Criminals in Devon Sentenced to Death, Transportation or Prison (Some Were Acquitted) [Broadside]. [Criminals]. [Great Britain]. Sentences of Prisoners That Have Been Tried at Devon Lent Assizes, commencing March, 18, 1828, before Sir Joseph Littledale, and Sir Stephen Gaselee, Knights. Devonport: E. Keys, Printer, . 14 1/2" x 6 1/2" broadside on light green paper, untrimmed edges. A few creases, light foxing, otherwise fine. $950. * This extensive list involves many places in Devon and more than a hundred prisoners, men and women: 14 transported mainly for 7 years, 2 for life (most names in Convict Records - John Shrimpton (life for stealing a watch), Rich[ard] Pickard (14 yrs old, 7 years or burglary), Bridget Hobbs (7 years "com[mitted] by Rich[ard] Pridham, mayor of Plymouth, stealing various articles of linen, &c. from various shops"), Eliz[abeth] Welsh (30, 7 years, stealing silver watch at Stokedamerel- NOT in Convict Records), Sarah Jessop (22 7 yrs, stealing a purse and watch at Tavistock), Catharine Gibson (alias Dodd (49, 7 years, various thefts at Stonehouse, "Catherine" in Convict Records), William Cann (23, 7 years, burglary and stealing a watch at Crediton, NOT in Convict Records), Tho[ma]s Sweeney (18, 7 years, stealing 2s6d from the person of John Pearse, Plymouth), Hen[ry] Bayley (35) and John Harvey (20), both 7 years for robbing Wm Nott of Southmoltonof a pocket book containing notes, &c value, ?40.00 upwards - a Henry Bayley listed for 1827 not 1828 in Convict Records, no John Harvey listed for 1828), W[illia]m Callaway (30, life, for uttering a counterfeit and forged promissory note for, ?15.00), Rich[ard] Geen (15, 7 years, for stealing 3 watches at Ilfracombe-no Geen listed and no Green for 1828). Other crimes (not transported) include: "Wm. Lee Crossman, aged 19, for ravishing Eliza Hunt, under 7 years. Imp[risoned] 2 years", selling sawdust as tea, bigamy burglary, various forms of theft, passing counterfeit money, murder of a bastard child (6 months imprisonment!),cutting with intent to murder obtaining money under false pretences (some get the death sentence) etc. Other crimes committed by those transported include: burglary, stealing a purse, stealing lace etc, stealing a pig and a sledge hammer, stealing money, theft of pocket book containing, ?40.00 "uttering a counterfeit an.
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