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Moses Little Papers & Court Records

COMPLAINT & ARREST WARRANT (1818-1841)
Courtesy of Windham Historical Society, P. O. Box 2233, Windham, ME 04062-2233

25 May 1818 – James SWETT, Clerk of the Company commanded by Levi HALL complains that James NASON, Montgomery ANDERSON and Caleb HODGDON neglected to meet with the company on 5 May 1818 and should forfeit $3.00 each.

1 Dec 1821 – John VARNEY, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of assault on 26 November 1821, against William HUSTON and Moses HUNT, both Yeomen of Gray and William SMALL Jr., of Gray, “an infant under the age of twenty one years.” Others named in complaint/warrant- Oliver YOUNG; Josiah ALLEN; Benjamin LEGROW; George FREEMAN and John EVELETH,Justice of the Peace.

22 May 1823 – James MAINS, Yeoman of a place called the Cape near Raymond, files complaint of threat of assault and “destruction of his said MAINS life” on 20 May 1823, against Jeremiah McLUCUS, Yeoman of a place called the Cape near Raymond. Others named in complaint/warrant-Eliakim KNIGHT; Alfred MAINS and Hezekiah FROST, Justice of the Peace.

20 Oct 1823 – William LEGROW, Gentleman of Windham, files complaint of assault on 16 October 1823, against Timothy COBB, Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Ira LEGROW; Reuben KNIGHT and Hezekiah FROST, Justice of the Peace.

20 Oct 1823 – William LEGROW, Gentleman of Windham, files complaint of assault on 16 October 1823, against George KNIGHT, Laborer of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Ira LEGROW and Hezekiah FROST, Justice of the Peace.

20 Oct 1823 – William LEGROW, Gentleman of Windham, files complaint of assault on 16 October 1823, against David GILLMAN, Yeoman of Standish. Others named in complaint/warrant-Ira LEGROW and Hezekiah FROST, Justice of the Peace.

27 Dec 1823 – James HALL, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of cutting & carrying away trees from the property of William L. HALL of Windham a minor under the age of twenty one. This cutting taking place 24 October 1823 and other days since that day and the date of this complaint against William LAMB, Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Elijah KNIGHT; Thomas MORRELL; William MORRELL; Daniel KNIGHT 3rd; Ai MORRELL and John EVELETH, Justice of the Peace.

23 May 1826 – John GRAFFAM, Tythingman of Windam, files complaint of sport, play and recreation-by going fishing-21 May 1826, a Sabbath day, against Jacob MANCHESTER, Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Henry HOOPER and Seth WEBB, Justice of the Peace.

1 Dec 1826 – Moses HARRIS Esq. of Gray, files complaint of theft of timber on 25 October 1826, against Mark MORSE, Yeoman of Gray and Joseph HAWKS Jr., Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Jacob MANCHESTER; Isaac KILBORN; Richard PURRINTON; Nahum MANCHESTER; Nathan HUNT and Daniel W. GREEN, Justice of the Peace [Note on reverse side of complaint reads, “this complaint was quashed by the court.”]

13 Jun 1827 – Moses HARRIS Esq. of Gray, refiles complaint of theft [as described above 1 December 1826] Signed and sealed by Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

25 Apr 1828 – Levi PATCH, Gentleman of Otisfield files complaint of cutting and carrying away trees from his property on 1 March 1828 and on other days between that day and the 30th day of March, against Thomas MORTON, Jacob MORTON, and Lewis HANCOCK, all Yeomen of Raymond. Others named in complaint/warrant-John PATCH; Josiah SWETT and John EVELETH, Justice of the Peace.

9 Oct 1828 – Arthur STROUT, Yeoman of Windham files complaint of assault on 8 Oct 1828, against Thomas SMITH, Yeoman of Windham. Others names in complaint/warrant-Jonathan ATKINSON and Charles JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace

19 Sep 1829 – Richard DOLE, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of assault on 18 Sep 1829, against Caleb REA, Esq. of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Josiah FREEMAN; Jeremiah BRACKETT; Daniel MAYBERRY and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

30 Apr 1830 – John DUSETT, Yeoman of Standish, files complaint against Desiah BLAKE, married woman of Standish, wife of Ephraim BLAKE; alleging that on 17 April 1830 “with force and arms did wilfully and malicously, passionately, brually[sic] and barbarously wound, maim and disfigure one ox the property of one Ebenezer GILMAN-being in possession of him the said John DUSETT.” Others named in complaint/warrant- Clement BLAKE; Eunice WHITMORE; Jonathan HASKELL and Caleb HODSDON, Justice of the Peace.

