James Beavan

Kilpeck may be delightful, but it was not without its share of villains and in 1839 James Beavan of this village went on the run after stealing sheep. He was described as being 36, 5’5″ tall with sandy hair, large whiskers, small eyes and thin features, and a bounty of five sovereigns was put on his head. (Just possibly a genealogist researching this name in Herefordshire will find this helpful!)