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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
THE AFFAIRS OF MR KINCHANT
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
R. H. Kinchant. FIRST MEETING OF CREDITORS. THE DEBTOR ABSENT. 
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 
A SURETY OF THE EX-CHIEF CONSTABLE IN THE BANKRUPTCY COURT. 
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 Coventry Evening Telegraph 17 August 1892 Miss Kinchant's Bankruptcy167 Words Miss Kinchant's Bankruptcy. MEETING TO-DAY IN LONDON. At the London Bankruptcy Court to-day the first meeting of creditors was held before Mr. Hough, receiver under the failure of Evangeline M. Kinchant.spinster.late of Northgate Street

Queens Bench vol 1 law report: 
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 ; 
and the standing joint committee, hereafter called the committee, accepted his ...


The Law Times Reports vol , pg134 prior to the month of December 1891 Mr Kinchant had compleated twenty two years in the police force, during thre last sixteen years of which he had held the office of chief constable and in that capacity he was well know to ..

The Law Times Reports vol 66,  1897
Dr. Rankin gave evidence that Kinchant was incapacitated by infirmity
of mind and body for the performance of his ... 


page 346 col 2 
Upon the 18th of March 1893 Dr Rankin reported to the standing joint 
committee that he had examined Kinchant upon the 3rd of March 
and found him to be suffering from  rupture upon the right side, which
evidently gave him much concern and considerable trouble ; also 
from a nervious instability, which might betoken the onset of serious desease

On January 18, 1892, the committee, acting on this report, 
granted to Kinchant a pension of 192/. a year for life, 
and they appointed another chief constable in his place. 
Kinchant subsequently assigned the pension to a trustee upon ...

.......7 of the Police Act, 1890, 
by Kinchant to a trustee upon trust for himself and his family. 
On February 18, 1892, the examination in bankruptcy of Kinchant took place, 
and, having lasted the day, was adjourned to May 11, 1892. ...

The Law Times Reports vol 75
1891 Kinchant, who was then chief constable of the county of Warwick, 
resigned his office on the ground of ill- ... 
In the same month Kinchant was adjudicated a bankrupt. 
On the 11th Jan. 1892 the police sub-committee reported that 

page 340
life granted by such standing committee to
Robert henry Kinchant by a resolution of the 
18th jan 1892. the application was made by 
William Baker Sanderson who claims to be 
entitled to the pension under and by virtue of 
two indentures of the 4th of the 4th March 1892 
and the 29th April 1895. on the 7th dec 1891  Kinchant 
who was then chief constable of the county of Warwick
resigned his office on the grounds of Ill health

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in order to give him further oppertunity of
 satifying the commmittee of his incapacity to serve 
having continued, he should be reqired to submit 
himself to Dr. Rankin for examination at or near Warwick
on or before 25th march then next.
and if he failed or refused to be so examined
his pension should be cancelled and he should be 
required to serve again in the force. on the 3rd
march 1893 submitted himself to


page 341
Kinchant in his avidavit 
states that he had always been ready and willing 
to be examined by some legally qualified medical 
practicioner resident in Lisbon; but it does not ...

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inapplicable in this case. Kinchant has never 
offered, and was not in the least degree likely to 
offer to come back and serve in this country in 
the police force, as such a course  would have led 
to his arrest and inevitable dismissal and it seems 
to me to be monstrous that a decision of the 
justice, which is final, and cannot be impeached 
on the merits should be set aside on such grounds
as these, lastly assuming that sect.. 11 does not 

HC Deb 18 April 1893 vol 11 cc549-50 549 
 MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E., Rugby) I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the 
Home Department whether he is aware that a warrant for the arrest of Mr. R. H. Kinchant, 
the late Chief Constable for Warwickshire, was issued in May, 1892, in consequence of 
his failure to appear at the adjourned examination on his bankruptcy; whether it 
has been brought to his notice that, upon Mr. Kinchant's application for a pension, 
the Standing Joint Committee of the Warwickshire County Council passed 
resolutions in July, 1892, and January, 1893, that it could not be granted 
until he submitted himself for medical examination to Dr. Outline Rankin, of Leamington; 
and that recently Mr. Kinchant left Portugal, where he has been living to evade 
the execution of the warrant, and on the 3rd April, 1893, 
was examined at No. 46, Russell Terrace, Leamington, by Dr. Guthrie Rankin, 
in order to comply with the resolution of the Standing Joint Committee and secure 
the payment of his pension; and whether he will make inquiries and state the 
circumstances under which Mr. Kinchant was allowed to leave Leamington and this 
country without the warrant for his arrest being executed? 




HANSARD
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
 appeal? 

 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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