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On December 7, 1891, Kinchant tendered his resignation of the office of chief 
constable, upon the ground of incapacity by infirmity to perform his duty ;
His Ill health was probably occasioned by his imminent Bancruptcy,
it appears following his resignation he fled to Lisbon to avoide his Creditors

Unaware of his Status as a bankrupt and that he had fled the country , 
Kinchant was awarded a pension of `192 a year
on the 18th January 1892

The Coventry Evening Telegraph, 8th January 1892
Mr. Kinchant's affairs were in the hands of this creditors. 
Further, it was well-known that by virtue of the office to which Mr. Kinchant was 
appointed he should have given three months' notice to quit. 
He understood that Mr. Kinchant was gone, and ... 

18th January 1892
The Affairs of R. H. Kinchant
The first meeting of the creditors of Robert Henry Kinchant, 
lately chief constable of Warwickshire, was held this morning at the offices 
of the Official Receiver, Mr. E. T. Pierson, Cove ... ?

18th feb 1892
The Affairs of Mr. R. H. Kinchant
 Mrs. Kinchant's uncle, the late Mr. Richard Shawe, 
paid up the difference on the condition that the shares should be made 
over to Mrs. Kinchant. The shares had been made over to Mr. Emery Davies, 
solicitor, by Mrs. Kinchant some three or four months ... ?  

5th March 1892
Failure of the Rev. R. C. Kinchant 
Under the failure of the Rev. Richard Caton Kinchant, of 
39, St. George's Place, Canterbury, Chaplain of her Majesty's Prison 
in that city, a statement of affairs has been is ... ? 

London Gazzett 9 aug 1892
The following Amended Notice i
substituted for that put listied in the London Gazette of the 26/7 July, 1892.

Kinchant C. M.  Spinster ...
Evangeline ,Lately residing at Nortbgate-street, Warwick, 
Present residence, the Petitioning Creditor is unable to ascertain

High Court of Justice in Bankruptcy
June 30, 1892, July 20, 1892, 

913 of 1892
Creditor's.. Sec. 4-1 (G.), Bankruptcy Act, 1883

THE EX-CHIEF CONSTABLE OF WARWICKSHIRE.HC Deb 01 May 1894 vol 24 cc35-6 35 
 MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby) I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the 
Home Department whether he is aware that on the 16th of April the Warwickshire 
Standing Joint Committee, by the second or casting vote of the Chairman, resolved 
that an Order of July last cancelling the pension of Mr. Kinchant, the late
 Chief Constable, be rescinded and the arrears paid, on the ground that an opinion of 
counsel had raised a doubt as to the validity of a previous Order of the Committee; 
whether his attention had been drawn to the fact that a warrant for the arrest of 
Mr. Kinchant was issued in May, 1892, in relation to his bankruptcy, and that he 
has since been living abroad to escape its execution; whether he is aware that the 
Committee called upon him to submit himself to a second medical examination, but 
that he failed to do so, and thereupon, in July last, they cancelled his pension, 
and in October last dismissed him from the Force; that an application was subsequently
 made in the Queen's Bench Division, on Mr. Kinchant's behalf, for a mandamus to 
compel the Committee to pay the pension, and the Lord Chief Justice, in refusing it,
 said that the Committee were right and had acted within their jurisdiction 
in cancelling it; that a Petition of Appeal was presented to the April Quarter 
Sessions, and a date in May next fixed for its hearing, but that, without waiting
 for this, and as an amendment to a motion to instruct counsel to appear upon the
 appeal, the Committee have resolved to rescind the Order which the Lord Chief
 Justice upheld, and to pay the arrears of the pension; whether he is aware that 
this decision has caused great surprise and indignation throughout the county; 
and whether he will inquire into the circumstances and remind the Committee of his 
previous suggestion, in April, 1893, that they should abstain from paying the 
pension until ordered to do so by a Court of Law, and further suggest that, their 
action having been approved by the Lord Chief Justice, they should oppose the

 MR. ASQUITH Yes, I am aware of the facts stated by my hon. Friend. 
A warrant of arrest was issued. I am informed by the Chairman of the Standing 
Joint Committee that they were satisfied that when Mr. Kinchant was called upon 
to submit himself to second examination he was at the time suffering from a state 
of nervous instability which rendered it dangerous to his health to attend, and, 
taking into consideration that he had earned his pension, they agreed that it 
should be paid him. By law his pension is not payable to his creditors. The matter 
is engaging my serious attention. 

MR. KINCHANT'S CASE.HC Deb 07 June 1894 vol 25 cc591-2 591 
 MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby) I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the 
Home Department whether he is aware that, when recently at the War- 592 wickshire 
Standing Joint Committee an amendment was carried rescinding the previous action of 
the Committee in refusing a pension to Mr. Kinchant, the late Chief Constable, the 
motion as amended was not put as a substantive motion in accordance with the 
23rd Standing Order of the committee; whether he is aware that about one-half of 
the members of the committee were absent in consequence of no special notice 
having been given that the question would come on for decision; whether he is 
aware that in the steps which the committee took as to refusing the pension they 
acted upon the advice given to them by the Secretary of State last year, and that 
the opinion of Mr. Dickens, Q.C., confirmed the legality of such steps, and advised 
that the pension should be paid, not upon legal, but upon general grounds, which 
it was the province of the committee, and not of counsel, to decide; and whether, 
if the committee should ask for his opinion, he would again advise them as to the 
course which, under the circumstances, should now be taken, before any further 
payment is made to Mr. Kinchant? 

 MR. ASQUITH I understand that the proceedings of the Warwickshire Standing 
Joint Committee (rescinding the previous action of the committee in refusing a 
pension to Mr. Kinchant, the late Chief Constable) were in camera. I am, therefore, 
not in a position to say what the proceedings were, or whether they were in any respect 
informal. If there was informality, it is, of course, open to those dissatisfied to 
take steps to rectify it. Out of a total of 40 constituting the committee 28 attended. 
The summons to the meeting, sent out several days beforehand, stated that the 
Police Committee would make a report, and was, in fact, accompanied by a print 
of such report, and in the report was contained a distinct intimation that the 
subject of the late Chief Constable's pension would come before the meeting. 
The opinion of Mr. Dickens that the pension should be paid seems to have been 
founded upon his view that this was both the just and the legal course. My own 
view on the matter would not be binding on the committee, but if they desire to 
have it I shall not be unwilling to express it at their request. 

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