11 May 1831 – Samuel SHAW, Yeoman of Standish, files complaint of assault upon Ephraim BLAKE on 5 May 1831, against Ebenezer SHAW Jr., Yeoman of Standish. Others named in complaint/warrant-Desiah BLAKE and Caleb HODSDON, Justice of the Peace.

14 Jun 1831 – Lemuel JONES Jr., Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of departure of service as apprentice on 5 June 1831, against Isaac HACKETT, a minor and pauper, under the age of twenty one and bound to the said JONES. Signed & Sealed by Charles JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace.

9 Sep 1834 – Ebenezer FIELD, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of shooting his cow on 30 June 1824, against Lewis LIBBEY, Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-John ELLIOT; Adam PRIDE, Rufus FRANK; Isaac ELDER, William FIELD and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

22 Sep 1834 – David MAINS, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of assault this day against Wire CONNEL, Trader of Gorham. Others named in complaint/warrant- Samuel PAGE and Charles JOHNSON Esq., Justice of the Peace.

3 Oct 1834 – Abraham H. LEONARD, Blacksmith of Windham, files complaint against Woodbury MAINS, Laborour of Windham, that on 26 Sep 1834 he “willfully and maliciously cut off the said complainants cow or heifers tale [sic] with a knife or some sharp instrument”. Others named in complaint/warrant-Samuel HAWKS; Charles ANDERSON; Caroline WHITMORE; Elizabeth WHITMORE and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

11 Nov 1834 – Barclay WIGHT, Yeoman of Raymond, files complaint of assault & threat of life on 10 November 1834, against Hiram VARNEY, Yeoman of Raymond. Others named in complaint/warrant-Henry HOUGHTON; Josiah DUNN and Moses LITTLE Esq. [Note-the warrant is not signed.]

11 Feb 1835 – Mary ATWOOD, wife of Philip ATWOOD of Windham, files complaint of assault on 23 January 1835, against Oliver STOWELL, Yeoman of Gray. Others named in complaint/warrant-Moses ELLIOT; Isaac ELLIOT; George LIBBY and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

22 Feb 1836 – Maryann GILLMAN, Single woman of Windham, accuses Isaiah BAKER, a minor of Windham, as being the father of her unborn child. Others named in accusation-Ichabod BAKER and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

11 Mar 1837 – Daniel HALL, Esq. of Gorham, files complaint of assault on his son Valentine M HALL, a minor under the age of twenty one; against Samuel NASON, Yeoman of Gorham. Assault occurring 8 March 1837. Other named in complaint/warrant-Valentine W. HALL; Peter WHITE; William WHITMORE and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

12 Jun 1838 – James HAWKES, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of theft on or about 1 June 1829 of one yoke of 7 yr. old oxen; pair of ox wheels; 3 ox yokes; 3 sets of ox bows and staples and rings; and 3 ox chains, against David HAWKES, Yeoman of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Aaron HAWKES; Alley HAWKES; James BROWN and Caleb HODSDON, Justice of the Peace.

20 Jan 1839 – Lewis LEGROW, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of cutting and carrying away trees from his property on 13 January 1839, against John P. BABB and William MANCHESTER, both Yeomen of Windham. Others named in complaint/warrant-Andrew ALLEN; William LAMB 3RD , George SENTER and Charles JOHNSON, Justice of the Peace.

1 Feb 1841 – Joel ALLEN, Yeoman of Windham, files complaint of theft the last day of April or the first day of May and other days between the last of April 1840 and first of January 1841, 1 table cloth, 3 pillowcases, 5 towels, 1 blanket and 1 diaper, against Israel HODSDON and Temperance HODSDON, wife of Israel, of Windham. Others names in complaint/warrant-Joseph COLE; Rebecca COLE; Nancy HASKELL; Ruth MANCHESTER and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

13 Jun 1842 – Daniel HALL, Esq. of Gorham, files complaint of cutting and carrying away trees from his property on 12 Feb 1842, against Chase WIGGINS Jr., Yeoman of Sebago. Others named in complaint/warrant- Robert DAVIS and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.

21 Jul 1842 – Nathaniel JORDAN, Yeoman of Raymond, files complaint of cutting and carrying away one and a half tons of grass from his property on 14 July 1842, against Samuel I. SIMONS, Orseamus SIMONS, and John SIMONS, all Yeomen of Raymond. Others named in complaint/warrant-Samuel S. BROWN; Daniel SMALL; Frances SIMONS; Joseph SIMONS; Henry JORDAN; Jonus JORDAN; Ebenezer GILLSON; Ephraim BROWN; Henry JORDAN Jr; Jordan BROWN and Moses LITTLE, Justice of the Peace.


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