The Northampton Mercury, March 16th 1861, transcribed by Susan Manton
Mr. B. Denton was summoned by Mr. T. Packwood, rate collector, of Rushden Parish, for non-payment of 11s 8d poor-rate. Defendant said he had been charged in the rate 14s, which was too much. The complainant admitted there was an error of 2s 4d in the account. Defendant was ordered to pay 11s 8d, the complainant to pay costs on account of the charge not being laid correctly.