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Extracts relating to GODSLAND from Newspapers covering the period 1815-1900

The main newspapers represented here are The London Gazette, Trewman's Exeter Flying Post and The Times. However, there are many single entries from other newspapers around the country and a few from places further afield.

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Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, April 27, 1815; Issue 2590 - Page -, Col. 5

Ran Away, on Friday last, from his master, Mr. W. Godsland, of Crediton, Devon, blacksmith, John Hooper, his apprentice, about 18 years of age, 5 feet 3 inches high, light complexion, has a crown on his forehead; and has a large tooth projecting from the left side of his jaw; wore away a dark coat, yellow waistcoat, and leather breeches. Whoever will bring the said apprentice back to his master, shall be rewarded accordingly, but whoever harbours him, after this notice, will be prosecuted.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, April 9, 1835; Issue 3629 - Page -, Col. 4

Wednesday, April 8, 1835.
At Southmolton, Mr. W. Godsland, miller, to Miss Mary Rowland. The bride is 38 years of age, the bridegroom 75!

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, April 18, 1844; Issue 4092 - Page -, Col. 2

Ran Away, on Sunday Night last, from his Master, Mr. John Wreford, Southcott, Morchard Bishop, Thomas Godsland, a Parish Apprentice, nearly 18 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches in height, brown hair, fresh complexion, full eyes, wore away dark green coat, garnbroon waistcoat, cordury breeches and leggings, and had other clothing with him. Whoever harbours or employs the said Apprentice after this public notice, will be prosecuted as the law directs. He is supposed to have gone in the neighbourhood of Starcross.
Dated Southcott, Morchard Bishop, 16th April 1844.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, February 15, 1849; Issue 4341 - Page 1, Col. 4

Ran Away from his Master Mr. William Challice, of Morchard Bishop, on Sunday 11th instant, Robert Godsland, his Parish Apprentice. He is about five feet eight inches high, about 19½ years old, pale complexion, he wore away a fustain jacket, dark waistcoat, and cord trowsers. Whoever harbours or employs him will be prosecuted according to the law. The said Master will not be answerable for any Debts he may contract.
Morchard Bishop, February 12th, 1849.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, November 8, 1849; Issue 4379 - Page 5, Col. 6

Dunsford District Agricultural Society
This Ploughing Match took place on Tuesday the 6th inst., on two fields contiguous to Cheriton Cross. The dinner was held at Hamley's Hotel, Crockernwell, R.L. Pennell esq., in the Chair. We subjoin the List of Prizes:
To the best ploughman, who is and has been in the employ or service of any gentleman or farmer in the above parishes, three months previous to the day of competition, without a driver, -----, second best ditto, to William Gosland, servant to Mr. R Kemble, Cheriton Bishop, £1.;
To the best ploughman living as above mentioned, with drivers, to Richard Gosland, servant to Mr. James Brooks, Cheriton Bishop, £1.;

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, April 8, 1852; Issue 4502 - Page 1, Col. 4

Whereas a Petition of William Godsland the Elder, of Upton Hellions Mills, in the Parish of Upton Hellions, in the County of Devon, Miller, and Insolvent Debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, holden at Crediton in the said County, and an Interim Order for Protection from Process having been given to the said William Godsland under the provisions of the Statues in that case made and provided, the said William Godsland is hereby required to appear in the said Court to be holden at Crediton aforesaid, before the Judge of the said Court, on the Third day of May next, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely, for his First Examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes: and Notice is hereby given that the choice of Assignees is to take place at the time so appointed.
All persons indebted to the said William Godsland, or who have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. George Tanner, the Clerk of the said Court, at his Office at Union Terrace, Crediton, in the said County.
Francis Lee, High Bailiff.
Dated Crediton, April 6th 1852.

The London Gazette
Friday, April 9, 1852; Issue 21308 - p. 1049

Whereas a Petition of William Godsland the elder, of Upton Hellions Mills, in the parish of Upton Hellions, in the county of Devon, Miller, an insolvent debtor, having been filed in the County Court of Devonshire, at Crediton, and an interim order for protection from process having been given to the said William Godsland, under the provisions of the Statutes in that case made and provided, the said William Godsland is hereby required to appear before the said Court, on the 3rd day of May next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon precisely, for his first examination touching his debts, estate, and effects, and to be further dealt with according to the provisions of the said Statutes; and the choice of the creditors' assignees is to take place at the time so appointed. All persons indebted to the said William Godsland, or that have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to Mr. George Tanner, Clerk of the said Court, at his office, at Union-terrace, Crediton, the Official Assignee of the estate and effects of the said insolvent.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, May 11, 1852; Issue 21317 - p.1358

In the Matter of the Petition of William Godsland the elder, of Upton Hellions Mills, in the parish of Upton Hellions, in the county of Devon, Miller. Notice is hereby given, that John Tyrrell, Esq. the Judge of the County Court of Devonshire, at Crediton, acting in the matter of this Petition, will proceed to make a Final Order thereon, at the said Court, on the 31st day of May instant, at ten o'clock in the forenoon precisely, unless cause be then and there shewn to the contrary.

