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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:16 pm 
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The Preston Chronicle

Saturday December 12 1840

Preston Intermediate Sessions

Richard Collinge, 17, charged with stealing at Burnley, 30lbs. weight of iron, the property of the Rev. W.Thursby. Three month's hard labour.

Ann Wilkies, 35, charged with stealing at Burnley, one coat, the property of William Riley. No bill.

Ellen Lambert, 25, stealing at Colne, one gown and one dress, the property of James Emmott. Three months' hard labour.

John Thomas Crossley, 28, stealing at Burnley, two coats, hat, pair of trowsers, and other articles of wearing apparel, and 9s. in silver, the monies of William Sykes. Seven years' transportation.

John Pickles, 28, Richard Hey, 63, and John Farnhill, 38, breaking and entering a house at Colne, and stealing three hides and six pieces of leather, the property of C.Nuttal; and John Farnhill receiving the aforesaid leather; and John Pickes breaking and entering a warehouse, and stealing two cotton pieces, and 20 yards of cotton cloth, the property of Richard Sagar. Not Guilty.

William Parker, 30, stealing at Burnley, five fowls, the property of John Pate. Two months' hard labour.

Grace Holding, 41, stealing at Burnley, four half-crowns, property of Thomas Watson. Three months' imprisonment to hard labour.

James Foulds, 20, stealing at Colne, two sacks, the property of James Hudson. Six months' imprisonment and hard labour, first three weeks solitary, and once severely whipped.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:45 pm 
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Poor James Foulds, all that punishment for 2 measley sacks, especially if they were empty. :(


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 4:50 pm 
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Especially when you consider how lightly Whittam Kippax got off for his crime.

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Criminal Assault on a Little Girl - Whittam Kippax, 40, weaver, was charged with indecently assaulting and illtreating Janet Greenwood, 9 years of age, at Burnley, on the 17th of January, 1885. -Mr. Blair prosected and Mr. Yerburgh defended. -The girl did not appear, as she was suffering from scarlet fever. Her deposition had been taken, and were read to the Jury. -He was found guilty, and sentenced to six calendar months imprisonment, with hard labour.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:12 pm 
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Think poor James must have come before 'the hanging' judge.


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Saturday February 22 1852

Patrick Durken, 40 (n..), charged with stealing, at Roughlee Booth, two woollen sheets and one hempen sack, the property of Betty Segar. -Seven years' transportation.

John Bamford, 20 (imp.), charged with stealing, at Burnley, two coats and two jackets, the property of William Pimbly. -Seven years' transportation.

John Dickinson, 20 (imp.), and Thomas Airey (n.), charged with stealing, at Burnley, three pounds worth of coffee, one five-shilling piece, twenty half-crown pieces, and one plait of hair, the property of William Colton. -Ten years' transportation each.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:49 am 
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They did'nt mess about in those days did they?


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