John Dennis (1805-?) – imprisoned for sheep stealing

John DENNIS (b1805) – According to the 1851 Census John was in Maidstone Prison after stealing a sheep earlier that year from Thomas Hammond’s farm in Brabourne. From there he was sent to Wakefield House of Correction and then on to Dartmoor Prison. He was finally released in 1854 for good behaviour and sent back to Stowting where sadly his …

SUICIDE – Labourer Found Drowned

William Dennis, aged 63 years, a farm labourer of Cherry Lane, Great Mongeham, was found dead in a water tank at Appleton Farm, Ripple on the afternoon of 29 January 1934.