The Times
Saturday, August 28, 1852; Page -, Col. -

To Noblemen, Gentlemen, Keepers, and others - A fine Collection of first-rate Sporting Dogs, consisting of four brace of splendid pointers, one brace of setters, three retrievers, and one Clumber spaniel. A trial can be given, or a warranty with each dog. Apply at Robert Gosland's, Duncan-mews, Duncan-street, Islington, near the Angel.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, January 20, 1853; Issue 4542 - Page 1, Col. 2

In The County Court of Devon, at Crediton, Estate of William Godsland, Late of Upton Hellions, but now of Sandford, Miller. The Creditors who have proved their Debts under the above Estate may receive a Dividend of Ninepence Three farthings in the pound, upon application at my Office, as under, any day between the hours of Ten and Four. No Dividend will be paid without the production of the Securities exhibited at the time of proving the Debt. Executors and Administrators will be required to produce the Probate of the Will or the Letters of Administration under which they claim.
G. Tanner, Official Assignee, Union Terrace, Crediton.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, December 22, 1853; Issue 4578 - Page 1. Col. 1

Sandford, Devon
Valuable Cottage Property, With Gardens For Sale.
Mr. Daw is instructed to sell by Auction on Wednesday, 28th December inst. by 4 o'clock in the afternoon, at the Star Inn, in the village of Sandford aforesaid, all the undermentioned Cottages, Gardens And Outbuildings, part of Bolthaise, and held for the residue of a term of 1000 years of which 800 and upwards are unexpired, together or in the following Lots:
Lot 4. - Cottage in tenure of W. Godsland £4. 0s 0d Rent per annum.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, April 13, 1854; Issue 4594 - Page 6, Col. 6

Exeter Guildhall. - Friday.
Before the Mayor (J. Daw esq.), W.W. Hooper, E. Woolmer, and R.S. Cornish Esqrs.
An application was made by a lad named Henry Gosland, 10 years of age, for assistance. The little fellow stated that about three months ago he was left at an inn in Plymouth by his father, who travelled with gold and silver fish. He came to Exeter, and not finding his father, went on to Taunton, where he had an aunt, who kept him for two months. Having a large family of her own, she gave him some money to come to Exeter, expecting that by this time a married sister, who is in the same line, would be there, but failing in his search, he applied to the Bench to assist him back to Taunton. The application was granted.

The Times
Saturday, April 15, 1854; Page -, Col. -

Cab Stock - To be Sold by Auction, by Mr. Robinson, at his Repository, Little Britain, city, on Thursday, April 20, at 1 o'clock. Twelve very superior Horses, six clarence and patent safety cabs, 12 sets of cab harness, several sets of new wheels, springs, sundry iron work, stable utensils, &c. The whole of which are to be sold without reserve, by order of the widow of the late Mr. R. Gosland. On view the day prior and morning of sale when catalogues may be had.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, June 7, 1855; Issue 4651 - Page 5, Col. 4

Exeter Guildhall
Before the Mayor and W.W. Hooper, Esq.
Elizabeth Trickey and Frances Oxenham, girls of about 16 years of age, were committed for trial at the opening sessions for stealing two dresses, the property of Miss Mary Ellen Gosland, the daughter of the matron of the Devon and Exeter Refuge for Discharged Prisoners, in this city. The girls, who had been previously discharged from prison, had been maintained in the Refuge for two and eighteen months respectively; but on Monday morning last they left, without giving proper notice, wearing away Miss Gosland's dresses.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Thursday, July 5, 1855; Issue 4655 - Page 8, Col. 2

City Sessions - Trials of Prisoners
Frances Oxenham and Elizabeth Trickey were charged with stealing two dresses, the property of Miss Gosland, daughter of the matron of the Devon and Exeter Refuge for Discharged Prisoners. The prisoners had been inmates of the institution, and some time since they left without leave, wearing away the dresses in question. It appeared that Oxenham had been led into the crime by the other prisoner, and she was sentenced to two months imprisonment; Trickey to three months imprisonment; each with hard labour. Mr. Bere prosecuted.

The London Gazette
Tuesday, October 19, 1858; Issue 22192 - p.4525

Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.
The 16th day of October, 1858.
Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee the Estate and Effects of the following Persons:
On their own Petitions.
Thomas Gosland, late of Upper Southampton-street, Southampton, Painter, Plumber, and Glazier.— In the Gaol of Southampton.

