Book #66262
Sentences of Prisoners That Have Been Tried at Devon Lent Assizes. Broadside, Criminals, Great Britain.

Sentences of Prisoners That Have Been Tried at Devon Lent Assizes...

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, [1828]. 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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