South Eastern Gazette 28th October 1856.
Petty Sessions, Monday 27th October.
Albert John Emptage and John Martin, two lads under ten years old, were charged by the owners of the “Ondine” fishing lugger, with stealing a quantity of biscuits from that vessel.
Messrs. George Henry Emptage and John Fox, two of the owners, said they did not wish to press the charge; the boats were frequently robbed of their provisions, and they often put to sea without having time to look for the food for the men.
They could not swear to the biscuits produced, but the boys were seen on board the boat and the biscuit afterwards found on them.
After a severe reprimand from the magistrates, they were dismissed.
Albert John Emptage 1846 – 1929 son of Edward Robert Emptage and Ann Elizabeth Hewett.
George Henry Emptage 1821 – 1887 son of Humphrey Emptage and Isabel Brett.