The London Gazette
Friday, October 29, 1858; Issue 22195 - Page 4644

Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.
The following Prisoners, whose Estates and Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors, and whose Petitions and Schedules, duly filed, have been severally referred and transmitted to the County Courts hereinafter mentioned, pursuant to the Statute in that behalf, are ordered to be brought up before the Judges of the said Courts respectively, as herein set forth, to be dealt with according to Law:
Before the Judge of the County Court of Hampshire, holden at the Court House, Castle-Square, Southampton, on the 16th day of November, 1858, at Ten o'Clock in the Forenoon precisely.
Thomas Gosland, late of Upper Southampton-street, in the town and county of Southampton, Painter, Plumber, and Glazier, previously of Carlton-place, in the said town and county, carrying on business there in partnership with George Tubb, as Painters, Plumbers, and Glaziers, under the firm of Gosland and Tubb.

The Bristol Mercury
Saturday, July 7, 1866; Issue 3979 - Page 6, Col. 7

Two Boys Drowned at Exeter.
On Monday afternoon, about four o'clock, two boys, aged between ten and eleven, went to the river to bathe. The eldest of the two was called Napper, and his parents kept a fruit shop in Alphington-street; the other was the nephew of Mr. Godsland, tailor, of Alphington-street, and was staying with him on a visit from Bridgwater, where his parents reside. They went into the water from the field between the river and the canal. It appears that the younger boy could not swim, and, going out of his depth, Napper went to save him. A struggle ensued, when Godsland caught Napper fast hold by the neck, and both went down. There were only two or three small boys present at the time, and who could lend no assistance. - Western Times.
[From the GRO death indexes, the two boys appear to be Abraham Napper, age 10 St Thomas Sep 1866 & Thomas Green, age 9 St Thomas Sep 1866 - there is no GODSLAND who matches and perhaps he was a child of Ann Green's previous marriage or otherwise related.]

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, November 27, 1867; Issue 5295 - Page 3, Col. 4

Devon Intermediate Sessions
Second Court, Friday - Before Sir John Duckworth, J.C. Wade, and E.A. Sanders, Esqrs.
George Godsland was indicted for rioting at St. Thomas on the 4th November and breaking and damaging the shops of Mr. Richard Dymond, (baker); and Mr. John Wilmets, (flour factory)- Mr. Gulson prosecuted and Mr. Rogers defended the prisoner. John Dymond, (baker), stated that at about eleven o'clock on the evening in question he saw the mob attacking his father's premises in Cowick Street. The prisoner threw something out of his hand at the windows of the house. He constantly incited the mob, crying out "go it". P.C. Knight deposed to seeing the mob come across the Exe Bridge from the city side. The mob broke Mr. Dymond's windows with stones. He heard the prisoner cry out, "pepper it into them". He knew the prisoner only by sight. Mr. Rogers called Ann Godsland, who stated that the prisoner was in bed at the time the rioting was going on. Richard Montanden stated that he saw the prisoner Godsland leave his house about eleven o'clock. He and the prisoner were together during the evening. The prisoner neither threw stones or cried out. The prisoner remained with him until about 12 o'clock. Thomas Godsland, the father of the prisoner, stated that he heard a row and went out to look for his son; he was positive that he was not there in the crowd. The jury returned a verdict of guilty. The Court sentenced the prisoner to two calendar months' imprisonment hard labour.

The Daily News
Wednesday, April 15, 1868; Issue 6849 - Page 6, Col. 5

The Police Courts.
George Hayward, 23, rather decently dressed, was placed at the bar charged with stealing a silver watch and chain from the person of William Gossland, in the North Kent Railway booking-office, London-bridge Terminus. The prosecutor, a tanner, residing at 21, Stevens-street, Bermondsey, stated that on the previous afternoon he was outside the booking-office with his wife, for the purpose of proceeding to Woolwich. There was a great crowd assembled there, and while the witness was inside the barrier about to hand over the money for the tickets he felt a tug at his watch, and on looking down saw his chain hanging loosely down, and missed his watch. The prisoner was the only person pressing on him on the left side, and as he was about to leave witness seized him, and held him until a constable came, when he gave him into custody. In answer to the magistrate, prosecutor said that said that there were a number of persons behind pressing on the barrier, but only himself and the prisoner, and the latter was on his left side, where his watch was stolen from. Police Constable 345 AR, said that on searching the prisoner at the station all he found on him was a railway ticket for Greenwich issued an hour before, and 1s.
In answer to the charge the prisoner said he was an honest and hard working man, having been employed as a labourer for some time at Messrs. Pontifex's chemical works, Millwall. He had come to the station to meet his wife for the purpose of proceeding to Greenwich and was waiting for her when the prosecutor charged him with the robbery. He denied all knowledge of the watch.
The constable said from the appearance of his hands it did not seem that he did hard work. The magistrate remanded him for further inquiries.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, October 7, 1868; Issue 5340 - Page 3, Col. 3

