Plaintiff's case was that when defendant took the house there were certain fixtures, and as defendant did not like them, he removed them for his own. Now defendant had left the house plaintiff's fixtures had also gone. There was also a broken fence. There was an agreement but unfortunately witness tore it up.
Mr Clinch said defendant was a munition worker at the Arsenal and was unable to be present. He understood the tenancy was subject to reasonable wear and tear, but what damage had been done by the new tenant he did not know.
His honour gave judgement for 2 guineas and costs on that amount."
Lot 1 - about 2 acres President (grown from Scotch seed)
Lot 2 - about 1 acre Lochar (seed one year from Scotland)
Lot 3 - about 3½ acres King Edward VII (ditto)
Lot 4 - about 4 acres Arran Chief (Scotch seed)
The above lots will be sold with the pemission of the Ministry of Food, subject to the Forward Contract No 2,659, dated 10th May 1918. Under the above contract all the Ware potatoes dressed over 1 5/8 in riddle will be taken by the Ministry at a minimum price of £6 per ton or at the controlled price whichever is the higher.
Lot 5 - about 1½ acres King George and King Edward VII, not subject to the above regulations....
[The uncultivated land at the Payne and Trapps estate in the Wellfield area was requisitioned by the War Agriculture Committee.]
Mr Wright said he had often agendered items to try and recover the back taxes owed by Mr Lynds. Judge said sacking of Mr Wright at meeting of 5.4.17 was invalid because it wasn't on the agenda, but later resolution to appoint Mr Judge impliedly sacked Mr Wright was valid. In view of "somewhat unfair" treatment of Mr Wright he said LPC should pay their own costs. He commented "The people there seemed to have occupied themselves during the period of the war with a considerable amount of civil war among themselves". Mr Wright said he was a nurseryman and estate agent at Longfield before war, and is now a clerk at Vickers Works, Crayford
Sent to Fund for the Relief of Dependents of COs.
March 31st - From Canteen Funds (£50)
April 19th - Balance of cash from Canteen (£118 1s 10d)
April 19th - Balance of cash from general funds (£8 5s 3d)
Total £176 7s 1d
Sent to Fairby Grange Convalescent Home
Cash (Donations and Social Com.)(£6)
Surplus stock in canteen value (£29)
All settlers' library, books, magazines sent to Fairby Grange.
All books were duly audited and found to be correct by Samuel Broomfield, of Broomfield and Co, accountants and auditors, Newport. Balance sheets and books have been deposited with NCF at 5 York Buildings, Adelphi, London, where they may be seen for inspection. Copy of the final balance sheet may be seen on application to undersigned, the secretary of men's committee in session, at close of settlement. G B Eddie, 88 Canning Street, Glasgow.
[Many conscientious objectors were sent to prison, and when they were released they were in very poor state, due to the conditions they were kept in. Dr Salter made Fairby Grange available to them to recuperate. This charity sent money, books etc to the men there.]
The first meeting of creditors under a receiving order made against this debtor on his own petition was held on November 27th at the London Bankruptcy Court.
Mr F T Garton, Official Receiver, who presided, said that a statement of the debtor's affairs had been lodged showing gross liabilities £8,500, unsecured £17,770 and contingent debts £58,500, which were not expected to rank for dividend. The assets were valued a £10,065. The debtor had stated that in August 1914, he and another person formed the Rural Developments Co Ltd, of which he was appointed managing director. The comapny was successful until November 1915, but two years later went into voluntary liuidation. In June 1914, a company in which he had been interested having given up certain works near Fawkham, Kent, he registered the Fairby Construction Co Ltd, to work in conjunction with the Rural Development Co in building cottages on the Fairby Farm Estate. He was appointed managing director and acted in that capacity until 1917 when he became an ordinary director. In January 1917, at the suggestion of a representative of Armstrong Whitworth and Co who promised him contracts, he took the Victoria Works, Newcastle on Tyne, and formed John Dawson and Co (Newcastle on Tyne) Ltd, to take over his interest and manufacture aircraft wings. The nominal capital of the company was £10,000. The debtor became managing director and took up the issued capital of £2,100, but later he transferred some of his shared to other persons who became directors. The company was financed by payments made on account of contracts with Armstrong Whitworth and Co until December 1917, but afterwards the company made contracts direct with the government, who paid week by week The company was very successful until the Armistice, when notice was given terminating the contracts, and differences arose between the company and the Government as to the amount due to the company. Pending the settlement of these differences the debtor endeavoured to sell his interest in another company (Allan Jones and Co (1918) Ltd) to George Clare and Co Ltd, and out of the money so raised he paid the accounts and financed John Dawson and Co. On June 4th last the Government settled the claim for £30,000, which was less than the amount expected. The debtor then endeavoured to amalgamate the company with Allan Jones and Co (1918) Ltd, a company of which he was governing director, which carred out contracts for aircraft parts. In anticipation he guaranteed debts of John Dawson and Co to the amount of £15,000. Eventually the amalgamation fell through and John Dawson and Co went into liquidation. The debtor was pressed on his guarantees and decided to file his petition. He attributed his insolvency to the failure of the company, of which he claimed to be a creditor for £10,000.
The creditors appointed Mr Oliver Sunderland, accountant, as trustee of the debtor's estate. A committee of inspection was also nominated.
[G H Humphries was a key figure in the development of Hartley, as the managing director of Small Owners Limited. Later he went into the aircraft industry, but said his financial troubles were down to the end of the war.]