Fates of 34 Prisoners Held in the Prisons Durham, Newcastle and Morpeth, August 1819 [Broadside]. [Criminals]. [Great Britain]. Assize Kalendar, Aug. 1819. A Kalendar of the Prisoners in the Gaols of Durham, Newcastle, And Morpeth, Tried Before the Hon. Sir George Wood, Knt. A Baron in the Court of Exchequer, And the Hon. Sir John Bayley, Knt. A Justice in the Court of Exchequer. Newcastle: Marshall, Printer, 1819. 11-3/4" x 8" broadside, text in two columns below headline. Moderate toning, light soiling and light edgewear, tiny hole to upper margin. $1,250. * 16 of the 34 trials, several for mild offences, ended with death sentences. Among these were five convicts who passed counterfeit promissory notes issued by the British Linen Company Bank in Edinburgh. Two of the Durham prisoners, Francis Wilkinson, aged 35, and William Silvers, aged 20, both Stockton laborers, were "severally charged by the oath of Isabella Reed, of Stockton, widow, on suspicion of feloniously stealing ten promissory notes of the value of one pound each, and one pocket-book, the property of the said Isabella Reed." Both men were found guilty and sentenced to be transported for seven years.
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