Exeter Guildhall
Thursday.- Present: The Mayor and R. Sanders, Esq.
William Western, sawyer, was summoned by William Gosland for an assault. About half-past eight the previous Sunday morning Gosland met Western in Ewing's-lane. The defendant, without provocation, gave him a blow in the face, repeating it in the evening. The defendant admitted the assault, saying he did it because Gosland tried to get his work away from him. The Bench thought it a very aggravated assault, and sent the offender to prison for seven days.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, May 3, 1871; Issue 5472 - Page 3, Col. 5

Exeter Guildhall.
Friday.- W. Kendall, R. Sanders, F. Franklin, W. Cann, W, Clifford, and J. Damerel Esqrs.
Jeremiah McCarthy, who, as his name would imply, hails from the Sister Isle, was charged with stealing 3s. from the person of William Godsland. On Thursday evening the parties were drinking together in a public house in Preston-street. When Godsland left, the prisoner followed him, and, under the pretence of taking his arm to see him home, he inserted his digital extremities into the prosecutor's pocket, extracted something, and handed the something to a woman. Godsland appears to have felt the hand in his pocket, for he seized the prisoner, and a policeman coming up he was given into custody. Committed for Trial.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, June 28, 1871; Issue 5480 - Page 3, Col. 2

Exeter Quarter Sessions
Jeremiah McCarthy, 50, hawker, was charged with stealing three shillings from the person of Wm. Godsland, at St. Mary Major, on the 27th April. Mr. Rogers prosecuted; prisoner was undefended. McCarthy followed the prosecutor from a cider shop in the West Quarter, collared him, and putting his hand into his pocket, took therefrom three shillings. His defence was that he merely intended taking a penny wherewith to make up sufficient to pay for a pint of beer. Guilty - six months imprisonment with hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, July 19, 1871; Issue 5483 - Page 3, Col. 6

Exeter Guildhall.
Friday.- R. Sanders, W. Kendall, F. Franklin, W. Cann and J. Damerel, Esqrs.
Henry Godsland, John French, and Wm. Pratt, boys, were charged with stealing a piece of iron piping, the property of Mrs. Vickary. P.C. Ridler was on duty in the Bonhay-road at 4.45 that morning, when he saw French and Pratt outside Mrs. Vickary's premises, and heard French exclaim "Shove it out, Harry". They saw the officer and ran. Godsland, being inside, was captured. A quantity of iron was found in the road, but the piece of piping only was identified as belonging to Mrs. Vickary. French was sentenced to six weeks imprisonment, with hard labour; and Godsland and Pratt also to six weeks, with the former three years and the latter four years in a reformatory. French is too old for a reformatory.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, May 28, 1873; Issue 5661 - Page 5, Col. 6

May 27, at Trinity Church, Exeter, Mr. William Godsland, to Miss Edna Louisa Shapley.

The Times
Monday, December 14, 1874 - Page -, Col. -

The Gale.
Shields, Saturday.- The weather is still rough and the life boatmen and members of the Life Brigade on both sides of the water have to keep watch again. Last night the guns of the Castor intimated that a vessel was in peril at the South Pier. Upon the South Shields Life Brigade getting down to the South Pier with the rocket apparatus, they observed a brigantine, which afterwards proved to be the Arcadia, of Truro, laden with salt, from Runcorn to the Tyne, in broken water. She was about 300 or 400 yards off, anchored, but was evidently in great danger. The rocket line was got over the ship and a hawser got aboard, and the Creeches lifebuoy was sent off to bring some of the hands ashore. The vessel having broken away from her anchors, drove further in among broken water. More lines were fired over her, but the crew did not seem to be very expert in the use of them, and a piece of wreck floating by fouled the second line and snapped it. The crew of the vessel then took to the rigging. About 6 o'clock the mainmast of the vessel snapped, and the mate, John Brokensha, and William Gay a seaman, were killed. The master, Mr. James Brokensha, of Falmouth, and a brother of the mate; William Thomas Gibbins, Falmouth; John Stansby, Plymouth; Richard Warnington, of Penryn; the survivors, got into the foremast, where they remained until daylight, when the Life Brigade took them off, after having struggled for eight hours against the tempest. The men were very exhausted when bought on shore, but they have recovered. The vessel is a complete wreck. The new steamer Breeze syill remains upon the rocks at Tynemouth, with a very bad prospect to-night of being got off. The following are the names of the officers and seaman drowned at the mouth of the Tyne on board the full rigged ship Henry Cooke: - J. S. Waddle, master, Blyth; John Armes, mate, King's Lynn; Edward Forster, second mate, Blyth; William Wreath, carpenter, Stonehaven; Joseph Braden, Peter Jensen, Edward Williams, Charles Johnson, Joseph Lattimer, Thomas Miller, David Boram, and John Dunn, able seamen; William Vickery, and George Watson, ordinary seamen; Henry Gosland, a sailor boy. The South Pier lifeboat, manned during the course of the morning, pulled out towards the above vessel. The lives of the crew were placed in great jeopardy, however, through the timber which was floating about being carried on the crests of great waves. They ultimately had to give up as they could not reach the ship. The North and South Shields lifeboats were out until daybreak, and the crews of these boats, with the life brigades on either side of the water, are completely worn out with exposure. The life brigade is an entirely voluntary corps and the members take no pay for their services. The life boatmen only receive a fee when a ship's crew are rescue. It does not belong to the National Lifeboat Institution.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, October 4, 1876; Issue 5825 - Page 7, Col. 4

