by your Reverrences Order dated at your last Circuit Courts being taken amongst the Notorious Offenders of Sabboth breaking in which your petnr had no hand, neither did your sd petnr see or handle a penny worth of the goods put on board: but was Carried upon man's back and put on board against his will, wch Indispossion was Occationed by a Strain in your petnrs foot : all wch can be made evident to Your Reverrence that their Actions was contrary to your Petnrs inclination.
Therefore your petitioner humbly represents his Case to your Reverrence begging Your Reverrence may take the matter into your judicious consideration and to mitigate the punish-ment inflicted upon him for this time hoping never to deserve the like for the future, wch granted your petnr as in duty bound shall pray etc.
Jan. 16th, 1754.
Upon the petitioner giving Bonds of £3 ad usum Dni. to the Constable of Peel Castle that he will not prophane the Lords day for the future his Enlargem' is granted-and the Bonds to be forthcoming.
Wee, Joseph Cannell & Thos Comash, Do become bound in the sum of Three pound Ad Usum Domini that John Kneale the within Petitioner shall not Prophane the Lords day for the future, as Witness our hands at Peel this 17th Janury 1754.
THOMAS CUMING (? Comash). Taken p Jno. Murray
To the Reverd, Mr. Rob'. Radcliffe Vicrr Generall of KK Patrick. The Hble Petition of Jno Radclife, Thomas Cottiman, Wm Ervan, Wm Knail and Robt Curlet.
Humbly sheweth that your Petrs being now under Confinem' for being Guilty of Profaning the Sabbath by having our boats loaded going with Goods to Sea upon the same, which we acknowledge our selves to be Guilty of the heinous sin of Prophaning the same, and are heartly sory and truly Penitent for the breach thereof faithfully purposing by Gods help never to be Guilty of the like for the future and as your Petrs are Censur'd to Perform pennance for loading sd Boats on the Sabbath which was only loaded by Strangers which belonged to sd Goods and Your Petrs being oblidged as fraughted to go to Sea with the same and forced us unwillingly to go as there had being information against them yt your Petrs being fully sensible of their Sin firmly promising to avoid the like while we live.
Therefore your Petrs humbly begs your Reverence will grant their Enlargment out of Confin' and also to Mitigate sd Pennance as Censur'd, which shall oblidge them to be more Penitent our Petrs willing to give bonds according to Law never to be guilty of the Like here-after and we as in duty Bound shall for your happiness ever Pray.
KK Patrick Jan. 16th '75.
As the Petitionrs profess themselves hartily Sorry- for prophaning the Lords day, and in hopes that they will never be guilty of the like offence for the future : Provided they severally give Bonds of £3 ad Usum Dni. to the Constable of Peel Castle to give no offence of this kind for the future : their Enlargemt is granted : and the Constable is desired to take particular care that the Bonds be forthcoming.