Ireland, Dublin, Drumcondra:

Petty Sessions Court Registers Image 21/02/1873.

Interested in understanding script on top under particulars of order or dismissal column as indicated/marked up for Thomas Heeney as defense. in Petty Court Session. enter image description here

Also view of overall... enter image description here


The highlighted text reads:

compensation 1/- [1 shilling and 0 pence]; costs 1/- or

[?] weeks imprisonment

The number of weeks is unclear (it looks to be smudged. a better image might be readable).

This type of sentence meant that the defendant had been judged to be guilty of the offence, and was required to pay the specified compensation and costs. If s/he couldn't or wouldn't pay then s/he was to be imprisoned for the specified number of weeks.

There were 12 old pence to a shilling, and 20 shillings to the pound.

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    – John
    Mar 29 '20 at 0:01

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