District News.
Ottery St. Mary.
Petty Sessions, Thursday.- John Gosland, a young man, of Aylesbeare, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly, and assaulting a police officer whilst in the execution of his duty on the 17th September at Aylesbeare, near the Halfway Inn. Defendant pleaded guilty to both charges, and was fined £1 18s., including costs.

The Edinburgh Gazette
Tuesday, May 22, 1877; Issue 8793 - Page 387

The Estates of Archibald Gossland, Dyer, Milncroft, Shettleston, near Glasgow, as the only Partner of the Firm of Archibald Gossland & Company, Dyers, Shettleston, and as an Individual, were Sequestrated on the 18th day of May 1877, by the Sheriff of Lanarkshire. The first Deliverance is dated the 18th day of May 1877. The Meeting to elect the Trustee and Commissioners is to be held at twelve o'clock noon, on the 31st day of May 1877, within the Faculty of Procurators' Hall, Saint George's Place, Glasgow. A Composition may be offered at this Meeting ; and to entitle Creditors to the first Dividend, their oaths and grounds of debt must be lodged on or before the 18th day of September 1877. All future Advertisements relating to this Sequestration will be published in the Edinburgh Gazette alone.
D. Lennox, Writer,
37 West George Street, Glasgow, Agent.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal
Thursday, May 24, 1877; Issue 6945 - Page 2, Col. 4

Scotch Bankrupts
(From Tuesday's Edinburgh Gazette)
Archibald Gossland, dyer, Milncroft, Shettleston, near Glasgow.

The Edinburgh Gazette
Friday, June 8, 1877; Issue 8798 - Page 434

Sequestration of Archibald Gossland, Dyer, Milncroft, Shettleston near Glasgow, as the only Partner of the Firm of Archibald Gossland & Company, Dyers, Shettleston, as such Partner, and as an Individual.
William Couper Tait, Accountant in Glasgow, has been elected Trustee on the Estate; and James Bulloch, Stock Broker, Saint George's Place, Glasgow, Hugh Strain, Coal Master, Airdrie, and James Stead Ampleford, 21 Saint Vincent Place, Glasgow, have been elected Commissioners. The Examination of the Bankrupt will take place in the Chambers of Mr. Sheriff Galbraith, County Buildings, Glasgow, on Monday the 18th day of June current, at twelve o'clock noon. The Creditors will meet within the Chambers of Brown, junior, Davies, & Tait, Accountants, No. 65 West Regent Street, Glasgow, on Friday the 29th day of June current, at twelve o'clock noon.
Wm. Couper Tait, Trustee.
Glasgow, 7th June 1877.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, June 12, 1878; Issue 5913 - Page 7, Col. 5

Exeter Guildhall.
Tuesday.- R. Dymond, H. Norrington, R. Sanders, J. Trehane, W. Cann, W. Buckingham, and J. Knapman, Esqrs.
George Godsland of the Royal Navy, was charged with having been drunk and assaulting the Police. P.C. West proved the case. The previous evening the prisoner was causing a great disturbance in Paul-street, and on being requested by the officer to desist he offered to fight. Eventually he kicked the officer in the leg, and resisted being taken to the station-house. The prisoner admitted the offence and pleaded sorrow. Fined 10s. and expenses, or seven days.

The Edinburgh Gazette
Tuesday, January 28, 1879; Issue 8969 - Page 91

I William Couper Tait, Accountant in Glasgow, Trustee on the Sequestrated Estate of Archibald Gossland, Dyer, Shettleston, near Glasgow, as the only Partner of the Firm of Gossland & Company, Dyers, Shettleston, as such Partner, and as an Individual, hereby call a General Meeting of his Creditors, to be held within the Chambers of Brown, junior, Davies, & Tait, Accountants, 65 West Regent Street, Glasgow, on Thursday the 20th day of February 1879, at three o'clock afternoon, to consider as to an application to be made for the Trustee's discharge.
Wm. Couper Tait, Trustee.
Glasgow, 27th January 1879.

Aberdeen Weekly Journal
Monday, August 11, 1879; Issue 7638 - Page 7, Col. 6

Widow Sueing For Breach of Promise.
On Friday an action was lodged in the Sheriff Court of Glasgow, in which a widow named Elizabeth Wallace or Gregory, St James Street, Paisley, sues Thomas Gossland, Campbellfield Street, Glasgow, for £158 as damages for alleged breach of promise of marriage. In her condescendence the pursuer alleges that in July last year, and up to the end of September, defender courted her with a view to marriage, and that, under promise to marry her, he seduced her, and a child was born in June last. He now refuses to fulfil his promise, and she seeks the sum sued for as reparation.

