Berkshire Chronicle, 1 February 1896 page 1

By Order of the Trustees of the Estate of Mr. George Paulin, deceased.

Henley-on-Thames

Important sale of FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL and SHOP PROPERTY

MESSRS SIMMONS & SONS have received instructions to sell by Auction, at the Catherine Wheel Hotel, Henley-on-Thames, on Thursday, February 6th, 1896 at Three O’clock, the Half-way House BEER-HOUSE and DWELLING HOUSE, situate in Bell Street, a COTTAGE and Premises at Northfield End, capital RESIDENCE and SHOP Hart Street, known as “Everley House” and a pair of well-built Villa RESIDENCES in Queen Street.  The whole producing a gross annual rent of £142.

Particulars and conditions of Sale may be obtained of the Solicitors, Messrs. Cooper, Son and Simmons, Henley-on-Thames and Caversham; or of the Auctioneers at the Offices, Henley-on-Thames, Reading and Basingstoke.

Berkshire Chronicle, 4 December 1886

Borough Bench, Thursday – Before the Mayor and Messrs. Clements, Fuller, Knight and Monk – Rhoda Winstone, Beecham, Berks, servant, was charged with stealing a lady’s mantle, value £1 16s on June 26 last, from her late master, Mr. George Paulin, New Street, Henley.  The accused was committed to prison for twenty-one days – John Piper, of Chelsea, butcher, was charged with making use of obscene language in the public street at Henley.  The defendant was discharged.

Berkshire Chronicle, 5 April 1884 page 8

Newbury County Bench – Thursday

Present Messrs. GC Cherry, S Matthews, WPB Chatteris, MH Best and EJ St John.

Transfer – the Donnington Castle Publichouse, Donnington, from John Dee to John Coles.

Alleged assault at Bucklebury – Alfred Nailor, of Bucklebury, was charged with assaulting John West on the 21st March.

The prosecutor said that he went to Mr. Paulin’s farm. The defendant was there.  Without any provocation the defendant knocked him down.  He got up and went into the yard.  The defendant then knocked him down again.  He went to the house to return a cloth which he had borrowed from Mrs. Paulin.  The defendant was in Mr. Paulin’s employ.  He (Prosecutor) had some drink.

Tom West, son of the complainant, said that he saw blood running from his father’s face.  His father told him that the defendant had struck him.  He heard the defendant say that he would “pitch into his father like a little steamer.” His father went up in the Common to have it out with the defendant.

The defendant said that the prosecutor struck him first.  Mrs. Paulin, wife of Frederick Paulin, said that the prosecutor borrowed a cloth.  When he returned it he called the defendant would not have touched him had not West spoken to him.

The Bench dismissed the summons, and told the prosecutor that if he had not been drunk the affair would not have happened.