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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 d? 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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