The Newcastle Courant
Friday, August 15, 1879; Issue 10676 - Page 3, Col. 7

A Glasgow Breach of Promise Case.
An action has been raised in the Glasgow Sheriff Court, in which a widow, named Elizabeth Wallace, or Gregory, residing at 3, St James Street, Paisley, sues Thomas Gossland, living at 78, Campbellfield Street, Glasgow, to recover the sum of £158 for breach of promise and seduction. The pursuer in her condescendence alleges that in the month of July, 1878, and up till the end of September, Gossland courted her, and promised to marry her. Under these promises he seduced her, and a child was born in June last, and he now refuses to implement his promise. In consequence of Gossland's conduct she has suffered much in feeling and reputation, and accordingly seeks £158 as reparation. The case will come up in court in the usual course.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, September 8, 1880; Issue 6030 - Page 5, Col. 6

September 1, at 22, The Friars, the wife of Mr. Alfred Godsland, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, May 18, 1881; Issue 6066 - Page 7, Col. 2

Exeter Guildhall.
Tuesday.- R.R.M. Daw, Esqr. (in the chair), H. Wilcocks, J. Knapman, W. Buckingham, and C. Westron, Esqrs.
William Godsland, a sawyer, living in Paul-street, was charged with being drunk and incapable in Milk-street, the previous evening. P.C. Dymond proved the case. The defendant said it was his first offence, and he was very sorry. He had a glass with a friend of his, and happened to take a drop too much. - Fined 2s. 6d. and the expenses.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, March 22. 1882; Issue 6040 - Page 7, col.1

The Salvation Army
"Capt." Trenhail Before The Magistrates
The Mayor's Life Threatened
[witness] Alfred Godsland, a whitesmith, residing at Friars Gate, said he saw "Captain" Trenhail with his clothes bespattered with mud in South-street, and subsequently saw the police bring the "Salvation man" up South-street in custody. - In cross-examination witness alleged that anybody who was not blind could see the mud on "Captain" Trenhail's dress. He did not see it thrown, however.- This concluded the case for the prosecution.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, May 10, 1882; Issue 6047 - Page 7, col.6

Petty Sessions, Wednesday
William Gosland, of Exeter, for drunkenness at Sandford on April 8th, was sent to gaol for seven days' hard labour.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Wednesday, December 20, 1882; Issue 6079 - Page 5, Col. 6

Godsland.- December 13, at 22, Friar's-walk, Exeter, the wife of Alfred Godsland, a daughter.

The Times
Thursday, March 26, 1885; Page 6, Col. 1

The War In The Soudan.
From Lieutenant-General Sir G. Graham to the Secretary of State for War. (Received March 25).
Suakin, March 25, 1885
Casulties yesterday:-
Coldstream Guards,- Private 4888 Godsland

The Daily News
Thursday, March 26, 1885; Issue 12154 - Page 7, Col. 7

The War.
Lists Of Killed And Wounded.
Souakim, March 25
Casualties yesterday:
Coldstream Guards- Private 4888 Godsland

The Glasgow Herald
Wednesday, February 27, 1889; Issue 50 - Page 1, Col. 1

Gosland - Stevenson.- At Menzies Street, Brisbane, Queensland, on 31st December, 1888, by the Rev. Charles Ogg, Mr Thomas Gosland, to Christina Stevenson, late of Main Street, Bridgeton, Glasgow.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
Sunday, October 13, 1889; Issue 2447 - Page 7, Col. 4

Battersea Polytechnic Sports.
The athletic sports in connection with the opening of the Battersea Polytechnic were held at Bramblebury, the residential grounds of Mr. W.H. Dickinson, of the London County Council, yesterday.
120 Yards handicap (open): H. Godsland, York House A.C., 10, second
300 Yards handicap (open): H. Godsland, York House. 32, second

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, March 22, 1890; Issue 7116 - Page -, Col. 6

Bricknell-Godsland,- March 15, at Holy Trinity Church, Exeter, Mr. H. Bricknell, eldest son of Mr. S. Bricknell, to Alice Jane, youngest daughter of Mr. W. Godsland.

Greenock Telegraph
Monday, March 24,1890

Marjory Gosland, mother-in-law of Neil McKerracher, died at 8 Tobago Street, Greenock in March 1890.

The Times
Monday, September 15, 1890; Page 13, Col. 5

The Registrations.
At the Town-hall, Stratford, On Saturday, Mr. John Shortt resumed his revision of the Parliamentary and municipal lists of the Northern Division of the borough of West Ham. According to the published oflicial notification, the revision of the lists for North-West Ham should have concluded with an evening sitting on Friday, but on account of the very heavy character of the lists Mr. Shortt had to sit from 10 till 5 on Saturday. and will need the whole of today for the formal reading over of the lists and the corrections made-a task which the Barrister intimated would occupy about three hours.
Mr. Oakley supported the claim of Henry Robert Gosland for the successive occupation of the houses 26, Grace-road, and 69, Rosher-road, Stratford, and an interesting discussion ensued. Mr. Sharman had contended that Gosland was only a lodger while at 69, Rosher-road, and Mr. Oakley, while admitting that the claimant did pay his rent to the person living in the house, disputed this assertion. The house, he said, was let in halves, and the person downstairs was the agent of the owner of this and other houses in the same road. The rent was paid him as the agent for the landlord, and not as the absolute landlord of the house. Mr. Banes, the vestry clerk, said he had made some inquiries, and called Mr. Butcher, one of his clerks, to give the result of his visit to the house. Mr. Butcher said that when he went to the house the person downstairs answered the door, and she said that Mr. Gosland had only been a lodger there for a short time. The Revising Barrister.- The question is whether these people appreciate the importance of such a question. Mr. Robinson, for the Liberals, said he had seen Mr. Gosland, and got the information from him that Mr. Barnard, the agent for the property, lived-in his house, and he paid his rent to him as agent for Mr. Gates, of Cambridge-heath-road. The Revising Barrister said that under the peculiar facts of the case he would allow the claim.

The Bristol Mercury
Saturday, March 21, 1891; Issue 13371 - Page 3, Col. 3

Somerset News: Chard.
On Monday night a shocking accident occurred to a porter named Thomas Godsland at the Chard town railway station of the London and South-Western Railway Company. The poor fellow was engaged shunting a train, and was waiting by a stationary truck whilst the engine driver shunted some other trucks towards him so that he could couple them together. Just before they came together Godsland for some reason attempted to pass between the buffers. He was caught by the latter and terribly crushed, his injuries terminating fatally within a few hours. The deceased was a native of Exwick, near Exeter, and was aged 26 years. An inquest was held on Wednesday, when a verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, March 28, 1891; Issue 7422 - Page -, Col. 5

Godsland - March 16, at Chard, Thomas Godsland, of Exwick, aged 25.

The Glasgow Herald
Monday, May 25, 1891; Issue 124 - Page 1, Col. 2

All Parties having Claims against the late Mr. John Gosland, Cattle Dealer, who resided at 17 East Hill Street, Glasgow, are requested to lodge same with the Subscribers within Fourteen Days from this date, and all Parties Indebted to the Deceased are requested to make payment of their Debts to the Subscribers within the like period.
Maclean, Fyfe & Maclean,
Writers, 115 St Vincent Street
Agents for the Executors
Glasgow, 20th May 1891

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, June 20, 1891; Issue 7489 - Page -, Col. 5

Godsland - June 12, at Mary-street, Bovey Tracey, the wife of Mr. A. Godsland, a son.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
Sunday, July 26, 1891; Issue 2540 - Page 16, Col. 4

York House Athletic Club Sports.
100 Yards Members' handicap:
H. Godsland, scratch, second.

The Morning Call [San Francisco, California, U.S.A.]
Sunday, October 25, 1891; Page 7, col. 4
STERN - GOSLAND - In this city, October 21, 1891. by the Rev. J.H. Warren, A. W. STERN and Kate F. GOSLAND.

The Morning Call [San Francisco, California, U.S.A.]
Friday, December 4, 1891; Page 8, col. 6
SIMPSON - GOSLAND - In this city, December 1, 1891. by the Rev. H.H. Wikoff, Harry SIMPSON and Mary GOSLAND, both of San Francisco.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, February 27, 1892; Issue 7685 - Page -, Col. 5

Godsland - Feb. 12, at Exminster, Charlotte, wife of Henry Godsland, aged 65.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, April 9, 1892; Issue 7720 - Page -, Col. 6

Godsland - April 1, at Starcross, William Godsland.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, July 1, 1893; Issue 8100 - Page -, Col. 2

Cemetery Interments
June 28th - Frank T. Godsland, St. John, 13.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, April 14, 1894; Issue 8342 - Page -, Col. 1

Godsland - April 10, at the D. & E. Hospital, Mrs. M. A. Godsland, late of Clyst St. Mary, aged 74.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, April 14, 1894; Issue 8342 - Page -, Col. 7

Cemetery Interments.
April 14 - Mary A Godsland, St. Matthew, 74.

The North Adams Transcript [North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S.A.]
Friday, December 6, 1895
By Telegraph 3.30 O'clock.
Killed By Polo Ball.
Godsland Saw the Game Finished Went Home and then Died.
[Special Dispatch to the Transcript.]
Salem. Dec 6.- William J. Godsland, a spectator at a polo game in Salem rink last night was struck on the head by a polo ball during the game and died from the effects of the blow this morning. Godsland was sitting behind the wire netting at the end of the rink when the ball was hit by one of the players. It went through the air as if shot and cut through the netting striking Godsland on the right temple. He did not complain much of the injury and remained throughout the game. After reaching home the pain increased and he became unconscious. Medical aid was summoned, but to no avail and he died early this morning. It is supposed the blow caused concussion of the brain. Godsland was about twenty-five years of age and a crossing tender on the B. & M. railroad.

The Champaign Daily Gazette [Champaign, Illinois, U.S.A.]
Wednesday, March 4, 1896; Page 1, Col. -
Local Brevities.
Charles Gosland, a man well known in this part of the county, died at his home near Gifford yesterday. The funeral will occur at Rantoul, tomorrow afternoon. He lived north of this city some years ago.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Monday, July 5, 1897; Issue 9358 - Page 4, Col. 3

Local Outings.
The destination of Messrs Godsland and Son's employes was to Torquay by way of Chudleigh and Newton, dinner being served at the Golden Lion. Advantage was taken of the occaision to present Mr Mitchell, who has served the firm for 22 years, with a silver-mounted pipe.

Glasgow Herald
Friday, November 5, 1897; Issue 265 - Page 4, Col. 3

(Excerpt from Edinburgh Gazette)
The Business of Donald Mills & Son, Drysalters, Glasgow, has been Transferred by the Trustees of the Late Donald McGillivray Mills (the sole Partner of the said Firm) to Mrs Mary Mills and James Gosland Mills, who have carried on said Business under the same Firm since 30th December 1895.
M. Mills.
Arch. Gossland.
John Ross.
A quorum of said Trustees.
M. Mills.
James G. Mills.
R. Murray Dunlop, Writer, Glasgow.
Wm. Murray, 90 North Frederick Street.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, May 28, 1898; Issue 9635 - Page - col. 4

Gosland.- May 20, at 5, Landscore-road, St. Thomas, Exeter, the wife of John Gosland, a son.

Trewman's Exeter Flying Post
Saturday, August 6, 1898; Issue 9694 - Page - Col. 4

Exeter Technical And University Extension College
City and Guilds of London Institute
Technological Examinations
Plumbers Work. - Honours, second class - William J Godsland.
Preliminary examination, Passed - William J Godsland.

The San Francisco Call [San Francisco, California, U.S.A.]
Sunday, February 18, 1900; Page 30, col. 4
GOSLAND - In this city, February 16, 1900. William T., beloved husband of Mary GOSLAND, son of Thomas and the late Catherine GOSLAND, and brother of Miss Jessie and Thomas GOSLAND, Mrs A. W. STERN, Mrs M. SIMPSON and Mrs. E. PARKER of Warwick, Queensland, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, aged 38 years 2 months and 3 days. A member of Court Southern Heights No. 1150 Independent Order of Foresters, and Draymen and Teamsters’ Union of San Francisco.
(Queensland papers please copy.)
Friends and aquaintances are respectfully invited to attend the funeral this day (Sunday) at 1 o’clock, from his late residence, 618 Eighteenth Street, corner of Tenessee, Portrero. Interment Cypress Lawn Cemetery via electric funeral car from Fourth and Harrison Streets at 2:15 o’clock.
I.O.F. - Members of Court Southern Heights No. 1150 I. O. F. are requested to attend the funeral of our deceased brother, W. T. GOSLAND, from his late residence, 618 Eighteenth Street, corner of Tennessee, this day (Sunday) at 1 o’clock. Fines strictly enforced for non-attendance.
DRAYMEN and Teamsters’ Union of San Francisco - The officers and members are hereby requested to assemble at Eighteenth and Tennessee Streets, Portrero, this day (Sunday), at 12:30 o’clock, to attend the funeral of our late member, William T. GOSLAND. Fines will be strictly enforced.
By order.
T. F. NOONAN, President.
W. DULEY, Sec.

The Glasgow Herald
Tuesday, April 3, 1900; Issue 80 - Page 8, Col. 2

Seriously Ill
Cape Town, March 31.
2D. Coldstream Guards
4175 Private J. Gosland.

The Times
Tuesday, April 10, 1900; Page 7, Col. 2

The War
The following casualties are reported from Ladysmith:
2nd Rifle Brigade.- enteric, 5441 Pte. W. Godsland, March 31;

The Leeds Mercury
Tuesday, April 10, 1900; Issue 19350 - Page 5, Col. 5

Casualty Lists
Deaths In Natal
Pietermaritzburg, April, 8th.
The following casualties are reported from Ladysmith:-
2nd Rifle Brigade, Private W. Godsland, enteric fever.

Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper
Sunday, April 15, 1900; Issue 2995 - Page 6, Col. 6

War Casualties
Deaths From Disease
March 31.- 5441 W. Godsland, 2nd Rifle Brigade; (enteric), Ladysmith

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